I’ve never had a personalized plate. It was time to renew, and Tom asked me if I wanted one. I started playing with ideas, but nothing stuck. Then Tom suggested this. It’s perfection! JOY can be a part of your everyday life and is a very real power! This is a daily practice I teach. It’s called JOY PWR. J – Joy - Connect to a moment of joy and breathe it in. O - One drop at a time - What action step can I take that will bring me closer to accomplishing a project or goal? Y [...]

JOY PWR2022-08-29T16:30:42-06:00

Vulnerability in Connection

Joy comes from connection. Connection to self. Connection to God. Connection to others. Connection comes from vulnerability. As a child I learned the rules to keep safe in a dysfunctional family system. Don’t talk, don’t trust, don’t feel, don’t share. In me these rules bred disconnection, pain, anxiety, fear, isolation, and numbness. Not joy. In those days I defined happiness as an absence of turmoil. I had no idea it was an actual emotion that could be felt and enjoyed. As a young adult I learned that these family rules were destructive to my wellbeing. It was terrifying and so [...]

Vulnerability in Connection2022-08-29T16:19:52-06:00

They Are Watching and Learning

They Are Watching and Learning by Ann Ferguson My son is picking up these principles! Today I took my granddaughters to the park to play.  My son was in drama class, and logistically it didn’t work to have these two busy little girls running around the theatre.  There was a park across the street.   It was a gorgeous day, and there was lots of activity at the park. Olivia, the three-year-old, quickly made friends with another little girl. They were soon besties and were engaged in imaginary games like running away from “the lava monster.” I was following the 18-month-old [...]

They Are Watching and Learning2022-08-25T15:41:49-06:00

Imperfect Perfection – Why You Are Not Disappointing God

Imperfect Perfection - Why You Are Not Disappointing God by Ann Ferguson When I see a rosebud, I see potential.  I enjoy the anticipation of it blooming.  It has not opened up. It is beautiful, and it brings me joy. When I see a rose that has begun to bloom, I see growth. I lean in and smell the fragrance it’s blessing the world with.  It is not in full bloom. It is beautiful, and it brings me joy. When I see a rose that is in full bloom, I see maturity.  It is rich in color and is expansive.  It [...]

Imperfect Perfection – Why You Are Not Disappointing God2022-08-25T08:33:25-06:00


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