Try a Little Laughter

Positive Message Graphic available at Uncommon Goods. This is a project I’m doing with my friend Amy Humes (Oola). You can use them to press your internal “reset button”        Oola at Uncommon Goods


I read this yesterday in Sonia Choquette’s Grace, Guidance, and Gifts and posted it on Facebook.  I realized later that it was a perfect addition to my post – “Have More Fun”.  What is more fun or more healing than a good laugh?  I thought I would share it here as well.  Wishing you a beautiful day full of fun and laughter! xo

“Open your heart, and there you will discover the gift of humor.  Humor temporarily frees you from the immersion and enslavement to the soul’s struggle and the ego’s drama, and elevates you back to the viewpoint of Spirit.  Laughter, amusement, chuckles, smiles – all are the many faces and expressions of the gift of humor. Humor restores perspective, returns one’s sense of power, rebalances and liberates one from negative and toxic emotions, and elevates one’s vibration to detachment and freedom in the moment. It floods the body with healing hormones and brings relief and objectivity to the mind.

The gift of humor is ushered into your heart by the divine muses, the subtle joy guides of creative inspiration and solution in service to God.  They are there to remind us that what we laugh at we can overcome.  Search deep into your heart to find your gift of humor, especially if it feels lost at the moment.  It doesn’t go away.  It’s only been misplaced.  Follow the muses and look for your gift in humorous movies, funny books, comedies, jokes, and satires.  You can find the gift of humor if you look for it.  That is part of the fun of humor.  When you look closely enough for it, you find it in everything.”

Make a Wish

Wishing Tree

I saw this beautiful wishing tree at the Berkshire Botanical Gardens this weekend.  I loved looking at the tags and the beautiful things that every single person wished for.  It was like looking into their hearts.  It made me realize that we we all wish for goodness in some form or other.  It got me thinking about my own wishes.  The first thing that came from my heart was: “I wish for authenticity and feeling good in my skin.”  Of course I came up with many others as well, but this seemed to be at the root of my own little wishing tree.  I also realized that having a spiritual practice has been the trunk of my tree for some time.  It is something that has evolved over years. When my tree was just a sapling I sort of dipped into prayer or meditation here and there – usually when things weren’t going so great.  I would find an inspiring book and pore over it for a week or two.  Over time I realized that the days I prayed or meditated I was much more grounded and things just seemed to flow better.  I made a wish to make this a part of each day, and I have.  I made a little altar, carved out a quiet space for myself in my house, and set aside about 30 minutes each day to connect with my spirit.  It has become the source of so much inspiration that I can’t imagine a day without it.  All the branches of my tree – what I’m creating- change and vary but there is something always growing and blooming.  Seeing that lovely tree at the Botanical Gardens really granted me the gift of inspiration, just wanted to pass it on.  What does your Wishing Tree look like?  One of my most recent blooms arrived in the form of these positive message graphics now available at Uncommon Goods.  My friend Amy Humes created the concept (watch her video at the site) and I painted the decals.  Click on the photo below for the link!  There’s a free App coming soon called 60 Seconds to Peace.  I’ll keep you updated! xoxo