Category Archives: Joy & Vitality

Joy: Whatever my circumstances, I know who I am and Whose I am: a unique cocreative expression of the Divine.

Vitality: I thrive and inspire. I radiate stamina, strength, flexibility, stability, and dexterity. I am healthy, happy, and whole.

Life Lessons from the Garden

Consider the dandelion. Reviled by many as an insistent, bothersome weed, it nevertheless continues to proudly display its pert, bright yellow self everywhere in lawns, gardens and sidewalk cracks. Where, in our own lives, do we face adversity? How do we … Continue reading

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Clearing Clutter: The Ultimate Act of Self-Care

When the mountain of paperwork and other clutter on her desk approached Mt. Everest proportions, Amelia would “organize” by sweeping it all into paper bags and boxes that she stashed in closets and under tables. George didn’t even bother stashing … Continue reading

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Lack of Sleep Getting in Your Way?

In much of the United States we’re about to lose yet another hour of sleep when we turn the clocks back at 2 a.m. on Sunday March 12, 2017. Talk about adding insult to injury! Given that quality sleep is … Continue reading

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Chasing the Blues Away

If you find yourself feeling a little sad, less energetic than usual, a bit bored or a touch lonely, you may be experiencing “the blues.” While you can get the blues at any time in response to your circumstances, they … Continue reading

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An Exercise in Vitality

What’s one of the top 10 ways to reduce stress? Exercise. One of the top 10 ways to relieve anxiety? Exercise. Promote vitality? Exercise. Relieve depression? Build self-esteem? Improve self-image and confidence? Increase stamina, strength, flexibility, stability and dexterity? Reduce … Continue reading

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How Music Soothes Stress

Most people have experienced the relaxing effect of music—from the soft strains of a flute playing in the background during a massage, to tuning out the world with your headphones during a grueling commute on public transit. With hectic schedules, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Ways to Have the Best Holidays Ever

IT’S OFFICIAL: THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS UPON US ONCE AGAIN! Dare we hope that this one will be truly magical? Not if we let ourselves get bogged down in overdoing, overwhelm and other all-too-familiar stress-inducing patterns. Here are 10 ways to … Continue reading

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The Importance of Idle Time

You’re just about to leave for your dentist appointment, when you receive a phone call saying the dentist has been called out on emergency and will have to reschedule your appointment. Congratulations! You are the winner of one unexpected free … Continue reading

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Are You Taking Good Care of Yourself?

With our busy lives, paying attention to taking care of ourselves is more important than ever—yet it’s often the last thing on our minds. To accomplish everything on our to do lists, we work overtime to meet deadlines and use … Continue reading

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To Everything There is a Season

While the timing, degree and details vary depending on your hemisphere and how near you live to the equator or one of the poles, nature demonstrates an annual cycle of harvest, hibernation, rebirth and profusion. Within that cycle, of course, … Continue reading

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