wisdom

A Key to Happiness

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | December 10th, 2013 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: affirmation, authenticity, celebration, desires, gift giving, giving and receiving, happinesss, happy, harmony, heart, holidays, intention, joy, key to happiness, kindness, peaceful actions, peaceful thoughts, respect, share, simple acts, simple and heartfelt gifts, soul, stressful holidays, stressful season, want to be happy, wisdom, without expectation

This is the time of year when people are often either excited to celebrate the holidays or they are feeling a sense of dread about what might be coming during this sometimes stressful season. But the one thing that we all have in common is that we want to be happy.

As I was thinking about happiness, it came to me that a key to happiness involves circulation. By that I mean that true happiness comes from giving and receiving. The kind of sharing that involves the heart and the willingness to share without any expectations.

Musings on Menopause

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | September 27th, 2011 | 2 Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Healthy Aging, Personal Growth | tags: adult acne, aging, aging gracefully, Healthy Aging, hormones, hot flashes, maturity, menopause, menopause symptoms, menstruation, perimenopause, periods, wisdom, womens health

Menopause Lane Sign

Once upon a glorious pre-perimenopausal time, my cycles were more reliable than NASA and the Mayans for marking the passage of time. My body responded to exercise, diet and a good night’s sleep as intended — by performing well and looking good. Heck, my body responded to wine, chocolate and a restless night’s sleep by performing well and looking good!

Life’s Lessons Sometimes Come in Small (and/or Furry) Packages

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | November 23rd, 2010 | 1 Comment
topic: Green Living, Personal Growth | tags: animals, anxiety, bone cancer, calm, children, comfort, death, dogs, grief, happiness, kids, life, mortality, osteosarcoma, parenting, pets, Rainbow Bridge, sadness, wisdom

Little girl with dogDespite a diet of organic, holistic dog food. Despite a pesticide-free yard. Despite daily exercise and plenty of TLC, our six-year-old dog Polar was diagnosed in October with osteosarcoma, an aggressive and indiscriminate type of bone cancer that leaves little time for weighing options.

6 Simple Pearls of Wisdom to Learn from a Yoga Instructor

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | January 19th, 2010 | 1 Comment
topic: Personal Growth, Yoga | tags: breath, gratitude, stillness, transformation, wisdom, Yoga

beautiful brunette yoga instructor

Karen, my yoga instructor, doesn’t claim to offer answers. Actually, she’s more of an “ask a question” type of instructor, consistently encouraging each of us to look within for wisdom.