CONNECTION

THE GREEN-EYED MONSTER... BETWEEN FRIENDS

I've promised this Journal would be about real musings on real life. Even if you won't admit it, I bet you've listened to your closest friends relay some great news about something amazing that just happened and instead of feeling joy, you silently drown in envy. Yep, that's ugly. And apparently most of us have been there. I sighed some relief to read I wasn't the only one and to find some ways to cope with the green-eyed monster at its root. READ IT HERE 

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GET OUT OF STUCK-VILLE

Ok, I was trying to be witty with the title, but it's not so funny when despite your best efforts, nothing you do is pushing you towards your goals. Maybe now that the holidays are blowing in on autumn breezes, it's the time to re-evaluate and reconsider. After all, it is the season for change-- and it's all in how you view it. Are you afraid of impending dormancy or playing in the colorful transitions? I loved these suggestions for getting out of that stuck place and into something better. Check it out HERE

 photo by:  electric nerve

photo by: electric nerve

INTIMACY IS THE SECRET

It's true–when people use the word intimacy, they're often referring to a romantic partnership. But I've always used this term (and at times, have gotten confused looks) to speak about another kind of universal human bonding that adds texture and vibrancy to our interactions. It's that feel-good, real time connection you lock into when your heart remains open and you're fully present. That's why I loved finding this article from the Huffington Post. See how intimacy can infuse all parts of your friendships and your life with magic HERE

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GETTING OLDER IS A BLESSING

I know, I know. Many of you are shaking your heads in disbelief. But I have a whole new view on how my years packed full of angst, learnings, flirting, tears, travel and success (in all forms!) has benefited me. Check out Sister Joan Chittister's insightful article and start reframing your life's experiences, HERE   

 image by  Brian Everett  / Used by Creative Commons License

image by Brian Everett / Used by Creative Commons License