Life By Design

“When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life”. ~Greg Anderson

Daily Dose

Daily Dose September 5, 2013

You are Here


Daily Dose August 28, 2013

Ballooning Napa Valley

“I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind, yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.” ~ Khalil Gibran


Daily Dose August 24, 2013

Today i am wise...

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
― Rumi


Daily Dose August 21, 2013

Om Mani Padme Hum

Om Mani Padme Hum

The way back to love is through compassion.  ~  Annamarie


Daily Dose August 20, 2013

Life is what you make it.

Life is what you make of it.  Work al fresco!

Daily Dose March 20, 2013

Photo by Jeni Balcom

Photo by Jeni Balcom

“Our jobs are too small for our spirits.” Studs Terkel

What would it look like if you brought your whole self to work?


Daily Dose February 5, 2013

Pacific coast highway

May you be moved in the direction of an oceanic experience of the perfection and unity of all things. ~ Isaac Garuda


Daily Dose February 4, 2013

winter chairs

May you see and appreciate things as they are rather than as they seem to be. ~ Isaac Garuda


Daily Dose January 11, 2013

In Memory of Sophie and Aprilia

In Memory of Sophie and Aprilia

Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who possessed beauty without vanity, strength without insolence, courage without ferocity, and all the virtues of man, without his vices.  This Praise, which would be unmeaning flattery if inscribed over human ashes, is but a just tribute to the Memory of Boatswain, a Dog.  ~George Gordon, Lord Byron, “Inscription on the Monument of a Newfoundland Dog”


Daily Dose January 4, 2013

Reconnect with Nature

Reconnect with Nature

A sense of curiosity is nature’s original school of education.
~ Smiley Blanton


Daily Dose October 12, 2012

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

~ Oscar Wilde

Daily Dose October 11, 2012
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect  wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the  endless immensity of the sea. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Daily Dose October 10, 2012
Photo by Jeni Balcom
“[G]rowing into your future with health and grace and beauty doesn’t have to take all your time.  It rather requires a dedication to caring for yourself as if you were rare and precious, which you are, and regarding all life around you as equally so, which it is.”  ~ Victoria Moran Younger by the Day:  365 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Body and Revitalize Your Spirit
Daily Dose October 9, 2012
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be  seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Daily Dose for October 8, 2012
“Each of us is a unique strand in the intricate web of life and here to make a contribution.”  ~Deepak Chopra
Daily Dose for September 25, 2012
Photo courtesy of Jeni Balcom
Look forward 20 years…
you will be attending a function where someone is giving a speech
about YOU! What would you want them to say?
Daily Dose for September 19, 2012
“This is a work in progress, a process of uncovering our natural openness, uncovering our natural intelligence and warmth.  I have discovered, just as my teachers always told me, that we already have what we need.  The wisdom, the strength, the confidence, the awakened heart and mind are always accessible here and now, always.”  ~ Pema Chodron
Daily Dose for September 4, 2012
The meaning of communication is the response you get.  ~ NLP Assumption
Daily Dose for April 23, 2012
 “Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
Daily Dose for April 20, 2012
“Don’t believe every thing you think.”  ~ Byron Katie
Daily Dose for April 19, 2012
“Love the world as you love yourself.” ~ Lao Tzu 
Daily Dose for April 18, 2012
Daily Dose for April 16, 2012
“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair”  ~   Kahlil Gibran,    The Prophet
Daily Dose for April 15, 2012
“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasures you seek”. ~Joseph Campbell

Daily Dose for April 14, 2012

To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty . . . it beholds every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Daily Dose for April 12, 2012


Daily Dose for April 10, 2012

“But the beauty is in the walking — we are betrayed by destinations.”

 ~ Gwyn Thomas


Daily Dose for April 9, 2012


Daily Dose for April 5, 2012


What would you do?


Daily Dose for April 4, 2012

Just Breathe...

“No matter what happened yesterday it is insignificant when compared to what lies within the core of your being today.”
~ Sandy Brewer, Pursuit of Light: An Extraordinary Journey


Daily Dose for March 28, 2012 

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Daily Dose for March 27, 2012

“If peace is really what you want, then you will choose peace” ~ Eckhart Tolle


Daily Dose for March 13, 2012

“Habits rule the unreflecting herd” ~ William Wordsworth


Daily Dose for March 12, 2012

The Sun Shining on the Rain!

“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”… “It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett ~ The Secret Garden


Daily Dose for March 11, 2012

“A Native American grandfather was speaking to his grandson about violence and cruelty in the world and how it comes about.  He said it was as if two wolves were fighting in his heart.  One wolf was vengeful and angry, and the other wolf was understanding and kind.  The young man asked his grandfather which wolf would win the fight in his heart.  and the grandfather answered, “The one that wins will be the one I choose to feed.”

“So this is our challenge, the challenge for our spiritual practice and the challenge for the world – how can we train right now, not later, in feeding the right wolf?” ~ Taking the Leap, Pema Chodron


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