May, 2013 Archives

The Transforming Power of Letting Go

Have you ever let go of it all? The most remarkable things can happen when you surrender completely. Letting go and trusting in the universe is probably the all time greatest challenge anyone can face. Walking in the dark with total blind faith, not knowing where the next safe footing will be, afraid that the unknown will unveil more than we can take. One of my first experiences of consciously handing it all over to the universe was in 1980. I was in a job recruiting disk drive engineers in Silicon Valley and was failing miserably. Luckily for me, one… Read more.

Bouncing with Style: Rant Windows

Letting go of bitterness: HAHAHA HAAHAHAHA HAHAHHAH! Oh, sorry. That was my first reaction to writing about this topic, thanks to my wingman. Hmmmm. I thought to myself. How can I make anger and bitterness following divorce entertaining, empowering and not a stuffy lecture about how it’s going to give you cancer. I did a bit of research on letting it go and the experts said I should feel it fully. Others should too. I’m supposed to “give myself a rant window.” That’s a good name for my blogs. Rant Windows!  So here we go… let’s feel the full brunt… Read more.

Turn Your Challenge into Triumph

What would you do if you came face to face with death and then received a miracle? Miracles often make themselves known when we face life’s challenges. Life is a journey. Sometimes it’s fast and exciting; at other times, it can be trying and painful. It is through the hard times that we grow and realize the people and causes that bring us the greatest fulfillment. It is during these times that we have an opportunity to see our life through a different lens, one that brings us closer to our true purpose and reveals different perspectives and priorities. I… Read more.

Stop Complicating Your Life

Life is really a lot simpler than it seems. We typically make things more complicated than they need to be. Don’t take anything or anyone (especially yourself) too seriously. Someone once said to me “Nothing is life or death, unless it is literally life or death.” I have found this to be true. RELAX. Remember that you always have a choice in how you react to things. You can let challenging situations or circumstances hold you back, or you can allow them to propel you forward. If you live your life knowing that everything is happening for you instead of… Read more.

Today’s Brilliance from Deborah Rozman

The heart is your key to becoming “who you truly are.” Learn to listen to your heart’s intuitive guidance. The heart is not weak and mushy. It is a source of strength and holds a unique intelligence that you can tap into that can open your intuition. It’s up to each individual to bring their physical, mental and emotional systems into balanced alignment with their heart’s intuitive guidance. Let your mind and heart work as a team – a balanced partnership. The shortest path to the heart and mind partnership is through inner-ease. Practicing inner-ease creates “flow” by helping you… Read more.

Surrender Equals Peace

The other night I had such a moment of clarity and sense of surrender that it took my breath away. I was listening to a track from West Side Story, “Somewhere” (Music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim). Here are a few lyrics: There’s a time for us, Some day a time for us, Time together with time spare, Time to learn, time to care, Some day! Somewhere. We’ll find a new way of living, We’ll find a way of forgiving Somewhere . . . As I listened to the lyric: ‘we’ll find a way of forgiving’, my epiphany… Read more.

Today’s Brilliance from Bevin Lynch

Life is a series of choices. Choose to be happy. Choose to live your dream. Choose to live in the present moment. Choose to love with all your heart. But what happens when the choice seems impossible? What happens when you can’t figure out what is the “right” answer? When I was 14, I faced a choice that seemed so difficult that I tore myself apart trying to figure out what was the right way to go. While the decision itself seems fairly trivial looking back, the wisdom that came out of it has stayed with me every day. After… Read more.

Is Expectation the Greatest Force on Earth?

I used to think that love was the greatest force on earth. Lately, however, I have come to recognize that the greatest human force is something else, something deeper, something even more fundamental. I’m talking about the power of expectation. It can move mountains, save life, and when used negatively, destroy life. How do expectations have such power? The answer lies with your subconscious mind. Your subconscious controls your automatic actions and physiological responses, habits, creativity, and even your perception. That’s right. It controls what “vibes” and other cues in your environment that you will see or not see. We… Read more.

Bouncing with Style: Yoga Did Not Help Me Learn to Forgive

One of the things I tried was yoga to get through the aftermath of my divorce. So many people told me it helped them process the pain of infidelity, manage the stress of raising children alone and get centered as I rebuilt my life. It worked for them. It did not work for me. Not even close. Instead of my usual weepy pain filled blogs, I am going to brighten your day and talk about why yoga did not help me forgive. I did really give it my all. I bought yoga pants, a floral yoga top and crinkly new pink… Read more.

Find Your Fullest Potential

To know where you are heading, realize you are the creator of your life. Don’t let others dictate what you should be, do and have. Instead be the creative force, by being the author of your life. Would you be excited to read your biography? Don’t worry about the passage of time, for where you are at, is exactly where you need to be. Start today as a clean slate. What longings have you swept under the rug? It’s time to revisit or create new desires. To have clarity, trust your intuition and take advice only if you feel good… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Keidi Keating

Top 7 Children’s Books Sure to Inspire Your Little Ones

There are few things a parent can do that are more beneficial than reading to and with their children. Reading not only gives kids a head start for school and improves their comprehension skills, but engages their mind and stokes their imagination like no other activity. Reading is an act of bonding that will last a lifetime — how many adults do you know that don’t remember their favorite childhood tale? Check out these seven books that are sure to inspire your little ones. There’s a Wocket in my Pocket, Dr. Seuss Although not at famous as The Cat in… Read more.

Today’s Brilliance from Harnoor Gill

I believe that youth can make a change in the world about the environment. We can speak up for ourselves for what we believe is right and what we believe is wrong. We can make changes in the world by stopping the footprint of pollution on the Earth. We should go green in every aspect of our lives: this is how I believe youth can make a change in the world. Carpool with a friend to go to school or just bike. Find green alternatives for what you normally do. The next thing you know is that going green starts… Read more.

Within Darkness, There Is Always Light

Sometimes, we are in so much pain we forget that within that spiral of darkness, there is light. Sometimes we just need to step beyond our shadow, look at it, and see what it is attempting to tell us, teach us. The day I took this picture, I was playing with my shadows at a sand dune on a golf course and when I looked at my iPhone and saw the picture, it brought back waves of reflection of the days of youth where I was trapped within this shadow of fear, pain, and deep sorrow and loss. The biggest… Read more.

Top Inspiring Quotes to Motivate You in Your Work Life

When going through your workday, working on business management or figuring out where your career is taking you, it’s good to know that you’re not the first to struggle with your work life. Take inspiration from these people who have known both sides of success. Benjamin Franklin “Lost time is never found again.” “Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” “Diligence is the mother of good luck.” “Well done is better than well said.” “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” “You will find the key to… Read more.

It’s Never Too Late to Cook Up a Great Life!

If you want your life to be different, you must do something different. Whenever you face problems in life and work, there will always be an element of fear. Everyone has fears. Everyone has obstacles. You have to act on your fears in spite of your obstacles. This is courage. You cannot change, grow or progress without courage. You may have fewer opportunities to fail by not taking risks, but the negative energy from being stuck, unhappy and complacent surely outweighs the feelings of happiness. Live courageously and feel your “can-do, will-do” exhilarating attitude. When you honestly want something, you… Read more.

Today’s Brilliance from Becky Chambers

Imagine you are in a cathedral of tall pines, stretching hundreds of feet into the sky, the golden sunlight slanting down in shafts through the branches. Peace fills your heart as you walk through this perfect creation. Or maybe your perfect place is a beach of white sand; the crash and murmur of the ocean, warm sand squishing between your toes and massaging your feet, the caress of a warm breeze on your skin, your body soaking up the glorious sun and sensations. This place, wherever it is, even if it is only in your mind, is a special place… Read more.

Bouncing with Style: The Upside of Anger and Bitterness

It’s no surprise that infidelity and divorce leaves you angry and bitter. This is normal. This is natural. And when I look back at that difficult time, I like to reminisce about some of the bitter, angry things I did to get through the day. They strike me as funny today. I know we are supposed to take care of ourselves, but it’s also great when you can look back at the things you did to get rid of some of the toxic feelings and laugh. For me, I took abject delight in an incident that happened at my youngest son’s… Read more.

Gandhi’s Secret of Life

No matter what you do or who you are, life is filled with challenging moments. At times, navigating through the obstacles that lie between health, wealth and happiness can be downright miserable. Struggle is common to the human condition. But the ability to embrace the struggle and move forward despite it is surprisingly uncommon. This is what keeps this country spending 190 billion dollars a year on obesity related illnesses. This is why only 4% of Americans are millionaires. How can we change this? How do we welcome struggle and keep charging onward to an empowered destiny. To find an answer,… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Robin Jay

How Helping Others Helps You

For anyone to be inspired, all that it takes is a little shove in the right direction. In this day and age there are many problems… especially with the economy. Millions of people have lost jobs, lost homes, and lost hope. We need to help them out and try to make it better in the future. You may be thinking that you’re just one person and that you can’t make a difference but that’s the thing, you haven’t even started and you already are doubting your ability! What you need to be thinking is: whom you can help, what you… Read more.

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