Hygge And Coziness Of The Soul

I crave small, cozy places and amber-lit spaces. I swoon over the soul-fulfilling ambience of food and drinks, laughter and joy—shared with mindfully-present people I love.But I had no idea this deep-rooted affinity for authentic conversation—and coziness of the soul—had a name.Hygge. (pronounced hue-gah)...more

God Cares for the Small...

 I have had the opportunity to live in two cities recently that were dominant in their religion.  One was Salt Lake City and the second is Colorado Springs.  I am not gonna go into the differences between the two religions now, that isn’t the point of this blog.Religion it seems, has surrounded me my entire life…...more

3 Things You Never Need To Say and 3 Things You Can Say Instead

I've overheard a few comments lately and it made me realize that there are a few statements that simply never need to be uttered.1. "You'd feel better if you stopped your bad habit."...more

Balkan women make inroads in peace and politics

Cross-posted from UN Women With support from UN Women, women leaders in the Balkans are putting gender issues at the centre of politics and fueling women’s empowerment in order to bring peace and stability to the region. ...more

Relax feel free live your best life!

Relaxing, feeling easy, not stressing, just letting everything from the universe unfold, being passive has always been an alien thought in our western society. We need to push forward, take charge, control every situation to be successful, or so we have been taught. All that living stressed with negativity, like a tight rope, does is block positive energy that is the power from within, all that is needed to achieve the best life. By releasing stress through relaxing, not needing the negative energy, stress, to live your life, you can be free to be you, the best you....more

I Don't Understand!

I recently overheard a conversation that went something like this:Elderly, white middle class guy from the Midwest #1, "I don't understand those people in Ferguson. What does rioting have to do with justice?"...more

Peace begins in my heart

These days there's a war being played out on my Facebook newsfeed in a polarized chaos of opinion and fact, fury and compassion, bigotry and heartbreak. In the midst of my own sense of powerlessness and disillusionment over happenings and viewpoints beyond my control, I felt as though I needed a reminder that peace, love, and light begins in my heart. Perhaps this will speak to you as well. Prayer of Saint Francis Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. ...more

Make Peace with Your Body and Appearance

This is an excerpt from my new book Nothing Changes Until You Do, posted with permission.  Published by Hay House and available online or in bookstores....more