What are you Tolerating?

The last issue of this newsletter dealt with clutter in the physical and mental form. There was a sentence at the beginning that stated “Some of us are oblivious to the amount of clutter we have.” Oblivious? Yes, we can all get used to that mess of a desk or the disorganized closet, yet deep down inside we know it exists. There is also a form of clutter that we have a harder time seeing …

Creating Space (aka Decluttering)

Clutter. We all have it. For some of us we derive a feeling of importance from it. Others of us can’t imagine parting with any of it. Some of us are oblivious to the amount of clutter we have.  We need to create space. Clutter is physical. Open that closet again. Yes, it is the same feeling every time…overwhelm and “I just can’t deal with it now!”. Yet once you clear the clutter from the …

Developing Awareness

The last two messages involved you in a process to develop awareness. You can only harvest what you plant. Are you aware of what you are planting and nurturing? Awareness is two-fold: The amount of time we spend in reflection forming thoughts, opinions or ideas Where our attention is focused Instead of reflection we live in reaction, responding to what happens to us, rather than creating our world. In turn, our attention is focused on …

What’s Growing in Your Garden? Part Two

Last week you wrote down an inspiring, motivating, life advancing thought.  Yes, that one! What’s growing in your garden? What has happened with that thought?  Did you do anything with it?  Did it grow?  Did inattention cause it to never take root and thus die? If you did something with your thought, pat yourself on the back, and KEEP GOING! For most of us, the thought lies and will continue to lie dormant, awaiting water, light …

What’s Growing in Your Garden?

What’s growing in your garden? Have you looked lately? This garden is your life. What’s growing in it? Have you tended it lately? Life is flying at us and by us at warp speed, matching the ever increasing speed of our electronic devices. When do any of us have time for a prolonged thought, much less a true reflection on our life. For most, the only unplugged time that remains is the shower. Once they …

Suiting Up and Showing Up

early days

Usache (my horse) and I began showing competitively in early 2008.  For the first few shows we (okay, me) were thrilled just to be there.  After our third outing came the wake-up call.  We had an okay showing but it was obvious there were some skills yet to be learned by me and some teambuilding for the two of us.  Usually the Sunday night after a show I am wiped out, but this time I …