Find the dazzle

Find the dazzle

“You must habit yourself to the dazzle of the light and of every moment of your life.” ~Walt Whitman This quote makes me pause. Maybe because Walt Whitman is intense – and I have to really stop and ponder all that he conveys in these few words. Maybe because it’s a...
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...