Can we all be grateful

I am noticing the rat race we live in.  Forever planning, executing, reflecting and adjusting.  Always in search of more, better, and different.  Justified in being an eagle  hovering over the intimate relationships in your life – disconnected.

Is this what life is about?

I think not!  How about slowing down?  How about deciding that the juice in life is in the intimate and connected moments?  Being present with another with no agenda, no distractions, just you is the wealthiest life one could hope for.

Doing life is different than being alive!  Joy is being alive, present, and making a difference.  I hope for a joyful life for you all.



Does Self-Love Matter?

co-written by Graciela Lotharius and Jordyn
(you can find more of Graciela’s words at

How do we bring more self-love to those we encounter?  It’s not an easy task.  Just loving people is not enough for them to give up being self-deprecating.  Strong self-love works for those who can stop seeing their flaws in order to understand the terrific beauty hidden underneath.

Joy can be found in what each difference from the “norm” brings to the tapestry of humanity.  When we love ourselves deeply we can really spread that love to others.  By being someone so accepting of our own differences, we demonstrate a state of such pure self-love, that others can’t help but get over themselves.

Try to start practicing this today, instead of taking yourself down the road too often traveled of not seeing the terrific beauty in yourself.  Or you can get yourself a bigger problem to solve and use your differences as assets.  Or, if the problem is big enough – like bringing peace to the planet – then you can’t solve it without first bringing peace to yourself.

It is not easy to get out of your own way sometimes, but it is so worth trying so that our love knows no boundaries.  What if our World was filled with that kind of pure love?  Then we would be in the World so filled with truth and joy, and our lives would be so much happier.

(image credit: Susie Lotharius)

Being a B.S. Detector

The ability of kids like me to detect your B.S. (a.k.a. the inconsistency between your emotional state and the facade your portray) is highly acute.  Faking around us doesn’t work, and does the additional job of confusing us and we must engage our fight or flight response not knowing who we have in front of us.

Sometimes, you may think we are reacting strongly to another stimuli, but I assure you more often than not is your B.S.  I would rather hang out with a sad person who’s outsides match their insides.  I know what to do with that.  Be caring, compassionate, and a good friend.  When you “hide” your sadness or upset, I have no idea which to interact with, the inside or outside.

I am a caring and compassionate being who always creates a loving environment around me.  If you can’t be real with me, you aren’t being real with yourself.

What would the world look like if we all matched our inside with outside?  If we empowered each other through listening freely, without judgment?  If we cared for each other while allowing freedom of belief and opinion?

Don’t hang around me unless you want to be called on your B.S. and listened to powerfully.  I am here to bring more peace and love to the planet, starting one person at a time.


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