Monthly Archives: February 2017

  • Saturday, February 18th, 2017


    Are you always happy? If you can say yes to that, WOW, that’s  great. What a gift. I’m not there yet. I believe it is healthy to recognize and honor our feelings. Feelings are emotional messages. The message may have no basis of fact, but they still exist. We can address our feelings or ignore them. […]

  • Friday, February 17th, 2017


    I love candles. I like to think of myself as a flaming candle, a source of light and warmth in the chilly darkness. My flame does not diminish even the slightest bit when I share it with other people. When we share something we love, something personal with family, friends or even acquaintances, it gives everyone […]

  • Thursday, February 16th, 2017

    Happy Anniversary Personal Pause

    Good Morning to all my Personal Pause Friends, This week marks the beginning of the sixth year of the “” posts, thoughts, quotes, comments, shares and e-mails. It’s has been quite a journey. It has been very exciting to share a personal transformations over the course of these past five years. I believe that today, each of us has […]

  • Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

    Today is the First Day

    The old saying goes, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life”. Do you believe it?  Do you live it?  I try every morning. Today is a completely new day and it’s mine to do with as I please. What happens to me today will be completely new and different, and I […]

  • Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

    Happy Valentines Day

    Love is not always an easy emotion for many of us to feel or express. Love does not necessarily mean sexual attraction or a life commitment. Love can simply be seeing someone for who he or she is whether that person is a spouse, a child, a friend, a co-worker, a family member, a teacher, […]

  • Monday, February 13th, 2017

    Clarity in Pause

    “Let muddy water stand, and it becomes clear.”—-Lao-tzu So true. If we relax, the answers will come. Imagine a group of teenagers swimming in a beautiful lake and one of them loses a chain or an earring in the muddy water. Everyone starts diving in from different directions to search for the earring. The splashing […]

  • Sunday, February 12th, 2017

    Self Revelation

    I’ve heard it said, “We are only as sick as the secrets we keep”. Self revelation cleanses the soul. Our emotional health is jeopardized each time we hold something within our thoughts that we may be better served talking over with other people. Secrets invite “dis-ease”. Secrets keep us stuck in the muck of life. […]

  • Saturday, February 11th, 2017


    Hope. Hope is the part of ourselves that sees possibility and potential as reality, not just a dream or fantasy. Hope is the part that we keep alive in order to keep us working towards goals that are important to us, towards ends that we feel will make us better and stronger. Hope is what […]

  • Friday, February 10th, 2017

    A Beautiful Parable

    And the story goes like this…… High in the mountains is a small log cabin. The owners of the cabin rarely visit, however the cabin is always left open for hikers to rest and refresh themselves. In the cabin there is wood for a fire, packaged food, water, blankets, two cots, and candles. The cabin […]

  • Thursday, February 9th, 2017

    I feel…

    Good Morning, I feel happy. I feel sad. I feel….. Our feelings are ours alone, and we are responsible only for how we feel. Those around us are not the cause of our feelings. We do. This knowledge is a big responsibility, because we know we cannot blame others for our bad moods. But it […]