Be a Beacon – Visualization and Blessing

During the holiday season, many people experience deep sadness, disconnection and feelings of unworthiness.  You might be one of those people.  While it’s important to feel our feelings, we also benefit from staying centered in the power of connection. I’d like to share a visualization that is meant to help you own whatever feelings are coming up …

Tis the Season to Be Mindful Retreat

In a week from today, on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 2pm CST I will be offering a free mindfulness retreat as part of the Aqua-Terra Gratitude Festival in Eureka Springs. The Festival is the annual fundraiser for the National Water Center, and I encourage you to donate to their innovative work involving water mindfulness, …

Celebrate Your Life!

Too many of us think that the life we have created through luck, accident and choice, is not a story worthy of being celebrated and written for someone else to read. Yet, when you think about the people in your life who are no longer alive to share their story with you, don’t you wish …

Reading to Improve Writing and Life

For the last several months, I’ve been reading, writing and coaching a lot more, but sadly blogging a lot less. So, I wanted to share some insights from some of the books that I was reading.  Today, I’d like to discuss the insights I received from On Writing, A Memoir of the Craft, by Stephen King. …

Remembering our Fathers

As most of you know, today is Father’s Day in America.  Not sure how many other countries, if any, celebrate this day.  It is a day that can be easy or difficult depending on your relationship with your father. My relationship with my Dad was complicated.  I found him too difficult to understand and distant …

Awakening Your Natural Goodness

On Sunday, I suggested an exercise for anyone who wanted to release the brakes on their energy. Today, I wanted to go a little further with that idea through a writing exercise that helps you to get in touch with your own natural goodness and allow it to flow through your life. There are many ways to feel the goodness …

Focus on Your Strengths

Every so often, it feels appropriate to talk about my experience as a consultant and how that might apply to living restoratively. Today, I’d like to share an idea that I first heard, when I was working for a non-profit that was part of the National Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).  I was taking a class on …