Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My word for 2011 is .......

Tis the seaon of New Year's resolutions.  People all over the world are deciding what they are going to do differently in 2011.  Starting January 1st there will be more diets and exercise programs started than any other day of the year.  Well, actually its January 2nd, because the 1st is a holiday and no one starts anything new on a holiday.  How long do those resolutions last?  I don't know about anyone else, but mine lasted about 24 hours.  I was never big on the whole resolution thing.  It was just one more time in my life that I got to prove to myself that I was a disappointment.  So I gave up on resolutions many years ago.

In 2009 I found myself feeling the need to jump on the resolution band wagon again.  Something inside of me was stirring.  I thought it was the need for change, so I looked within and tried to come up with the perfect New Year's resolution.  One that I would follow through on.  One that I could not self-sabotage.  I was coming up empty-handed and the New Year was just around the corner.

Then I started noticing a trend is some of the blogs that I was reading.  These bloggers weren't setting resolutions, they were setting intentions.  They were setting intentions by using just one word.  One word to describe what their New Year was going to bring for them.  Something inside of me started stirring again.  I could do that.  Surely I could pick a word.  One simple word to describe what 2010 was going to bring for me.  My word for 2010 was Shine.  I was going to allow myself to shine.  I was going to live fearlessly and be the shiny person that I was longing to be.  I believe that I did Shine in 2010.  I faced some fears head on and came out victorious.  I have had one of the best years of my 44 years in this life.

So now the time has come to pick another word.  Another word of intention.  Its turning out to be harder than I thought it would be.  I'm struggling to come up with the word that resonates with me.  There are a few that I'm contemplating and I think its going to take looking within and meditating on each word.  I'm going to get a lesson on patience and listening to my heart. 

I'll check back in a few days and let you know what I come up with.  What about you?  Is there a word that you feel connected to?  Instead of a resolution can you set an intention?  Please share your word when you come up with it.

Just my thoughts.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

A holiday blessing from me to you

May your heart always know the joy and wonder that this season brings forth.  May you love and cherish family and friends all the days of your life. 

An abundance of love to you,


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday Shine: Peace on Earth

“In each of us, there lies a divine connection to a power more powerful than hate or violence. Today is the day to attune to that power and use it on behalf of peace on earth.”

~ Marianne Williamson

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Here it is!!! Shining Life Healing!!

Well I've taken the next big step in seeing my dreams come true.  I am releasing my new website for everyone (or no one) to see.  I'm stepping way out of my comfort zone here.  I know that the site will be evolving over the next few months, but I just couldn't keep it to myself any longer.

At the beginning of this year I proclaimed that I was going to live fearlessly and allow myself to shine.  So here is to living fearlessly and shining.  Come on over and check out Shining Life Healing.  Feel free to give me feedback.  I love how the opinions of others leaves me feeling supported. 

Thank you for so much for coming here and for being a part of my healing journey in this life.

Just my thoughts.

Monday, December 6, 2010


There are times when tears must fall.

There are times when the sun must hide behind the clouds

and sadness wraps itself around the soul with a tight embrace.

These are the times when the heart is preparing to open

and reveal a light so bright that tears dry into a smile,

the sun peeks out from the clouds and sadness gently releases its grip

so happiness can take its place.

There are times when tears must fall.

~ Me

Just my thoughts.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sunday Shine: Dr. Suessism

You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.

You're on your own.

And you know what you know.

You are the guy who'll decide where to go.

                                                                                      ~Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


There are times in my life where I allow myself to escape into a world of fantasy.  Days when the Littles energy level has me overwhelmed.  Or the house being in a state of cluttered chaos is beginning to weigh heavy on my spirit.  Or when having an extra income would be very helpful.  I like to just sit and wonder about how things *could* be.  I don't do this in an "oh, how I wish my life were different" manner.  Its more of a "my life could be different if...." daydream.

Today I find myself wondering how my life could be.  So I'm going to indulge myself and share what I want to do today.  Today my Littles are all grown up and living productive lives in their own separate homes.  They all get along and stay connected with one another.  And every Sunday they come to my house and hang out.

Today my home is a clutter-free and serene environment.  The only toys in the house are for the grandkids to play with when they come over and they are tucked away when they are not in use.  I enjoy sitting in my 4 season porch sipping coffee and watching the birds in my back yard.  There is no tv on during the day.  And in the evenings the lights are low and the only sounds to be heard are peaceful music and conversations with my Mr. Man.

Today I have enough Reiki clients to keep me happily busy.  I am contributing to the income of our household.  I am meeting amazing people and contributing to their healing journeys. 

Its ok that what I want to be doing is far from where I am today.  Its ok to go within and just let myself pretend for a moment.  I don't wish for a different life.  I don't wish I were single and childless.  I used to.  My moments of pretend used to be frequent and I kept it to myself.  I don't have to keep things to myself anymore.  I can ponder a different life and not feel guilt or shame.  Taking the time to indulge in a little harmless make-believe renews my spirit.  It puts a warm glow of peace in my heart when things feel cold and overwhelming.

I live a full and blessed life, but everyone experiences a bit of unrest.  I choose to acknowledge the unrest and and let it have its say.  Now I feel renewed and happily content to continue on with my day.  Complete with unruly Littles, clutter galore and pockets that are emptier than I would prefer.

So go ahead.  Indulge yourself the next time you're feeling stuck or frustrated with where you are in life.  Let it be a little look into where your life could go.  Then embrace your life for what it is right then.  Let your life unfold the way it is meant to.  Happy daydreaming!

Just my thoughts.