Whole and Hopeful

A recent episode of Iyanla, Fix My Life left me awestruck by the amazing awareness evident in young men who had been abandoned by their parents and abused in the foster care system. They had no business being so articulate about their traumatic upbringing yet there they were, communicating their pain and becoming more conscious, more hopeful … more themselves right before my eyes.

It was a powerful demonstration of the resilience of the human spirit.

“Each experience we live through and grow through is a vitally important aspect of spiritual growth.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant

Inhale Wholeness, Exhale Hopeless…
Inhale Articulate, Exhale Confused…
Inhale Consciousness, Exhale Dysfunction…
Just Breathe



Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ~ Carl Jung.

Sometimes when we feel unsure or incomplete, we may look for someone else to approve what we are doing, how we are presenting ourselves … who we are being. But I’ve realized there is nothing external to me that can complete who I am; I have to recognize and acknowledge the God in me to achieve wholeness.

I am a Divine, magnificent expression of life, and deserve the very best. I accept miracles. I accept healing. I accept wholeness. And most of all, I accept myself. I am precious, and I cherish who I am.” ~ Louise Hay

Inhale Wholeness, Exhale Control…
Inhale Surrender, Exhale Struggle…
Inhale Acceptance, Exhale Resistance…
Just Breathe



The Creator has created you to Her specifications, with Her characteristics, for Her purpose. You already have everything you need…what are you waiting on?

We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.” ~ Marianne Williamson, “A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles”.

Inhale Magnificence, Exhale Insignificance…
Inhale Worthiness, Exhale Unworthiness…
Inhale Wholeness, Exhale Fear…
Just Breathe


Can I Live?

I eat pretty cleanly most of the time … lots of veggies, mostly water. And because I eat cleanly most of the time, when I don’t, my body feels it pretty quickly and acutely. What I find interesting (puzzling) at those times is the judgment from others.

“I thought you didn’t drink,” if I’m drinking anything alcoholic… too much of which gives me a headache.

“I thought you ate cleanly,” if I’m enjoying a couple of bites of chocolate, or bacon…’cause who doesn’t like an occasional slice of real bacon.

I get it…it’s the stuff we’re not doing for ourselves that can lead us to compare ourselves to, compete with and criticize others.

But I also get that if I’m to share the lessons I’ve learned about leading myself, I have to be cognizant of my behavior at all times.

“People always pay more attention to how you live than to what you say.” ~ John Maxwell, Running with the Giants p.101

“Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults— unless, of course, you want the same treatment. That critical spirit has a way of boomeranging.” Matthew 7:1-3, MSG

Inhale Whole, Exhale Comparison To…
Inhale Complete, Exhale Competition With…
Inhale Approved, Exhale Criticism Of…
Just Breathe