Embracing obstacles

There’s a lot of tough stuff out there these days for us to cope with. Our immediate response is often to get stressed, anxious, upset, nervous, or fearful about our ability to handle the situation. We look at the problem in front of us as an obstacle on our path of happiness and well being….

When in doubt, always come back to the breath…

Times are stressful. When you are feeling overwhelmed, when you lose your focus of attention and the ability to consciously choose what to do or say, allow yourself to mentally stop. Smile to yourself. Gently chide yourself. Then breathe…ahhh, that feels good. Let your shoulders drop. Take a few more breaths. Simple, deep, slow breaths….