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A bulb of an idea

Here’s a light bulb over your head for Inspire Friday: Plant a bulb under your feet! Planting in the fall can be very rewarding. There is something promising about digging into the...

 

Odes to Autumn

Today we offer you these words as inspiration: "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."- Albert Camus "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."- L....

 

Spruce up for Fall

The first official day of Fall is just around the corner. Before long, we will be snuggling under blankets and pulling on our favorite sweater. This year, many more of us are spendin...

 

Make room for joy

“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that...

 

Do something nice for a teacher today

There is a lot of attention being focused on HOW to school children during the pandemic. But, let's not overlook WHO is teaching them. Now is the perfect time to send a note, or flow...

 

Write down your hopes and dreams

If you find yourself hoping for a better life or a brighter future, the key to actually making it happen may be at your fingertips – and a pen.Recent studies have shown that by writing d...

 

Talk to your heart

Beloved writer Grace Paley, at the age of eighty, in a magnificent short piece titled “My Father Addresses Me on the Facts of Old Age,” originally written for the New Yorker in 2002 and ...

 

Feel the Silence

‘We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon an...

 

Take a mental breather

Today, on Inspire Friday we encourage you to take a deep breath and put whatever you are doing on pause. When you become stressed or anxious, your brain releases cortisol, the stre...

 

Take a snapshot of your life

It is Inspire Friday and today we invite you to go beyond the boring selfie and take a photo of yourself that really captures where you are at in your life right now. Is it hectic and ch...

 

Write to a friend

It has often been said that the art of letter writing is lost. With e-mail, texts, skype and other means of instant communication, it does seem like the simple letter’s days are numb...

 

Make sure to laugh everyday

"E. E." Cummings (October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962), was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. He wrote approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographic...

 

Make today count

Everyone has been affected by COVID19. There is no denying that our lives have changed as a result of the pandemic. For many, the need to resume a ‘normal’ life is great. Simple pleasure...

 

Start your day with an affirmation

Affirmations are positive thoughts and affirmative beliefs. They are usually in the first-person present tense (As in me, myself and I) They are repeated over and over to yourself. Recit...

 

Know thy ‘shelf’

If you are in need of a little creative boost, we suggest you work on your shelf.Sometimes taking a break from television, video games and whatever other diversion you have relied on to ...

 

Create a personal, sacred place in your home

Many of us are spending more time at home. So much time in fact that we may be getting restless and feel the urge to get away. By creating a ‘sacred place’ in your home you can retreat, ...

 

Take the Daydream Challenge

Notice all the in-between moments that are occupied by your connection to technology and the consumption of media. Untangle yourself from this need and reclaim those little moments for y...

 

Be positive

Last week, we talked about the importance of setting clear intentions to envision the life you desire. Today, we encourage you to seek out positivity. There are hundreds of books that ha...

 

Alone time

“If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.” ― Jean-Paul Sartre It may sound crazy after all of this self-isolation to encourage alone time but there is a differenc...

 

Learning a new skill results in new lease on life

Last week on ‘Inspire Friday’ we talked about the benefits of learning something new every day. This week we take that a step further and encourage you to learn a new skill. Whether you are ...

 

Never Stop Learning

In today’s information age we have the world in our hands and the most massive library ever assembled at our fingertips. Add that to our natural sense of curiosity and there is absolu...

 

Now is the time to be kind

During this Covid Crisis many people have taken to social media with a two-word message: Be Kind. It’s a simple suggestion, it looks good on a t-shirt or cap and really, who could disagr...

 

Ubuntu: Understanding interconnectedness

Here is a story that has gained popularity on social media: An anthropologist introduced a new game to children in an African tribe. He placed a large basket of fruit under a tree. He th...

 

Bored? Create a Vision Board

The book, You are a Badass by Jen Sincero offers straight up advice on how to improve your attitude about yourself. In it, she mentions the value of creating a vision board to help bring...

 

You can start a journal

Journaling is a mindful practice that has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. And, since a journal is simply a personal reflection of your life, there is no right and wrong way to d...

 

Enroll in an online course

Have you ever wanted to learn a new language, a new skill or subject but never had the free time? Many of us are spending more unexpected time at home making this the ideal time to...

 

5 Tips to lead an inspired life

1. Seek answers. These days there are answers at our fingertips - literally! If you are curious about something find out the answer. You'll be amazed at how much better you feel when you...

 

Everyone can be creative

While some people are naturally creative and easily overflow with ideas and ways to express themselves, others may have different path to their ‘Eureka!’ moments. One thing is certain th...

 

Spring cleaning can be therapeutic

Cleaning out the cobwebs in the house can also help clean out the cobwebs in your mind. Spring cleaning can be a great time to reorganize, re-prioritize and renew your home and your life...

 

Inspiration Friday: Do

“The way gets started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

 

Manifest your own mantra

Mantras are like medicine for the soul. They can be extremely powerful when repeated often and with consistency. Mantras can even help us establish healthier relationships with food, fit...

 

Spring into Being

Earlier in the week we talked about the physical benefits of gardening. But, like the seeds we plant, that is only the beginning. For centuries the season of spring has been seen as a sp...

 

Send a friend a Valentine's Greeting

Valentine’s Day has become an overwhelming holiday with huge expectations of bold romantic gestures. In fact, many couples use Saint Valentine’s Day as a way to make a grand declarat...

 

Raise your hand: Volunteer

From lowering stress to boosting self-confidence, research has shown that volunteering offers many health benefits, especially for older adults, such as: • Volunteering decreases the ris...

 

Smile!

Smiling is contagious. Try this the next time you are at a grocery store, in line at the DMV or anywhere else people just ‘have’ to go to but aren’t that happy about it. Smile. Look some...

 

Inspiration Friday: Hug it Out

"If you're angry at a loved one, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug - which is all the more reason to do so. It's hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, ...

 

Inspiration Friday: Thrive

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor (http://www.success.com/blog/use-your-humor-being-to-be-a-better-...

 

Inspiration Friday: Say ' I love you' more

Inspiration Friday: Say, ‘I love you more.’ Love and gratitude go hand in hand. Many of us have people in our lives that we cherish and appreciate, yet we rarely take the huge step o...

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