(3) “Quick Start” Gold Nuggets To Finding JOY Again (Or For The First Time)

Quick Start Gold Nugget #1: Leave the past in the past. Life is a journey.  It’s not always going to be easy.  Sometimes we all just have to pick up the pieces and begin again. Guilt, shame, and resentment are all products of living in the past.  I’m not saying to “forget” the past.  That’sContinue reading “(3) “Quick Start” Gold Nuggets To Finding JOY Again (Or For The First Time)”

The Journey Continues…(Part 5) (Self Esteem – Self Worth)

I remember hearing these words in various ways through teachers and mentors…“Who are you?  What are you worth? — You are loved.  You are valued.  You are far more powerful than you have ever imagined.” Really?  Because I wasn’t really feeling all that special, and I certainly wasn’t feeling powerful.  I was skeptical, but veryContinue reading “The Journey Continues…(Part 5) (Self Esteem – Self Worth)”

The Journey Continues…Part 4 (Our Thoughts)

Our happiness, joy, peace, success, sadness, fear, failure – all of it — begins with a single thought.  It’s true.  We can use our thoughts to torture and terrify ourselves, or we can use our thoughts to strengthen and fortify ourselves.  The problem is, most of us don’t think. We let our thoughts run rampantContinue reading “The Journey Continues…Part 4 (Our Thoughts)”

The Journey Continues – Part 2 (Having a Destination In Mind)

So, yeah, like I mentioned in the last blog post,  there’s stuff we have to get past to get to where we want to go.  First things first.  We have to have a destination in mind.  We have to figure out where we want to go or what we want to do.  Simply discovering whatContinue reading “The Journey Continues – Part 2 (Having a Destination In Mind)”

WHAT IS OUR WORTH? – This poem by Myra Brooks Welch beautifully describes our worth:

The Old Violin – The Touch of the Masters Hand ‘Twas battered and scarred, And the auctioneer thought it hardly worth his while To waste his time on the old violin, but he held it up with a smile. “What am I bid, good people”, he cried, “Who starts the bidding for me?” “One dollar,Continue reading “WHAT IS OUR WORTH? – This poem by Myra Brooks Welch beautifully describes our worth:”

When We Connect With God, There Is No Circumstance That Is Bigger Than Us  

Why do we get comfortable in our misery and accept (for far too long) the negative feelings and sadness that we experience?  In the middle of the storm, sometimes we forget that there is a higher power who not only created us, but also loves us and will carry us out of the holes inContinue reading “When We Connect With God, There Is No Circumstance That Is Bigger Than Us  “