Gift Guide: Buy American Made, Create Jobs!

Did You Know?, FUN, Happy, Ideas, Reviews December 6th, 2011

Flag Flying

photo credit: Sam Howzit I saw an awesome segment on ABC news the other night. It was called "Made in America." This gist is this: If each of us spent just $64 on American made goods during our holiday shopping, the result would be 200,000 new jobs. The rallying call is: "ARE YOU IN?" Would you try ...

Be the Change You Want to See in the World

Emotions, Happy, How To, Relationships, Solving Problems, Spiritual December 1st, 2011

photo This is a quote from Mahatma Gandhi. It sounds good, but what does it mean? How do I "do this?" I'll give you my take on what this means, how to implement it, and how it will benefit your life and the whole world.  The Whole World? Really? Sounds dramatic doesn't it. Well it ...

How to Become an Early Riser

Happy, Healthy Living, How To, Parenting, Solving Problems November 25th, 2011

Broga || .M.O.R.N.I.N.G.

photo credit: Biys || .S.Y.I.B.L.I. I used to be the person least likely to become an early riser. I liked to stay up late.  I loved that cozy morning sleep.  And boy did I love extra snoozing.  Does that sound familiar to you? Well if you are reading this you may have had a change ...

A Relationship Gem: How to Revive a Relationship

Happy, How To, Relationships, Solving Problems November 22nd, 2011

crystal <3

photo credit: tiffa130 A popular article here on my blog is "Relationship Gold" where I talk about the power and importance of kindness in a healthy and happy relationship.  Equally important is the relationship gem of Being Present. This has the power to revive a weak relationship and keep a good one healthy. If any ...

To Receive You Must Be Open

Did You Know?, Goals, Happy December 23rd, 2010

sunshine lilly

photo credit: Steve.M~ How often have you wondered "Why am I not getting the thing I want?" Perhaps it is a promotion at work, or maybe you want to find a fulfilling life partner. Or it could be you simply would like to encounter more friendly people in your day. Whatever it is that you ...

Seriously, Just Do It

Getting Things Done, Happy, Personal Development, Productivity, Solving Problems December 21st, 2010


photo credit: DesheBoard Do you have a mountain of things you need to get done? Does the sight or thought of it paralyze you into inaction or procrastination disguised as busywork? Well I hope to show you light at the end of that tunnel and a technique to get out the other end and into ...

Just Say No to Anger

Emotions, Happy, Relationships, Solving Problems January 21st, 2010

Peace, Paix, Paz, Pace, Frieden, Vrede, Pax

photo credit: Pink Sherbet Photography The other day, I took a wrong turn while driving in a parking lot. I immediately realized my mistake, but before I could wave “sorry” to the driver next to me, she was beeping and cursing me out furiously. If this had happened in the grocery store with a shopping ...

Relationship Gold: How to Keep a Relationship Like New

Emotions, Family, Free, Happy, How To, Parenting, Relationships, Solving Problems January 21st, 2010

photo credit: Selma90 Certainty = Security = Good Certainty = Same-Old-Thing = Boring = Bad Little Surprises = Something New = Exciting = Good We want to feel safe in our relationships. We want safety on all levels: emotional, physical, spiritual, etc.  We also crave things that are new.  Over time, in our relationships we start to take ...

Just Be

Emotions, Happy, Solving Problems, Spiritual December 21st, 2009

on the fence

photo credit: ShedBOy^ This time of year can be very stressful. Heck, any time of year can be stressful! Am I right, or am I right? Meditation is one of the best stress busters out there. But sometimes even those of us who meditate can use a fresh approach. Here is a simple and effective ...

How to Stop Negative Thoughts About Yourself

Emotions, Happy, How To, Personal Development, Solving Problems December 3rd, 2009

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photo credit: Chrysaora If you're like most people you engage in negative self-talk quite a bit. In fact, it probably happens a whole lot more than you realize and causes a lot more limitations on your life than you want. The good news is that there is a key that will unlock this door. On ...