Sunday, February 22, 2015

Cheering Up On A Bleak Day

We have had a string of dark, grey, bleak days in my valley. After awhile, I begin to feel low on energy and enthusiasm. Not even my most favorite pursuits  seem alluring. What to do?
Often, dancing to some lively upbeat music will energize me.
Worst case scenario is when even dancing to music does not appeal.
My ultimate resort is to take a lovely, long , hot scented bath. Then I dress in pretty, colorful , fresh pajamas and climb into my comfortable bed in my beautiful room and take a nap! Sometimes for an hour- in really desperate cases for the whole afternoon!
What do you do when you are low on energy and enthusiasm?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Snow Falling

We are having a winter wonderland here in my valley. It's amazing how the view becomes black and white- not a trace of color! I could not resist shooting a short video and sharing it.
How do you Appreciate Beauty Everyday? Please leave me a comment!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Courage and Vulnerability

Are you courageous? Are you vulnerable? Can you be both courageous and vulnerable at the same time? Being courageous is not only about being brave - it's about acting from the heart. Heart centered actions can make you feel vulnerable. You are opening yourself to being wounded. This does not mean that you WILL be wounded -only that the action you are taking opens you to the possibility. You cannot be vulnerable if your heart is not in whatever you are undertaking.
 Heart centered relationships, stage fright, publishing videos and blogs...these are some challenges for me. I feel vulnerable with super energized "flighty" feelings inside along with cold hands and feet! I am learning to harness this energy as I understand that it is heart based. If I did not love the people involved or care about my desire to always give my best I would not experience that energy. Knowing this now helps me to ground myself and take the required courageous action. This is definitely a work in progress ;^) .  This week's video is about one of my recent adventures with courage and vulnerability.
What are the experiences in your life that require courage and vulnerability? Please share or leave a comment below!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Music You Choose

I am so taken with the film ALIVE INSIDE. It is about how Dan Cohen discovered that  people with Alzheimers- even in advanced stages- come alive when they hear music they have known and loved.  It is currently available as  livestreaming on Netflix.
It got me to thinking. Why not really listen to the music we love everyday? I mean really listen - no texting, reading, or any activity ( except maybe dancing to embody the music). Just for a few minutes every day. If music we love can bring us out of Alzheimers for awhile, think how it can enhance our daily life- if we truly listen - not use it as background noise!
Have you noticed how the music you choose can change or enhance your mood? What you choose to listen to is an excellent indicator of your current emotional state and sense of well-being.
Have you seen the film?  I would love some comments here, on Facebook , on Youtube , or email me!
Here is my video on the subject: