Why Gratitude is the Key to Being Rich

“Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” “You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” “Sometimes, we have to witness what others have lost in order to truly appreciate all that we have.” Despite all that we currently have to do without, most of us are surrounded by abundance. You only have to look for… [Continue..]

Why It’s Absolutely Okay To Embrace the Ups and Downs of Your Life

Life is a series of ebbs and flows. There will always be periods of challenge and hardship as well as times of peace and plenty. Scarcity alternates with abundance. Joy takes turns with sorrow. Confidence rotates with insecurity. Embrace the ups and downs of your life, knowing that they are two parts of a greater… [Continue..]

Observe and Elevate Those Around You

During recent air travel, I had a very short window of time to catch my connection. Plus, my connecting gate was a considerable distance away in a large airport. So I asked one of those airport transport vehicles for a lift. The driver began to bob and weave through a sea of people, many oblivious… [Continue..]

Unlock Your Music

Each of us is capable of doing much more than we ever realized. I’m not talking about getting more things done in a day. I’m talking about developing aspects of ourselves that we never knew existed. For example, when I started in business, I was convinced I had no ability to write. However, I knew,… [Continue..]

Aromatherapy: The Hidden Gem of Health Care?

Essential oils seem to be all the rage these days due to the belief that they can enhance physical and psychological well-being. Often used in holistic health environments, essential oils have now made their mark in the medical model of the healthcare industry as well. Do not be surprised if you are offered essential oil options… [Continue..]

What Goes Around Comes Around

When you choose to be positive, giving, loving, and kind to others, it will come back to you in spades. If you look for the good in others, you will find it. If you treat others with respect and compassion, your life will be filled with mutual feelings of good wishes and respect. © Donna… [Continue..]

The Yin and Yang of Life

This morning while meditating, I sat with my hands open and slightly cupped, palms facing upward, in a gesture of being open to receiving. I immediately had a sense of holding something very heavy in both hands. Because I have been feeling overwhelmed of late, my immediate thought was that I was feeling the weight… [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..]