Freedom

Here I go thinking again! I ask questions, so bear with me. What if we let go of everything that tires us? Everything that wants to spoil the dream. Let go of all the times we have allowed ourselves to be a victim or tyrant (use any word - pain in the butt could work), so that we are emptied. … [Read more...]

Just be Yourself?

As I lay in the sun today contemplating my navel and trying to be very attentive to the present moment, a thought occurred to me. People always say "just be yourself" to other people. Who are we and do we know who we are in the mix of all the influences throughout our life to date. Most of us … [Read more...]

Mind Mapping

Maximize the power of your brain by using Tony Buzan's Mind Mapping, which is fun, colorful and straightforward. This is a genius tool. Tony says that Beethoven, Leonardo De Vinci, Darwin and all the great minds used image association such as this. Mind Mapping is a thinking tool that reflects … [Read more...]

Courage Today

I was thinking about ways to examine courage. Below are a few simple things that come to mind. Learning new skills Be authentic, just be yourself Listening - Being Still and Present Look into the eyes of a small child Taking a walk in nature Be grateful Think of people who inspire you. One … [Read more...]

Lunch Today in Laguna Beach

Have you ever been in one of your favorite restaurants, happily munching, when you hear a loud voice incessantly talking negative about other people? Today was that day. I should have moved, but I did not notice "the voice" until my food was delivered. I must have heard the word "narcissist" 25 … [Read more...]

World's Stongest Dad

Now this is courage on fire. I can only imagine, like the song says. What a vision of mutual love and respect. … [Read more...]

Courageous Woman Hikes the Appalachian Trail

This is a great story about a woman who had knee replacement surgery and within 1 year hiked the Appalachian Trail. … [Read more...]

The Gift of Giving

I have been noticing that people are much more receptive to giving lately. I enjoy watching Extreme Home Makeover and Oprah's Big Give. This may be a trend, hopefully one that is here to stay. I came across a video of Bill Clinton talking about the empowerment of giving, the gift of forgiveness, … [Read more...]

Great Article on Courage

A friend of mine sent me this great blog written by Steve Pavlina. In his blog he talks about living life courageously. Most people think courage is reserved for heroes, but in reality it is for everyone. I agree with what Steve says, I also believe we are all heroes in everyday life. The article … [Read more...]

Dr. Randy Pausch with Diane Sawyer

This amazing video with Dr. Randy Pausch is a moving live story told to Diane Sawyer. I loved the message he is conveying to people and a legacy he is leaving his children, as a blueprint to live by. We can all learn from Dr. Pausch and his valuable life lessons he so graciously shares. … [Read more...]