Notebooks for Historical 2020 Journaling

AT HOME ASSIGNMENT: Write in a notebook and describe your ordinary life, your emotional changes, your environment, your connection to nature, family, life….

Saint Bernard Puppy: Let’s Have Fun Today.

Let’s have fun today! Puppy style!

We can do this!

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

3 Insights: Why People Discredit Other People

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.

Getting To Happy, My Journey

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!

Spring 2019 and Courage

For the past couple of years I have taken a few lessons on-line to play the piano. I soon took to learning a few chords and becoming lazy. Most of my family play by ear so I thought, why not me? At any rate, today I decided to play songs for spring and put them […]

The Art of Waking Up: Four Books

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!

A Great Day to Read

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?

Better To Think New Thoughts

Your biggest job today is to find ways to improve upon negative thinking

Commitment to Write: Day 28 February 2019

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?

Commitment to Write: Day 27 February 2019

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!

Commitment to Write: Day 26 February 2019

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!

Commitment to Write: Day 25 February 2019

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.

Commitment to Write: Day 24 February 2019

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.

Commitment to Write: Day 22 February 2019

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.

Commitment to Write: Day 21 February 2019

A daily dose of mirror talking can work marvels.

Commitment to Write: Day 20 February 2019

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 […]

Commitment to Write: Day 19 February 2019

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!

Commitment to Write: Day 18 February 2019

Life can be a lot of fun when we don’t ride with clenched hands. I am enjoying most of the moments and letting go when I find discomfort. The result: I float back up to the top where everything looks mighty good.

Commitment to Write: Day 17 February 2019

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!

Commitment to Write: Day 16 February 2019

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!

Commitment to Write: Day 14 February 2019

This is a day for lighthearted fun! Cupid is not a serious character! — a little mischieveous, I’d say. This is a day to smile! Let your sunshine out! Sing, dance, speak in words that make eternal sense: ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE… doo, dah, doo, dah, doo!

Commitment to Write: Day 13 February 2019

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.

Commitment to Write: Day 11 February 2019

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!

Commitment to Write: Day 10 February 2019

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.

Commitment to Write: Day 9 February 2019

Writing is becoming a means to organize and become aware of my thoughts. Snow has slowed down the world for me so that I can enjoy this process.

Commitment to Write: Day 8 February 2019

I wish to enjoy the ride of life rather than control or be fearful of what takes place unconsciously. I want to be in balance with both realities. I want to have respect for both. No villains. Instead: co-creators, co-operators. As I type these words, I notice a peace in my breathing. Cells are feeling the release of stress and are happy to go about their business.

Commitment to Write: Day 2 February 2019

I am getting better at knowing what I like and what I don’t like. I can choose what I like if I stop and leave what I don’t like in its tracks!

Commitment to Write: Day 1 February 2019

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!

2019 So Far…

I have learned so much from self-publishing.

Situations and Circumstance

But for now, I want check my environment and the perception of my circumstances, my well-being.

Courage To Be Kind

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.

Appreciation Game For Sleepless Nights

Use your awake time to explore just how many aspects of your life you feel gratefulness. Appreciate your surroundings, people in your life, things you like to eat, places you like to go. Head toward appreciation and for a moment, let go of your concerns.

Fear not the quiet

Talking about your particular circumstance in a more pleasing way is definitely the way to connect with a happier way of living.

Enjoy Holidays with these techniques

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.

Beat the Blues

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.

How do you interpret situations?

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.  […]

The Power of STOP

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, […]

Falling In Love and Getting To Happy!

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 […]

Q&A on Getting To Happy

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 […]

Getting To Happy

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 […]

What are your feelings telling you?

Every day is a great day to grow and have a great day! It’s pretty easy if you let it be.

Feelings Used As Guides

Happy Friday!  Hope you enjoy the adventure of life today! The video contains repetitive thoughts.  It is one thing to know something and another to act on it.  We can increase our level of happiness by relying on our feelings for direction and then acting on it.

Speaking of Love

All You Need Is Love — but how does it serve you? What if you think of love as an energy force that mirrors whatever it hears from you? What if you think of love as an energy force that is as close to you as you are to yourself? You use a heart drawing […]

Thoughts can change your situation

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 […]

Every day is a new beginning

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 […]

Accepting the situation in front of you, changes everything!

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 […]

Eight ways to live within your dreams

All of us have dreams.  They come with anticipation but can also come with doubt and fear.  Fear can hold dreams from becoming reality indefinitely.  How you live with your dreams, makes or breaks a level of happy creation.  This article is written to explore ways to live with and within the dream process.: Know […]

Improving Your Thought Process

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 […]

Creating Thoughts That Serve You!

This is the best.  Copy and paste it, print it and put it up on your wall.  It can bring consciousness to you as you pass it in the hallway.  Or, you could use it as your desktop wallpaper.  It has the power to remind you to choose thoughts that serve you. I can choose […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Opportunity to re-align with love. Opportunity to give in to the quiet urges of kindness. Opportunity to let go of who is right and who is wrong. Opportunity to love. A chance to love yourself.so that you can feel loved. Yes, love yourself!  Be kind to yourself! Opportunity to be the dance, […]

Dear Students Returning To School Today

Here it is, the first day back to school today.  I remember the new outfit, the anticipation. I also remember the uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach at the unknown events that might occur in a world I was not creating but was expected to fit into.  It was a bit scary.  Okay, […]

September 1, 2014 – Some thoughts

 Even when you are having fun, life slips by. Even when you sulk around, life slips by. Even when you fall in love, life slips by. Even when you are sick and frail, life slips by. There’s no way to stop the time you have in this one body. You might as well hug yourself […]

Five Ways to Combat Worry

We are at war.  Everyday.  We are not even aware. We wake up and try to smile at the day ahead.  Almost immediately our dutiful brains remind us of challenges, old debates and grudges we continue to hold.  Tapes begin to play in our heads. We are not even aware of them.  We dress to disguise […]

If I Am Honest

If I am honest…. My hands are big and bumpy with bulging veins. My feet burn with mild throbbing, vibrating pains. My stomach is unfeelingly large, old and lazy. My vision blurs in and out and mostly hazy. My arms are achy but able to lift. My hair is thinning.  My scalp adrift. My nose […]

Back And Refreshed!

I wonder where the time has gone.  I’m about to celebrate the first birthday of Hugo Emil, our second grandchild.  We celebrated at the annual Tulip Festival, I’m still working happily at The Harman Eye Clinic, AND, I still have my mind set on writing more books.  I have a lot to say and hope […]

Getting to Happy in Real Time

Be your best, happy friend.  That may sound a bit funny to you, but it holds some great advice.  We all know that deep, quiet satisfaction is the very stuff we are made of. Peaceful happiness is available to us at all times.  There is never a moment that it is not available.  Everything you […]

Getting to Happy

Take a look at my new website.  The theme this month is “Getting To Happy!”

How Can I Keep From Writing?

Long, long ago in another era, there lived a little girl who believed she had come to this world to sing and play with the wind. The time has passed so quickly and yet, there have been countless songs.  Even though the reflection is quite different these days, I can still recognize the sparkle’s source […]

Careful Planning Makes The Most Of An Interview

It has become quite a popular statement to say that you have been out of work for over a —  (and then you state the time).  The statement does nothing to get you back to work.  It is a complaint statement and it keeps you right where you are — unemployed. Unemployment!  Is It Possible […]

Balancing Work and Play

You know the old saying, “All work and no play makes John a dull boy.”  Even when you love work, work is work.  It is possible to lose your balance.  And  contacting your core of happiness is dependent on a healthy balance of work and play, light tension and relaxation. If you find yourself in […]

Two Exercises For Peace, Love and Happiness

Today I am offering two ideas for a more pleasant day.  Audio Blog Available. Number one:  Plan your day as if it has already taken place. This exercise might seem a bit strange at first, but it packs a powerful punch. Instead of getting up in the morning and hoping things will turn out, imagine […]

Courage To Be Yourself

There is nothing quite so satisfying as the calm, peaceful connection to happiness. Yet many days we are caught up in the rough waters of sorrow, fear, defense, and concerns that can lead only to unhappiness. It occurred to me yesterday that a stumbling block to experiencing my happiness is trying to create a projection […]

New Beginnings Today and Everyday

Just like a canvas, this empty box of nothingness is just waiting to be filled with typewritten words, ideas that have never been put together in quite the same way. All artistic expression comes from nothingness and mysteriously emerges into something-ness!  It is what I am doing right this very moment. The same can be […]

A Gift For Those Who Are Grieving

This audio/video book sample calms me down even though I produced it. As I listen I experience the peace that is within all of us.  I hope you will share it with your friends and neighbors, especially those who are a little down at the moment. The audio sample reading is taken from “Aunt Barbara’s Powerful Little […]

Daily Preparation For Happiness

When you take a test, you study for it.  When you have a dinner party, you plan for it.  Doesn’t it make sense that if you want to have a happy day, you envision it? Positive thinking takes a little planning at the beginning of each day.  After the planning takes place, it is smooth sailing. […]

Living In The Moment Means Ability To Succeed

Here is a good example of how negative thought can develop within any one of us. Egos can take over at a moment’s notice and if left unguarded can seriously impede the pursuit of happiness. Last evening a magazine salesman came to the door. A silent alarm was triggered within me: someone is ringing the […]

The Art of Feeling Good – Five Lessons

There are so many ways to feel good. Here are some: Wake up with the enthusiasm of a child. A child wakes up with surprise, readiness and willingness to explore whatever is around. It can be a toy, a first experience with snow, a shadow, the sun or anything else that presents itself. Before you […]

Politicians Are Using Powerful Pollutants

Even a child now understands that to be president you need enough money to publically slander your opposing candidate in order to win the election.  Here are my observations: The United States has a great, 3-way, check-and-balance system.  It works when each appreciate and respect the purpose of the other. Children who bully and lie […]

The Closet: Uncovering The State of Happiness

Happiness is Us.  Our substance is happiness.  Yet, everyday, we get up with resolve to discover that elusive happy moment.  Hopefully this story will help us all remember the ease at which we can locate happiness. **** Stella loved her mother.  She tried to do all the things her mother asked of her.  Stella’s mother […]

Snow Days in the Pacific Northwest

Snow Days — January 2012  Loving these precious days and pictures tell it all.  CLICK HERE  

Is There a Little White Lie in “Believe”?

Why do I continually talk about positive thinking? Why do I continually check on my own negative thinking, say, “Thank you, but no thank you!” to the thoughts that bring me feelings of doubt, pain and worry?  Why is it so hard to stay positive?  Perhaps the answer is this. In order to believe, I […]

Feasting On Thoughts – Are You Caught In Negative Thinking?

How can you recognize your thought process caught in negative thinking?  Here’s an idea! Imagine an amazing feast that magically passes through your brain, one that automatically and continuously serves up courses. An imaginary banquet of thoughts! Interaction with the banquet’s chef is most helpful.  For a satisfactory meal you need to choose your courses.  If you neglect […]

Choose Your Thoughts Or Your Thoughts Will Choose You

The more you choose your thoughts the more you can create the situation you desire. Most of us are not even aware of our thoughts.  Many times fear is a hidden, underlying thought that rules the day.  Fear can take on many faces:  fear of being late, fear of not measuring up, fear or losing […]

Gratitude Changes Everything — Thank You!

No Matter What You Just Did You can Turn Everything Around! It’s is true that you never have to stay in an unhappy state.  No matter what just transpired.  No matter how sad you are about the loss of a loved one.  No matter how angry you are about an auto accident.  No matter what […]

On Consciousness and John Hagelin, PhD

You may enjoy the following.  John Hagelin, PhD, On Consciousness.  

Oh, No! The Enemy Is Me

No matter how I want to imagine my enemies they will eventually end up evaporating and be replaced with new enemies.  What I see and who I see as an enemy is not absolute reality. It is an idea usually sold to me by another or a set of circumstances.  When I believe someone or […]

The Importance Of Being Thankful

The key to unlock any obstacle that gets in the way of happiness is to choose an attitude of thankfulness. Have you used this key?  Can you share the results?

Want versus Imagination

Do you every hear yourself using the word want?  Here are some examples: I want you to listen to me. I want to be happy. I want to go to college I want a new car. I want my children to be happy. Using the word, want, can mean that you don’t know how to […]

New Year’s Recipe for Happiness

After welcoming in the New Year last night, you may need a bit of a pick-me-up this morning. Here’s a recipe that can be used throughout the year. It serves between one and a million. It’s a great hit at parties. 2 parts       Appreciation 1 part        Confidence 2 parts […]

The Art Of Receiving, Part Two

When you are in the state of reception you recognize that you come from a limitless source or origin.  You are conscious of the fullness of life.  Waking moments are filled with gratitude.  Your day is filled with receiving each moment as gifts and as your thoughts are aligned with gratitude within your actions your […]

A Must-Have Skill: The Art of Receiving

As you read these words and find you are in a peaceful state, you already understand the art of receiving.   Think about it.  When you are in a receptive mood everything flows between and among all of life’s energy. You experience a feeling of wellness.  Everything is easy and you feel proud! When you […]

Road To Relaxation

Each day if you choose to be miserable, you can build one worry and concern on top of the other.  You can imagine all sorts of things that could go wrong during the day.  You can strategize and plan ways to overcome the troublesome things that may come your way. Remember these imaginings are created […]

Create Positive Situations With Positive Thinking

You want to be happy today, …now.  As you become aware of all the thoughts that attract thought-like-situations, you can steer away from negative thinking and steer toward more and more positive thoughts. You may not realize how many negative thoughts surround your day. Think of yourself in a small, motorized row-boat.  You are floating […]

Peace, Joy, Hope, and Love

Today is the best day to incorporate thoughts of peace, joy, hope and love into your daily activities.  Pause before beginning your day with these powerful attitudes to create a magnificent day with the results you desire! Consider this.  Your attitude, your thoughts, can create 100 percent of your happiness or unhappiness. Thoughts have power.  […]

The Presence of Christmas

    Peace Quiet peace, Like the snow It softly falls upon our thoughts Of one another and covers our Consciousness for a brief, wonderful moment.     Winter Holidays can remind us about the softer things in life.  Peace and joy become objects that cover our hearts this time of  year.  Decorations, gift-giving, singing, […]

On the eve of Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas  It has been said  that the source of energy is within each of us.  It appears to me that love is the source of energy.  The first rule of celebrating Christmas is to take a moment to celebrate yourself and the magnificent service of your body and mind.  If you would take a […]

For those who love the printed word….

For those of you who love holding a book in your hand while reading, here’s a chance to buy one book and get a second one at 50 % off.  One day only at Lulu.com. I discovered Lulu.com a few months ago.  On the bottom of the iTunes page there was a link for publishing your […]

Can cells feel happiness? How to go back to sleep when worry knocks at the door.

Last night I awoke with a thought about National Geographic and how we had enrolled in a year’s subscription for $10.00 and had not received the magazine.  It seemed like a lot of weeks, even perhaps months, have gone by since we sent our check.  My, oh, my.  My brain liked chewing on this little […]

The Importance of Assessing Your Thoughts

When I began my newest project in writing I was eager to get to completion.  I created Aunt Barbara’s Powerful Little Book of Comfort for my niece who had experienced the hardest of life’s realities, that of the death of her mother. As the writing took place, I realized that I would need to commit to […]

Powerful Little Book of Comfort — To Encourage Those Who Have Experienced Loss

The electricity went out yesterday, late afternoon, on our island with noisy gusts of wind.  It was a lovely evening of conversations. Now, I am happy to announce that “Aunt Barbara’s Powerful Little Book of Comfort” is available on smashwords.com and soon to be available on iTunes, Barnes and Noble, Sony and more eBook outlets. […]

Aunt Barbara’s Powerful Little Book of Comfort

“Devastation seldom sends a gold-leaf, “save-the-date” announcement.” All of us have needed to come to the aid of a family member or friend in their time of loss. So many times we wish to offer assistance, warmth and caring, yet it is sometimes hard to know what to say or how to support.  I am […]