Relax! It’s Labor Day

There is no better way to show your respect for hard work than by also taking time off to completely relax.

shallow tree-lined creek reflecting blue sky and puffy clouds

Breathe deeply, sit peacefully, detach from your thoughts. Take the time and space to just be, without doing.

We tend to value hard work and see relaxation a waste of time. It is not. Relaxation opens the mind, renews the spirit and restores the body. So shelve those plans to tidy the garage, mow the yard and clean the house today. Instead, wander on over to your favorite quiet spot, and sit a spell. It’ll do you some good.

Happy Labor Day.

Life Is Honest, Open and True: Through peacefulness and relaxation, you allow your body and mind to heal from your everyday demands. You can discover and accept who you really are. When you are comfortable with yourself, you can be more open and honest with others.

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7 Ways to Know if Your Life is Aligned – #5 Is the Hardest

A few weeks ago I wrote about how we allow others to change us over time. We make small changes in our own words and actions in response to their expectations or demands.

We begin to accept as normal certain words or actions from them or ways that they treat us that previously we would have judged

magnifying glass on stand over photo in book of a Tuscan hillside vineyard with home.

From time to time we need to open the book of our life and examine it closely to discover the details a casual observer will never see.

unacceptable. Over time, those incremental changes can end up taking us far away from our true selves. Continue reading

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If I Let You Go, Will You Fly Away?

“If you love someone, set them free.

If they come back they’re yours;

if they don’t they never were.”

~ Richard Bach, American writer

Today is the first day of school here in Charlotte. Depending on where you live, your children may have started classes a few weeks

yellow and black butterfly spread wing on bush. Photo by Brad W. Smith, photographer.

If I let you go, will you fly away?

ago, or you may be eagerly counting down the days until the wonderful first day of class arrives. Continue reading

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