Spiritual Practices

The power of gratitude
What is the Power of Gratitude? The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work, greater health, peak performance in sports and business, a higher sense of well-being, and a faster […]

The Power of Gratitude

live gratitude
During one of my journal writing mornings about all that is wrong in my life, a quiet thought crept in as I took a sip of my coffee: Be Grateful. Gratitude is easy to acquire, requires very little practice. Yet is amazing to me how no one seems to really understand the phrase. We give […]

Live Gratitude

Spirituality, spiritual practices, what are they?  How would you define Spirituality? Google Trends shows the search for the term spirituality at its highest in 2004.  Today it is barely a word used in search terms.  Yet, when you do conduct a Google search the links are extensive.  The first page of the search shows educational […]

Spiritual Practice & Spirituality

“And acceptance is the key to all my problems. When I am disturbed it is because I find some person, place, thing, or situation-some fact of my life-unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be […]

Acceptance is Key

A few months back I happened upon a box of books, dumped on the curb in the parking lot of a library. Rather than walk over the box and let it be someone else’s problem to move it, I hefted it up and set it on the bench near the dropbox. Before walking a way, […]

Three Minutes a Day

Patterns are those behaviors, events, or thoughts that continue to repeat themselves in your life. You keep doing the same thing, reacting to an occurrence the same way, thinking the same thoughts about an event or what you hear. Patterns are created through repetitive behaviors, bringing the same results. For instance someone cuts you off […]

Patterns in Life or Lifestyle