Motivation Café

Drop in anytime for some motivation, inspiration, and conversation. We’re open 24/7 and the “specials” change every week. Thanks for stopping by!

Why You Should Add a Dose of Gratitude to Your Day

Practicing gratitude has been clinically proven to have a profound and positive impact on a person’s health and quality of life — and it’s free! No co-pays, no time spent at appointments, no needles, no prescriptions. However, the fast-paced lifestyle that many of us have become accustomed to makes practicing gratitude difficult if we do… [Continue..]

Heal the Past, Create the Future

Today is a day that many people remember and honor the souls of those who are departed. However, regardless of one’s beliefs, we can all take time to reflect on those who came before us, be grateful for battles fought on our behalf, hardships endured to create a better life and unspoken acts of love.… [Continue..]

Easy Ways to Cultivate Good Health in the Garden

There are many more ways to stay healthy and fit than simply just going to the gym. In fact, some options are right in our own backyard. While gardening may not be considered exercise by some, it can actually build or maintain strength, stamina, and flexibility. Some studies have shown that it can also reduce the prevalence… [Continue..]

What Holds You Up?

At twilight last evening, while out walking, I caught sight of this magnificent spider suspended between two branches. I couldn’t see its web but knew that something was holding it up. It reminded me of my own spiritual practice: yoga, meditation, journaling, gratitude, inspirational reading, prayer; it’s not something outsiders see, but it holds me… [Continue..]

I’m So Human!

I often hear folks, when they’ve done something they weren’t happy with, even by accident, proclaim, “I’m so stupid!” That’s such a negative phrase and seeps into our psyche whenever we say it. We all make mistakes and do things we regret. So next time you feel the urge to utter that phrase, try instead… [Continue..]

No More “Problems”

I was recently listening to an audio recording of a live lecture by Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now. He stated that there are no problems in life, only situations that need to be dealt with. And, he added, there will always be situations that need to be dealt with. His inference is that these occurrences are… [Continue..]

Open Up to Life

In order to grow, you have to be willing to be vulnerable. You don’t have to like it. You just have to allow it to happen. Vulnerability opens you up to life.

Do the Best You Can

Life is a series of ups and downs. There will always be days, weeks, and years when things are particularly difficult. During those times, realize that you can’t do everything you’d like to do or do them the way you’d like. You simply have to do the best you can, get someone to help, or… [Continue..]

Poetry Power

When I was a young woman, my mother gave me a now classic book titled “Poems That Touch the Heart” (A.L. Alexander). It is a compilation of poems and essays from various artists. It has given me countless hours of reading pleasure and continues to do so today. When’s the last time you read a book… [Continue..]

What are you looking for?

Before I got into business, some women were quick to tell me how competitive and cut throat other women business owners were. I even had another nurse entrepreneur tell me that non-nurse business owners didn’t take nurses seriously in the business world. Yet from the first moment I put myself out there as a nurse… [Continue..]