Reality Check

I’m having to really look at my finances these days. I’ve always had an emotional attachment to money. I’ve made it and spent it in ways that were not responsible in terms of a long term plan. In reality money is a commodity of exchange and on a spiritual level it is energy in motion. Now checking my check book is something I...

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Team Work

There is a giant learning curve from where I am today to where I intend to go. Sometimes I don’t see how it can be possible to get from here to there. But that’s my old way of thinking and believing that I have to do this work alone. Success happens through partnerships and team work. For the first time in my life, I am...

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Being Gentle With Myself

I’m learning to mother myself. To be the nurturing voice that comforts and cares for me when I need it. No longer a task master who demands results, I hold myself accountable while I love myself and applaud my progress along the way.

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Who Said It Would Be Easy

Making changes isn’t easy but it can be exhilarating and exciting. The only way to experience new opportunities is by opening myself up to them. In the process of taking risks, I am continuously confronted by my own demons. When insecurities resurface and the voices of self- doubt begin a dialogue in my head, I will let them know...

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This Too Shall Pass

It’s important that I don’t take my feelings too seriously but crucial that I stop to acknowledge them. Today was an emotional roller coaster that I bought a ticket to ride on. Unconscious or not, it was my choice. I began to innumerate the setbacks instead of counting my blessings and as a result felt victimized. My mistake, I...

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Acknowledgment

Keeping a blog is fun but it’s also an act of faith. Especially in the beginning until you gain a following it feels like sending words into a black hole. I wonder if anyone out there reads what I am writing or if anyone feels touched my words. Today I received an unexpected response. A reader thanked me! She said my words had...

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House Cleaning

Feeling a little scattered so decided to clean the apartment. Cleaning house clears my head and gives me a clearer perspective. I equate cleaning, vacuuming and doing laundry with starting over again. When my home is in order my mind is clearer and I can focus more easily on the next right things. I remember reading something years...

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Keeping The Vision

Hung a few pieces of artwork in my office so I can look at them while I work, I need positive imagery and inspiring words in front of me to keep myself on course. Left to their own devices my thoughts revert to doubt and worst case worry. I see any negative thoughts as balloons that keep inflating until I pop them. I’ve learned...

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Back To My Artwork

I bought a new drafting table today! It replaces the one I had to leave behind when we moved from NY to CA. It’s about half the size of my original one and it does not have a fancy hydraulic base for raising and lowering it easily. Still it’s a reasonable sized work table and it fits perfectly into my office space. I’m...

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Changing My Diet

I had no idea how many gluten free foods exist in the market place. I went to Whole Foods wondering what I might find that would not only be healthful but hoping to find a few sweet treats as well. I found both and a lot more. Now I’m seeing a turn around, this new diet is going to be easier than I expected. The challenge will be...

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