The Importance of Stillness

Stillness. The absence of movement or sound. In today's society, stillness of mind is hard to come by. Days are bombarded with endless tasks and constant connectivity through smart devices and laptops. Busyness is often worn like a badge--a symbol of worth and importance in a world where the material is the measure of success.…

Giving Thanks

The Thanksgiving holiday is now upon us here in the United States. Feeling and expressing gratitude on the last Thursday of November is not reserved for those living in the States, and definitely should not be limited to this one day. Gratitude is a state of mind, and a way of being and living that…

Heart’s Desire

True love. Wealth and abundance. Health. Success. All the things. We all have wants in life, many of which seem like some unattainable pipe dream, but have you ever truly, honestly thought about your heart's desire? Not just those things that you think will make you happy or make your life easier, but those things…

I Want You to Know…

I want you to know how extraordinary you are. The mere fact that you are here today is proof that you have purpose--a purpose--that is uniquely yours. You might have already discovered it, or maybe you are still looking, but in either event know that it is there waiting to be opened like a gift.…

The Two Emotions

Society seems to have embraced anger, hate, vitriol and fear now more than ever. Actions and words that shock the collective consciousness of a civilized society have become battle cries hastened by the voices of a few emboldened souls who condemn anything and anyone that does not fit within their idea of rightness or deservedness.…

Dreams Will Prevail

Fear. Anxiety. Apprehension. All very real emotions, yet perhaps the ones that we give in to the easiest. Why is that we often limit ourselves and our dreams because we are uncomfortable, afraid of failure, afraid of what people might think, or any number of other 'thinks' that we create for ourselves. I recently completed…

Light the World, Darling

Why is it that we as a society have such a difficult time letting our light shine? We often moderate ourselves in order to fit in, to not be too much, or for someone else's comfort. But what happens when you dim your light? Not only do you deprive yourself of giving and receiving love,…

The Providence of Hiatus

Earlier this year, Spring to be exact, I unwittingly and unintentionally went on hiatus from not only this blog, but all of my writing pursuits. A severe case of writers' block, imposter syndrome, and every other malady that prevents writers from doing what we do descended upon me like a long, dry summer with not…