Another fantastic post from Professions for Peace! Enjoy the read!

Professions for PEACE

I’m thankful for a pair of shoes that feel really good on my feet; I like my shoes. I’m thankful for the birds; I feel like they’re singing just for me when I get up in the morning; saying, ‘Good morning, John. You made it, John.’ ~Johnny Cash

Any thought that starts to take the shape of a complaint, let’s choose to change our perspective and turn it around 180 degrees and find something we can appreciate. I certainly do what I can to follow this adage, and have noticed amazing results.

The other day I finished cleaning the bathroom and it felt great to see it sparkling. When I went back in later, I saw a pile of tiny beard hairs in the sink that my husband left after cleaning his electric razor. I felt a surge of frustration rise. Then I caught myself with the realization of how…

View original post 441 more words


A must read post from The Cathie Barash Blog! Enjoy!

The Cathie Barash Blog












Friendships are a beautiful gift in our lives and help us to ‘blossom’ with joy. Spending time with encouraging and supportive people helps us to be the best that we can be. Conversely, being with people who drain our energy can inhibit us from being our best selves.

Cheryl Richardson, author of Take Time for Your Life, provides us with the following types of friends to avoid, so that we may experience the rewarding relationships we deserve:

The Blamer

This is a person who consistently blames you and/or everyone else for her problems. The world and the people in it always seem to create havoc for this person, and instead of taking responsibility for her life, she’d rather blame others.

The Complainer

This person likes to hear his own voice. He constantly complains about what isn’t working in…

View original post 265 more words

The Fibromyalgia Thriver's Guide

Today you have the choice to live an amazing life.

Have you decided that even this single day will be amazing?

If not, why?

You have all the power you need regardless of what is happening in your life or how much pain you are experiencing to have a wonderful experience.

You absolutely do hold that much power!

To illustrate how I know this to be true I am sharing the following excerpt from “Simple Abundance–A Daybook of Comfort and Joy” by Sarah Ban Breathnach for two reasons, the timing of this particular essay is wonderfully apropos for my day and because without even thinking too hard I know several people who could use this particular boost.

So you understand a little about this journal-style book, because I do believe the context is important, each day Sarah writes a short essay about living a positive, self-fulfilling life. 

“October 15–The Quality of…

View original post 631 more words

Bella Bleue Healing™

Do we all have inner strength within us, no matter what we’ve been through in life? Or is inner strength something we have to develop?

What do you think? 

These two questions were brought to my attention after my post last week.

And, I replied:

I believe we all have inner strength within us…each time we have survived we have because of a longing to live, which is strength to me. I also believe that we become stronger as we go forward…and by going forward I mean we choose to live and not give up…and although we may not recognize the strength we have in ourselves as we go through the challenge we are facing, when the time is right we can begin to learn more about ourselves, and by learning more about ourselves we hopefully lean to love ourselves deeper, which also allows that inner strength to be stronger

View original post 485 more words

As James Allen once wrote, “The dreamers are the saviors of the world!” Read this inspirational post from Cathie Barash at Help With Your Life. It’s full of fantastic quotes for the every day dreamer!

The Cathie Barash Blog


There are so many wonderful quotes about the power of following our dreams, and below is a small sampling of some of them. These inspirational quotes are provided by several famous leaders who had the courage to follow their desires and dream big! We can too! Enjoy!



“Life is short, live bold! Be heard, be you, dream big, take risks, don’t wait.” – Misty Gibbs

“It’s better to have an impossible dream than no dream at all.” – Anonymous

“It may be that those who do most, dream most.” – Stephen Butler Leacock

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

“The future you see is the future you get.” – Robert G Allen

“Follow your heart and your dreams will come true.” – Anonymous

“When you have a dream you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” – Carol…

View original post 188 more words

Another great post from Kristin at Let Life In Practices! Many of these tips for managing chronic pain also apply to successful stress management in our daily lives. Managing stress (a/k/a “distress”) is imperative to virtually every aspect of healing, happiness, and self-realization. I encourage everyone to not only read and consider Kristin’s suggestions but to actually choose at least 2 of these methods and start today — actually practicing them. Great ideas cannot change our lives until we start putting them into practice. Blessings, love & light, Sloan