Life is Short, Start Using the Good Stuff

Life is Short, Start Using the Good Stuff

Written by on January 15, 2018 in Self-Care

~ I’m not a collector by nature so when preparing to make the move from Hawaii to Oregon last year I was more than a little surprised at the vast assortment of good stuff that I had stored away over the years for special occasions. My walk down memory lane included leather bound journals, antique […]

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Is It Time To Take Life To The Next Level?

Is It Time To Take Life To The Next Level?

Written by on January 8, 2018 in Breaking Barriers, Self-Awareness

Sometimes in life, we find ourselves feeling an inexplicable restlessness or discontent with circumstances and relationships that seemed fine not so long ago. This can be pretty confusing, especially if you look around and realize how fortunate you are and that your life is actually pretty darn great just the way it is. Maybe, but […]

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Most Valuable Lessons From 2017

Most Valuable Lessons From 2017

Written by on December 20, 2017 in Self-Awareness

~ This year has been filled with so many different experiences. There have been great times, but 2017 was definitely a year where many of us had to dig really deep and work through a lot of challenges. I think Pema Chodron’s quote says it well. Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us […]

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Until You Let Go Of The Past You’ll Never Be Free

Until You Let Go Of The Past You’ll Never Be Free

Written by on December 11, 2017 in Accountability, Emotional Mastery

~ Teachers can get pretty creative sometimes in order to illustrate a point. I recall one evening in a psychology class the conversation turned to the issue of hanging onto past hurts and grievances and how easy it is for this old baggage to gradually modify our behavior – and rarely for the better. As […]

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Are You Ready To Get Off The Happiness Treadmill?

Are You Ready To Get Off The Happiness Treadmill?

Written by on December 3, 2017 in Self-Awareness

~ It recently occurred to me that happiness is a lot like Chinese food. No really, think about it. We enjoy moments of happiness, but that feeling doesn’t last, and soon we’re hungry for more. In fact, once our basic needs are met achieving more of this elusive state is the single most persistent motivator […]

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Reflections on Creating New Beginnings

Reflections on Creating New Beginnings

Written by on November 26, 2017 in Adaptability, Breaking Barriers

~ New beginning, fresh start, reinvention, or do-over are all terms that we tend to equate with major life changes. The beginning (or end) of a marriage, a move across the country, a new home, birth of a child or starting a new job. What I’d like you to consider today is the ability you […]

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