Week 8, Everyday Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Life is good.

My dad absolutely loved his life. He loved his wife, his seven children, living in Colorado, racing cars for a hobby, laughing, and sometimes, really loud music.  He was a morning person, up before the sun and always on the go. My dad was one of the good ones. It wasn’t easy being his daughter … Read more

Making Me Time a Priority Is Good For You

A lot of people tend to associate being busy with using time wisely. Every hour is filled with work, activities and commitments. Idle seconds can feel like precious time slipping away. Just notice how people pull out their smart phones to check email or the news when there is a moment of down time. It’s … Read more

4 Signs You’re Doing Well in Life

We all know disappointments from time to time. The raise you were counting on turned into a lay off. The relationship you worked so hard for didn’t turn out the way you hoped. Certain people are eager to let you know when you have let them down. With all of life’s ups and downs, sometimes … Read more

Self Help Tips for Relieving Stress and Anxiety

There’s going to be stress in your life. That’s a fact of life. While stress can sometimes be good, too much stress and anxiety can limit your ability to function and even harm your physical and emotional health. These strategies can help you cope when you’re feeling stressed or anxious. Eat a healthy diet During … Read more

Week 3 Every Tuesday January 17, 2017 Heart’s content.

I have such love and appreciation for my extraordinary everyday! This past weekend is a fine example of remembering that I am unshakably ok, even when something feels hard. Saturday was pretty darn cold and a gloomy sort of grey.  It took some extra effort to gear up and head out the door, and I … Read more

3 Simple Ways to Cultivate Contentment, Everyday

To be content is to be mentally and emotionally satisfied even while all your other feelings come and go. When you cultivate contentment it leads to a steady state of being unshakably ok. As a culture, we’ve learned there are good feelings (like happiness) and other feelings (like anger, sadness, or worry) that are not … Read more

Week 2: Everyday Tuesday January 10, 2017 Inside contentment.

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. “ ~ Dalai Lama I love when something takes my breath away as it aligns in just the right way. I especially love it when I’m reminded that practicing contentment works. Recently, this happened when I saw an interview of the Dalai Lama on … Read more

3 Ways to Live a Life You Love

Americans live in one of the richest countries in the world, but an online poll revealed that only 33% are happy. Unfulfilling jobs, dead-end relationships and money worries are among the reasons people say they are unhappy. The good news is that there are things you can do to live a life you love. These … Read more

Week 1: Everyday Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Today is the beginning of what I hope will be an extraordinary year. So, I begin this year with plenty of intentions (instead of resolutions), and perhaps the biggest intention I am committing to is the practice of contentment. Every. Single. Day. I intend to be unshakably ok, no matter what life throws at me … Read more

The Gift of Being Unshakably Okay

Someone asked me the other day why would they “choose to settle for contentment over happiness?” Such a good question! I say you don’t settle for contentment! It isn’t an either/or question. (Settling implies less than, a kind a giving up, of taking only a little of what you can get, or a lack of … Read more