Monthly Archives: November 2019

  • Saturday, November 30th, 2019

    Slow Down

    I’m often surprised and amazed at just how many beautiful things surround us all the time.  Too often I don’t see them because I’m in such a hurry  I either don’t make time to “see” them or I don’t “see” them simply because I  take them for granted and choose not to pay attention. I’m […]

  • Friday, November 29th, 2019

    Black Friday

    Good morning, Two thought provoking quotes from Will Rodgers: 1. “Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” 2. “Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are.” Today is “Black […]

  • Thursday, November 28th, 2019

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving. We all have so much to be thankful on this special day.  Take a moment to consider these amazing thing about our life that we so often take for granted. Give thanks for your SELF, for your health, strength and energy. Ponder the miracle of your body because without your conscious thought your body […]

  • Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

    My Mother Used To Say…

    My mother used to say, “Sit still and mind your own business”. My mother used to say this to my brothers and I when we were little kids fidgeting and arguing in the back seat of the car on long trips.  It recently occurred to me that my Mother’s words were brilliant.  Is it possible […]

  • Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

    Big News

    Welcome to all you new visitors to personalpause.com, as well as all those people for whom personalpause.com is part of your daily routine. Today I have enormous news…. For the past 7 years it has been my mission to introduce a mindful “personal pause” into the lives of those people who like me, are hyper-busy, multitaskers, and high […]

  • Monday, November 25th, 2019

    Change.

    Perhaps the greatest constant in our lives is change. We change every day. We change as we learn new things and are exposed to new thoughts and ideas. Too often I find myself holding on to old beliefs that contradict what I am learning today. Why is it so hard to let go of old […]

  • Sunday, November 24th, 2019

    Kindness Challenge

    Good Morning, Are you up for a Spiritual Challenge this week? Read on… In our continuing effort to make our lives happier, more positive, less hostile, more calm, less confrontational and more peaceful let’s all make a commitment to this “Spiritual Challenge”. This week I challenge you to perform one “anonymous act of kindness” every […]

  • Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

    The Truth

    “Every time I close the door on reality it comes in through the window”—Ashleigh Brilliant For me, honesty is the catalyst for spiritual health. There is no spiritual growth without being honest and it begins with ourselves. I can’t be honest with others until I am honest with myself. We do not define the truth, we […]

  • Friday, November 22nd, 2019

    Sarcasm

    Are you violent ? Immediately most people say, “absolutely not, I can’t even remember the last time I was in a fight. I turn away from violence, even on TV.” That’s great but….. You’re probably not physically violent, but what about emotional and mental violence? Maybe we don’t fight  people with our hands, but many […]

  • Thursday, November 21st, 2019

    Like Riding a Bike

    Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep moving, changing and adapting to all that is presented to you. Life is a process of change that inevitably produces problems that may invoke fear of  new challenges. There is discomfort in seeing old values as wrong. The resolution of this confusion stimulates growth. […]