Tuesday, June 4, 2019

YEAH, IT MUST BE OLD AGE…

"I lost my keys again," she moaned.  "It must be old age!" 

Okaay… I've known her a long time and wanted to remind her that she's been losing those keys for the last 20 years…

"My diabetes is getting worse," he groaned slurping down his second dish of ice cream.
Uh huh…
"I'm just not as strong as I used to be," the third one complained, glued to the tv for the evening…

What do ya say?
What's your favorite excuse?  How does that work for you?

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

SERIOUSLY SPEAKING - LOSER?

Fair, not fair, fair share…
Seriously toxic concepts when it comes to human experience.
Who could have been cruel enough to feed these no-win concepts to tiny growing beings?
Because of course, it is at those young, impressionable moments when we're fed this hogwash.
Why hogwash?  Think about it…
How often does this formula actually pan out - and if it doesn't what does it imply about you?

DANCE WITH IT!   EXPERIENTIAL APPS                           
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas…

DROP THESE JUDGEMENTS!
Fair…
Why me?
Give yourself permission to do what you can to lower stress:
  Deep breathing…
  Find laughs…
  Ask for help…
  Create beauty…
  Look for the light…
  Find the positive 'take away' - the learning.



Tuesday, May 28, 2019

ONE FOR YOU AND ONE FOR ME…

"You've had more than your fair share of difficult things," she said.
Whoa!


What a concept!
Does this really compute?
Who is meting out these shares?

What do ya say?  You don't buy into this one, right?


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

SERIOUSLY SPEAKING - LOOKING FOR THAT LIGHT…

Life has a lot of darkness - just a reality. 
If we choose to focus on those dark shadows, another reality is that we increase our suffering!
If we go to the 'they done me wrong' songs, the 'why me' tunes,the 'it's not fair' stories, we draw attention to those dark places… where it is really easy to get stuck!
The alternative is to acknowledge the shadow places and people, to look for solutions, to reach out for help and to acknowledge the positive energy that can get focused as we pay attention to small shifts!

DANCE WITH IT!   EXPERIENTIAL APPS                          
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas…

WHAT ARE YOU PUTTING IN?
Remember that old saying 'garbage in, garbage out'?
While we often don't have control over what occurs we do have control over the stories we tell ourselves about it!
Think about this past week:
When difficult things happened, what did you tell yourself about what they said about you and your reality?
Did what you told yourself make life easier as you dealt with things… or did you increase your own suffering?






Tuesday, April 9, 2019

CAN YOU SEE IT?




'It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. ... Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that's when you're most beautiful.'
                                   
https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/victor_hugo_131142

What do ya say?
Does this make sense to you?
Do you practice it?

  

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

SERIOUSLY SPEAKING - GET YOUR MAGIC ON!

All those visual and auditory tokens - the chants, the prayers, the amulets - they are reminders of our power, our connectedness to others, to traditions, to humanity…
To the magic inherent in all of us if we just let ourselves tap into it!

DANCE WITH IT!   EXPERIENTIAL APPS   
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas…
WHERE'S YOUR MAGIC?

Identify your touchstones…
Are they auditory? (Chants, prayers, songs, rhythms)?
Kinesthetic? (Repetitive movements, dance)?
Visual (jewelry, stones, shrines, flags)?

HOW STRONG IS YOUR INTENTION?
Try this experiment:
Consciously state your emotional, physical goal.
Say to yourself as you look at your touchstone, put it on, touch it, sing it…
"My intention is_________"
"This is to remind of __________"
"When I look at this I will remember_______"
Here are some choices to fill in those blanks:
    Healing
    Strength
    Awareness
    Love
    Kindness



Tuesday, April 2, 2019

GOT AMULETS?

The 'Cloak of Invisibility'?


Those bracelets of Wonder Woman?


The Shield of…
A Hamsa, a rabbits foot?
Is it the object itself that has the power…
or the intention we feel and OWN when we wear it?
What do ya say?
You get the concept, right?