Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 246 – When you blame others you give up your power to change

"When you blame others, you give up your power to change." ~ Robert Anthony It's such an easy trap to fall into, blaming others... "When you blame others, you give up your power to change." The blame game is one we all learn from an early age. The goal is to be sure no blame… Continue reading Monday Mantra 246 – When you blame others you give up your power to change

Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Alpas

Alpas means to become free or break loose. Alpas is a Filipino word (and Filipino itself is a standardized variety of the Tagalog language). Alpasan also means loose, set free or let go. Alpas is a word I kinda love just because it's so different and I've always found Tagalog to be an interesting language.… Continue reading Word Nerd: Alpas

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 245 – My favorite color is October and a link to a Word List

"My favorite color is October" Joyous Autumn Equinox to all those in the Northern Hemisphere... "My favorite color is October" The turning of the seasons is always an exciting and delightful time. The promise of a new beginning, the changes in the air and nature, the hope and celebrations each season uniquely holds. While each… Continue reading Monday Mantra 245 – My favorite color is October and a link to a Word List

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 244 – Be unapologetic about who you are and the value you add to this world

"Be unapologetic about who you are and the value you add to this world." ~ Lindsey Eryn You are here to take a place, your place, in this world and life... "Be unapologetic about who you are and the value you add to this world." It can be so easy to dismiss yourself, your talents,… Continue reading Monday Mantra 244 – Be unapologetic about who you are and the value you add to this world

Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Kontal-Kontil

Kontal-Kontil is the swinging of long earrings or the swishing of a dress as one walks. Kontal-Kontil is an Indonesian term that has no direct English counterpart, which is a real shame. Poetic words from other languages like kontal-kontil are one of my favorite things. It shows both the limits of the English language and the… Continue reading Word Nerd: Kontal-Kontil

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 243 – Take a deep breath…what is important this very second

"Take a deep breath. Get present in the moment and ask yourself what is important this very second." ~ Greg McKeown How present are you in yourself, in your surroundings at this very moment... "Take a deep breath. Get present in the moment and ask yourself what is important this very second." Day in. Day… Continue reading Monday Mantra 243 – Take a deep breath…what is important this very second