The Joy Rules

Rules To Live By Like it or not, thoughts control our outcomes. Thoughts create expectations and interpretations about our experiences. What happens is less important that our thoughts about what happens. For real. The way you choose to think about an event goes a long way in determining if you remember it positively or negatively. …

Just Be

Meditation and mindfulness.  Everywhere you look there are books, podcasts, classes and articles about meditation and mindfulness.  Recently, I even saw a TV commercial for one of the more popular meditation/mindfulness apps called Calm.  I found this ironic and fascinating for a couple of reasons. It is ironic because television is our favorite mind-numbing pass …

Are You Stressed?

Understanding the source of stress is the necessary first step in reducing it. At the end of the year, stress levels go up with the demands for our time and attention. Unfortunately, the holidays can be very stressful with all the extra planning and preparation added to our plates, especially for those of us gifted …

I Am Thankful For…

I hope you are somewhere warm and with people you love today. Just a note to express my gratitude for each of you. Looking back and looking ahead, I realize more and more that what really matters is the people in our lives and how we spend our time. This moment is all we have for certain. Yesterday is gone and …

Static

The kind of static I'm talking about is the kind you get when the signal of a radio station is too far away and there is noise that blocks out the music. When it happens, it is a 'fingernails on the chalkboard' situation for me and it has to stop! Similarly we have so much …