by Wendy Strgar August 12, 2010
The day was marked by ease and grace. I am in travel mode, on the road to a medical convention to share the wonders of Good Clean Love. These travel days can be stressful with so many details and unknowns mingling together; I have had many days, when what should have been easy was incredibly challenging, and other days like today, when things are so easy, that it seems just my presence is enough to make things click.
Moments of ease and grace are more common than we think, but today it was my 12 year old daughter Emma who reminded me in the elevator on the way up to our room, what a perfect day it was. Her older sister asked her why? And she said, “Well nothing went wrong.” And in fact, just her mentioning it gave us pause to consider all that went right.
We were able to set up the booth despite missing the hall closing time, we found a great little Mexican place for dinner, and we got free parking at the hotel because they didn’t have my suite available. It just kept being easy.
If happiness is indeed the purpose of life then realizing that it is in our midst is the key. Taking the time to notice when it is working in our life and relationships is all that it takes to re-focus our mind and feel grateful for what is working. What we focus on multiplies, so learning to recognize and acknowledge the small victories, the way things just happen exactly as they needed to, even before we are aware of it, is a focus that creates contentment.
by Wendy Strgar March 21, 2019
Usually by the time we “spring forward,” most of us have long forgotten our New Year’s resolutions and not because we don’t want to change, but because the big sweeping ones we plan for after our third glass of champagne are so hard to get our hands around in the day to day. While the desire for change is earnest, what most of us miss is that real change is found in the small steps that we do consistently.
by Wendy Strgar February 21, 2019
Our sense of smell is ancient and the source of our most powerful emotional memories. It is also the primal sensory pathway to sexual attraction. And yet, we often give little attention to all that our sense of smell can evoke, in part because we have so little vocabulary for scent. Often we're limited to “it smells like…” and delineated only between pleasant and unpleasant.