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 …

5 Thankfuls

I picked up a good habit a few months ago. I heard the idea on one of the dozen or so podcasts I regularly listen to, not sure which but here is my simplified version. I don't even write it down so it's super easy. Because I keep it simple, it sticks and now it's …

Secret to Success

Wanna know the secret to success?  It's really not that hard.  Are you ready? Here it is:    STOP COMPARING! 3 ways to stop comparing: Define success for you - if you allow other people's definition of success into your awareness, then you're off on another rabbit trail.  It's a path filled with discontent and …