Art and Nature open our hearts. A rose uplifts our feelings and opens our hearts.
Affirmations help move me away from situations where I am caught in repeated negative thoughts.
Kids who are trained in the art of cooking at an early age become great assets to their families in adulthood. — Barbara Dean Aliaga
One way to keep the winter blues away from your life is to think of others. Well, we can’t visit, and we are tired of trying to make Zoom work. How about sending a card to your neighbors, your relatives, your friends, people you don’t even know?
Never Give Up …. Okay, I don’t deny it. Gray, winter days can challenge the best and happiest of hearts. I just had a little talk with myself. Yep. I took an honest, long look into my eyes and I was certain I was about to give up. These days of distancing myself have […]
Whatever you think you know, there is more if you look just beyond your “go to” thoughts*.
It isn’t hard at all to draw! It is hard, however, to get over the fears that you aren’t good enough to be an artist. Many of us think we cannot draw or paint. You’ve heard folks say, I can hardly draw stick figures. But even if you start with a stick figure, you are definitely on your way to drawing your pet.
It’s just an honor to have someone wear our designs. It makes all this social isolation seem easier. It feels good to make some type of contribution. We would love to see the masks you have chosen, even if you did not purchase them from us. You really wouldn’t believe how much laughter goes on in this house when we feel we are reaching someone out there in the cyber world!!! We really are a Mom and Pop shop!
It is easy to miss the beauty in life. These new soft pink floral pattern designs are created infused with soft joy, appreciation, peace and receptivity for better things in your life. Whether for a friend or for yourself, these are nice gifts for your favorite girl friend! Stay on the brighter side!
During June, try to increase your acts of kindness. Reach out to tip the scales toward love!
Cooperative ecology — cooperating with nature. These sweatshirts have text we think sustainable. They are designed to remind us to be mindful of the gift of earth.
AT HOME ASSIGNMENT: Write in a notebook and describe your ordinary life, your emotional changes, your environment, your connection to nature, family, life….
By embracing the changes this pandemic has brought to our door, we can survive. We can thrive!
The designs we work on daily keep us in the sane, happy zone. Each of us are asked to play our roles in the best way possible. Hopefully these moments of sharing with the world help boost your confidence in the beautiful person you will always be — no matter what the circumstances.
Let’s have fun today! Puppy style!
Taking one breath at a time.
A very mellow fellow.
Be kind to yourself and to others. Let fear fall away. Replace fear with love. All you need is love. Be strong beautiful people! We will get through this together
Never give up!
Spring into a new you!
I’ve heard it said, Gratitude is the healthiest of emotions. So I propose music, writing, dancing, painting, drawing, singing, liberal arts, are the healthiest of activities. And, don’t you know this is the time to stay healthy. 🙂
… Passion for these small creative inspirations gets me, and the world around me, through days of uncertainty.
We are excited to share our latest design, Tai Chi Qigong Monkey
Tai Chi Qigong and the movement of the deer.
Wall murals. Wall hangings, shirts for adults, teens and kids, and much more. Here by Monday. We are so excited. We just can’t hide it!
The ritual of drinking coffee, tea or your favorite morning drink can be emotionally beneficial as you begin your day.
Spring Collections are here!
Beautiful days begin from within.
It did not start with the current, constant social media bantering. Discrediting other people has existed in our culture for as long as I have lived. Here are three insights as to why.
I am conscious of vast new ideas, internal powers, an infinite array of selves from within. It has been another year of discovery and adventure!
Fortunately, there is a force within me silently tending to my well-being. I can struggle or not struggle, this force continues to vibrate as constant as my heart. I have a friend in me. — if I can take time to wake up!
Even though I’m only a smidge into this book, I am loving his style. It holds my interest as well as inspires. Here’s my question. Would you like to read it too and form a book club here on my blog? I borrowed it on Amazon with the Kindle Lending Library. I’m sure it is available through your local library also. Does this interest anyone?
Your biggest job today is to find ways to improve upon negative thinking
Well, in my little corner of the world, I have successfully completed my personal challenge to write every day in February! It feels so good to achieve a goal that is self-imposed. How do you think we celebrate?
AT THE END OF THE DAY, RATE ALL THE FUN THINGS YOU ENJOYED! By reviewing your fun day, you set up your tomorrow. And as your tomorrows grow in fun, you become the fun person who enters the room!
It is fun to remember and talk about the past, but it is much more exhilarating to live the moment. This is what I plan to do today. Live the moment. I am going to practice fun!
You feel good when you meet up with someone who inspires you. It’s like breathing in fresh air! When you are in their midst, you can feel the activation of life building within you. You leave the old, gloomy life and again believe in better. Friends who motivate you in this manner bring special gifts. Treasure and cultivate their friendship.
Once I recognize the message, I feel a surge of reassurance, rest, I’m coming home to happiness. What a gift we have in emotions.
Wouldn’t it be lovely to be happy all the time? This is something we all want. And, we can be happy whenever we want to remember this: we have committed to a happier lifestyle. Loosen up with a smile! Smile as often as you can remember to.
GETTING TO HAPPY: Learning to Read Emotional Messages, Barbara Dean Aliaga
William Pardon Tankerfield the Third was mighty smart, wishing for a Googol of Wishes! Or did he have another thought in mind? How do you think this turns out? This is a fun bedtime adventure for kids, parents and grandparents alike.
A daily dose of mirror talking can work marvels.
Life Is Short. Do What Makes Sense! A story was shared with me many years ago in this way: Every year at Christmas, we gathered for a lovely ham dinner. Grandma, my Mom and I did the same thing.every year. We cut the ends of the ham off before preparing it for the oven. I […]
It may be a challenge to wrap your head around emotions as the messages for balancing a happy life. It is almost magical when I listen and make an adjustment. I appreciate and trust my emotions. What a concept!
Try to picture what you want. For instance, choose a feeling you want to happen between the two of you. You may imagine this: I’d like to spend a couple of moments together feeling easy with one another, that’s just what I would like. Now, you go into the room where Bob is watching TV and you sit down and read a book. You are not looking for an outcome. You are going to enjoy what you wanted: You want to feel easy. All of the pressure is released and nothing but ease is expected. You can create this!
Fun is a state of mind. You don’t need an objective benchmark to know if you are enjoying yourself. You can be lounging in your home, reading a good book, gardening, painting, creating a new recipe, talking with friends, redecorating, shopping, walking, dancing, swimming, or even cleaning up a corner of the world you have special fondness for. You know you are having fun when you can breathe deeply, smile easily and love the one you are with!
All you need is love! Today is Madly In Love with ME Day! Start with making a list of ways you will show love to yourself. This is probably the hardest list you will ever make. So at least find two loving things you will definitely do for yourself today.
With no judgement, no decision, emotions send warnings of recommendations so you can achieve your personal goals. As you recognize emotions are your friends, your loyal servants, you become more familiar with their messages and you widen your options for heading to your personal destination. Amazing discovery!
A happy lifestyle can be achieved and improved upon by consistently using maintenance tools. The most beneficial tool for me when I feel angry, lonely, anxious, stressed, is this: STOP! Become aware of my thoughts! Choose words or actions allowing better feelings.
Fear taps at my door every day. I say, Hello fear. But when I answer the door, it evaporates and is not there at all. The news I read as a child and the news I can read on my iPhone now continues to insist, fear is knocking at your door. Open the door and it won’t be there.
Happy Chinese New Year!! For me, it’s all about celebrating the many ways we channel energy. A good day to celebrate life! Understand how kindness allows energy to flow within our cells and the cells of others. Now that’s an interesting idea. What is it about acts of kindness? Can I change the direction of […]
This month I will allow a deeper connection with what can be when in motion rather in a stalled, fearful position. It is time to prepare for spring!
With the New Year comes days of struggle but just as many, if not more, days of peace and satisfaction. Already this year, a project is developing from within. It is called, BREATHE AND RECEIVE, Challenge Confusion. It is a way to look for ways to balance a lifestyle committed to well-being-ness! A poem came […]
I have learned so much from self-publishing.
But for now, I want check my environment and the perception of my circumstances, my well-being.
We seem to be living in a world of stress, conflict, tantrums, pushiness and tantrums. I sometimes brush up against unpleasant actions when I have left the world of consciousness and entertained judgmental and negative thinking.
Talking about your particular circumstance in a more pleasing way is definitely the way to connect with a happier way of living.
Listen to your feelings. Negative feelings are messengers. They tell you the way you are acting is getting you further and further away from your place of well-being.
We can experience emotions of fear, irritation, anxiety. They feel like little shock waves. We may not be aware of the importance of these emotions and we may magnify the importance of the irritation, fear, anxiety.
“I rely on my commitment to happiness.” — “Getting to Happy: Learning to Read Emotional Messages.”
Available as audio blog post! Today’s situation is gray but the evergreen trees and bushes remain loyal to the hope of lively days. I am alone this morning. Now there is time to fret over the future. It’s time to research the best insurance plan for the upcoming year for my husband and me. […]
One of the interwoven themes in the book, Getting To Happy: Learning to Read Emotional Messages, is the recommendation to STOP in your tracks the moment you recognize uncomfortable emotions. Powerful emotions overwhelm us at the moment. When we do not understand their message, when we fight against an emotion, the emotion gets louder, stronger, […]
Reach for a happier day, every day! Imagine what tonight’s finest memory will look like. Then be the producer of your own plan of action. Give yourself permission to forecast your day. A non-planned day will get you nowhere every time. With a little planning, you can see perceivable, pleasant changes! We are talking about planning […]
I hope you will take time to read my book, Getting To Happy — Learning To Read Emotional Messages. You can pre-order it now for a Thanksgiving digital delivery. A paperback edition will also be available. I am working on an audio book. It is an amazing adventure. Thank you for your participation and support […]
Getting To Happy — Learn to Read Emotional Messages has a release date! You can pre-order on Amazon and have it downloaded to your kindle devices November 21st! If you are a prime member, you can read it free from the lending library. I am so pleased to have worked on this project. Now, I’m […]
Hello Again! I am still happily writing Getting To Happy and am making great progress. Here’s a draft of questions and answers readers might have about this book. If you have others, please leave a comment and I’ll address your question or comment in this book! Thank you in advance for your participation! Q: How […]
Hi everyone! I’m looking forward to the completion of a work-in-process: Getting To Happy. It should be ready for print in December! What a wonderful, fun project. It just keeps getting better. Here is a partial draft as an introduction. Enjoy! And, keep smiling! My Loyalty To Happiness This book is written for me, and […]
Every day is a great day to grow and have a great day! It’s pretty easy if you let it be.
Yesterday, I wrote about Attitude changes. Today, I am sharing a chapter in a book I published in 2011. I hope it will support you in a positive direction that enables a happier level of life. If you are serious about the complaints you make about your situations, there is a way to improve every […]
My attitude creates a scope of vision toward everything that is happening in my life. A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E I love to frequently remind everyone I meet, that the sum of the placement of letters in the word, attitude, adds up to 100, ( a=1, t=20, t=20, i=9, t=20, u=21, d=4, e=5; that’s 100%)! One hundred percent of […]
Are you aware of how you approach the precious moments when you wake up? Let’s make an assessment. Do you check your body to see if you still have that ache in your leg, or a cold? Do you rehash an argument you had the day before with a friend? Do you begin to worry […]
There are many opportunities to change unhappy situations around us. I guess we just don’t know that we have that power! Somehow we have come to believe that the only way to change a situation is to fight against it. It appears that when bad things happen, we spend the majority of time talking about […]
Love expands. It is movement, change, rearrangement and development. Love can withstand heat and cold, and when it does, it can change everything within and around it. Love can soar above, below and within. Love exists before, during and after our time here on earth. Love is a good word we can use to hold […]
Up to now, I was uncomfortable with people giving me advice! I still have that little toddler living within me, I want to do it myself! attitude. I stopped listening when I heard someone tell me what I should do. Up to now, I have not liked people assessing me. It has made me feel uncomfortable […]
Can we really train our thought process? Since writing Creating Thoughts That Serve You!, I have been more aware of the thoughts that are going through my head. At first it was a little shocking . I consider myself to be one of the most positive people in the world. Yet here I was, thinking thoughts […]