The ridiculously fine line between ordinary and blessed experiences

Have you ever noticed how little energy it actually takes to transform an ordinary activity or experience into something that feels blessed?I have been noticing this myself over the past couple of days.We are in the midst of a heat wave that is forecasted to last all week. Because it was too hot to cook […] Read more »

What the word “should” really means

  When my children were young, I took a parenting class that proved to be invaluable to me (and to my kids I’m sure). I learned strategies and concepts that influenced not only the way that I parent but the way that I move through life. One of the concepts that really stuck with me […] Read more »

Does anyone feel “Enough”?

That’s a big question, isn’t it? I would imagine that some people have mastered their minds and overcome their small self, but on the whole, I think the large majority of people come from the place of feeling that they are not enough.  I know I do. More and more, I’m becoming convinced that so […] Read more »

The perfect time to practice selective listening

  Most of the time, when I hear the phrase” selective listening” it is considered to be a bad thing.  In other words, this person only hears what they want to hear.   If they’re not interested in the topic or the discussion is not going in their favor, then they tune out. But selective listening […] Read more »

A blessed alternative to resolutions

Happy New Year! Over the past few years, I’ve dropped the habit of setting New Year’s Resolutions and instead developed a practice that has radically blessed my life.  I’d like to share it with you this New Year’s Day in case it may be of value to you. I first heard of the concept through […] Read more »

Life is . . . [insert adjective here]

It occurs to me that the answer to that question can vary greatly from day to day and even from moment to moment. From a limited perspective, it may seem that life IS stressful or beautiful or whatever adjective we may choose for our answer of the day. However, I think it’s more accurate to […] Read more »

Don’t just escape . . . elevate!

  o.k., we all know that when things get stressful, most of us find comfort in even just entertaining thoughts of escape.  (That’s why so many people start out on Monday morning thinking about Friday night). But have you ever thought about the actual outcomes of escape?  Have you ever stopped to think about whether there are […] Read more »