If you’ve been having a challenging day (or two or three), I totally understand. I’ve had a few ups and a few downs myself recently. I always do my best to stay positive and focus on what I want. But sometimes situations arise in our lives that are unpleasant or difficult. Why can’t life just be joyful and easy? Whenever I think about that … [Read more...]
Category: Daily Practices
It has been said "you will never change your life unless you make a change to your daily routine." These articles and videos offer suggestions of simple practices you can integrate into your daily life and, hopefully, make some of them life-long habits.
The island of Oahu in Hawaii, where I live, has locked down tightly due to the pandemic. Again. It’s disappointing because Mamiko and I were just getting used to being outdoors more, going to the beach at the end of the day, and walking around our favorite botanical gardens. But now all the parks and beaches on the island are closed. … [Read more...]
You know that feeling. You have a problem or difficult situation and you need an answer. And you need it now. But often, no matter how badly you want to find your way around or through a challenge, you can’t seem to find a path forward. Well, sometimes being hopeful is enough. Simply choosing to feel optimistic about your situation … [Read more...]
Last week a friend of mine in the Netherlands replied to a message I had sent to my email news list. “I don't know what it is," he wrote, "but as soon as I receive an e-mail from you I feel like I'm smiling.” That was a kind thing for him to say and a nice bit of feedback to receive. However, in the spirit of honesty and full disclosure, I … [Read more...]
Is life supposed to be easy? Or do you need to work hard and struggle and make sacrifices to achieve your goals? Which of these is the TRUTH? The answer is they can both be true because the Universe is designed to create a reality that matches your beliefs. If you believe life is hard, your life will be a struggle. If you believe life … [Read more...]