Monday, August 26, 2013

Slow Down and See The Beauty

There are many ways to take time to slow down enough to see and appreciate  the wonderful gifts of beauty that surround you each day.  We have to be intentional about taking the time to slow down.  If we don't, our days get away from us and we find ourselves at the end of a day, realizing we didn't really enjoy any part of it.  If this pattern continues because we allow our busy lives to keep us from enjoying life, the beauty of the world slips away from us until we forget to even look for it.  

Slowing down enough to see and appreciate the wonderful gifts of beauty that surround us each day also involves being intentional about looking for it.  It means disconnecting from social media sites long enough to really look around at the world that surrounds us, seeing the small details in a flower petal, a dragonflies wings, or seeing something larger like a sunset or a sunrise, a smiling face, the sparkle in the eyes of a young child.  

Don't let life just pass by.  Take it in.  Find hope in the beauty of creation.  Find hope in the Creator who gave you those gifts.  

Friday, August 23, 2013

Creating A Joy Board

A JOY board placed somewhere central in your home helps you to focus on things you love, appreciate, & are grateful for in your life. It can boost your mood, bring warm memories, and turn an attitude around.

If you decide to make a joy board this weekend, please share. I would love to know what you put on it, what you made it out of, and if it helps to lift your mood when you see it.
What would you fill your joy board, song lyrics, scripture, quotes, hand written notes, handmade gifts, dried flowers, ticket stubs?  

Monday, August 19, 2013

Who Plans Your Life?

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan.” - Jim Rohn

Do you have a life plan? If not, life coaching can help to give you direction. 

Don't be a passive spectator, watching life go by one day at a time. If you have a life plan, you can be proactive rather than reactive. 

Contact me at if you need some help putting together your life plan, so you can have balance and clarity in a life that you make the choices in, not others.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Using Your Strengths

Insecurities can cause us to use our strengths in harmful ways. If we are emotionally strong and secure in who we are, we would be happy to help others without wondering what we will get out of it, how it will benefit us. We would use our strengths to simply bring joy to others.  

How would your life be different if you used your strengths, your gifts that are unique to you, to help others, serve others, bring joy to others?  Take a step today to use your strengths in a good way.