Building Wealth

Building Wealth

You can break personal finance into three broad categories: income, expenses and savings. Your personal cash flow statement lists your income and expenses and a common goal is to end the month with money left over to put into savings. We often tend to focus on our income and stretch what we make to pay…

Back To School “Mindfulness” For Kids

Back To School “Mindfulness” For Kids

Mindfulness is referred to as the new science of health and happiness. Mindfulness and meditation programs are emerging as powerful ways to calm down kids, sharpen their brains and make them kinder to their classmates. These mindfulness techniques appear to work in kids before they’ve even met their first fraction. In an ongoing study at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, scientists are …

Garden of Light

All living things on earth need light to grow. Flowers represent a material expression or show of light.  We witness the beauty and the power of flowers, plants and trees as they convert water and light into food for themselves and their leaves. When we stroll in our parks and gardens, the beauty and the serenity can help reduce stress in the body. We have the capacity to be self-reflective, even meditative, when we partake of the beauty of the garden. …

The Garden of the Heart

As spring comes into full force we get to witness the beautiful flowering displays of mother earth as she expresses abundance in the diversity of her garden. We watch the drab, brown, leafless trees from winter transform in a dramatic show of colorful blossoms as mother earth dresses the trees for spring and summer. We watch the forsythia bushes turn bright yellow, the purple grape Hyacinths burst from the soil as they soak in the sun and the rain. We smell the lilacs as they bloom, both in pink and in white, and we take in the sensational beauty as each flower takes the stage. Each flower blooms, …

Growing Self-Love

There has been a big push in the past and recently too, with lots of expos, rallies, programs and classes directed to women to help them see their worth and value and to support them in claiming their authenticity. I love that we as women are seeing ourselves differently and healing old, outdated patterns of over giving, self-deprecation and harsh judgment towards self and others. I love that we are re-educating women about how to view themselves in healthy ways and how to participate in healthier patterns of self-care.

Looking at Life Through a Child’s Eyes

We just recently held two successful Children’s Clinics, one here at our Lindon Campus and one with our Arizona graduates and students. We have had so much fun this month! It was wonderful to be in Arizona and watch the children learning emotional health concepts while we played and laughed together. Isn’t it beautiful to watch a child interact with the world around them in such a simple and playful way? …

Spring is the Season for New Growth 2017

Spring is just around the corner and we are so ready for the warmer temperatures, longer days, and more sun! As mother earth begins to waken after a deep sleep, we get to witness new life springing forward; first the tulips and daisies, then the yellow forsythia bushes and the lilacs. Their color and beautiful aromas breathe new life into our light-starved souls. If you need something to breathe new life into you and your everyday living, I encourage you to …

Soft Hearts

Our focus in 2017 is GROWTH. In January, we focused on “Growing a Healthier You.” In February we will be focusing on “Growing Healthy Relationships.” Let’s look at the condition of our heart as it relates to love and intimacy from the past or present. We have all experienced love as well as suffered hurt and pain in these relationships. Let’s face it, we have all felt let down, disappointed, overlooked or unappreciated in a love relationship. Over the years our hearts can become numb or hardened if we do not address that pain. How do we …

Personal Best

As we say goodbye to 2016 we have an opportunity to start again with a fresh start. I love new beginnings. I feel like I have an opportunity for a “do over.” As we start a new year we get to redefine what success means in our lives and choose how we will approach 2017. Can I just say that striving for our personal best is the way to go? …

A Soft Touch for Christmas

In the hustle and bustle for the preparations of the up-coming holiday season thoughts of gift giving fill our heads. Instead of sugar plums dancing in our dreams we are lying awake at night trying to figure out what to give to that “hard to buy for person.” All we really want is a simple Christmas season where we can spend time with family and loved ones. But the ritual of gift giving at this time of year can be overwhelming. Where is the balance between too much consumerism and offering meaningful gifts?