Honey, Just Seize It!

The online dictionary defines a moment as "a particular time, period of success, excellence, fame, etc." How many times do we miss a moment? Easy to do given the quick pace of our lives, events, perhaps even relationships. I can't help but wonder how our lives would be enhanced by catching more of these moments? This morning, when looking out the window (sans coffee I might add), I saw two cardinals in the backyard. Simplistic and absolutely stunning! My first thought, I should get my phone and snap a picture. It was then that I determined by running to get my phone, I had the potential to actually miss this opportunity. (Did I mention this higher thinking occurred without coffee??) The

Perspective

Focus on negativity, you'll find it... Look for inspiration everywhere! Ever have one of those days, weeks, or months where it seems that things are going awry? When we're having this experience, it's common to feel stuck. We often become so focused on the negativity that it can take over our lives. The stress at home, work, or hardships in life overtake the positives that we also encounter daily but may not be as inclined to notice. It's in these moments that it's critical to intentionally seek inspiration. The great thing about inspiration is that it's subjective and personal. Nobody but you gets to decide what is inspirational. That in and of itself is freeing! The first step? Give y

Science of Happy

Think Happy, Feel Happy, Try Happy, and Spread Some Happy! Ever wonder what happens when you try something new? Research indicates that there are benefits to the brain when we expand our horizons. In fact, there is evidence that new experiences positively impact memory, neurotransmission, mood, social interactions, and connections. Like many people, I have a tendency to overthink this by focusing on lack of time, resources, etc. However, in the spirit of simplicity the benefits do not require a complicated adventure. Attempting something new may be as simple as trying a new coffee/tea, taking a different walking path, researching new plants for your garden, shopping at a different market,

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