Don’t give your power away

Don’t give your power away

“The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.” ~Voltaire Have you ever noticed that sometimes something bad, or at least undesirable, happens and you let it roll right off, as if it doesn’t seem to have any effect on you? And then...
Are you causing your own shadow?

Are you causing your own shadow?

“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson I’m beginning to realize how many of my bad moods are self-inflicted. How many of my moments of anger, frustration, or despair are actually in my control (although...
Stop shoulding!

Stop shoulding!

“I will not should on myself today.” ~Anonymous I learned this pithy saying years ago, and it still makes me smile. So often we “should” on ourselves. We run the list of our “shoulds” – to ourselves or others. “I should answer this email.” “I should volunteer at my...
We are our choices

We are our choices

“It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” ~J.K. Rowling We are defined by our choices, big and little. On a daily basis we choose – whether (or how) to react to a coworker; if we’ll fulfill our promises and obligations; to exercise...