Peace Begins with Me

As Christmas time approaches, I am reminded of the Christmas song titled, “Let There Be Peace On Earth.” Webster’s Dictionary defines peace as: The normal, non-warring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world. A state of mutual harmony between people or groups, especially in personal relations. Peace begins with us, individually.   As we go about our day-to-day business, we can maintain a state of tranquility. As we relate to and engage with our loved […]

The Magic of Giving Thanks

What would November be without a message on Thanksgiving? Research has proven that the key to success is happiness, and the key to happiness is gratitude. Being grateful has lots of benefits. Gratitude is related to optimism and self-confidence. Gratitude deepens our relationships. Gratitude causes a shift in our mindset so we can spot more […]

The Race is Off!

Ready, set, WAIT! With the last quarter of the year quickly approaching, I feel like I am always racing. I was in the grocery store a couple weeks ago, and I noticed the specialty aisle full of candy. At first, I wondered, what the purpose was for all of the candy? Then it hit me: […]

My Friends

The Olympic games were surely the highlight of the past month. In addition to the games, we were fortunate to hear excerpts of Maya Angelou’s poetry during several commercial breaks. The poem, Still I Rise, reminds us that we can overcome any obstacle or challenge. I especially liked the poem, Human Family, also by Maya […]

Achieving Happiness

Oftentimes, we look to external sources to make us happy. We often think happiness comes once we attain a certain status, once we have material possessions, or when we reach satisfaction in our relationships. However, making it to that next level, obtaining the things we desire, or having a satisfying relationship, does not do the […]

A New Commitment This Year

This year I am a commitment to compassion, consciousness, and caring. By saying “I am a commitment to,” reminds me that I am the commitment, it lives inside of me, and I am fully accountable for its outcome. I strive to embody the quality and exemplify the behavior in my everyday living. This year I […]

Reach Out and Touch Somebody

Remember Diana Ross’ song: “Reach out and touch somebody’s hand. Make this world a better place if you can.” Connection through touch is meaningful and it creates joy, solace, and fulfillment. Making a connection through touch is healthy and nourishing. Our loved ones feel our affection through our touch. Did you know? “We need 4 […]

A Time of Celebration!

Let us take time to acknowledge and celebrate the effort, focus, and discipline that enabled us to arrive to the end of the year 2015.  You are a unique gift to this world.  Celebrate your life.  Celebrate a healthy report.  Celebrate the journey you embarked upon this year.  Celebrate the existence of loving, healthy relationships. […]

I Am Thankful!

I am thankful for the sun in my eyes and the wind in my hair. I am thankful. I am thankful for the moon in the sky and the stars shining bright. I am thankful. I am thankful for friends who care and a family that loves. I am grateful. I am thankful for the […]

A Season of Harvest

I am ever so grateful for the community in which I live.  I am surrounded by golden hills, beautiful landscapes, and homes galore, not to mention the diversity of people whom I have the pleasure of interacting with, learning from, and sharing with.  I am ever so grateful that I have a home to live […]