Shine


Your life is a source of light. Don't waste precious time worrying how much darkness exists beyond the reach of your light, whether your light is bright enough, or how the darkness feels about your brilliance, or when your light will burn out. Just shine.

A fresh start- Wholesome love, wholesome you, wholesome foods.


The end of last year was marked by a sweet, sweet moment: The love of my life asked me to marry him.  And I said yes.  I still tear up thinking about it.  He's my best friend.  And we've been through everything together. While agreeing to commit the rest of my life in marriage to …

Transition: Allow acclimation.


      Living a purposeful life is very much like a mountain climbing expedition.  You can't just show up to Mt. Kilimanjaro one afternoon and go for it.  It takes careful planning, equipping, guidance, preparation and readiness or you'll just die part way up. The interesting thing about mountain climbing, and even scuba diving, …

13 tips for living a purposeful life.


An acquaintance recently asked for 13 tidbits of advice to share with their daughter for her thirteenth birthday.  It was a wonderfully thoughtful gift, and as I sent the lengthy message, I realized these 13 tips are pretty universal, and decided to post them here. Enjoy! 1. You are more powerful than you’ll ever know. …

True thoughts: The truth is always simple, always good.


I've been writing about recognizing how critical our thoughts are, and how we can embrace the fact that we are masters of our own minds.   Yes, this was inspired by an Adam Sandler flick.  And yes, at some points it was full Sandler.  But in between those points it drove home what happens when …

Habitual Thinking: A fruitful mind feeds on fruit.


An old(ish) Adam Sandler movie, of all things, got me inspired to write about: Habitual thinking and how life-changing it can be to simply change the way you think;  How important rest is; How rest influences what we do when we're not resting. Now it's time for practical steps. Trust me, everyone needs to change their thinking habits. …