Notes To My Younger Self:

 

  No one can steal your joy. When offensives come, you can choose to be offended. Or you can choose to use the offense to improve your story, your journey, your life’s adventure. So what’s it going to be? Are you going…

Notes To My Younger Self:

 

  Attributes of Strength:  the quality or state of being physically or mentally strong capacity for exertion or endurance power to resist force solidity, toughness. power of resisting attack : impregnability.  mental power, force, or vigor moral power, firmness, or courage.  power…

Notes To My Younger Self:

 

Attributes of Arrogance: “Bigging yourself up publicly or in your own mind.” When asked if you can do it, you always say yes.  Interrupt others a lot. Go out of your way—even to extremes—to be right. Believe you are better than others…

Notes To My Younger Self:

 

Take your days as they come. One at a time. (One hour or one minute at a time some days.) Resist the urge to worry about what has been or what will be. If a struggle comes up during the day, deal…

Notes To My Younger Self:

 

T-6 oil tank: yellow, suitcase-looking part. When emotions get heated, you’ll be tempted to dwell on the trigger, repeating the offense over and over again in your mind. How dare they say that to me? That was so unfair. I didn’t deserve…

Notes To My Younger Self:

 

  Understand that your path is tailor-made for you. So comparing yourself to anyone else, anything else, is not only a waste of energy, it leads to feeling either prideful or inferior. Emotions that inevitably lead to the icky business of judgement. …

Notes To My Younger Self:

 

“In every crisis, there is a message. Crises are nature’s way of forcing challenge—breaking down old structures, shaking loose negative habits so that something new and better can take their place.”~Susan L. Taylor E.L. Chappel author of Spirit Dance/Storm Makers/Coming very soon:…

Notes To My Younger Self:

 

“Only when we are no longer afraid, do we begin to live.”~Dorothy Thompson E.L. Chappel author of Spirit Dance/Storm Makers/Coming very soon: The Surge There will come a day when you’ll respect yourself enough and believe your feelings have value. Then, you…

Notes To My Younger Self:

 

#moonrise #contrails “Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside (*and inside) ourselves will affect us.”~Stephen Covey E.L. Chappel author of Spirit Dance/Storm Makers/Coming very soon: The Surge “We are powerless over our addictions, whether…

Notes To My Younger Self:

 

For you, success will mean being your best everyday—embracing blessings, gifts, challenges and difficulties, mistakes and flaws too. Letting go of any woundedness, trusting that circumstances have a way of balancing themselves out. Embracing family and friends as they are, not expecting…