Posts Tagged ‘begin with the end in mind’

My Happiness Project

Inspired by The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin and Good Life Project by Jonathan Fields, I am focusing on one small act or intention that I would like to amplify in my life.  After contemplating this, and borrowing their words, I realized I already have a Happiness Project and Good Life Project, and I have coined it A Life of Plenty.  Now to just define it more clearly to myself.  This is my effort.

A note to readers:  This is a dynamic posting and will be edited to reflect my monthly intentions.

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I am Ending the Race

I am ending the Race to Nowhere. I can make a difference in the lives of my children by modeling a new paradigm of success. The way I live my life, and the things I put first in my life will define success for my children.

When I step back and look around, it is not too difficult to understand why children are in the race to nowhere. Because, most parents are running the race to nowhere. If we want our children to own their own life, don’t we first need to own our own life?

“It doesn’t much matter how you get there if you don’t know where you are going.” ~ Alice in Wonderland Read the rest of this entry »


A Day of Ordinary Miracles

Knowing it would be a full day today, I start early.  At 4:40 I wake to go to the Y for spin class.  On my way home I decide to stop at the grocery store.  Sure, there’s plenty to eat for breakfast – oatmeal, toast, cereal.  But not the kids’ favorite waffles.  As I pull into the parking lot of Shop N Save, I see a man with a flashlight going through the trash.  I park and walk up to him.

“Sir, do you need something?”  I ask. Read the rest of this entry »


Shift Happens | Begin with the End in Mind

Shift happens if we begin with the end in mind.

Asking the right questions reveals what is motivating our behaviors and supports us to make the choices that are in our highest and best interest.  The way to know the right choice is to begin with the end in mind.  Because if we don’t know where we are going, it doesn’t much matter how we get there. Read the rest of this entry »


The Way to a Happy Life according to an 8- and 6-year old

Children are wise souls, and may often be more in touch with their essence than their parents. My children offer constant guidance, if only I were a better listener. This is a collection of bits of wisdom that I compiled during recent conversations with my 8- and 6- year old daughters. Read the rest of this entry »


Guideposts for our New Home | local sustainable natural

"It's not hard, when you know what you want."

This week I set a goal to pick-out all building materials for our big, little move.  In three hours, I chose all the building materials for our new home.

I saw my friend before and then again after the expedition.  She inquired if my mission was complete.  When I said, “It is, and surprising effortlessly.”  She replied, “It’s not hard, when you know what you want.”  How true and real her words are. Read the rest of this entry »


I am taking a 3 week mini-sabbatical from conventional life

Take a picture because I won’t be the same when I return.  21 days of being; all doing is done.  I cannot think of one more thing to concern myself with.  The RV is packed and the gps is set for the mountains.

My only worry in the world is if the trout are biting.  ~ hubby      Read the rest of this entry »


4 Ways to More Vacation Time without Busting the Budget

You may travel the world looking for beauty, love, and happiness. You will come home empty, unless you carry it in your heart.

Blisscipline is my practice of maintaining mind, body, and spirit.  It’s like being on vacation every day.  I wake-up early to prepare my mind, body, and spirit for the day.  It usually includes a short yoga and meditation, and planning my day with intention and purpose – to maintain this alignment throughout the day.  Who says I can’t live like this, guilt free? Read the rest of this entry »


What’s your story?

If we want a better life, sometimes we just have to throw ourselves into the story.  When my friend asked me to join her team for the MS Mud Run, I knew it was a script for a good story.  I am looking for opportunities to try something new, extend out of my comfort zone, and live a better story. Read the rest of this entry »