December Inspiration

LAUGH OFTEN

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“Courage is contagious.

Every time we choose courage,

we make everyone around us

a little better and the world a little braver.”

Brene Brown

A few years back I helped a small group of Hollywood actors access their charm, charisma and vulnerability in deeper ways. By the end of our 2 month program, one actress experienced what it’s like to have Danny Glover visit her back stage and compliment her performance. Lives are touched in magical ways when we’re brave enough to lead with our vulnerability:)

If you haven’t watched Brene’s 2010 Ted Talk on The Power of Vulnerability I highly recommend it. It’s a great one to re-watch or listen to while walking.

Get ready to laugh out loud, wake yourself up, and have fun flexing your emotional courage muscles…always cheering for you!

Want support? Happy to help. Let’s talk

November Inspiration

SLOW DOWN

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” I would love to live like a river flows,

carried by the surprise of its own unfolding. “

John O’Donahue

Life keeps speeding up more and more, and so do demands and expectations! For sanity’s sake I’m not speeding up, I’m slowing down.

Sometimes we need to speed up and sometimes we need to slow down. We choose our pace and the quality of interaction we require.

Remember it’s the tortoise who wins the race, not the hare:)

October Inspiration

CULTIVATE COMPASSION

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If there is light in the soul,

there will be beauty in the person.

If there is beauty in the person,

there will be harmony in the house.

If there is harmony in the house,

there will be order in the nation.

Chinese proverb

September’s play first suggestion reminded me to pay more attention to the choices I’m making. Why not switch it up and have more fun?

With all the craziness in the world right now, it’s no surprise which influence October is requesting:)

Wishing you a blessed new month filled with love, laughter and compassion.

September Inspiration

PLAY FIRST

You can’t use up creativity.

The more you use, the more you have.

Maya Angelou

Last month was all about moving mindfully, and I believe that card leads us beautifully towards play first.

If you want to take another step inward, try this.

Pause and then look up at the image of my player piano’s keys. Consider the black yin keys (heartful) and the white yang keys (mindful) as teachers that support playful choices this month.

Enjoy playing first – I find this reminder a game changer!

August Inspiration

MOVE MINDFULLY

Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards. Soren Kierkegaard

Can you believe we are already 3/4 of the way through this year?

Take one step forward and it will lead you to exactly where you need to be.

Enjoy the adventure!

July Inspiration

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

There is freedom waiting for you

On the breezes of the sky,

And you ask, “What if I fall?”

Oh, but my darling,

What if you fly?

Erin Hanson

Have you built in any down time this month?

Tip: Schedule some quiet time on your calendar & enjoy the FREEDOM!

June Inspiration

T'ai Chi Chih

WELCOME SILENCE

We have this immense interior life within us. We can call it the life of the soul. Poets and mystics and people have been trying to figure out what to call this for a long time. But there is an inner silence in it. And there is an incredible mystery floating in it. This is where the divine lives in us.  Sue Monk Kidd

Witnessing the sun’s early rise above Mount Baker always brings a smile to my face.

Standing in silent appreciation, I quietly welcome the dawn of a new day.

What is one small step you can take today to welcome silence

Inspiration for May

HARMONY HEALS

True joy comes from a profound harmony among people, something that we feel in our hearts and that lets us experience the beauty of togetherness, of mutual support along life’s journey. Pope Francis from his book Happiness in This Life

What is one small step you can take to increase harmony in your life?

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We were just named a Constant Contact All Star for 2017!

Five years ago I started sharing Monday Morning Musings, and remember being so nervous Sunday evenings that I rarely slept.

In my Qigong classes, we pick a card or 2 for inspiration and share so I decided to pick a card or 2 for everyone on my mailing list and pair it with a soothing image offering support for the week.

After a few months, I began inviting local islanders, dear friends and eventually my family to join in the fun.

Within my industry’s niche, 6.9% of recipients actually open and read email sent to them compared to our 70%! Isn’t that exciting?

Thank you for saying YES!!