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A Big Bear Hug for Fear

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”  — Eleanor Roosevelt  Maybe you were the kid who hurried up the high-dive ladder, strolled confidently to the end of the board and launched without hesitation into the water. Or maybe you were the one who got to the top and could barely bring yourself […]

What is your Ikigai?

As human beings we have a natural disposition toward compassion, kindness, and caring for others.  It is through compassion that we gain a sense of connection with others.  When we nurture this human resource and care for another life, whether human, animal or plant we embody “ikigai”. The Japanese concept of ikigai is thought of as a […]

Mindful Generosity

Most times when we talk about being generous we relate it to giving away money or material possessions.  Although it can be truly uplifting to share our material treasure it is just as uplifting to share our inner treasure by giving away simple acts of kindness. Our daily interactions present so many opportunities for us […]

Hello, Spring!

Spring has sprung…the days are getting longer and the sun is shining brighter.  As we dust off winter let’s observe the changes in nature all around us…birds chirping, tiny buds on tree branches, crocuses awakening, gentle breezes, rain showers and freshly turned dirt!  Experiencing these changes makes us aware of nature’s life cycle. As we […]

Time to Relax

Lifestyles today are more stressful than ever with increasing work, family responsibility and financial pressure taking their toll on our bodies and peace of mind.  In the midst of our full and busy lives taking time to relax is essential to our well-being. Relaxation is vital to good health as it helps combat stress and gives the mind […]

A YEAR OF FIRSTS…

WORDOLOGIES IS CELEBRATING ONE! Thank you for supporting Wordologies. With your support Wordologies gave back to our alliance partner, Women for Women International. We also established a relationship with Mediatrice, a mother of three boys and one girl who lives in Rwanda. With our emotional and financial support Mediatrice graduated from the Women for Women […]

Season of Change

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”         – Socrates Autumn has such a crisp feel…there is a distinct aura that surrounds the season.  By observing the laws of nature we know the aura clearly defines change. Temperatures […]

Backyard Peace

Will it ever be a realistic world view that we will all one day live in peace? Too often our current events reveal the pain and suffering occuring throughout the world.  The front page of the newspaper and the daily news report scream out to us that violence and anger dominate human attitudes. Have you ever asked […]

We’re all Superheroes

“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.”  -Gloria Steinem Children often use make-believe play in order to exercise their imagination.  They play dress-up, or act as superheroes possessing extraordinary abilities to explore their surroundings.  But many adults think they have grown out of their imagination or believe they simply don’t have an […]

Music for Inspiration

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.  -Berthold Auerbach Our environments bombard us with sounds all day long…alarms ringing, dogs barking, office machines humming, drivers honking, TV’s blaring, and babies crying.  Is it noise or music to our ears?  We can all make noise, but it is music that adds harmony […]