What is magic? Is it all “abracadabra” and “hocus pocus,” or is there something more to it? We often describe childhood as having a magical quality to it and we fondly remember the magic surrounding a first kiss. Once these periods of time pass, sadly, the words “magic” and “magical” are used less often and presumed to have a polar relationship to the word “adult.” Magic is actually a real and integral part of both life and health for kids and adults alike, and it surrounds each of us—ifRead More
Have you ever watched while a bird catches a current of wind to get where it wants to go? In one swift movement, the bird’s wings can glide from one current to the next, just by naturally following the direction of the wind. The bird will swoop to the left and then way over to the right, without the changes in speed or direction looking forced or unnatural.
Even while we as humans do not have wings, we can stillRead More
There comes a time when you’re cultivating a new skill, an art, a business, a talent, or just about anything where you’re standing at a distinct crossroads. One metaphoric road sign reads “Be the Very Best.” The cross street is marked with a sign that bears a resemblance to the first one, but represents something entirely different. That sign says “Be the Best at What You Do.” As you stand there, many conflicted feelings may flow through you. You start to wonder what “The Best” means to you.Read More
Have you ever faced a challenge, a conflict, or some other difficult situation in the present that already feels very familiar to you…almost as if you’ve encountered it in some other form before? Perhaps in your past…
You might have wondered why this type of situation keeps returning for you. Maybe it’s a work-related challenge, a tiff with a friend or family member, or a personal obstacle such as passing a test or reaching a goal or dream. Whatever the case, you may wonder,Read More
Every 4th of July, the air is filled with a lightness of being and an exciting buzz as we all get together to celebrate Independence Day. Signs of celebration surround almost every corner as we think of freedom, yet we are also reminded of the strength and courage that it takes to uphold freedom in the face of challenges that come along in life. We are joined by many others while watching fireworks, but the independence represented by this day is also felt on a very individual level. Each ofRead More