A Particularly Favorable Environment

Thriving as the result of a particularly favorable environment. This is the definition of the word FLOURISH. A word I am growing to love more and more- the more I consider it’s meaning and interpret it for myself. A week ago I lead a retreat called the Thrive Retreat. I read a lot of words … Continued

Devotion and the Meaning of Your Life

Devotion. Back in January I picked themes for each month of the year. Words that sounded good to me, that I wanted to explore further the meaning of them in my life. I always like looking at the definitions of words as a place to start. Devotion: love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity, … Continued

Protect Yourself

This blog post is almost a no brainer at this time, but here it goes anyway! First the obvious- we are living in mentally and emotionally difficult time. Do you notice that some people are truly devastated over recent events while others are not? What is the difference? I don’t have all of the answers, … Continued

You Can Turn the Page

This is how I have felt this week with all that has happened: I want everyone to know how good they are and that the world needs all of us. There is no one who is here by mistake. And there is much more going on to our existence than any of us will probably … Continued

In Search of an Oasis

This is one of those posts that will certainly fall under the to be continued category. Do you ever struggle to find some peace in your busy week?  Even if you do take time off, do you ever find yourself feeling guilty, or maybe anxious, unable to really fully remain present enough to enjoy the … Continued

Gentleness

I got it backward. Last month the habit I was working on was unconditional self love.  I few things in life had happened in previous months that helped me forget what was good about me and had left me depleted.  I needed to embark on a mission to regain myself to my fullest-  nurturing and … Continued

Self Love 2016

Last evening on my segment, Get It Together, airing each month on WCAX TV’s The :30 show here in Vermont the topic was all about self love! Self love gets a really bad rap.  Many people feel uncomfortable talking about it- it’s selfish, it’s conceited.  It’s really just the opposite.  One point I made, and … Continued

Your Mindset About Others

The 100 Day Challenge, Day 36: Today I was facilitating a lunch and learn session on John Maxwell’s Everyone Communicates, Few Connect program.  It occurred to me that so much of connecting with others is our mindset ABOUT others.  If you value people, like people, even love people, then connecting can happen for you, at … Continued