It’s a brand new year! Thank goodness! Last year was a very difficult year, full of many sorrows. A lot of us struggled with sometimes overwhelming feelings of fear, frustration, anger, grief, and loss, as the pandemic spread across our world. Some of us grew sick with the virus, or our friends and family members … Read More
An Unforgettable Holiday Season!
For any of you who live anywhere near Santa Barbara, you know that this has not been a typical holiday season. Early in December, what has become known as the Thomas Fire began. It started quite a distance from here, but quickly spread. In a matter of days, people from Santa Paula, to Ojai, to … Read More
Are You Ready for a New Start?
Do you tell yourself that there’s no hope of your life getting better? Are you imagining that there are too many roadblocks in your way? Whatever your present situation is, it doesn’t determine your future. What do you want your life to look like? We all need a starting point, whenever we want something better … Read More
The Power of Our Beliefs!
This is such an empowering quote! Two definitions for belief are: “an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists” and “trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something.” Can you see how powerful those concepts are? They’re the foundation for growth! It’s difficult to create what we don’t believe in! If you … Read More
How Many Times Can You Start Over?
My answer is that you can start over as many times as you need to! You get a new opportunity every morning. You’re given the gift of 24 hours — a blank slate for you to create whatever you want/need to create. Does it really have to be a negative that you’ve tried before, and … Read More
Emotional Protection Can Be Too Pervasive
“When we protect ourselves so we won’t feel pain, that protection becomes like armor, like armor that imprisons the softness of the heart.” ~ Pema Chodron Please think carefully about this quote. It’s so important! Our defenses, up to a certain point, can help to protect us from harm. There comes a time, though, that … Read More