Cultivate Your Inner Oasis

Our thoughts, conscious and unconscious, and those originating from our Higher Self, fuel the direction and quality of our daily lives. Thoughts really do determine who we are today and the quality of our life tomorrow.  They help create our personality characteristic, values and morals, contribute to the restfulness of our sleep, and help determine the amount of energy we have to take care of our home and family, earn a living and enjoy our leisure time.               While my list of 20 thoughts may not be the total answer to world peace and enlightened living, it might be the beginning…

Pathways to Wholeness is all about Mindful Living

The “How To” of Mindfulness ~ Beginnings ~ “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard Simply defined, mindfulness means being attentive and aware in a now focused, experiential, evaluative manner. Mindful, conscious thinking determines our sense of well-being and our overall satisfaction with life. Our thoughts are our personal construction crew. We construct our life one thought at a time. The result of mindful awareness is the development of our virtues, which are the basic positive building blocks of our life. …

Working in the “Flow”

Guest post by Sheri Kaye Hoff Working in the flow occurs when you are so focused and absorbed that time appears to both stand still and yet, moves forward without your conscious awareness.  Most of us have experienced working in the flow.  The task or project absorbs us, our work seems effortless (yet it probably involved several complex aspects and very concentrated thinking).  Your results when working in the flow are most likely higher than other efforts.  Sometimes when I am writing in the flow, I feel that my work writes itself. Instead of being tired, I am energized.  According…

Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas!

Helpful Tips and Yummy Recipes Enjoy Both! Breathe Live in the moment Love yourself with abandon Be grateful for all that is kind & good in your life Put yourself and your health needs before gifts and parties Allow love and good will to be the central ingredient in your holiday Enrich your life and the lives of others in ways that create peace and joy after the season Surround yourself with people, places, and special things that bring you joy and contentment ‘Tis the time to share some family recipes! Some of these treats are from my kitchen, some…

A Loving and Giving Time of Year

December is designated as Stress Free Family Holiday Month, because it is one of the most stressful times of year for millions of people. We all dream of holiday perfection, so we stay in survival mode until New Years Day.  Holiday entertainment on TV and in the theaters and traditional Christmas music often portray a romantic and unrealistic family Christmas.  Department stores and advertisements create immense temptations, most usually revolving around exchanging gifts, decorating our homes and inviting family and friends to share a meal or an expensive party.  There are fund drives and an organized effort to insure all…