"Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, 'You owe me'. Look what happens with a love like that! It lights the whole sky." Sufi Poet, Hafez
Love, what an amazing force, one which creates, brings forth, opens the doors of darkness and allows the light…
Added by Melissa Grill Petersen on January 30, 2011 at 7:43pm — No Comments
The other day I wrote about being ready for success and today this theme seems to come up again, being ready for what we want in our life. How ready are you for what you want? Do you have your eye on the prize and if so, what does it look like? Can you see it clearly? Is it BIG? Is it in color or black and white? Can you hear what it sounds like and feel the presense of the experience? Is it close enough for you to touch or does it seem a million miles…
Added by Melissa Grill Petersen on January 28, 2011 at 11:13am — No Comments
Life in any moment can be a great balancing act, and often the scales of our lives seem to be tipped to far in one direction or the other. What is your tipping point? Your point of shifting what has been to what can be? When is the moment that you will finally jump full in to what lies in your heart and what has been stopping you until now?
Balance is all about recognizing the aspects of ourselves that make us who we are and ensuring that those…
Added by Melissa Grill Petersen on January 27, 2011 at 9:29pm — No Comments
About a week ago I was driving home when I heard a radio dj discussing an upcoming station promotion. He said, "if you are ready to be a success, we are ready to feature you, but you better be ready. In fact did you know that most people are NOT ready for success? Is your website ready? If you sell product do you have it ready to sell and ship? Can people get in touch with you? Are you really ready? "
His words really stuck in my head and they are…
Added by Melissa Grill Petersen on January 26, 2011 at 12:47pm — No Comments
Taking time to Be. creative is possibly more important now than ever. With the US being the largest consumer of anti depressant drugs, taking more... many people are in need of accessing a bit of inner happiness and balance. There is no doubt about it that we are a stressed out society. But if you are looking for another…Read more
Added by Melissa Grill Petersen on January 25, 2011 at 5:35pm — No Comments
Taking time to Be. creative is possibly more important now than ever. With the US being the largest consumer of anti depressant drugs, taking more than 118 million prescriptions a year, many people are in need of accessing a bit of inner happiness and balance. There is no doubt about it that we are a stressed out society. But…Read more
Growing up my grandmother worked for an insurance company and often she would be the top sales lady heading off on trips around the world. Upon her return from one big sales convention, she brought back a t-shirt that said, "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with BULL" . I loved this shirt, thought it…Read more
Added by Melissa Grill Petersen on January 24, 2011 at 8:44pm — No Comments
It is so easy to get wrapped up in our own stuff, to make assumptions and judgments…
Added by Melissa Grill Petersen on January 23, 2011 at 11:48am — No Comments
As yoga class began today a wonderful student of mine set her intention to the class as being able to accept where she was at in her life and to have grace and ease as she moved forward. To this I replied, is it ok for you to BE where you are? She said absolutely because for too long she had tried to be so far out in front of herself, living way up ahead in what she thought or hoped would be instead of being patient and accepting where she was.
Class continued and the…Read more
Added by Melissa Grill Petersen on January 22, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Day 21 of the New Year and how are you coming along on your resolutions? It had long been said that it takes 21 days to change a behavior but if the new you is not fully present yet, not to worry, not to fear. In recent researchthe 21 day rule seems to be more of a myth than fact and has actually been show to take closer to 66 days depending on the behavior or habit you are…
I am the eternal optimist, always looking at what can be, believing in the good and trusting that things will always work out, because they do. But I too have my days when the my light is a bit dim and I too question, wonder and doubt. I am ok with this and I take it for what it is...an opportunity to be.honest with myself. Why am I worried, what is this really about and what if any benefit or purposeful meaning does this worry bring to my life?
Added by Melissa Grill Petersen on January 20, 2011 at 5:14pm — No Comments
This past summer my sister graduated from high school and her commencement speaker was Amy Palmiero, a lady that I had gone to high school with many years earlier. The woman had a prosthetic leg and stood up to tell her story...
She had always been an athlete, grew up in a loving family, surrounded by support, life was comfortable, fun and good in many ways. One day she went out to ride her…
Added by Melissa Grill Petersen on January 18, 2011 at 3:21pm — No Comments
I remember back to the days of my life, make that years, where my mental and physical energy was consumed with the idea of being healthy, but what was health to me? It meant being a certain weight, a number rather than a state of being. With that number and the attainment of it, came restriction, limitation and lots of working out. It was a thought of have to vs. want to, it was negotiating with myself, "I will allow you to have 1 brownie if you add in an extra workout". It was a constant…Read more
Added by Melissa Grill Petersen on January 17, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments
It is Sunday and what better day of the week to be aware of the many ways in which you can take the last few hours of this day to just relax. What has been and what lies ahead will great you bright and early tomorrow. For this evening may you take a few minutes to relax into a deeper state of BEing YOU. Here are a few quick tips to help you get out of your mind and into a relaxed state of being...…
Added by Melissa Grill Petersen on January 16, 2011 at 7:32pm — No Comments
Have you like many American's experienced economic hardship or financial strain over the past year or two? Have you ever had a thought if only I had more money now then everything would be ok, then I could be happy? What does having m oney do for you? Does it give you peace of mind, security,…
Added by Melissa Grill Petersen on January 15, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
When was the last time that you felt confident? I don't mean the forced sense of putting yourself out there in front of others acting in ways that will appease them for acceptance and validation. I mean, YOU feeling great in your own skin, accepting of yourself for all that you are as well as are yet to be.come. Loving what you perceive to be your faults as much as your gifts, walking your walk, talking your talk, owning your words, understanding your value and sharing the gift that is…Read more
Added by Melissa Grill Petersen on January 14, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Ok friends, it is officially day 13 of the New Year, New You adventure... where are you at with YOU? There are many roads that one can take to get results but what is the journey like? Are they all different or are there certain elements key in actually creating successful results?
The answer is both, all roads traveled hold unique adventures and information within BUT there are key components central in the art of transformation, change...aka, creating a new…Read more
Added by Melissa Grill Petersen on January 13, 2011 at 12:23pm — No Comments
What are you proud about? How often do you look at yourself in the mirror and acknowledge your personal greatness? Maybe you have seen the internet you tube video phenomena of the little girl, Jessica who stands in the mirror every morning affirming all that she loves about herself. When I saw this for the first time, I thought, how adorable and how interesting...what would life be like if we…
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With half of the country covered in snow today, what better opportunity than now to go out and play. Build a snowman, slide on the ice, eat fresh snow and if you are nowhere near snow today, that’s ok, there are still unlimited opportunities awaiting you to PLAY. …
Added by Melissa Grill Petersen on January 10, 2011 at 1:32pm — No Comments