From Fear to Trust

Fear says, I’m afraid of what could happen. Trust says, I don’t know what will happen but I I’ll try anyway. Fear says, It’s a scary world and people can’t be trusted. Trust says, The right people show up in my life at just the right time. Fear says, Save me. Trust says, I can do this on my own and in a way that is right for me. Fear plays into drama.  Trust observes drama yet doesn’t engage. Fear creates separation. Trust creates connection. Fear unconsciously reacts. Trust consciously responds. Below is a true story I wrote on fear and trust. I hope you enjoy it! A Story From … [Read more...]

How to Flip Your Mood

Happy October to you! October has always been one of my favorite months. Living in California, I loved riding my bike or hiking to a special spot and sharing a picnic lunch with a friend amongst the autumn colors. Today in New Zealand, spring is in full bloom. October is beautiful! October is also my month of celebration! I’m celebrating three important aspects of my life this month – my 35th wedding anniversary, by birthday and a big move…the beginning of a new chapter in my life. It’s an exciting month for sure, and as a valued member of my community, I’m going to share a celebration … [Read more...]

Cultivating the Attitude of Gratitude

Gratitude is an attitude we cultivate with practice. It’s a tangible force. Think of it as a muscle we develop over time. The more you use it the stronger it gets. It is one thing to be grateful for things that feel good and are already creating and generating happiness. It’s another thing to be grateful for the “hard stuff.” You know, those times where your heart’s been broken, you’ve lost your job or things just aren’t going the way you want them to. In these moments it’s easy to reach for self-pity, doubt, victim and blame; the world of your negative ego. As I was leaving my house … [Read more...]

Cultivating the Attitude of Gratitude

Gratitude is an attitude we cultivate with practice. It’s a tangible force. Think of it as a muscle we develop over time. The more you use it the stronger it gets. It is one thing to be grateful for things that feel good and are already creating and generating happiness. It’s another thing to be grateful for the “hard stuff.” You know, those times where your heart’s been broken, you’ve lost your job or things just aren’t going the way you want them to. In these moments it’s easy to reach for self-pity, doubt, victim and blame; the world of your negative ego. As I was leaving my house … [Read more...]