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People pleasing is passé

Hello Friends, Have you ever noticed that sometimes when we try to please others, no matter what we do it doesn't seem to work and then we feel like poop? people pleaser : someone or something that pleases or wants to please people often : a person who has an emotional need to please others often at the expense of his or her own needs or desires passé 1 : past one's prime 2 a : outmoded; b : behind the times That's because our actions are most likely coming from a place of fear: trying to please others to [...]

2020-03-25T14:58:42+00:00 Uncategorized|0 Comments

The blame game is lame

Hello Friends, Sometimes it can feel as if the Universe is against us, as if we can't catch a good break no matter what we do, and because what's happening doesn't seem to make sense we start fault finding - someone else has to be to blame for our misfortune. blame 1 : to find fault with 2 a : to hold responsible; b : to place responsibility for 3 : an expression of disapproval or reproach lame 1 a : having a body part and especially a limb so disabled as to impair freedom of movement; b : marked [...]

2020-02-26T14:33:35+00:00 Uncategorized|0 Comments

Try choosing to see, hear and speak only love

Hello Friends, Sometimes we become jaded through the many difficulties we experience in our lives. I believe the antidote is love. jaded : fatigued by overwork: exhausted : made dull, apathetic, or cynical by experience or by having or seeing too much of something love : strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties; maternal love for a child : warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion : the object of attachment, devotion, or admiration : unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another: such as the fatherly concern of God for humankind; brotherly concern for others [...]

2020-02-12T17:06:03+00:00 Uncategorized|0 Comments

Happy 2020 and what IF…

Hello Friends, I took a bit of a hiatus but am glad to be back. I hope you enjoyed your holidays and have had a great start to 2020. For me 2019 was a year of many changes and new adventures. In 2020 I am reinventing myself and my intention is to experience more peace and joy as I stumble along figuring out what I want to be when I grow up. I've found that as I follow what makes me feel good things seem to work out in my favor; even if hard work is involved - I enjoy [...]

2020-02-05T16:10:52+00:00 Uncategorized|0 Comments

In spite of yourself, still rise and lead

Hello Friends, Where would we be without rebellions and revolutions, right?! But... these days we have many rebels without a cause, people walking around carrying past traumas ready to unload their anger or grief on unsuspecting others who cross their paths. This is why we are all called to lead by example in all areas of our lives, you know, what Gandhi said: "You must be the change you want to see in the world." I'd like to propose that the rebellion most needed at this time is one against our own fears. Fears that come in the form of [...]

2019-12-18T18:16:49+00:00 Uncategorized|1 Comment

Abundance Abounds

Hello Friends, Today I'd like to simply share encouragement, and a friendly reminder, as we continue renewing our minds to create the life we really want to live. Abundance Abounds by Melinda Maysonet Abundance abounds Simply look around There's an abundance of Clouds in the sky and air all around Sand and sea as far as the eyes can see nurturing soil and luscious trees with countless leaves Abundance abounds Look! Can't you see? There's an abundance of people just like you and me curious creatures of all varieties man-made miracles that offer ease Abundance abounds Stop refusing to see [...]

2019-12-11T15:56:31+00:00 Uncategorized|1 Comment

Practice being the peace you seek

Hello Friends, Often, when we are experiencing difficulty the first thing we desire is peace. Well, if you want peace you have to consciously choose it. peace 1 : a state of tranquility or quiet; 2 : freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions; 3 : harmony in personal relations 4a : a state or period of mutual concord between governments; b : a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity 5 : used interjectionally to ask for silence or calm or as a greeting or farewell [...]

2019-12-04T21:01:13+00:00 Uncategorized|0 Comments

Harness the power of your mind

Hello Friends, As we approach Thanksgiving, I was pondering: what am I most grateful for this past year? I am most grateful for a sound mind that I am learning to control in my favor, as opposed to allowing any thought that passes through to scare me silly or disturb my peace. This is no easy feat, it takes concerted effort to renew your mind as we are filled with counterproductive messages received in childhood and bombarded with manipulative messages from our culture and the media. But it's SO worth it! We have millions of thoughts running through our minds [...]

2019-11-27T16:18:15+00:00 Uncategorized|0 Comments

A little willingness goes a long way

Hello Friends, Trying new things and change can feel difficult or down right wrong; but, that's only the 'creature of habit' within protesting and being fearful. Anytime we are confronted with something new our mind searches our past history and when it comes back with nothing, it's first response is: 'no way, we have no information on this and it could be dangerous'! Fear not friends, this is where a little willingness comes in handy. willing 1 : inclined or favorably disposed in mind; 2 : prompt to act or respond; 3 : done, borne, or accepted by choice or without [...]

2019-11-27T14:59:10+00:00 Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mel’s 2¢ now on YouTube and trying new things

Hello Friends, Mel's Two Cents is on YouTube! Now you can join me as I talk about blog topics, interview fellow entrepreneurs in the healing arts and answer viewer questions. For quite some time I was being encouraged by many to start a YouTube channel, and I've finally done it. Not only did I start the channel but on the first episode I am actually doing a horse therapy session with Laura Higgins from Tranquility Ranch Equine Assisted Therapy, LLC - talk about trying new things and putting myself out there! LOL I was nervous and worried about looking foolish [...]

2019-11-06T15:54:30+00:00 Uncategorized|0 Comments
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