Ingenuity and resilience, substance and courage ~ these are the qualities embodied by an entire generation of women – many of them our grandmothers – who held family and home together during some of the worst financial times and social injustices of our modern world, and who passed on this pluck to our mothers.
In 1926, Girl Guide and Girl Scout delegates gathered at a global conference and decided…
Gathering for a happy festivity with others of like mind and inclination to play music, dance and express oneself through costume can be wonderful ways to release tension and stress, part of creating a balanced life. Enjoy! However, this year I also invite you to deeply consider the restraint that precipitates the Mardi Gras celebration.
Sleep is one of the key components of a healthy integrated life. It is as necessary to the body/mind as food, water, air and love. Sleep offers the body time to repair and the mind time to sort, sift, dream and create. It should be natural and easy to achieve but for many of us, unfortunately, it is not. I invite you to try some things that have helped me in my quest for improved quality (and quantity) of sleep.
Here is my list of Integrated Life Survival Strategies I created for my clients, which anyone (in any social situation) can benefit from. These are not long-term fixes but definitely can help you navigate certain events without bleeding wounds (so to speak) and hold some semblance of peace.
With the advent of instantaneous email, we are losing the art and power of letter writing ~ those special times we once took, with pen in hand, to communicate in a considered way with another human being, often one we missed or cherished for some reason.
It’s unfortunate but we all have them in our life … one or two people with whom we just don’t see eye to eye, who rub us the wrong way, get under our skin, make us want to turn and run… The problem is that complaining won’t change them or make them disappear. So what can you do to deal with difficult people in your life?
Most of us don’t even realize how “unaware” we are. We are too busy with the business of life. Whoever said we should “take time to smell the roses” offered sage advice. When was the last time you really did smell a rose?
I read recently that Oprah Winfrey begins her day in quiet, an opportunity to center herself and “order her day.” I like to do the same. It doesn’t take long, yet can make a huge difference to the way I approach my daily life.
Life is forever changing. That’s just a fact. But there are specific times on this life’s journey when each of us experiences major transitions… Not only do we experience transitions in the most obvious ways, such as careers or relationships, but also in such things as geographical locations, youth/age, retirement, etc.