Our Intention Creates Our Reality

Intentions can be defined as our designs for living.  They are purposeful, not an accidental occurrence.  Our intentions shape the choices we make in our lives. Since our intentions determine our choices, so it seems that we are our intentions. Our intention creates our reality. Wayne Dyer There are two kinds of intentions – consciousContinue reading “Our Intention Creates Our Reality”

Subtracting Leads to Adding

In our consumer-driven world, we are flooded with enticing advertisements that promise us happiness, power, and a better life if we buy these products.  Success in this consumer world means financial wealth rather than good character or playing the hand we are dealt. The phrase quality of life often refers to material wealth, not toContinue reading “Subtracting Leads to Adding”

Technology

We are so blessed with the technology available to us in our every day lives.  As time passes, technology becomes smaller, lighter, and able to do more than we ever imagined.  We walk around with a computer the size of our phones.  We have tablets, laptops, desktops, and e-readers.  Some of us have an EchoContinue reading “Technology”

Moving Forward

For many of us, the holidays are synonymous with family, so spending a holiday alone can be a rough experience. This year, with restrictions on travel, social gatherings and other traditional aspects of the holidays, many of us have been on our own throughout the season, maybe for the first time ever. As the newContinue reading “Moving Forward”

Think Marathon, Not Sprint

These days with everything that is going on with Covid-19, quarantine, and our government, it would not be unusual for you to be feeling overwhelmed.  Add to this our own personal challenges, and most of us feel confused as to how to move forward.  Our problems, both real and imagined, can inundate us. So much,Continue reading “Think Marathon, Not Sprint”

Everything Will Be Okay

The events in Washington, D.C. yesterday have us all feeling shaken and unsure. In our wildest imagination, we never would have thought such violence and outrageous behavior was possible in our capital.  We wonder if our democracy will ever be the same.  We wonder if we will be okay. I gave myself permission to feelContinue reading “Everything Will Be Okay”

Delight

Delight is one of those words that I don’t use very often.  It is also one of those words that puts a smile on my face whenever I hear it.  It brings to mind happiness, peace, joy, and calm. We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has goneContinue reading “Delight”

Honesty

We have all been taught from when we were children that “Honesty Is The Best Policy.”  What wasn’t stressed to us then is that we need not only be honest with other people, but we also need to be honest with ourselves. As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself.Continue reading “Honesty”

Does Wisdom Come With Age?

Many people believe that with age, comes wisdom.  The truth is that unless we look at our experiences as we grow older and learn the lesson from these opportunities, we will not gain wisdom.  Sometimes we refuse to accept the lessons offered to us in these experiences.  We may be so prideful, stubborn, or insecureContinue reading “Does Wisdom Come With Age?”

Defeats Can Be Victories

Defeat is defined as “to win a victory over someone or something” but the truth is that even in defeat, we can experience a victory. There are some defeats more triumphant than victories. Michel de Montaigne Sometimes it may take being defeated to recognize the need for us to change for the better.  Sometimes ourContinue reading “Defeats Can Be Victories”