Manage Your Mind

“The question isn’t, can you handle the situation—the question is, can you handle your mind? Can you manage the thoughts and the emotions that are trying to poison your progress? Forget managing the situation—manage your mind.” Will Smith, actor and producer This six-minute video, presented by the Video Advice YouTube channel, offers inspiration from a…

Merry-Go-Round of Life

Learning to use the wisdom of what we learned when we were young Recently an old friend of mine suggested that I have some of my newsletters be just audio files (podcasts) because then she could just lie on the couch, close her eyes, and listen deeply. Since I grew up listening to the radio,…

Time Well Spent

A study done at Drexel University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, found that coloring, drawing, and doodling make us feel more relaxed because they activate the prefrontal cortex, which helps control the brain’s reward pathways and contributes to our emotions, decision-making capabilities, and motivation. In this study, the participants were given paper and markers and instructed to…

Not Perfect

Recently an old friend of mine suggested that I have some of my newsletters be just audio files (podcasts) because then she could just lie on the couch, close her eyes, and listen deeply. Since I grew up listening to the radio, not looking at screens, this resonated deeply with me.  With this in mind,…

Making a Difference

This very inspiring short video about Nicholas Winton, the father of 669 children, reminded me of the importance of being present, and the importance of making a difference. When we are present, it is easier to see a need, and then find a way to boldly fill that need. We can’t fix all the problems in…

Cherry Time

Learning how to create and live an inspired life Recently an old friend of mine suggested that I have some of my newsletters be just audio files (podcasts) because then she could just lie on the couch, close her eyes, and listen deeply. Since I grew up listening to the radio, not looking at screens,…

Gratitude Is Good for You!

The practice of gratitude can improve your physical and psychological health, lower blood pressure, improve immune function and heart health, enhance empathy, reduce aggression, help you sleep better, improve your self-esteem, and increase your mental strength, according to Robert A. Emmons, professor of psychology at UC Davis and a leading scientific expert on the science…

Off Day

  How to change and ‘Off Day’ into a great day Recently an old friend of mine suggested that I have some of my newsletters be just audio files (podcasts) because then she could just lie on the couch, close her eyes, and listen deeply. Since I grew up listening to the radio, not looking…

Feel Like an Artist

“…You have to embrace chaos, uncertainly, non-linearity, and be open to the sounds, the textures, the smells, the colors, the forms and the feelings of the world… so I would say, feel like an artist, let your imagination roll beyond every limit.” Deepak Chopra In this two-minute video, Deepak Chopra, world-renowned author and speaker, shares…

Authentic Connection

The power and importance of authentic connection Recently an old friend of mine suggested that I have some of my newsletters be just audio files (podcasts) because then she could just lie on the couch, close her eyes, and listen deeply. Since I grew up listening to the radio, not looking at screens, this resonated…