Forgive and Release the Fear

Are you holding onto something that you need to let go of? I think that no matter how far along you have come in life there are always some things that have stuck with you and even though you think that you have let go of it, you really haven’t. For me to be happy

What Goes Around

What Goes Around Comes Around  Finding motivation for new topics can be difficult and sometimes it is way more challenging than others.  Living in Maine there are a lot of inspirations; natural beauty, people, space all can contribute.   Yet the great thoughts I have been exposed to through blogging can really fuel the fire of creativity.

Playing the Game of Life

Taking Advice on the Game of life There is nothing I enjoy more than encouraging others.   I am at the stage of my life that I have been through enough to know life is not all sunshine and rainbows, but have experienced enough to know that you can still be happy regardless.  In my interactions with

Treasure Chest of Life

What We Value It is funny how the things we attach value to change over the years.  Some things that once meant everything to us now mean absolutely nothing, and conversely some things we didn’t value at all mean everything in our lives as you grow and become more aware.  I think that finding the

What Matters Most

When you are 80 years old, what will matter to you the most? Life once looked  like a straight road. A path to a predetermined end that was so simple to follow that it would be like playing a board game. Put your marker at the start, take your turn, roll the dice and see if you

Life is Fair

  If I heard it once I have heard it a thousand times. Life is just not fair.  I have heard it from family members, friends, politicians and even from myself on more than one occasion.  I am here to tell you today that this statement is the biggest false cliché, defeatist statements that a person can

Being The Original Me

Who do you sometimes compare yourself to? “He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.” – Raymond Hull When I first saw this question I spent a few moments thinking of who I actually compare myself to. It was very difficult because I don’t really compare myself to anyone. Not because

Action Time

How many great ideas are destroyed before they have a chance to take root? How many are discarded by the neglect of time? Due to fear of failure or a lack of self confidence? The time to wait is over and the time for action is here.  Action is the ingredient that turns the perfect combination

4 Life Lessons

If you had to teach something, what would you teach? Presented with the opportunity to teach anything I wanted, and assuming that anyone wanted to learn, there is no doubt that I would try to teach a few of the things I have learned from life that I think are important.  There were many important things that

No News. Is Good News!

I am tremendously grateful for a conscious decision I made  about four years ago to stop watching the national news and leaving the fear mongering and celebrity worship behind. I don’t seem to be missing out on anything positive and am just as informed as I always have been, but the real benefit is the fact that

My Core Beliefs

My mind works overtime, sometimes and I wrote this list originally several years ago but continually update my core beliefs as new evidence and experience proves old ideas in need of tweaking or total replacement. So here are the current version of MY CORE BELIEFS. Presented in no particular order, here are a few of the things

Weakness Watch

Self Evaluation Searching for Biggest Weakness How often do you look at yourself and truly evaluate the greatest weakness? The honesty and emotions that are raised by this sort of inquiry are not dismissed lightly. I recently searched my life to identify my biggest weakness. Now there are probably many that people who know me

Wish I Knew

What do you wish you spent more time doing five years ago? Life can go through a lot of twists and turns in the course of five years, I have changed jobs, moved, and changed my entire outlook on life. To look back it is kind of amazing that so many experiences came to me

Creating Space for Possibility

 Space Change is an inevitable and vital part of life. Change is happening to everyone each day. Some of the differences are so imperceptible as to be invisible but they are there none the less. It is human nature I think, to hold on to the past and things we are comfortable with, like a

Face The Unknown

All of us have a deep desire inside to know what is going to happen next.  Where are we going? What is the next step? What should I do now? Sometimes it seems like it would be much easier if our lives were scripted in a book that we could read before hand, like a

No Such Thing as Normal

The list of things I want to share seems long, but my skill to express all of my thoughts seems a bit short. I am grateful today that there is no such thing as normal.  Normal is a word that will bring a different vision to everyone’s mind, but to me each vision is biased

What If You Changed Your Life?

What If? There are questions we ask ourselves all of our lives that can haunt us if we let them. What if that decision was wrong? What if I shouldn’t have done that? What if I had tried out for the chess team in  high school? What if I said yes? There are literally a

Gratitude and Appreciation Time

One of the simple things in life that we all know we should do is practice gratitude for the things we have in our lives that bring happiness into our lives. It is easy to look at the struggles and challenges of life and forget to see all of the things that make each day

Appreciate The Flip Side

Once I looked at life and only wanted the good things in my experience.  I think everyone would feel the same way, no sadness, no loss or grief, just happy things that are easy to deal with, yet we all know that life is not going to come as easily as that.  We all must

Books to Grow Your Mind

There is nothing that has allowed me to grow and understand life on a new level more than the books I read. They are a portal into knowledge and understanding that I can only hope to comprehend adequately. I know that my personal growth has stemmed directly from my experience with books and I wanted