Trust In What Makes You Happy

What makes you happy? What brings you unfathomable joy? For me, it is moments of quiet reflection and solitude, the ocean, walking amongst the Redwoods and soaking in their wisdom, the warm late day sun on my face and the soft breeze tousling my hair. Happiness to me lies in eating a meal that is…

A Prescription for Joie de Vivre

I have always loved the phrase "joie de vivre." Loved hearing it, loved saying it, and it is probably the closest I will ever get to speaking French. It's a phrase that was probably used more in the 1940's and 1950's than present day, but it's meaning is timeless: the keen or buoyant enjoyment of…

The Journey of Personal Evolution

Over recent years, as I have taken my nose off of the grindstone to witness the beauty of the world around me, the realization that 'there must be more to life' became my foothold. Working at a mainstream job 60, 70 or even 80 hours a week barely gave me the time to breathe, much…

Your Purpose is to Shine

The dawn of a new month is upon us. Bathe yourself in the light and energy of August, of the Universe, and of your very own soul. Whatever it is that makes you shine, that makes your soul light up, is your purpose, your path. Choose to follow your path and let nothing get in…

Pooh Wisdom and Difficult Days

"Today was a Difficult Day," said Pooh.There was a pause."Do you want to talk about it?" asked Piglet."No," said Pooh after a bit. "No, I don't think I do.""That's okay," said Piglet, and he came and sat beside his friend.""What are you doing?" asked Pooh."Nothing, really," said Piglet. "Only, I know what Difficult Days are…

The Legend of the Hummingbird

Such tiny creatures, yet so magical. Hummingbirds (or 'hummers' as I like to call them) are spiritually thought to represent love, joy and playfulness. If you are fortunate enough to live where hummingbirds thrive, let their presence remind you of the love, joy and playfulness in your own life. "Legends say that hummingbirds float free…

Choose Joy

This year I have been really diving deep into discovering who I am, and what  my purpose, or dharma, is here on this Earth.   While I do not profess to have even come close to ascertaining the answers to those questions, one thing that I do know is that it is essential to find your…

Still Learning

As another year is coming to a close, I am engaging in what millions of others around the globe do at this time of year. Reflection on the past, and hope for the coming year. This process helps me to learn a little bit more about myself, strengths and weaknesses alike. I am still learning.…

Infinite Hope

There is no doubt that 2017 was a difficult year. Newscasts, social media feeds, even strangers in the check out line at the market are lamenting the difficulties and tribulations we have faced, collectively, as a nation, and individually as human beings.   The hate, division, greed and absolute lack of compassion for people and Earth…