Author: Wendy Mackowski

Holiday Magic: Allowing People To Be Who They Are

We soon will be celebrating the holidays with a day full of gratitude and good cheer. What a powerful concept: family and friends everywhere taking an entire day out to focus on being grateful, appreciating each other, being thankful for what we have and who we are! “Excuse me,” I hear the cynics out there saying, “What Hallmark card did you just step out of?” OK, I understand that being with family does not always conjure up images of love and appreciation for people. And even if you are one of the lucky ones where it does, the holiday...

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What If LOVE Were Our Default Button?

Since February is National Love Month (at least I call it that, in the same way that December is Peace Month and November is Gratitude Month), I had this crazy “what if” thought: “What if we automatically defaulted to a Love response in any situation?” Clearly, right now as humans Love is definitely not our first reaction to things. Just take a look at five minutes of the nightly news if you want confirmation of this fact. A Radical Idea? Most of us are all for Love as a concept or a spiritual ideal, or as a special feeling...

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10 Tips To More Holiday Comfort & Joy

Here are ten tips to enjoying the holiday season more and stressing out a little less. They all happen to begin with the letter ‘s’ which makes them easier to remember! Here goes:   Spiritual Connection: Let’s not forget the reason for the season. Be sure to take time each day to get in touch with your own spiritual center, whatever that is for you. Soul replenishment is vital, whether it’s reading meaningful scriptures, meditating, or listening to inspiring music. Having silent time to self-reflect on the bigger meaning of it all will help you stay calmer throughout your day. Remember...

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Summertime Goals: Relax Your Way to Your Dreams

Did you know that July 1st is “hump day” for the entire year? Yes, it’s what Wednesday’s are to the week, the midpoint for the year. Is this year all you hoped it would be at this point? If not, you still have time to make it that way. It also happens to be summer vacation for many people–a time to lie back, relax, take time off, go on vacation and enjoy yourself. Consequently, I felt a bit conflicted writing an article about goal setting in the middle of such a carefree time of the year. But then I...

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