Article by Stefanie Johnson

There are magical places that exist within each one of us, inside our minds, hearts, and souls. By visiting these places, we can tap into the infinite and bring peace and abundance into our lives.


Each journey will be unique, as we are unique, so you may want to have a notebook and pen nearby to record your experience afterward. You may choose to have another person read the meditation to you so you may experience it more fully.      


Find a comfortable place, close your eyes, open your mind, and prepare yourself to travel within.


This week, to honor the arrival of the harvest season, let’s take a trip together to the Brilliant Grove, and sit down to enjoy the beautiful colors of the changing leaves. Read More »

Posted on 2 October, 2009 in Balance, Fitness & Health, Making the Day Count
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Article by Judy Mosley


“Good Night,”

“Sleep Tight,”

“Dream of bedbugs tonight!”


This is our nightly ritual.  Every night before bed, my son and I quote this goodnight wish from Lion King 1 ½.


For me, this is a connection that I make with my son. Whether or not I like the movie is irrelevant.  But what is important is that I can show my love for my son, by joining in his interests and what he likes to do.  Quoting movie lines is one of them.


What is it that holds a relationship together?  What are the things that really matter in a relationship? Many people begin a relationship because of a shared interest or common goal.  But what happens if those interests change?  Or … what if your own interests change, but the other persons do not? Should the relationship end?  Or is life giving us another opportunity to rediscover and to keep connecting with the person that we love? Read More »

Posted on 24 September, 2009 in Finance & Family, Happiness, Making the Day Count
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What are your favorite things?  We’d really like to know, so please tell in a comment…


Article by Judy Mosley

“Today is my favorite day.  God made it a special one.  I like tomorrow and yesterday, but

today is my favorite day.”


This is the latest song that my son has brought home with him from preschool. The simplicity is genius, and it’s truth is powerful.  Is today really my favorite day?


For the last couple of days, I have been in an emotional rut. I’ve felt overwhelmed, angry, sad, and for reasons that I couldn’t even pinpoint.  I wasn’t sure how I had slipped into this place, but I knew I wanted out.


The more that my son sang this song, the more I felt the desire to really think about what my favorite things were.  So I decided that I would look for my favorite things throughout the day.  I thought that it would make me feel better, but I didn’t expect to have a complete emotional turn around …


By the end of the day, my thoughts were clearer, I was more patient, and I had even taken care of a couple tasks that had been on my mind for some time.  This is my list.  These items are not prioritized in any manner, but are written down as they came to me. Read More »

Posted on 18 September, 2009 in Gratitude, Making the Day Count, Spirituality
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Article by Judy Mosley


Note from Judy – This article was born out of necessity. Already, most of this morning has had no direction and time has been wasted on useless activities! This is the advice I have given to myself in the hopes of redirecting the day. It’s good to know that I can always learn from my mistakes and that can make any day better…


What are the things that make up a great day?  Is it good weather?  Is it the mood that we wake up to?  Does it depend on the behavior of others, or on the tasks that must be completed?  Are good days born only from external circumstances or do we have our own part to play?  Great questions.


Thankfully, our hearts and attitudes don’t always have to be swayed by the forces around us.  There are intentional steps that we can take, decisions that we can make, to better ensure that a good day is ahead of us. Read More »

Posted on 15 September, 2009 in Goals, Happiness, Making the Day Count
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Article by Dee DeWitt

The other night I was sitting down with a long-time friend brother watching an NFL preseason football game, and we started talking about the “good ol’ days” and all of our plans for the future. After a while, we paused and then started laughing because it seemed as though I was trapped in the past and he was really concerned about the future.


It seems that, for most of the conversation, I had been talking about how things used to be.  On the other hand, he spent most of the time wondering about how hard things are going to be.  We both realized that holding on to the past and worrying about the future was keeping us from being happy today.


So with this in mind, I have decided it was time for me to start letting go of my past and not fear my future.  It’s a work in progress for sure … and it includes balancing letting go and honoring the past. Read More »

Posted on 11 September, 2009 in Happiness, Making the Day Count, Motivation
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