A Lesson in Acceptance from a Feral Cat

He will always be feral. You'll probably never see him again after today! Well, that's what they said about one particular tomcat we took in to get neutered. She was wrong. Turns out nearly the whole feral colony living in the woods behind our home is now "formerly" feral and ... ours! The mama of [...]

By | 2017-11-17T22:24:43+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Blog Posts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Lesson in Acceptance from a Feral Cat

How a Young Cancer Survivor Can Shift Our Perspective for the New Year

Happy New Year! I hope your first few days of 2017 have been blessed and contemplative. What went well? What would you do differently? What did you learn? What do you want to be true one year from now? Three years? What do we feel good about and where do we need to shift perspective? [...]

By | 2017-07-14T01:10:59+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Blog Posts, Featured|Comments Off on How a Young Cancer Survivor Can Shift Our Perspective for the New Year

Choices: What Do I WANT to Do Today?

From December 8 in "Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness." Have you ever asked yourself, What do I need to get done today? In other words, what do I need to have finished today?  Past tense. Fast tense. I do, and often. I just realized that reflects how I feel a lot of the [...]

By | 2017-07-14T01:10:59+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Blog Posts, Featured|Comments Off on Choices: What Do I WANT to Do Today?

To Save a Mockingbird

Tis the season for nests and baby birds everywhere! We were fortunate when a finch family nested in the floral arrangement hanging on our front storm door. We had first row seats to all the action, and the lessons were abundant. I also had an encounter with a baby mockingbird who took a premature fall, [...]

By | 2017-07-14T01:11:00+00:00 June 21st, 2016|Blog Posts|Comments Off on To Save a Mockingbird

How to Stop Seeing Life as a Victim

Half empty? Half full? Or maybe someone forgot to pour you a glass? My past involved a lot of chaos and trauma and more than once, I've been a victim of unfortunate circumstance. However, I’ve come to realize that my suffering isn’t that much different than anyone else’s. We all have obstacles to overcome and [...]

By | 2017-07-14T01:11:01+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|Blog Posts|Comments Off on How to Stop Seeing Life as a Victim

Five Amazing TED Talks That Will Transform Your Thinking, Part One

What follows is an excerpt from my article recently published on Everyday Power Blog. Full article here. TED Talks are Miracle Grow for the body, mind and soul! They are cutting edge philosophy, psychology, science and insight, among many other wonderful “ideas worth sharing.” The very first TED Talks were posted online in July, 2006 [...]

By | 2017-07-14T01:11:02+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Blog Posts, Featured|Comments Off on Five Amazing TED Talks That Will Transform Your Thinking, Part One

Breaking Free from the Imaginary Leash

Goldie's leash is real, but Henry's is imaginary. Henry just realized he is UNLEASHED! Hey FTG friends! In recent author talks for my book, Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness, I've been having fun sharing about the December 29 entry, Life Lessons From the Dog. Dog lovers are everywhere so they can [...]

By | 2017-07-14T01:11:04+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Blog Posts|Comments Off on Breaking Free from the Imaginary Leash

Some Resolutions Are Just Too Big

Happy New Year! Whew, it's been a while since I posted. Author talks and book events have kept me jumping, but I am so very grateful for the impact "Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness" is making in people's lives and their perspectives. We're all in this together! January is the biggest month for [...]

By | 2017-07-14T01:11:04+00:00 January 19th, 2016|Blog Posts, Featured|1 Comment

The Gifts of the Season

No, I have not finished my holiday shopping! Grrr ... I mean, Happy Tuesday! Every year it seems I get more and more Grinch-like when December rolls around. Maybe that's not fair. I'm not really a Scrooge and I have nothing against gifts. I just want to enjoy more of the simple, beautiful parts of [...]

By | 2017-07-14T01:11:05+00:00 December 8th, 2015|Blog Posts|Comments Off on The Gifts of the Season

A Reader Had Me in Tears

A few days ago, I received a private message from someone who purchased my new book, Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness. I was just floored and with permission, have to share and comment. To protect anonymity, I will change certain details. Reader writes, "I ordered your book. I made it through the acknowledgments [...]

By | 2017-07-14T01:11:06+00:00 November 17th, 2015|Blog Posts|Comments Off on A Reader Had Me in Tears
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