A Life of Joy and Wonder Starts with This, and Here's Why
I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the possibilities that could arise, as I live in a state of appreciation. A deeper look at what appreciation really means It seems to me the words “appreciation” and “gratitude” have been lumped together by people over time, as if the terms share one…Read More
"Hey, what about me?" Move past unappreciation and see your value!
Do you feel as though you are constantly trying to prove your worth to others? I always hear from people about how they feel unappreciated by others — their partners, parents, children, employees, colleagues, friends, etc. Teenagers often stop talking to their parents, they completely disconnect, when they feel they’re not being heard or appreciated.…Read More
It's Just Love… That's All!
Mother’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate motherhood and show gratitude for the mother(s) in your life. Sometimes, you are the mother in the middle— you have a mom, you are a mom and your daughter is a mom. Finding balance in these celebrations can be strained sometimes. Being in the middle can be…Read More
Be Closer Than Ever This Mother's Day
Mother’s Day can bring up many different emotions, including love, grief, appreciation, anger, joy, or even jealousy, and most people experience a collage of these. What if you could experience only the positive ones by removing the “need” to be a certain way and sense of obligation this Mother’s Day? What would be…Read More
Does Your Career Own You?
by Jennifer Bailey, Live At Choice Starfisher Can I ever be truly happy in my career? Since my first job at age 15, I asked myself this question over and over again. I’d gotten to the point where I pretty much assumed the answer was no; work was work, and it…Read More
Are You a CARE “TAKER” or Just a CARE “GIVER?”
Self-care is a way of being. A care “TAKER” in this article is someone who: Takes time for spiritual reflection Takes time for journaling Takes time for his or her self each day to find peace and joy Takes time in their calendar for eating sitting down at a table with family and…Read More
Just How Happy Are You?
How Happy Are You? Contentment is not happiness…it is being content. There is nothing wrong with being content but how about being happy? When people come to my workshop I ask them what they would like to accomplish or get from participating in the workshop. Many times what it boils down to is,…Read More
Your world is made up of the words you choose to use! Change your world…change your words.
Today was just one of THOSE days. You know we all have them once in a while. It was a day that appreciation was lost in the jungle of things just not working. Started off with my network going down…called for help…help arrives. Soon to discover that it’s a far bigger problem, can’t be fixed…Read More
Tired of Trying to Prove That You Are Valuable?
Do you sometimes feel like you are always having to prove to others that you have value? I hear over and over from couples how they don’t feel like they are appreciated by their partners. Children and teens are constantly feeling that no one hears them, nothing they have to say matters, and most of…Read More
Letting Go Of The Resistance.
As I cultivate my state of being an appreciator, I am acutely aware of a greater state of connection with others and the results it produces. In my choice to know, first and foremost, that everything has great value, I am no longer resisting people nor the circumstances around me. Appreciation is a state of…Read More