Personal Environment vs. Peace of Mind

Alchemy is the process of changing lead into gold. Inner alchemy (personal transformation) occurs when we clear our clutter – internal and external – and let go of things that no longer serve us well. This creates balance and space, a place that nurtures contentment, which I believe is true success. ~ Laurie Buchanan You […]

Choose Peace for Your Life

If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. ~ Marvin Gaye  Peace: it’s a word that’s been used and abused so much that its true meaning is muddled. In its purest form, peace is more powerful than dissent, anger, unforgiveness or hatred. It’s faster at restoring harmony than any […]

How to Make Quality Decisions

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Making quality decisions is a cornerstone for living a quality life. Of course, we all know that. But knowing and doing are two different things. I know I shouldn’t have dessert tonight, but … I know I should exercise […]

God’s Covenant of Love with You

Some theologians will tell you that God’s love is unconditional but…. Forget the “but”. God has no buts, and no ifs. God loves you unconditionally; his love is eternal and has no limits. ~ Bangambiki Habyarimana There’s a story in the Bible that always tugs at my heart. It illustrates the unprecedented love, mercy and […]

7 Tips to Help You Rest in God

We need to find God, and He cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature—trees, flowers, grass—grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence … we need silence to be able to touch souls. ~ Mother Teresa We have […]

How to Hold onto Your Peace!

Set peace of mind as your highest goal and organize your entire life around it. ~ Brian Tracey When I think of all the words I could use to describe a perfect life, ‘peace’ seems to me to be the most meaningful. When I have peace, everything flows more smoothly. Peace encompasses a sense of […]

Five Keys to Uproot Fear

To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do, you will sink and drown. Instead you relax and float. ~ Alan Watts Faith grows. Jesus taught that, when He compared faith to a seed. As it grows, faith gets stronger, […]

5 Keys to Keeping Peace in Your Home

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset. ~ Saint Francis de Sales Peace. Just saying the word brings a sense of calmness to the soul. Stretch it out … p-e-a-c-e. Peace be unto […]

Six Keys for Dealing with Loss & Grief

Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That’s part of what it means to be alive. ~ Haruki Murakami Loss, grief and sorrow. As you read each word and hear them in your head, they stir up feelings of distress, heartache […]

Good Strategies for Defusing Angry People

I don’t have to attend every argument I’m invited to. ~ Author Unknown Have you ever faced an angry person? I’m guessing it wasn’t pleasant. There are some strategies you can use to help defuse that anger. First, however, you need to understand what anger is and where it comes from. Anger is defined as […]