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…

Energy Just Is

“There is one current running through each bulb, in the same way there is a singular energy running through each person on this planet. Despite race, gender, or nationality, we are all energy… energy has no color, no political or religious affiliation, energy just is.” Prince Ea In this three-minute video, Prince Ea asks, “What…

Grandfather’s Insight

How my grandfather’s insight gave me a different view of myself 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…