There's a well-known Chinese proverb that says, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Sadly, far too many people never get started on that journey. Fear keeps them from learning, from moving forward, and making big changes to reach their destination. Life is an adventure, however, things we want are rarely… Continue reading one small step
I have been working on mindfulness lately. It's a process. Mindfulness is difficult because it involves a willingness to be with ourselves as we are. It offers a way of learning to work with ourselves, and not on ourselves, especially if you are healing from perfectionism. I am discovering that this is one of my… Continue reading Be Where Your Feet Are
It's been a rough week. School has been tough. Rehearsals are slow. I got my COVID booster Friday and spent Saturday and most of Sunday feeling like I got run over by a truck. Today I mostly feel better... I am just so tired. The whole, I-feel-crappy situation caused me to temporarily fall off the… Continue reading Self Reflection
Today I've been thinking about how I can nurture my relationship to self. This is something I've been working on for several years. Here is what I am going to focus on this week: Be Kind to Myself Taking care of my body, treating myself to a massage, exercising regularly (tough one for me) and… Continue reading
Today marks one week back in the intermittent fasting routine. I feel pretty successful. The only change I made this time around is that I added 2 cups of bone broth to my daily intake. It has really helped me when my body wants to come to a crashing halt at the end of the… Continue reading Good Eats and Best Qualities
Dear self, Change is hard... even when it's a repeat of "changes" in the past. With that in mind, I have a few reminders for you. Express gratitude everyday... even for the hard things. An attitude of gratitude brings the blessings of heaven to your heart and to your mind. Changing the outside isn't the… Continue reading Note to Self
Honestly, I am tired and struggling to find the motivation to write this blog post. However, I committed this morning to be better today at motivating and inspiring myself to improve... so I am soldering on. Motivation is what drives a person to make things happen. I find that make goal that are achievable, make… Continue reading What motivates you?
I sit here today contemplating starting over.... again. Something about New Year's Day bring on this guilt trip of resolution un-reached and the pressure to publicly announce resolutions for a new year. New Year’s Day is the most obvious landmark in our lives seemingly designed to start goals, but birthdays, the start of spring, the… Continue reading How many Times do You Need to Start Over?
I have missed a few days. oops. Today I am grateful that my migraine is not as intense today. I am also grateful that my students were understanding yesterday and were willing to reschedule. Today I am grateful that the big fire by McKay's house doesn't look like it's headed in her direction. Today I… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 186