How Important is it to Practice Gratitude?

"I can enjoy the current state of my life because of the moments I’ve had to endure. I try to live with gratitude. We tend to get so preoccupied with planning our future that we forget to stay present in this instant. Once you arrive at a page in your book where you embrace the … Continue reading How Important is it to Practice Gratitude?

What Does Your Personal “Triangle of Strength” Look Like?

Have you ever found yourself drowning in negativity? Living with a sensation that everything in your life is going sideways? Having the wrong people around is like gravity. It can drag you into an abyss. Preventing you from rising to the level of greatness meant for you. Choosing the right people to surround yourself with … Continue reading What Does Your Personal “Triangle of Strength” Look Like?

3 Steps to Turn “I Wish Into I Will”

Many of us spend our days doing a job out of a sense or duty not love. Years passing with no mercy while we settle for a life that might not be what we truly desire. During a recent weekend away, I met a much older woman. She has been blessed with a full life. … Continue reading 3 Steps to Turn “I Wish Into I Will”

The 3 Tell-Tale Signs that a Relationship is Developing into a Monster Storm

A "Monster" storm is Category 5 hurricane with winds of more than 157 mph. It is ferocious having the capability to wipe out everything in its path. The destruction can be devastating to cities and communities. A relationship in peril shows similar characteristics when anger, resentment and frustration hit the shores of a relationship. Corroding … Continue reading The 3 Tell-Tale Signs that a Relationship is Developing into a Monster Storm

Is “The Now” All That Matters?

During our lifetime we cross paths with people who will leave an imprint on our lives. Some will stop for a brief moment while others linger for longer lengths of time. On Monday morning, it took seconds for a stranger to leave a mark that shook me to the core. It certainly is a wake-up … Continue reading Is “The Now” All That Matters?

Does Love Blur the Lines Between Sacrifice and Compromise?

How much would you sacrifice for love? The greatest love stories touching our hearts are full of sacrifice. From Mark Antony and Cleopatra to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. This week my attention was drawn to a previously published InStyle article about Meghan Markle. The piece explained some of the things the Duchess would need … Continue reading Does Love Blur the Lines Between Sacrifice and Compromise?

Impoverished Souls

“A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ”  -- John Steinbeck We’ve all encountered a person that has moved our soul in one way or another. This might have happened to you once or a handful of times. It's not a common occurrence. But when it happens - you remember. If you’re lucky to … Continue reading Impoverished Souls