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Celebrate What Is + Expectation of What Will Be= An Amazing Life

I believe in the possibility that comes from celebrating what is. I also believe that when we add expectation to the equation, magic happens and incredible things happen in our life. Each morning we wake with a choice. We can choose to focus on everything that isn't going right and stress over how to make things better, or we can focus on what is already right in this very moment and grow what's possible from there. When we focus on what's not right, we often feel guilty, stupid and less than who we really are. It's easy to beat ourselves…

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This Too Shall Pass

We have an incredible opportunity to learn things in life by simple paying attention to Nature. For me, today was one of those days. I woke this morning remembering something Dr. John Dimartini shared with me in our interview. He said that when he wakes in the morning, he won't get out of bed without first shedding a tear of gratitude. As soon as I woke up this morning, before I ever opened my eyes, I lay there in bed thinking of this and listed the many things I was grateful for. I also had a list of "to do's"…

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How Are You Today?

If I were to ask you, "How are you today?", the overwhelming majority of you would say, "I'm fine". Our society has trained us to think that is the right answer. But when you think about that response, it has little meaning. I believe that when someone asks "How are you today?", they are looking for a way to start a conversation. Sometimes they sincerely want to know . The problem is the question has lost it's meaning and people expect you to answer with "I'm fine, thank you". A few months ago I wrote a blog sharing how I…

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Perspective- As Compared to What?

Yesterday we took Koda, our big white fluffy fur ball of a dog for a hike in the newly fallen snow by our home in Montana. Being a Samoyed, Koda loves the snow and went bounding into the forest and fields jumping, rolling in it and playing in every way possible. I had to laugh at his unbridled enthusiasm. What struck me the most was our big white furry dog was no longer white- he was cream colored against the backdrop of the stark white snow. I smiled and wondered how many other things in my life I automatically judge…

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Thank You For Being Part of Our Community

Dear Friends, My blog today is a bit different in that it's a personal letter from me to you. Let me start by saying, "Thank you" for being such a valued member of our InspireMeToday.com community. I personally appreciate your support. I wanted to talk with you today about several things that we've been working on for the last few months. Recently you might have noticed a few minor changes to the site where we implemented your recommendations for improvement. We asked, you answered and we responded. We greatly appreciate your input which allows us to constantly improve our site…

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My Top Ten Ways to Find Your Magnificence During Tough Times

Times are tough. We hear it all around us everyday... another business going under, another bankruptcy being filed, another job being lost, another home going into foreclosure, or another pension disappearing into dust. Worry takes a toll as stress builds, creativity suffers, health is compromised and relationships are threatened. To keep with my transparent blogging style, I want to share this with you that this is one of the most difficult financial times of my life. I have always been an independent businesswoman and my background is in real estate, so all of my assets were in what I thought…

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Your Mission: Love Fully!

We live in the most technologically advanced times in our history, we can send people to the moon, invent iPhones, yet our world seems to be in a state of chaos. These are indeed intense times: war, terrorism, uncertainty, as well as technological advancements, and material wealth. Yet we are also plagued with great "soul poverty" and a famine of inner fulfillment. Often losing sight of what is real, and truly important. My message is simple: LOVE NOW! Growing up on 4 different continents, and seeing the reality that people from diverse walks of life live daily has deeply touched…

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Are You Living the GratiDude Way?

Living the GratiDude Way means remembering the power of "thank you." In a world of duality, we are given only two choices really... we can either be grateful, or we can be ungrateful. Everything in life is a matter of perception. We are the ones who give each moment the power to be "good" or "bad," we make the conscious choice of labeling it one or the other at the time of its conception. When we focus on what's going wrong and what's missing from our lives, we miss all the incredible things that we have to be grateful for.…

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100 Tweets of Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving! This week we asked this question on Twitter: With Thanksgiving fast approaching, what are you most thankful for and how do you celebrate it every day? We received more than 100 responses and the while the answers were not surprising individually, collectively they caused me to think in a deeper way. Over 50% of those who responded were grateful for the people in their lives- the relationships with friends and family. Nearly 20% expressed thanks for being alive and their connection to God/the Universe. Possibility, opportunity and good health were mentioned in 15% of the responses. Many things…

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Regret vs. Gratitude

Regret is something that none of us want and yet all of us have. It's the rare human that doesn't feel regret over some aspect of their life. The past few days have been a time of introspection for me over a decision I made five years ago. For about ten years I owned a place in Montana called Dreaming Bear Ranch, which was my refuge from the world. I searched for three years to find this spectacular piece of heaven.  As a result of divorce and the resulting financial situation, I sold Dreaming Bear Ranch in 2004 as a…

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I’m Grateful!

It feels so wonderful when everyone is in the holiday spirit, that recently I've started a new habit to keep that feeling around throughout the year. When someone asks me the traditional question, "How are you", I smile and say, "I'm grateful!" Usually they are taken aback, as they are expecting me to just say, "Fine, thank you". By saying "I'm grateful" out loud, so many good things happen. It is a constant reminder for me of the many blessings in my life for which I am very grateful. The side effects are also remarkable. The person who asked "How…

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Bloggers Get Real in Vegas

Last weekend I had the honor of going to BlogWorldExpo in Las Vegas and meeting many of my on-line friends in person. In these days of social media and high technology, we sometime miss the personal contact with other real people. I went to Blog World at the request of my friend Dave and he was so right in suggesting I attend. (Thank you Dave!) Not only did I learn from the speakers in the various seminars, I got to meet many Twitter and on-line friends face to face. What struck me the most, from any other seminar I've ever…

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