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On Being Grateful

By | February 14th, 2017|Exhilarated Life, Quality of life, Wellbeing|

When I am grateful for small things, like a beautiful day or the song of a bird, I become a magnet for more and greater experiences for which to be grateful. When we just pause a moment and observe the beauty that surrounds us, our life changes dramatically. We are usually so bent on getting [...]

Lift Your Thoughts Up

By | February 13th, 2017|Exhilarated Life, Happiness, Present Moment, Quality of life, Wellbeing|

I cannot think two thoughts at the same time. I choose the thoughts that take me higher; thoughts based on love and what is going right in the world - mine and the one around me. In any given moment, no matter how dire the circumstances, the political nonsense, the economic struggle, the personal challenges, [...]

Peace is an Inside Job

By | February 11th, 2017|Exhilarated Life, Happiness, Peace, Quality of life|

We can’t ask for or expect peace in the world when we can’t claim it for ourselves. Today, I pause and create space for the calm that leads to peace. Peace, like happiness, is an inside job. It's not about them. It's about us. You and me and what is going on inside our heads, [...]

HERE and NOW are the Compass Points to Guide Your Life

By | March 24th, 2016|Emotions, Exhilarated Life, Present Moment, Quality of life|

Here and now are the only compass points by which we are truly able to navigate. All else is in the abundant play of infinite possibility. If I stop writing and go for a walk, what series of incidents will play out and differ from if I stop writing, go make coffee, and see what [...]

Happiness in Joyful Self-Expression

By | July 29th, 2015|Happiness, Inner light, Life Purpose, Quality of life, self-expression, Self-fulfiullment, Self-love|

Each morning here on the island of Aegina in Greece, I open the white metal shutters of our bedroom and press them back against the bisque coloured stucco. They are secured with black iron hinges shaped like ‘S’s that swing up and keep them from blowing and banging in the breezes off the sea below. [...]

Wonder about the secret of life?

By | July 26th, 2015|Consciousness, Exhilarated Life, Happiness, Present Moment, Quality of life, Uncategorized|

It’s WONDER. There is a fast ferry between Aegina Island where I live and the port of Pireaus in Greece, but I prefer the slow boat any day. It is a super, guilt-free, time to have an ipnaki (nap) or if we take our hotspot, to catch up on emails and such. On the ferry [...]

Happiness Is: A good night’s sleep. Tips.

By | June 17th, 2015|Exhilarated Life, Happiness, Quality of life, Wellbeing, Wellness|

Sleep deprivation is so common that many take it for granted. But sleep is the period of restoration of the body, integration of the past day’s events in the mind in dreaming (even if you don’t recall them) and opening of the spirit to access the vast reservoir of consciousness that guides us to our [...]

Will the tango lead to the fountain of youth?

By | May 4th, 2015|Aging, Exhilarated Life, Happiness, Quality of life, Vitality, Well-being, Wellbeing|

"You don’t have to be a wreck. You don’t have to be sick. One’s aim in life should be to die in good health. Just like a candle that burns out."  ~ Jeanne Moreau Age is a state of mind that the body believes. Too often that belief is that the body will inevitably betray [...]

Starting Over is Simple but Not Easy

By | August 1st, 2013|Happiness, Life Purpose, Lifestyle, Quality of life|

Living the Dream vs Visiting the Dream A number of people have said to me lately something along the lines 'good on you for living the dream'. From my makeshift desk at a maktak covered table, seated on a most uncomfortable folding chair, I can indeed look out the sliding glass doors that comprise the [...]