Have you ever watched children learning to swim? One of the first things they’re taught to do is float on their backs. To do so, children are instructed to lay flat on their backs while the instructor supports them. Eventually, the instructor will remove their arms underneath the child’s back while the child remains floating... … Continue reading Trust the Float
These are my thoughts after sitting in quiet meditation. I just allow the words to come without worrying about grammar, technique, or whether or not my words make sense. I've decided to make this a page so that I can easily just add my journal entries without having to repost each time. Click here if … Continue reading My Journal of Free Flow Writing
Tips for Living Bright 5/31: UNPLUG FROM NEGATIVE NOISE Today, I'm going to do something that's not going to come easy . . . your mission for today (should you choice to accept it) is to try this as well . . . I'm purposely going to unplug from social media, the news, and all … Continue reading Unplug from Negative Noise
Tips for Living Bright 05/19: BE TRUE TO YOU To Thine Own Self Be True. . . I wrote about those words a few weeks back after waking up to that phrase plastered on my mind. And since that morning, I've realized how much I was NOT being true to myself. I was allowing my … Continue reading Be True to You
As I was driving to work this morning, the sun was intensely bright, so much that traffic was backed up from it. I said to myself, "We haven't had sun like this in the morning for a while---where the sun is so bright that you can feel its warmth and the prelude to spring. Rather … Continue reading Here Comes the Sun
Writing doesn’t always mean writing. Not in the typing away at the keyboard, sense. Sometimes, it means stopping to reposition. It may mean mulling things over and figuring out certain specifics—background information on your characters, plot points, pathways, and resolutions. Learn what to do when this step is necessary.
How easy would it be if we all had magic wands? If only we could simply wave that bad boy and have everything that we wanted done, done. My head is always overflowing with things needing to be tackled, but there just doesn't seem to be enough time. Does this sound familiar? If you are … Continue reading How to Write a Book (or Pursue Your Goals) While Working Full Time
Today’s stream of consciousness writing—when I feel the need to start writing, but not sure exactly what it will be about. I allow the words to come without editing. The following was written after I had been thinking about the whole creative process: The words you write don’t always have to make sense to you; sometimes … Continue reading Just Write
I took a short, but very sweet trip to Colorado—God’s country. The fresh air, babbling brooks, mountain ranges, magnificent red rocks and boulders transported me to a place of simplicity. The grandeur of it all reminded me of our insignificance in the grand scheme of life and it left me feeling humbled and refreshed. It … Continue reading How to Get Back to Your Ted Lasso-Self
Are you tempted to give up on your goals? Have they felt too impossible or as if you are not making any headway? Don't quit. Here's what to do when you feel that way.
When I began the 52 Weeks of Healthy Habits for Bright Light Living, life was definitely different. The habits were designed to be implemented slowly, week by week, in order to create sustainable habits. Rather than radically trying to change all aspects of our lives, the habits were designed to be manageable. This week, I … Continue reading VISUALIZE the Life You Want
“This too shall pass.” That was the saying my mother would tell me as a child, and I took it to heart. Whenever bad things would happen, I would imagine myself holding my breath as I rode out the storm in my head. I would envision the light at the end of the tunnel. My … Continue reading Synchronicity’s Message