The Benefits of Occasionally Denying Your Wants

You and I are a probably different in many ways.  We could list all the differences we have, but the same could be said for similarities.  Since the root of all understanding of difference comes from sharing similarities first, let’s start there.  As a child I bet we shared one very common experience; parents who were always telling us “no”. Continue reading

Monday Morning Magic

I’ve been practicing gratitude for awhile now and I like to think that I’ve gained something from the experience; I know I have.  Normally this “practice” is reserved for when I do yoga or go on one of my meditation walks, but I’ve found it really doesn’t need to be this formal.  Continue reading


There is so much to be thankful for this time of year; every moment of each year really.  As I sit and write this and reflect on the many joys I am thankful for I witness the natural world unfold before my very eyes.  I’m greeted by a warm and welcoming sun. Continue reading