Sunday, April 26, 2015


Let's face it, great friendships are priceless. Good friends can lift your spirits, make you laugh, and remind you that you are loved. Everyone needs friends, and you probably have always had at least one.

 Friendships can have a major impact on your health and well-being, but it's not always easy to build or maintain friendships.  

The most important thing to remember:
We respect each other
We are honest with each other
We communicate clearly with each other
We support each other
We don’t hold grudges against each other
We enjoy spending time with each other
We maintain healthy lives and other relationships outside of this relationship (friends, family, activities, extracurriculars, identity, etc)  

I am blessed, my Friends celebrate good times with me and provide support during bad times. For me, developing and maintaining good friendships takes effort. The enjoyment and comfort friendships provide, however, makes the investment worthwhile.

Friday, April 17, 2015


“Our work-a-day lives are filled with opportunities to bless others. The power of a single glance or an encouraging smile must never be underestimated.”
                                                ----G. Richard Rieger  

Gratitude is a great reminder to me to always count my blessings.  Life presents challenging circumstances almost every day. It is easy to lose sight of the good things happening around us because we are consumed with the negative. Feeling gratitude is an important practice that I bring into my daily practice. 

Feel grateful for all that surrounds you, grateful for the gifts that life gives you and grateful for your awareness. You are alive and here on this planet and that is something to feel good about.

Smiling and laughing can have a positive effect on your well-being. We could all do with a bit of cheering up every now and then, So give a gift that is worth more than money --Smiling – What a wonderful word and what a wonderful action to take. 

All the research in the world cannot define the warmth of a smile. With smiles, your days will become lighter, more joyous and more bearable even on those hay wired days. A smile is so simple yet so powerful. It takes but a moment but the memory of it lasts forever. It does not cost us anything – Think of it this way it is a small gift you are giving. 

Did you know, a smile is one of the strongest communication tools, and many spend their entire lives not knowing how to properly use it. Does this include you? By practicing this one simple gesture, you can improve your communication skills, and begin helping others around you feel joy, happiness, and accepted

"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy."
                                                   ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Spirit Within

“The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter and the spirit heals with joy.” – Proverb

How does body, mind and spirit fit together?          

The body, mind and spirit work as a system of energy.  The three are interconnected. We connect our body, mind and spirit to keep energy flowing within us. It is not limited to our physical bodies. Everything is composed of energy: biological, chemical and spiritual.This energy flow can be abundant or restricted, depending on our 'state of being' in each moment and it changes constantly.

Nurture your body, mind and spirit. Make each day count. It is a process (that I learn daily) that involves shifting away from the natural inclination on what is wrong to having a positive mindset focused on your purpose.

Our state of being is our overall feeling of health and wellness. It refers to how balanced we feel on all levels of our being. 

Whether we are happy or sad, sick or well, disconnected from spirit or not, we are either in or out of alignment with who we really are.

When we practice self awareness, even in difficult times, we can see these thoughts for what they are – thoughts. We know that we are the observer of these thoughts and we can choose whether to utilize these thoughts or not. We can choose our intentions.

What it really boils down to is be the best you can be with the resources that you have available to you because what you have to you heralds its own sort of perfection.  

When we live in balance with mind, body, and spirit, life flows more naturally, more easily. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April 1st

You have an effect and you are effected. Share  your Gift and Participate with Life. Thank you for being on this planet at this time.