Be About Your Business, Not Others

” ‘What someone else thinks of me is none of my business.’  I should not be bothered with what others think, for I am about the business of creating my life, …and my intention is to build the best life possible.   I ask you to join me, …let‘s do just that!!!  ~ Anne Dennis

Wise words from Anne Dennis a local artist who I had the pleasure of hearing speak last week.  Her point is, and I agree, it is too easy to be hooked by what others think instead of what you think, are interested in and feel drawn towards. Life is delightfully pregnant with possibilities for each of us and corresponding challenges too. Not everyone will approve, like or understand you, what you like or do. So what. It’s easy to let the perceptions and conventions of others lay out the patterns in your life. Do those patterns resonate with you? Yes- great. If not, you’ll never be comfortable as the proverbial square peg in a round hole.

I am with Anne. Who’s with us?

Happiness is a by-product

“Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.”-Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness is a wonderful, but fleeting emotion. Of course we want to feel happy- a dopamine release feels just great! But what supports our ability to be profoundly, madly, deeply truly “happy” is flourishing in life.  When you flourish, you are fulfilled , your life is one of deepest joy because a) you feel life is entirely worth living (even the messy bits) and b) you feel you are fulfilling a greater purpose. To flourish I have found there  you need to be crystal clear about 6 things:

  1. Your roles in life
  2. Your priorities
  3. Your core values
  4. Your signature strengths
  5. Your trip-ups
  6. Your refresher

How are clear are about each these 6 things? Have you stopped to examine each and peel back your assumptions about them?  Are the decisions you make in line with these? Are the actions you take a reflection of these?

Live Today: Finding Balance At Work

Set your radio dials to Jackson Free Press Radio, WLEZ 100.1 FM , this Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 12 pm. Spend your lunch hour with me as I discuss finding balance at work (working smarter, managing stress, avoiding burnout, etc.) with Donna Ladd Editor-in-Chief and Todd Stauffer publisher. I am just delighted to be invited as a guest on Jackson Free Press Radio, WLEZ. You can listen live anywhere around the world because there is a  live-stream feed!

On the Air: Finding Balance at Work

Set your radio dials to Jackson Free Press RadioWLEZ 100.1 FM , this Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 12 pm. Spend your lunch our with me as I discuss finding balance at work (working smarter, managing stress, avoiding burnout, etc.) with Donna Ladd Editor-in-Chief and Todd Stauffer publisher. I am just delighted to be invited as a guest on Jackson Free Press Radio, WLEZ. You can listen live anywhere around the world because there is a  live-stream feed!

6 Days and Counting

Mississippi’s premiere Body, Mind, Spirit Expo is almost here- join me this weekend June 25-26.

Yours truly will be one of the speakers, “It’s Not About Fulfillment. It’s About Balance”, and an exhibitor at the Expo.  Come by I’ll have some practice resources for you to take away, just for stopping by. I’ll also have a surprise or maybe two or raffle off.

This event will be filled with exhibitors that have information to take you to the next level of living at your highest level of well being. It’s about connecting yourself as a WHOLE, not as separate parts. At the expo you can  learn about Personal coaching, acupuncture, chiropractic care, reiki, yoga, and chemical free living. You can experience energy healing, massage, sound healing and other wonderful techniques and services to support your best life.  There will be many exhibitors and an amazing line up of speakers with perception shifting information!

Where and When? 

June 25th 10a-6p and June 26th 11a-4p

1935 A Lakeland Drive (MS school of Therapeutic Massage) Jackson, MS. 39216

Buy your tickets’ ahead of time here:

Just the expo

Expo and the Speakers

Save a little and buy them together 

Can’t attend? You can watch any of the Speakers from the Mindful Spirit Expo LIVE from the comfort of your home. Speakers will be webcasted live throughout the two days of the Expo. If you can’t watch them all at the time they are live; the ticket price also guarantees that you will receive the link to watch the recorded presentation at a later date, convenient to you.

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Captain Humanities

Still no new Marvel Comics™  series of crime fighting capers based on my family, but I am darn sure proud of them.  In honor of Father’s Day I present Captain Humanities aka my Dad.

Captain: a person given authority over a team

Humanities:  the study or man kind and human affairs

Captain Humanities  is the son of an educator and became one too as a college professor, in yes Humanities, European History in particular and eventually an administrator (what some people call “crossing to the dark side”).  For him exploring history and other humanities is a way to understand and come to peace with the complexities of life, a medium through which to highlight human dignity and possibilities. He grew up with parents passionately devoted to each other and to fostering lively discussions (read debates that could described as epic at times). A tradition passed on to Captain Humanities two daughters. Ensuring we became thinking beings, who learned to both explore and discovered what intrigued us, understand that collectively humans share certain values, “predominant human drive [is] to be positive and forward looking” and most importantly to stake a stand for whom and in what you believe, even, especially when that makes you unpopular.  When his son arrived some 24 plus years after the first daughter, those same lessons were passed on. Lest you think him a naive idealist or fuddydud-  I assure you he’s not. He introduced his daughters to the wonder of  The Three Stooges (yes we are fans), a likes a bawdy joke, and went roaring down snow covered hills on a toboggan with his beloved grand kids this past Christmas.

Here’s to you Dad! Thanks!

Captain Humanities is one more personal superhero who showed me ways to overcome the “bad guys” in life and celebrate and elevate the “good guys”. So Marvel Comics™ if you are looking for inspiration, give me a call and I can tell you more.

On the Air: Finding Balance at Work

This just in, set your radio dials to Jackson Free Press RadioWLEZ 100.1 FM , Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 12 pm. Spend your lunch our with me as I discuss finding balance at work (working smarter, managing stress, avoiding burnout, etc.) with Donna Ladd Editor-in-Chief and Todd Stauffer publisher. I am just delighted to be invited as a guest on Jackson Free Press Radio, WLEZ. You can listen live anywhere around the world because there is a  live-stream feed!