Archive for the 'Self-Growth' Category

 Ahhh. Satori.

Sometimes I come across a word that lights me up because it expresses something perfectly.  My word for the day is satori.   I needed it. I discovered the word in Eckhart Tolle’s book – A New Earth – Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose – on page 177.  It immediately resonated with me.  I had to […]



 An Ernest Holmes Quote

You cannot heal anyone of his trouble if .. by Ernest Holmes



 Wisdom from Rumi

I have lived on the lip of insanity wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door.  The door opens. I’ve been knocking from the inside. Rumi     Rumi Quotes – Wisdom for today Photo of door courtesy of artur84 and freedigitalphotos.net



 Listen or Be Alone

When you learn how to listen better in a relationship, it will sometimes feel risky, confusing, or painful, but it will bring a much deeper and more truthful connection. Isolation is replaced with respect, curiosity, new perspectives, and love.



 5 Decluttering Tips

I was impressed with this decluttering video and wanted to share it. Sometimes, maybe even most times, just finding a place to start and beginning to take regular steps is a good way to begin to simplify your life as well as make improvements that will make your life happier and more satisfying.



 8 Success Strategies You Probably Didn’t Think Of

For now, I’ll share a summary of success strategies from an article at Oprah.com that caught my attention ….did you know that turning the thermostat up should increase your productivity? Oh yeah!



 The Mulberry Lesson of the Green Stems

Some time ago, I blogged about picking and working with mulberries – Wild Blackberries, No, They’re Mulberries . One thing that makes mulberries more time-consuming is their little green stems.  You can see them in this photo of the mulberries that we had picked. I learned a lesson in simplicity from those mulberries.  Funny how […]



 Finding Joy in Life – It’s Not That Hard

Sometimes daily life can seem like drudgery, something to just be tolerated. When I find myself feeling this way, it is almost always because I have been focusing relentlessly on a problem that overshadows me. It might be a looming deadline, a bit of family drama, or something of the sort. It might be nothing definable; I’m just in a rut and forgot to even think about finding joy in life.
Getting back to enjoying life, rather than enduring life, is really quite simple: look for things that bring you joy.



 Learn to Distract Yourself to Increase Productivity

Increasing personal productivity can be more difficult than it would at first seem.  After all, isn’t it just a matter of “just doing it?”  And if it’s that simple, why aren’t we all just getting things done? In my website and blogging work, I find that I go through cycles.  I’m highly productive at times […]



 Healing the Black Holes of Your Life

I’m reading – or perhaps I should say working through – the book Find Your Purpose, Change Your Life by Carol Adreinne.  (As a side note, I have an extra copy of this book that I plan to give away on this site or on the Simple Life Facebook page  so do watch for that […]