What’s the one word reason why to choose forgiveness? Love? No. Peace? No. It’s SELF. You, yourself, are the very reason to choose forgiveness. So, I suppose you’re wondering what the four reasons are… Sanity Energy Love Freedom These are the gifts YOU receive from choosing to forgive. Sanity Stopping the endless cycle of monkey…

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The levels of understanding and invitation in this quote are rich and deep. From one perspective, it holds the invitation to offer forgiveness or acceptance within a personal relationship. If someone hurts us or betrays us, what is our willingness to offer forgiveness? Do we have the heart strength (courage) to trust loving again? And…

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This is an interesting experience for me. I love the poetic beauty of these words, but I am wrestling with allowing that to be in my heart. I was actually attempting to find a different quote to ponder and muse upon today but as it is meant to be…I continually found myself being pulled here.…

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Forgiveness: letting go of the hope that the past can be anything other than what it was.   What do we hope to gain from holding on to past hurts?   What are we trying to prove?   Who is really the one being punished?   There is a deep understanding that we are the…

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It is vital to love and be loved just as it is important to acknowledge the different sources of that love.   It is human nature to desire to receive love and affirmation from outside sources. It is of even greater importance to offer love and affirmation to ourselves. For how are we to receive…

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How often do you get stuck in comparing yourself to others? Income? Job status? Social life? Marriage?   How about shifting the focus back to you?   It’s alarming to experience and witness the ease of outward comparison instead of inner reflection. All of the juicy nuggets of uniqueness are ignored for something we don’t…

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I love the layered brilliance of this quote.   It demands a shift in mental perspective.   It requires taking ownership for thoughts and actions.   It is inspirational.   It is empowering.   As life continues to unfold and expand before me, a reminder like this is a powerful love nudge. Without fail, there…

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As many of you know, my beloved yellow lab Wolfgang found his way to peace last Thursday. As I continue to grieve his passing, I have come to see just how parallel our lives really were.   I was blessed with Wolfgang when he was the tender age of six weeks old. Although we had…

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What is important to you?   What do you desire but talk yourself out of?   Is it a different job?   A new hobby?   A dream vacation?   Growth in a relationship?   Learning a new skill?   Where does the ability to struggle, fail, get up and repeat come from?   As…

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