Perfectly Imperfect Blog

Imperfect Blog is a title that has been on my mind for about a year now. I had slowed down in my blogging last summer because I caught myself caring more about sounding smart than sharing from my heart. I was more focused on where I could publish my article for the best visibility than [...]

By |2017-07-14T01:10:58+00:00June 30th, 2017|Blog Posts|9 Comments

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+00:00January 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+00:00December 8th, 2016|Blog Posts, Featured|Comments Off on Choices: What Do I WANT to Do Today?

Perfectionism: A Perfect Enemy

Hello friends, I hope you are Finding the Gift today! I haven't blogged in a long time. Some of you know I lost my baby brother, Jubal, to suicide on August 7, a terrible blow to my family and his huge circle of friends and music fans. I have felt incredible pressure to write the [...]

By |2017-07-14T01:11:00+00:00October 24th, 2016|Blog Posts|Comments Off on Perfectionism: A Perfect Enemy

The Ups and Downs of Finding the Gift

Hello FTG Friends, As my good friend Todd Cecil would say, I hope you all are smiling wherever you are in the world today! Ups and Downs Are Guaranteed and Necessary This week has had some wonderful developments and yet, has also been exceptionally challenging on a personal level. Have you ever felt like dancing [...]

By |2017-07-14T01:11:01+00:00April 8th, 2016|Blog Posts|Comments Off on The Ups and Downs of Finding the Gift

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+00:00March 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+00:00March 4th, 2016|Blog Posts, Featured|Comments Off on Five Amazing TED Talks That Will Transform Your Thinking, Part One

Even Dogs Are “Finding the Gift”

I just had to post this precious photo of shop dog Bear from Parnassus Books in Nashville. Apparently he's been sneak-reading my book under the table! It's okay, Bear. All smart dogs practice mindfulness! Many of the metaphors that inspired each daily reading in Finding the Gift came from dogs, cats, birds and bunnies. It's [...]

By |2017-07-14T01:11:02+00:00March 1st, 2016|Blog Posts|Comments Off on Even Dogs Are “Finding the Gift”

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+00:00January 19th, 2016|Blog Posts, Featured|1 Comment

Angela Howell and America’s Love Doctor Discuss Mindfulness

Recently celeb psychologist Dr. Brenda Wade, a regular guest on The Today Show, Dr. Oz and Oprah, interviewed Angela Howell to discuss year-end mindfulness and her new book, Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness. Click the replay to learn how Angela Howell practices mindfulness in her life and get her secret for how to [...]

By |2017-07-14T01:11:04+00:00December 24th, 2015|Blog Posts, Interviews|Comments Off on Angela Howell and America’s Love Doctor Discuss Mindfulness
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