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Everyday empowerment through thought

We already know that aligning our words with our desired outcomes is creating magic. By the way, that goes for our thoughts, too. Thoughts are mental words. What if we made sure our words always bless a situation, or person to whom we are speaking? Let’s express our thoughts and feelings, instead of sending spiritual […]

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The creative power of words

Do you want something in your life? Harmony, appreciation, a new couch? It all begins with the magic word: Abracadabra. Seriously. Here’s why:

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Mental hamsters into mindfulness

For most of my life I’ve had a hamster on a wheel in my head. Can you relate? In my process of self-awareness over the years, I can see how our relationship has evolved, this hamster and me: First I befriended it. This was good. Then I gave it permission to take occasional naps. This […]

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Mindfulness in the waiting room

Mindfulness is about being fully aware in the present moment. Sometimes we set aside time for this — attend a session, create quiet time, go for a walk. Other times it happens regardless of our lives happening around us — noticing our breathing while loading the clothes washer, looking into our dog’s eyes as we […]

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A modern fable to ponder

I recently read this modern fable, and I’m still pondering it. Upstream/Downstream: A Fable for Our Times It was many years ago that villagers in Downstream recall spotting the first body in the river. Some old-timers remember how Spartan were the facilities and procedures for managing that sort of thing. Sometimes, they say, it would […]

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