Choose Today to Change

The title comes from the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. When I taught her work in my university Literature and Poetry classes, I discovered she was inspired by a very spiritual foundation. Connecting our lives to the metaphysical realms deepens our horizons and broadens our appreciation of life. But days upon days psychically locked alone with …

Discover Happiness Within

The title above comes is a quote from Mother Teresa. Smiles do not necessarily spring from happiness, but an authentic smile is born from a sense of inner peace. There is already too much negativity in the world, so why add to that with a frown or scowl? Everyday events are more easily managed with …

Being Grateful for Your Life

Each morning I feel grateful to be alive. Every day I reflect on the grandeur of the earth. This morning the winds sweep in from the ocean and toss the autumn leaves about the little forest in front of me. From the distance the wondrous roar of the ocean drifts in the air. I feel …

Change Your Future

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot That quote kept running through my mind this morning as I wandered the beach. How many potentially positive things have I not done for whatever reason? We all limit ourselves mostly to our so-called comfort zone. Moving beyond those self-limiting boundaries takes …

Happy Affirmation

Life can become inundated with swirling troubles large and small. These difficulties sling trash and trauma against us. Eventually adversity can wear down our treasure house of optimism. Forward steps become smaller and more hesitant. We doubt. We question. We second guess. The path ahead can seem chaotic. Our most vulnerable inner self winces at …

Finding Your Own Way

Humans have survived for tens of thousands of years through cunning and guile. We are inventive animals that have created a myriad of ingenious ways to capture and consume. However our environment eventually overcomes our best laid plans. When met with failure we tend to drift for a time and seek the comfort of other …