I am adventurous. I adore Wayne Dyer. He taught me about being squeezed. He reminded me to stand on my head. He enlightened me about the fact all creativity emerges from silence and stillness. I gift his books to people. I quote him on the regular. I'd thought he provided a sort of backdrop to my life. These days I forget Dyer-teachings more often than I remember them. How are ... Continue Reading
I have to versus I get to.
Years ago I hurt my back. I couldn't move around without pain let alone exercise. At all. For months. It was during that stretch of time my attitude toward the cardio-exercise I loathed shifted from: "I *have* to do cardio" to "I get to do cardio." It happened gradually, yet after a while when I'd hear others lament they had to walk or Zumba or run or elliptical, my first thought ... Continue Reading
What comes out when youre squeezed?
we're more of an apple family. It shocked me when Wayne Dyer passed away. In that inimitable way of people who seem larger (and wiser) than life--he appeared to defy something as basely human as death. Dyer was an individual so often quoted and cited and who achieved such mythological status even while alive it seemed we all let out a collective gasp when learning he passed ... Continue Reading
Today is about changing perspective.
Sure, if you reside in the USA it's also Memorial Day, but I'm seizing today to shift some thoughts which no longer serve me. I'm taking today (to pause and remember those who have died in service of our country and) to make time for something I'd professed to be too busy for and which I need to make a priority. Today is about changing perspective literally in hopes it changes my perspective ... Continue Reading
Are you improving on the silence?
It will come as no surprise to anyone I do not rock the silence. I can (my masters degree in counseling taught me the skill of "sitting with the silence"). I try (I vow 1829 times a day to just *listen* when it comes to having difficult conversations). Silence is not my natural state. I self-identify as an introvert (for sure, for sure) yet when faced with anything (joy! dilemma! sadness!) ... Continue Reading