October 21 ♥ Are You Moving Forward or Sitting on Your BUT?

I’ve heard from a lot of women that they’d love to try something new…but… So often there’s that awful, disconcerting but… But where would I find the money, or the time, or the energy? they say. But  I’d have to wait until this or that would happen. My retort? But …  how long are you gonna wait?  What if you believed that the Universe truly is on your side, just waiting for you to take that 1st step? All you’d have to do was begin. And you could take small steps or a giant leap – whatever would feel comfortable. What if the Universe was just waiting for a nod from you? You wouldn’t have to have all the details worked out. You might not even have a clear vision of what exactly you were wanting. You could get moving with what you know…now. The important thing is that you’d be moving forward, not sitting on your But. Now it’s your turn: Where in your life is But getting in the way? What’s holding you back? If you were to take just the teensiest, tiny little step forward, what would you do? What would it take to actually do that itsy bitsy step? Not that much, right? So, get moving! … Continue reading

Valentines Day — with the Perfect Twist!

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. Charles M. Schultz     While not one of the most famous quotes for Valentine’s Day, it certainly works for me! So, grab a piece of chocolate (if that works for you!) and read on. On Valentine’s Day many people get all caught up in the actions (or inactions) of someone else. Some feel that if they’re not part of a couple, the day is irrelevant. This Valentine’s Day I’d like to offer a different perspective. Radical idea: what if you thought of Valentine’s Day as a day dedicated to self-love? This is an interesting idea for several reasons. No need to rely on anyone else. No need to feel “left out” because you don’t meet the societal prerequisite. No need to have expectations. It’s all within your control. If you honored a day devoted to self-love you could… list the things you LOVE about yourself (no need to wait for someone else to do it for you) choose what you need, right now, to put a smile on your face (no mind reading necessary) eat something stunningly delicious (calories don’t count today) recognize the love you already have around you (think beyond those closest to you) create your own happy place (no electronic distractions) treat your body as the sacred vessel that it is (no comparisons allowed) say “No” (and regain a piece of yourself) celebrate your unique gifts (because the world is waiting for you to share … Continue reading

If not now, when?

I ran across this question during the past week. Isn’t interesting how the Universe sends the most appropriate message, just when you need it? Now that my house has sold, I’m in the throes of all of the details involved in moving.  And I’ve found myself thinking, on way too many occasions, “As soon as X happens then I’ll be able to Y.” As in, “As soon as I get everything packed, then I’ll be able to find time for myself.” Or, “I’ll begin work on that second book once things settle down.” There are some assumptions going on here. I’m believing that conditions have to be right for certain things to happen; that life is somehow going to dramatically change and there will be more hours in day; and that I can control all of the variables in my life. You would think that at my age and with all of my life experiences, I would know better! <sigh> Why am I putting off what I want? What magic do I expect will happen once all of the planets are aligned? Ah, another wake-up call: I cannot put off my dreams, needs and desires until…whatever. There will never be a “perfect time”. That’s just my excuse to delay taking action. It’s a way of blaming forces outside of myself instead of taking responsibility for what happens next. Bottom line: my “when” is now. —I’m puttin’ on my fancy pants, and steppin’ out   “Action expresses priorities.” ~Mahatma Gandhi Your … Continue reading