Seek a new viewing point

Day 141 of #LiveWell2017 I've written before about changing perspective, but I was reminded yesterday by a chance encounter with a stranger that in every situation I must seek perspective - that is, step back from my own point of view and listen, look, and understand from the point of view of the other person. I … Continue reading Seek a new viewing point

On loss and letting go…

Day 135 of #LiveWell2017 Last week I lost something. My journal. The one I started on January 1st of this year and where I hatched my ideas for this blog and recorded quotes and notes from the many books I've read since then about meditation, mindfulness, kindness, and generosity. When I first realized it was … Continue reading On loss and letting go…

Acceptance isn’t easy, but I’m working on it

Day 110 of #LiveWell2017 Today, I read an article in the AARP magazine about Michael J. Fox, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 26 years ago. In the article he was quoted as saying: "My happiness goes in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations." That made me take pause, because … Continue reading Acceptance isn’t easy, but I’m working on it

Mindfulness progress

Day 58 of #LiveWell2017 It's been nearly two months since I began my personal #LiveWell2017 #CreateGoodness journey, focusing on being mindful, kind, generous, and grateful. I've noticed a subtle but meaningful shift in my ability to be present in the moment. I no longer have to consciously stop and breathe and refocus on the present. It comes … Continue reading Mindfulness progress

Give with your heart

Day 53 of #LiveWell2017 Prior to the 17th century, to be generous meant you were "of noble birth." So, us "peasants" would never have been considered generous back then. Today, the term has evolved to mean being willing to give more than is expected or necessary, particularly if what is given is good for the person … Continue reading Give with your heart