Are You Happy?

August 13, 2012anxiety, choices, depression, happiness, sorrow, stress management

How do we create happiness?  When you throw a tiny rock into water, the ripples spread out into ever widening circles. It’s no different with the individual choices that we make in our daily lives.  Each choice spreads out to color our lives in increasingly wider circles of sorrow or happiness. What do you need … Read More

Do You Value the Gift of Life Each Day?

July 21, 2012blessings, fears, grief, love, sadness, sorrow

We all feel so much sorrow over the terrible tragedy that took place in Aurora, Colorado, and we send our prayers to those personally affected by it.  So many lives were lost, and many more lives will never be the same.  It breaks our hearts to think about this violence, and the traumatic aftermath. At … Read More

A Beautiful Morning in Santa Barbara!

March 18, 2012anxiety, attitude and focus, blessings, choices, depression, empowerment, grief, relationship issues, resiliency, self-care, sorrow, stress management

We had a beautiful snow-topped mountain scene to wake up to in Santa Barbara this morning!  That doesn’t often happen here, so it was quite a sight to behold!  Unfortunately, it didn’t last very long.  Before noon, it was just a beautiful memory — along with a great photo! We are left with two choices.  … Read More

Create a Circle of Kindness Around You, Wherever You Go!

January 20, 2012anxiety, blessings, connections, depression, grief, kindness, relationship issues, sadness, sorrow

 “Every man has his secret sorrows, which the world knows not, and often times we call a man cold, when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  When we’re on the outside looking in, we can form a perception that isn’t very accurate.  We might judge people as being unfriendly, when if the truth … Read More