Sunday, July 15, 2012

A Life in Balance

 Do you have trouble creating balance in your life? Life has a way of keeping many of us very busy. With kids, and work, and laundry and groceries, there is little time left over to do the fun things. Life becomes a chore rather than the joyful experience it is meant to be. It is time to balance work with play. It is time to balance your time with others and time for yourself.  It is time to balance giving and receiving. It is time to balance talking and listening.   There is time to work and time to rest. There is time for work and time for family. When you we live in balance, all is well. There is peace and joy in your living.     

Make Yours...A Balanced Life.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

What makes you happy?

Happiness is easier to achieve than you realize. You can feel happy in the simplest of experiences. Finding and matching long lost socks can make you happy. Yet when you struggle emotionally, you lose sight of what makes you happy.  And you begin to long for that happy feeling. You start to look for it in all the wrong places--relationships, a new car, a new pet. You reach for anything that might make you happy. Surprise! Those things do not actually make you happy. Sure, they initially give you the high of feeling happy or even blissful, but it eventually wears off as the newness wears off. Happiness comes from a place of contentment within you. It does not take much to make you happy when you feel content. Cultivate a feeling of contentment. Develop the ability to sit in quiet with your thoughts and feelings. Be peaceful. Be alone with yourself. Close your eyes and go within. Stop the chatter. Stop the running around and being too busy. Let go of distraction. Settle in quietly with yourself.  Contentment brings happiness.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Medium Eggs

As humans, we are programmed to follow the course of what is known and familiar without much conscious thought. Since losing weight, my appetite has decreased. Yet I was continuing to go to the store, pickup the large eggs that I have always purchased, and feel stuffed whenever I cooked an egg for breakfast. In some strange way, I accepted that as the only option, when indeed there are always other options. And so, this week I went to the store and consciously looked at the size difference between a large and a medium egg. (Light bulb shines over head!) I pondered for a moment. Why buy a larger egg, just because you always have? As humans we change and our needs change. Yet, we are at risk for continuing to do that which is familiar, rather than to awaken to new ways to meet our needs.