Just For Today – I Will Do My Work Honestly

How We Perceive Our Reality I’m learning, as I listen to the audiobook, before happiness – the 5 hidden keys to achieving success, spreading happiness, and sustaining positive change by Shawn Achor (the book’s title indicates the author is a grammatical rebel!) that happiness is how we perceive our reality. The author postulates we can…

Liebster Award Nomination

Thank You Sid! I am thrilled Siddhartha Krishnan, author of What’s On Sid’s Mind, nominated me for The Liebster Award. The award is a pay-it-forward acknowledgement, from one blogger to another, that they appreciate your blog and promote others to check it out! What I like about Sid’s blog is his gentle, authentic, heart-felt voice….

Ten of My Favorite Feelings – Joyful Stephanie

Thank You Omobola I was nominated by Omobola, author of the blog Live life Live Fully, to write ten of my favorite feelings. Over the years, I’ve blogged extensively about my emotional journey through alcohol addiction and anxiety; first as a medium for exploring and gaining clarity of my own story, second in hopes that…

Half Marathon Training – Week 18 – My First Race!

20 Weeks to Half Marathon My goal is to run the Valley Harvest Half Marathon, on Sunday, October 11th, 2020 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. 21.1km. Monday – Saturday I accomplished my goal of running 6km Monday – Friday, upping it a bit – two days of the six were 7km. Saturday was a special run day….

Just For Today – I Will Not Worry

Reflections on Love This morning I am thinking about love. How love feels… Soft. Gentle. Calm. Compassionate. Peaceful. Letting love sit, within… Just for today, I will not worry, I will love. Let Gary Barlow’s Sing fill your heart with love, and light and hope….. S, ❤️

Just For Today – I Will Not Worry

Pause, Take a Breath and Go For Yours If you grew up through the 1990’s, you may recognize these words. These words are lyrics from the hit dance song, Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) by C+C Music Factory! Yup, that’s right… along with many of the spiritual leaders out there like Deepak Chopra,…

Half Marathon Training – Week 17 – My First 10Km!

21 Weeks to Half Marathon My goal is to run the Valley Harvest Half Marathon, on Sunday, October 11th, 2020 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. 21.1km. Back on Track… Week 7 of my training was the week I aimed to run my first 10km. However, plantar fasciitis put a stop to that. The next 2 months transitioned…

Just For Today – I Will Not Be Angry

Give Pause To Your Anger It has been my experience that fear is usually lingering somewhere deep beneath my anger. When you feel angry, can you take a moment to stop, and pause? Can you take a look at what is beneath your anger? Can you find the fear and identify what you’re afraid of?…

55 Rules For Love – Rule # 23 – Don’t Manipulate To Get Results

Manipulation Means? According to Dictionary.com, the definition of manipulation is: “…influencing or attempting to influence the behavior or emotions of others for one’s own purposes: a manipulative boss.” Psychology Today Canada defines psychological manipulation as one person is used for the benefit of the other – there is not a constructive give and take in…

Just For Today – I Will Be Grateful For My Many Blessings

Tara Brach I’ve been listening to psychologist and Buddhist meditation teacher, Tara Brach’s Radical Self-Compassion series on Calm. Her words truly speak to me, especially the part of those who consistently try to improve on themselves because they feel they are deficient in some way – always trying to fix themselves to be better –…