On the eve of my birthday I have a tradition of watching the sunset by myself.
Sometimes I journal, take inventory of the past year and set goals. Other times, I simply watch the sun fall and say goodbye to the year.
I always do it somewhere with a spectacular view and I always take a picture.
Last week, I was hit with a tsunami of technology problems. As it tends to go with technology, or any unexpected obstacle we encounter, it was terribly frustrating.
“Why me?! Why now?!” I bemoaned, feeling as if it was the worst thing that could’ve happened.
Then I remembered a story…
We all need time alone. It’s not something to be rewarded after trudging through a rough week.
“Me” time isn’t earned, nor is it a luxury we should feel guilty about – it’s a necessity to recharge and be “all one” with ourselves.
Lately, I’ve been thinking about expectations and expecting great things to happen in our lives.
Not wanting, hoping or wishing for these things, but expecting them.
Last weekend, I got to hang out with my goddaughter, Bailey, and second cousin, Aiden, two of the sweetest, smartest and cutest toddlers I’ve ever met. (Yes, I may be slightly biased. 😉 )
I spent quite a bit of time over the weekend cozying up reading as a much-appreciated storm swept through California.
One thing I came across inspired me to my core and I wanted to share it with you:
Earlier this summer, a lot of bad things happened and everywhere I looked people were consumed by anger, fear and anxiety.
For weeks, it felt as if a black cloud hovered over our world. Did you feel it too?
It got me thinking about how we can help the soul of the world.
Do you ever feel swamped from the moment you wake up until your head hits the pillow, yet you don’t feel like you accomplished anything? Or, really, anything important? That was the story of my life up until a few years ago.
To end this pattern I created what I call a Wonderful Day worksheet that I’m excited to share with you here.
Valentine’s Day is here and while I personally appreciate any holiday that allows me to raise a glass and cheers, I know not everyone’s a fan of today.
Since we were kids, Valentine’s Day has been associated with love. Not just any love, but off the charts romantic, soulmate, I’ll cross rivers, slay dragons, love you forever and ever kind of 80’s rock ballad inspiring love.
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I’m switching gears this week to talk about one of my favorite subjects–love.
Commonly known these days as, “a greeting card holiday” or, “SAD” (single awareness day) the story behind Valentine’s Day is cloudy, but earnest. The most popular legend dates back to the third century in Rome.