Why now am I finding myself motivated?

I’m a content creator for the The Good Quote. My blog titled, “Why Now Am I Finding Myself Motivated?” was written for The Good Quote and published on February 18, 2018.

At the first of the year I was invited to join a small group of co-workers in their annual weight loss challenge. The rule is simple: the person with the highest percentage of weight loss at the end of 10 weeks’ wins. With a $50 dollar buy-in, the second-place winner gets to keep their money and the first-place winner, wins the remaining $450. I’d say, $450 is rather motivating to diet and exercise for 10 weeks. Read More

Why I Love Mornings

I’m a content creator for the The Good Quote. My blog titled, “Why I love Mornings” was written for The Good Quote and published on February 7, 2018.

I love the stillness in the morning. As I listen to the early morning songs of the birds, with a cup of ginger tea in hand, a cool, light breeze swirls in the air. It’s a new day. Read More

Your Priority Should Be Joy. Here’s Why.

I’m a content creator for the The Good Quote. My blog titled, “Joy Should Be Your Priority. Here’s Why.” was written for The Good Quote and published on December 9, 2017.

First allow me to emphasize, we aren’t here to pay bills and die, to be a slave to our environment. We are here to live and we are here to thrive!

When we are in joy, all the things we think we “have to” do, miraculously get done. Sometimes those “have to” dos are accomplished by someone else or they just become less important. When this happens, we then find we have more time than we thought to enjoy the very things that bring us happiness. Read More

Whatever It Is That Brings You Joy, Do That

I’m a contributing blogger for the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA). My blog titled, “Whatever It Is That Brings You Joy, Do That” was written for ACHA and published on December 6, 2017.

Wow, where does the time go? This past year has flown by. It seems not much has happened but when I look back, a lot has happened. I continue to feel great and believe I am healthier than I’ve ever been.

At the beginning of the year, instead of New Year’s resolutions, I made a “to-do” list for the year. I can say I accomplished at least half, if not more, on my “to-do” list. Read More

Gratitude – Let’s Count Our Blessings

I’m a content creator for the The Good Quote. My blog titled, “Gratitude – Let’s Count Our Blessings” was written for The Good Quote and published on November 24, 2017.

It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in America where we celebrate the blessings of the year, and traditionally, the harvest.

Falling on the fourth Thursday in November, Thanksgiving is when the Fall season has descended upon us, which means the leaves on trees begin to turn colors (unfortunately, not in California, where I sit), the aroma of pumpkin permeates the air (and every food group), and the temperatures are typically cooler. I would love nothing more than to spend my days curled up on my favorite chair with a blanket, a good book and a delicious latte.

I love this time of year. Fall is my favorite season and Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Why, you ask? I’m thankful all year long with no need of a holiday to remind me to be thankful, but Thanksgiving emphasizes there is much to be grateful for when you are surrounded by family, an overabundance of food and drink and where everyone is happy, loving and healthy (I hope for most families anyway).

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’d like to take this opportunity to express what I am thankful for. It might spark a quiet moment to count your blessings. Read More

The Child Inside

I’m a content creator for the The Good Quote. My blog titled, “The Child Inside” was written for The Good Quote and published on November 14, 2017.

The notion of “we’re all just children inside trying to find our way in the dark” is a truth we sometimes forget. Ukrainian artist Alexander Milov’s sculpture speaks volumes through its two wire adult figures, each with their inner child reaching out to one another. Every one of us is stumbling not only to find each other, but to also find our way back to ourselves, to the love within. Read More

Being a Light for Others

I’m a content creator for the The Good Quote. My blog titled, “Being the Light for Others” was written for The Good Quote and published on October 29, 2017.

Being the Light for Others
The key is, loving ourselves

The darkest of days seem to be upon us: natural disasters in every corner of the world, hidden truths being revealed, our own personal crises.  I believe we are all struggling somehow and some more than others. With so much that needs to be “done” in our world, to assist one another, where do we start? How can we help? Read More

Magic: Trust. Know. Believe.

I’m a content creator for the The Good Quote. My blog titled, “Magic: Trust. Know. Believe” was written for The Good Quote and published on October 18, 2017.

A couple of years ago, I spent an afternoon playing with my then five-year-old niece. We were in a land of make believe: dragons, unicorns, and sword fighting. As children do, she had (and still has) a wild imagination and a love of unicorns. That day, I remember her saying, “No Auntie, pretend.” Oh how we lose our creativity, our playfulness, our imagination and a belief in magic as we get older. Much of our focus is usually work, bills, kids and stress. And when things do not happen fast enough, we become even more frustrated. Read More

The Power of Faith

I’m a content creator for the The Good Quote. My blog titled, “The Power of Faith” was written for The Good Quote and published on October 1, 2017.

The Power of Faith
With faith and unwavering belief, nothing’s impossible

I have always held the belief that all my needs in life would be taken care of. I believed my parents, who have both passed, would never have let me become homeless or starve. I believed, even in my younger years when things were tight, scraping change together for a meal, I would never starve. Read More

Get Uncomfortable

I’m a content creator for the The Good Quote. My blog titled, “Get Uncomfortable” was written for The Good Quote and published on October 1, 2017.

Get Uncomfortable, How resisting change stunts our growth

Someone once told me, “Get uncomfortable, have a good life.” I know; it seems counterintuitive.

The belief is, the more we are comfortable with being uncomfortable, the more we flow with life and the more we flow with life, the easier our lives become.

We’re living in a period of uncertainty. Economic uncertainty. Political uncertainty. Uncertainty in our relationships. Uncertainty can stir up a lot of fear and fear at its core is being afraid of change. I find most people are resistant to change. Read More