Monthly Archives: February 2020

  • Saturday, February 29th, 2020

    Is Your Lifestyle Making You Sick?

    How do you heal? Our culture has a very strange idea about how we heal. Most of us are taught to put a “band-aid” on everything and treat the symptoms rather that treating the actual causes of the “disease”. We are so quick to prescribe drugs, dramatic diets, cosmetic surgery or often times even worse, […]

  • Friday, February 28th, 2020

    Share your Journey

    Share your journey. I used to think that life was about competition, about striving to do my best AGAINST other people. While I still see the value of competition in some areas such as athletics, I now  believe that life is mostly about cooperation. Even in the context of athletic competition, cooperation can make our efforts much […]

  • Thursday, February 27th, 2020

    Just Don’t Say it Mean

    “Dad, can I use your convertible this weekend, I’m going to the beach”. “The beach? I thought you were working this weekend.  No, you can’t drive my car to the beach. The last time you drove my car, it was filled with sand, you left me with no gas and you parked it on the […]

  • Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

    Happy New Year, Again.

    Now that the initial novelty of the New Year has faded away, let’s take a realistic and mindful approach to 2020. As we begin the New Year with with a spirit of optimistic anticipation, here are my thoughts for committing to meaningful new habits in the year ahead. Tradition encourages each of us to make […]

  • Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

    Good Pain

    Is there such a thing as “Good Pain”?  Is there such a thing as good physical pain and good spiritual pain? It’s an animal instinct to avoid pain, however human beings often make  choices that reach beyond instinct, choices that promote growth. How we respond when we are confronted with purposeful pain is a good […]

  • Monday, February 24th, 2020

    Archives

    Let today be a day you click on the “Archives” link at the top of this page. Pick a random date or dates from the past year and read it’s passage. Maybe it has a message that will resonate for you. Remember your mindful pause. HappyNow…

  • Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

    Serenity Checklist

    Do you have a “Serenity Checklist”?  Consider these suggestion as you begin your day: Am I doing too much at one time? Do I have an unfulfilled expectation of this situation? Am I afraid of something? Am I trying to be perfect? Am I taking care of my body to the best of my ability? […]

  • Friday, February 21st, 2020

    Spiritual Snacks

    We all could use a little “pick me up” from time to time. When our bodies are lethargic or hungry, we snack on healthy foods or a cup of coffee, but what about when our Spirits are tired or hungry?  What do we do to lift and brighten our spirt? Try one or more of […]

  • Thursday, February 20th, 2020

    A Special Gift For You

    If this is your first visit to personalpause.com, welcome.  If you are a return visitor welcome back. Please read on. Most of us appreciate receiving a gift, a present without strings attached, something we can then call our own, something we can put in our personal “treasure chest”.   How about giving such gift, a present […]

  • Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

    Adventure

    Today’s adventure begins with you. Your adventure is in the way you look at things.  It is the mental stance you take as you travel through your day.  It is finding magic and miracle in ordinary things.  It is talking with a variety of people and discovering their inner goodness.  It is the thrill of […]