Miracles, Miracles Everywhere

Uncategorized Aug 06, 2012

Let me tell you a story about my friend Craig. His father in law is my next door neighbor, and his wife and children come to visit from Orlando a few times a year. His wife is full of life, always positive and smiling, beautiful to the eyes and the soul. She exudes spirit and is a joy to be around. Together they have five children under eleven. They are very busy! I met Melissa first, as Craig worked long hours for Disney as chef and restaurant manager, picking up as much overtime as possible to support his family. She talked about him with a glow and a smile, and mentioned he is a few years younger than she. Of course, once we met and my husband (who loves to joke) got a hold of him, this became a plot of humor between us. Craig calling my husband ‘Dad’ (he is in his early forties), and my husband constantly joking ‘where you born yet?’ referring to the 80′s era. We developed a really nice friendship with this beautiful family, and visited them in...

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Happiness is Friendship

Uncategorized Jul 23, 2012

Today I received and email from a friend, and tears rolled down my face as I read it. She is someone I only knew for a year, but it felt like a lifetime. I met her at a nail salon when I moved to Florida. She asked me where I ‘worked out’, and we became best buds from that moment on. (of course, I recognized the compliment–she could tell that I put a little effort into my physical body, and my ego was happy to be stroked.)
I found her absolutely charming, and fascinating too. She is a well respected woman in the fashion industry that left her very lucrative and exciting position which consisted of world travel, and the everyday buzz of the New York fashion industry to follow her dream of living on the beach, and nourish her soul. She has a bright light and exuberant way about her which is so engaging, and on top of her business brilliance, she is super funny and super goofy. The kind of friend that makes you laugh so hard, you wish you were wearing Depends. I...

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Happiness is Simplicity

Uncategorized Jul 22, 2012

“Life happens for us, not to us”- Robert Holden. I’m not a ‘regular’ on quoting others, but this phrase has had great meaning for me, and has helped me recognize the lessons in my own life. It has encouraged me to understand that every episode in my personal TV series is perfectly cast and directed for my growth, and helps me be a better mother, friend, wife, daughter and teacher. When we let go of ‘why does this happen to me” and exchange it for ‘what is the lesson for me”, we experience the gifts in life, and have the opportunity to learn and grow. It certainly makes life more exciting! The truth is, a lot of us cruise through life unaware of the lessons that we are experiencing. We don’t realize all that we are going through is for our own benefit, and something for us to appreciate. When we adopt this attitude, our world opens up, and allows possibilities flow. We open ourselves up to miracles. And miracles happen...

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Love Heals all Wounds

Uncategorized Jun 09, 2012

Although the common phrase “time heals all wounds” certainly makes sense, in examining what really heals all wounds, physical and emotional, the healer, is love. When we look at the process of emotional healing,  love is the essence which allows us to heal. In looking back on situations in my own life, I recognize that time has nothing to do with healing. It is just a factor in how long it takes to see the situation through the eyes of love.   Unfortunately we are not conditioned to forgive and let go immediately, we are conditioned to dwell, ponder, re-play and ‘what if’.  When we come to an understanding in our life that wounds are just a cry for love, compassion and forgiveness, we can let go of hurt, and choose love. Eventually, after we have ‘chewed the fat’, bitched and moaned, and wasted time being hurt, we discover that it took a lot of energy to be pissed off, so why not choose love now?  It certainly feels...

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Patience

Uncategorized May 19, 2012

I have learned to trust that everything happens for a reason, and that what I experience is for my greatest good. Recently, I experienced a lesson in patience, although it wasn’t meant for me. I was meant to be the trusting observer, and stay focused on what i know to be true. Have faith, stay positive, and focus on the blessings. The story goes….
My daughter’s friend sent her a paper doll in the mail a few weeks ago. The assignment was to have the doll spend the day with my daughter, and take photographs of the events. “A day in the life of a kid that lives in Florida”. Cute assignment! So the doll went to school with my daughter, karate, the beach, fishing….the doll had a very nice vacation in Florida! It was time to send the doll back to its owner.
I had promised to send the doll back over the weekend, and did just that. The doll was placed in the hands of Federal Express…faithfully. So faithfully that I did not keep my receipt, but I...

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Forgiveness

Uncategorized May 05, 2012

I once heard someone say, you can’t forgive something you don’t understand. That statement has become a very powerful tool in my toolbox. I find in speaking with others, that forgiveness is a huge challenge. It is usually on the top of my list at my workshops, a consistent launching pad. It brings up a lot of emotions for people, and the question that comes up is “how do we forgive?” Yes, it’s challenging when we have been holding on to this emotion so tightly and so dearly. It is a lot to ask, to forgive. But what I love about the statement, “you can’t forgive what you don’t understand,” is that it introduces the flip side, which is you can forgive what you do understand. Yes, you can. We are all equal in the eyes of our creator, but our souls are here for different purposes. We each have lessons to learn, and purposes to fulfill, which by it’s nature makes our beings exactly where they are supposed to be, learning what we...

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11 Tips to Happiness!

Uncategorized Apr 21, 2012

Each day I encounter many things that inspire me to share what I have learned.  When people ask me what I do, and I reply “spread happiness”, the next question is usually, “what does that mean?”  Understandably so!

It means I encourage people to look within themselves to discover their natural, inherent joy.  Our natural joy doesn’t judge, doesn’t put conditions or goals on our happiness, and is content today, as-is.  So here are a few tips to happiness, what I find has inspired me to spreadhappy!

1) Forgiveness.  We must forgive to truly enjoy life, and live life free of sorrow.  When we hold a person (including ourselves) in a position of anything less than love, we carry that with us, and it affects all aspects of our life.  We carry it into our other relationships, subconsciously.  If we are holding a grudge against someone, that frustration and anger affects others we come in contact with, it changes...

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Happiness and the Work/Life Balance

Uncategorized Mar 07, 2012

I just got off the phone with a dear friend, who is a super star in the fashion world. When we met, she had recently decided to leave her big fat fashion gig, to explore the question, “what is happiness”. She had everything in her life that on paper seemed amazing. She made an incredible living, traveled the world, met interesting people in the fashion industry, and was very well respected as a business woman. But, with all the luxuries, something was missing. She had an aching desire to find herself.  She had been lost in the madness of her career. When I met her, she was gifting herself with time off for self-discovery, fun and seeking balance. My friend was enjoying life, and had realized she spent the majority of her career running, striving to be the best, over-achieving,  and a typical independent.

Recently she has been called back into fashion, lured by her love of making things happen, and her innate talent to take control and steer the ship.  But...

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The Happy Me

Uncategorized Feb 29, 2012

I am finding spending time alone, I mean really alone, is completely therapeutic, and pertinent for self-discovery. I am in London supporting a friend who is launching a global networking website with a heart. I was invited as a guest with the intention of having a presence for Spreadhappy (my website) on the site. That is a work in progress, and what the future holds I do not know. I am willing to live in the magic and the moment. I find in life, when I allow myself the gift of being, and living my essence (love), plans and intentions fall away, and what is meant to happen or be explored comes to the forefront. What I least expect shows it’s face, and that is when miracles occur. Right now, my miracle is no schedule, no commitments, and a 3-day date with myself.

As I walked the streets of London yesterday, I found myself back at a church I had wandered into on my last trip to London when I attended a course on love, given by one of my ‘faves’, Dr. Robert Holden. I...

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Choose Happiness

Uncategorized Feb 09, 2012

The phrase “I am happy” seems so trite and insignificant, and yet, it is so incredibly powerful. Truly our happiness is the greatest gift we can give ourselves, and the world. Happiness leads to greater health, greater wealth, better relationships, and attracts miracles. So why is it such a struggle for some to remain in a constant state of bliss? Why aren’t we all making happiness a priority? Imagine how much more magnificent the world would be if we all just settled down and chose happiness. Just for a moment, imagine that. Breathe it in and feel the peace this one simple thought allows. This thought is where magic happens. When we let go of worries, pain, anger, and past conditioning, we can enjoy this wonderful gift called happiness. Our struggle is that no one talks about the value of happiness. We tend to focus on getting things, or thinking that others will bring us peace, when the missing link is within ourselves. The facts are, in our society today we...

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