Inspiration

How to Find Your Happy Place…

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How to Find Your Happy Place...
Imagine being given a ticket to go anywhere in the world you want. The only stipulation is that it must be somewhere you can escape the stress and restrictions of everyday life. Would you head to a secluded beach where the only sounds are that of swooping birds and ocean waves? Maybe you’d head to an airport so that...

Finding The Courage To Be Yourself…

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How To Find The Courage To Be Yourself...
It’s not impossible, but it takes courage. It takes courage to be and to think differently. But the act of being and thinking differently is only different to those looking at you from the outside. Be Yourself If you make up your mind that you’re fully in control of your destiny — if you decide to choose what you want to...

All You Need, You Already Have…

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All You Need, You Already Have...
There is a famous stone water basin (or “tsukubai”) outside of the even more famous Ryoan-ji Temple in Kyoto, with four characters that read: “ware tada shiru taru.” This is a Zen saying that can be translated in a number of ways, all to do with contentment. But my favorite translation is: All you need, you already have. I think it’s such...

Positive Quotes to Live By…

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Positive Quotes to Live By…
Our best thoughts come from others. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Look for your choices, pick the best one, then go with it. ~ Pat RileyA person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example. ~ Joe DiMaggio The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. ~ Dean Acheson The best...

The Best Feeling in The World…

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The Best Feeling in The World...
No, it’s not winning the lottery or sex. It’s actually a near tie between love and giving. Some argue they are one in the same. If you want to experience the best feeling in the world, many believe you can only get it by giving your time, talent or money to someone who needs help. “Giving makes you happier and...

How to Become Who You Want to Be…

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How to Become Who You Want to Be...
Everyone has a quirk, bad habit or something they would like to change about themselves to be seen in a more positive light. Loving ourselves starts with acceptance. The good, the bad, and the embarrassing has taught us valuable life lessons. We are ever changing and evolving beings. Here are a few tips on how to create a positive...

Connect With Those Who Bring You Happiness…

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Connect With Those Who Bring You Happiness...
Spend time with family and loved ones... When was the last time you told your family and close personal friends that you loved them? Whatever your answer, do it today. Recently my grandfather was admitted to the hospital, just days after his 80th birthday, for heart problems. He’s had heart surgery in the past, and this time, just as in...

This Moment is Enough…

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This Moment is Enough…
I was in a plane descending into Portland for a quick stopover, and I gazed upon a brilliant pink sunrise over blue and purple mountains, and my heart ached. Instinctively, I looked over to Eva to share this breath-taking moment, but she was sleeping. I felt incomplete, not being able to share the moment with her, or with anyone. Its...

The After Bath of a Dog…

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The After Bath of a Dog...
If our pets could talk, what would they say? If your dog is like mine, he hates bath time. Maybe it's a good thing they can’t speak; we might not like what we hear. Watch this hilarious video. It will make you wonder what your pet is really thinking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPfZ78m3xZo&nohtml5=False

Good Quotes For A Good Life…

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Good Quotes For A Good Life...
The best way to resolve any problem in the human world is for all sides to sit down and talk. -Dalai Lama Life is best when you are in love. -Michael Moriarty When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another. -Helen Keller That's your best friend...