Wednesday, April 22

We Are Not Defined By What Others Think of Us

          It's amazing being maligned.  Being falsely accused before more than twenty people took place Saturday morning.  It is never acceptable.   Ever.  But, was I glad.  When angry by nature people are upset with me, it means

Monday, April 20

The Value of Anger

      I'm processing confusion, loss, not certain where the waves of the future will lay me down.  I am talking about one area of life.  Gradually, it is dawning that I may have been

Saturday, April 18

This Past Week: The Good ........ 4/18/15

      At the inn, the beginning of a the week is when inventorying the past seven days often happens. We list the highs and lows, the best and worst that took place.  Here's how it worked out for me.                                                                                                                 High points: 
1.  I rode my bike Friday.  Glorious!  I missed using my steel steed.  I was happy taking in the cool bay breeze on a warm day, discharging tension held within.
2.   My car died Thursday.  Now, my transportation is better than ever, I have a different car.
3.   A source of tension is gone.  Enjoying life with more comfort, peace of mind and ease validates steps taken to make this happen. Making an amends to me, by not accepting unacceptable behavior, was the highest of my high points this week.
  4.   My friends rallied around me,  during a time of trouble.  Closeness and companionship nurtures me, making life sweet.  Knowing that I don't have to endure pain alone gives me hope, surrounds my heart with love, providing peace of mind.
5.  Several new clients, have been added to my schedule, as of this month.  I enjoy serving others.
  6.   I saw a play tonight.  Loved it.  It was terrific, spending time with the person who went with me. Got to know him better.
  7.   Soon, very soon, I'll give a workshop in San Leandro.  I love doing them.
  8.   I love an app that helps organize my day. Because of it, I am getting plenty done. I makes it easier to stick to priorities.
  9.   I had an intense conversation this morning, but intensely good.  I even cried, good tears. I am glad I was authentic and present, expressing what troubled and angered me.

How About You? 
What were your high and low points for the past week?
I'd love hearing your answers.

Friday, April 17

Defensive Hope, Revisited ............... 4/17/15

       Early good morning to each of you.  I just got in from watching a movie. I am posting the following again.  It deals with a subject that often causes us to live insanely.

Thursday, April 16

Five Steps That Slay the Dragons Lurking in Our Lives............... 4/16/15

 Resting In the Tension 

      Today, I was agitated, besides myself, not thinking clearly, distracted by the specter of facing a distasteful time with another.  But, I stayed in touch with my feelings, sitting

Monday, April 13

Not Crowding Myself Out of My Life: Living for Me 4/13/15

  
Gratitudes:
1.  A wonderful day, starting with a dental appointment at 8:00 a.m.  I took care of seven practical areas today, in addition to having five sessions.  I feel satisfied and happy.  Being effec-tive is deeply satisfying. 
2.  A workshop I will give, soon, in San Leandro. It's fun and thrilling being stretched profes-sionally. This is a delightful change in routine. I love the work involved, preparing for a seminar. 
3.  I'll cycle tomorrow, after it rains. It's a meditation of sorts that

Friday, April 10

State of the Innkeeper---He's Been Wiped Out 4/10/15

Gratitudes for Today:
1.  Rest,plenty of it. My mind has been strongly stressed, all week. An old wound rose up and bit me, depleting me, emotionally and physically.  I didn't realize how vulner-able I was to a

Thursday, April 9

Resiliency: The First Three Things Needed, Revisited 4/9/15

      Resiliency.  What extraordinary spinach do we need to gobble, that empowers us when tested?  What steps can we take that increases our con-fidence when tried, when the wolf of difficulties reawakens childhood fears of rejection? How can we maintain

Tuesday, April 7

Uncertain, Unsure, Unclear, But Moving Forward Towards Clarity .... 4/7/15

    I had company tonight.  After working all afternoon, after a three hour break---because I was worn out----we resumed tackling this intense project. Our labors took me beyond the time when I post here. An energy depleting day it was.  I am beat.  I did not take care of myself today, even with the break.

    Met with

Saturday, April 4

The Gift of Easter............. 4/4/15

   
      Here it is, the day before Easter. I don't want to disap-point anyone, but this holi-day is not about  bunny rabbits, choc-olate candy, pastel Easter eggs or

Quotes from the Posts

"I'm mindful that our thoughts affect the words we use, our words influence our actions, our actions shape our character and our character determines our destiny."

From "My Character Determines My Destiny." To read it, please click here.

"Progress not perfection, is better than no progress at all, especially when we're trying to rid ourselves from unwelcome dragons that dwell within the closets of our soul."

From, "Still Learning" which, within four days, became the most popular post
written. To read it, please click here.

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its trouble, but it does empty today of its strength"
From the post: "Life Is Not a Correspondence Program." Click here to read it.

"Even though we cannot control our circumstances, we can control how we choose to respond to them."

From, "Handling Stress and Dealing With an Emotional Bully."Click here to read this post.

"Nope, being busy isn't exciting. Boring is good. Because boring is not boring; boring is being healthy, living a balanced life that has serenity"

From: "Do You Know What It Means If You Are Too Busy?" For more, please click here.

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