The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Words

“Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?” ― Rumi You are who you say you are. If you tell yourself you are magnificent, you are magnificent. If you tell yourself you are a failure, you are a failure. In this world, we take […]

Learn to Accept Peace

There may be uncertainty in our communities, the nation, and the world. But there are still opportunities to have peace.  Fall has arrived giving us crisp mornings for walking a dog.  Retailers are gearing up for the holidays cutting fabulous deals. Pumpkins and pumpkin spice lattes are back on the menu. Write! Take the time […]

FLASHBACK: Write to Beat COVID-19

#StayTheFHome #QuarantineLife #SocialDistancing has many of us stressed out to the max! Journaling is a great tool to manage stress. Managing stress keeps difficult emotions from escalating into anxiety or depression.  Use a journal to analyze emotions with the intent to cope with difficulties and challenges. Writing helps release tension. Writing helps understand the uncomfortable […]

FLASHBACK: Say “Yes” to the Small Joys!

The dark creamy swirl of warm liquid. Coffee. A cool stream of water down your back on a hot day. Cold shower. Hitting snooze on the alarm clock because you do not have to go to work. Saturday.  Sometimes, you take a step back and enjoy the small pleasures in life.  There is a lot […]

Day by Day Strength

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”  -Eleanor Roosevelt What is happening next week? Next month? Next year? Sometimes, we worry and obsess so much about the future, we forget today is here. Today is…HERE. Day by day strength means being grounded in the present and planting seeds for the future. The […]

FLASHBACK: Hope and Action

“Without action, you aren’t going anywhere.”  Mahatma Gandhi With hope you can survive anything. With hope and action, you do not just survive but you thrive. Hope is believing without seeing. Take your hope and persevere towards a goal through action. Even when you do not know all the steps and obstacles up ahead, take […]

The Power of “I Can!”

I think I can. I think I can. I…think…I…can. Remember “The Little Engine That Could (1930, Platt & Munk)?” The rain is heavy. The hill is huge. The train engine is giving it his all to carry the weight and preserve. The engine motivates himself and whispers words of encouragement to cross the proverbial finish […]

FLASHBACK: Stop. Think. Reflect!

Stoplights. Thunderstorms. Pandemics. At times, life pauses and we have the opportunity breathe in the moment. We can sit down for a bit and and really look at our life. What is working? What is not working? What are our next steps? Having time to self-reflect is a powerful gift. Most of us spend every […]

Love Letters During COVID-19

“To write a good love letter, you ought to begin without knowing what you mean to say, and to finish without knowing what you have written.” –Jean-Jacques Rousseau It is believed that the act of writing can evoke feelings of love in the writer. A love letter has no formal rules around form, length, or […]

Grit vs. IQ: Your Journal Prompt

“Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.” – Gillian Anderson I think I can. I think I can. Grit. To be successful in this world, you need more than just IQ points. Grit, the ability to persevere, will carry you through the […]

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