Peaceful Thoughts and Affirmations, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

How I Make Things Magically Appear Before My Eyes (and I am Mostly Serious)

When I was young and my mom would ask me to go find something for her, I frequently came back within minutes announcing, "I couldn't find it." My mom's customary response was, "You are looking with your eyes closed", by which she meant that I wasn't intentionally looking for the thing I was after or… Continue reading How I Make Things Magically Appear Before My Eyes (and I am Mostly Serious)

Peaceful Thoughts and Affirmations, Whimsical Watercolors, Wonder and Whimsy

Peaceful Thoughts for Rough Days

We all have rough days in which we feel sad, disappointed, or insecure about ourselves. Here are some peaceful thoughts to remember the next time you are having a rough day, whether that day is today or in the future. ***** If you enjoyed this post, please consider sharing on social media.

Peaceful Thoughts and Affirmations, Uncategorized

Bigfoot Affirmations™: For a Groovy State of Mind

Recently my husband and I visited the Pacific Northwest--specifically Oregon--which is where I grew up. I love visiting that area of the country. I always associate it with beauty, wonder, and mystery. One of my favorite things about the culture in Oregon is all the the Bigfoot lore and memorabilia one encounters while visiting there.… Continue reading Bigfoot Affirmations™: For a Groovy State of Mind

Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

Affirmations for People Who Don’t Like Affirmations: And Why You Might Want to Use Them

I remember a popular SNL skit from the eighties. In the skit, there was a guy, Stuart Smalley, who looks into a mirror and says, “I’m smart enough, I’m good enough, and doggone it, people like me.” This was my first encounter with what are typically called affirmations. Affirmations are encouraging statements (some might call… Continue reading Affirmations for People Who Don’t Like Affirmations: And Why You Might Want to Use Them

Healing Difficult Emotions, Peaceful Thoughts and Affirmations, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

Peaceful Thoughts for Both Wonderful and Miserable Holidays

Dear Friend: Whether your holidays are wonderful or miserable, here are some peaceful thoughts for you during this time: Peace to you. ***** If you found this post helpful, please consider sharing on social media.

Spirituality and Love

An Intention or Prayer for Those Stuck In the Wounded Self

All of us get stuck in our Wounded Self sometimes, as we start acting out of fear, rage, hopelessness, and addictions because we are just trying to cope. Here is a prayer for us when we get stuck in situations like this. If you are agnostic about God and/or prayer, you can use this as… Continue reading An Intention or Prayer for Those Stuck In the Wounded Self

Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety, Practices for Cultivating Love

What are You Saying to Yourself Today?

The things you say to yourself can empower you to live more fully and beautifully, or they can wilt your spirit. You are the closest person to you, so what you say to yourself really matters. This is how our spirit feels when we say unkind things to ourselves. Here are two things you can… Continue reading What are You Saying to Yourself Today?