Keeping it real

There are those kind of days that I do manage to make it through, just by focusing on the next task, next workout session, next meal. Then there are those days when I feel like a blubbering idiot. I can barely hold it together. I am thinking of my loss, impacted by sadness. I work […]

Find your balance

Sometimes life gets us going so fast that we lose our balance. Our goals and resolutions get forgotten. We lose touch with friends, family, and what’s really important. All because of pursuing the almighty dollar. Yes, it’s true the dollar is what pays our bills, keeps the food on the table, and our engines humming. […]

Kindness Matters

Lately, there’s been a lot of division in the United States, not to mention Europe. It seems a breakout of hatred has spawned around us, particularly on Social Media and the mainstream news. It’s between the far right and the far left. The blame shifts between the two. No matter which spectrum one is on […]

Hope Springs Eternal

Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never is, but always to be blessed: The soul, uneasy and confined from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come. – Alexander Pope According to Wikipedia, “Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to […]

On the path to healing

Healing from emotional or physical injuries can take time, and change course through the years, as we go through life. Firstly, I’m not in the medical field, so I can only speak from my own experiences from walking down my own path. Yours may be different. I have experienced physical injuries from falls or car […]

Keeping Positive

It was Richard Bach who said, “We magnetize into our lives whatever we hold in thought.” The answers you seek are inside of you. Start by believing in yourself, and if you are having a bad day, turn your thoughts towards what is going right, and focus on how it can get better. Positive thinking […]

Monday Mornings

Search online for how to handle Monday mornings, and you’ll get a list of suggested things to do to fight the blues: Get up earlier, eat breakfast, bring doughnuts to work, compliment someone, and so on. Since I work from home, my choices are pretty different. So here’s what I do: After showering and pouring […]

Seeking Calm

I won’t lie, in the past I’ve not had the luxury of living in a place where my life was not filled with noisy neighbors. I used to live in an apartment complex on the top floor, and a man lived in the place below me. His home was like a revolving hotel with The […]

Walk in the forest

Calling Memories Back

A walk in the forest is all that is needed to calm the mind and clear one’s head.  As I am writing this post, snow is falling down outside. It is late Winter, and a surprising snow storm has hit the Portland metro area. I look back to the days last Spring when I was […]