Monthly Archives: February 2019

  • Thursday, February 28th, 2019

    Life is Hard

    Life is hard, but we can make it good. When I look at my life and at the lives of others, it is clear that pain is part of life. We cannot escape this truth. Life is often not fair, but it is for us to choose how we will respond to what life presents […]

  • Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

    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 26th, 2019


    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 […]

  • Monday, February 25th, 2019

    Happy Anniversary Personal Pause

    Good Morning to all my Personal Pause Friends, This week marks the beginning of the eighth 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 […]

  • Sunday, February 24th, 2019

    Manage Your Energy

    How do you manage your energy? How do you invest your energy? How do you waste your energy ? Energy. We all have it. We all spend it. We all need it just to be considered alive. But when was the last time that you actually considered how much energy you’re spending and in which […]

  • Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

    The Power Positive Thinking

    Welcome to Today. How are you feeling? When you maintain an optimistic outlook, you begin to create the circumstances conducive to achieving what you desire. You feel more in control and fewer of life’s challenges seem overwhelming. It becomes intuitive to expect a positive conclusion. An optimistic mind is also an honest one. Staying positive […]

  • Friday, February 22nd, 2019

    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. […]

  • Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

    Success……. At What Cost?

    It’s far too easy to keep focused on the idea that reaching our goals will determine if we’re successful or not, and the reality is that the important thing is how we live as we’re striving to reach those goals. Questions: Are we walking all over others in our attempt to be “successful”? Are we […]

  • Monday, February 18th, 2019

    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 17th, 2019

    Ask Fear To Be Your Friend

    Do any of your fears intimidate you so strongly or even paralyze you to the point that you stop trying, stop experiencing or stop learning? When we face a fear we learn something about ourselves. As we learn, we change in some way, and to do so revises our perception of the world. This revised […]