On YOUR Way

If you're not on my list or, in case you missed Monday's Quote (or, MQ, as my assistant and I call it) or, if you just don't remember it, here it is: Life isn't about becoming somebody else...it's an equation: "When you know better, you do better" Maya Angelou + "It's about befriending who we are already" Pema Chodron = Magnificent YOU! And, the best place to begin is a book title from Pema: Start Where You Are Pema Chodron is an American Tibetan Buddhist. She is an ordained nun, has written several books and is the director of Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, Canada. I love her wisdom and simplicity. I remember feeling relief when I read the words, "start where you are" (I've since seen others c

Level Up!

Photo by: Edu Lauton It's not often that my Monday quote is only two words, but this week it just took just two to express what I was feeling. I've been sending out my messages for the last several years, every week. At first, it was other people's thoughts that I found inspirational, however more and more I find that I have some of my own "downloads" that I feel compelled to share. Of course, there is a saying that there is nothing new left to express, but if we've never heard something stated a particular way, it feels novel and original and it certainly is to us. It also tickles me how something I put "out there" on Monday draws in more thoughts and observations with a similar slant for t

Take the First Step

Is there something you want? Maybe it's something you long for or hope to do. Even though you really desire it, do you get overwhelmed with the "how" and give up on the dream? The beginning of a new year is not only about resolutions, but it also sparks thoughts of what's possible. It's a time to think about what might lie ahead and what didn't happen last year. Looking at the big picture or the whole end event can feel intimidating, especially if this is something you've been thinking about for some time. Usually the reason we don't move forward with a wish is because we can't imagine how to get from point A to point B. The solution lies within that unknown. It's a very big leap from the wa

Welcome 2018!

And, so, it's another "new" year. Today feels a lot like yesterday and this past Monday wasn't that much different from Sunday. Of course, every day has its own unique flavor. When we are mindful and tune into the nuances, we can recognize that the law of change is always present. But, "sameness" feels more comfortable, more familiar, and less challenging. I get that. 2017 was full of shifts and unexpected events for me. Many times I found myself wishing there wasn't so much happening. The element of "surprise", something I usually welcomed, took on a dark twist. I love to meet new people and experience different places and cultures. I enjoy going on adventures. This is why I love to travel.

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Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN
is a sassy Queen-ager, mentor, confidante and trusted guide who provides people with life support. 

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