I’m going to complain less and praise more

I’m going to complain less and praise more

I wouldn’t call myself a complainer, really. It’s not usually where I come from. I generally don’t get too caught in listing all that’s wrong in and around me or in dwelling on what’s causing me pain and stress. I generally don’t get too caught, but I can get caught....
If it doesn’t bring you joy, don’t do it!

If it doesn’t bring you joy, don’t do it!

It was my Saturday morning yoga practice, with one of my favorite instructors. (Truth be told, they’re all pretty much my favorite instructors!) “If the pose doesn’t bring you joy,” she told us, “don’t do it.” What a concept! I am generally not one for opting out of...
Right here, right now is perfect

Right here, right now is perfect

Even as I strive, more and more, to release my perfectionism (yes, I do know how silly and oxymoron-ish that sentence is!), I also allow myself, more and more, to embrace the notion that right here, right now, everything is perfect. Just as it is. I know these two...
I give myself permission to be

I give myself permission to be

I was deep in self-reflection and deep in discussion with someone I trust. Someone I trust a lot. But still I nearly cursed at her when she pointed out that somewhere deep inside myself I was, even now, judging my behaviors as permissible or not. My thought patterns...
Look at what you want to see

Look at what you want to see

One of my best friends has a new apartment. Right on the water. Well, it’s right on the water if you look to the right, and it’s right on the car dealership if you look to the left. Which reminds me of how important it is which way I look and what I look at. Again,...