Tuesday's Words - Accountability

Accountability is the willingness to accept responsibility for every choice.  It is acting with integrity— doing what we say we will do.  When we make a mistake, we do not seek to hide it or avoid it.  We need the courage to face it willingly.

“Mastering others is strength;

mastering yourself is true power.”

Lao Tzu – 6th Century BC

Tuesday's Words - Personal Accountability

Accountability is the glue that ties commitment to results.


I am my problem, but also my solution.


Tuesday's Words - Personal Accountability

“Wisdom stems from personal accountability.

We all make mistakes; own them… learn from them.

Don’t throw away the lesson by blaming others.”

~ Steve Maraboli

Tuesday's Words - Personal Accountability

Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.

~Anita Brookner Tuesday's Words - Personal Accountability


Tuesday's Healing Word - Wellness

Wellness is the quality or state of good physical, emotional, and spiritual health.   Caren Goldman writes in her book, Healing Words for the Body, Mind and Spirit,  “To be a picture of wellness, I must paint it myself.”

“Nurturing Yourself

is not selfish-

it’s essential to

your survival and

your well-being.”

~Renee Peterson Trudeau

Tuesday's Healing Word - Wellness

“The concept of total wellness

recognizes that our every thought, word, and behavior

affects our greater health and well-being.

And we, in turn, are affected not only emotionally

but also physically and spiritually.”

~Greg Anderson

Tuesday's Healing Word - Wellness

Tuesday's Words - Experiencing Synchronicity

What is your experience with Synchronicity?  Do you feel when two people start to call each other at the same time…it is only a coincidence?  I can remember when I was a young wife and mother and lived several thousand miles from my Mom, almost every time I started to call her, my phone would ring and it was her.  Sometimes it would be reversed and I dialed first.  At the time, I wasn’t aware that I was possibly experiencing synchronicity.   Synchronicity is a concept, first explained by psychiatrist Carl Jung, which believes that such events are “meaningful coincidences”.

Tuesday's Words - Experiencing Sychronicity

“People love mysterious things, and synchronicity is like magic happening to them,” says Carolyn North, author of Synchronicity: The Anatomy of Coincidence. “It gives us a sense of hope, a sense that something bigger is happening out there than what we can see, which is especially important in times like this when there are so many reasons for despair.”

Tuesday's Words-Experiencing Synchronicity

“When you stop existing and you start truly living,

each moment of the day comes alive with the wonder and synchronicity.”

~ Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Tuesday's Words - Experiencing Synchronicity

“Synchronicity happens once you let the universe flow continuously through you,

not when you try to fit in its flow.”

~Roxana Jones, Spirituality & Personal Development Author

Tuesday's Words - Experiencing Synchronicity


Tuesday's Healing Word - Solitude

Solitude - the state or quality of being alone or remote from others. Solitude is indeed a blessing in disguise.   It is hard to know yourself, if you never spend quality time alone.  Some of the best ideas are conceived in absolute solitude.

Tuesday's Healing Word - Solitude

 ”In Solitude there is healing.

Speak to your soul.

Listen to your heart.

Sometimes in the absence of noise,

we find the answers.”


Tuesday's Healing Word - Solitude

“She would not exchange her solitude for anything.

Never again to be forced

to move to the rhythms of others.”

~Tillie Olsen

Tuesday's Healing Word - Solitude

For Balance & Harmony in Your life, Embrace Solitude Versus Crippling Isolation!

Tuesday's Healing Word Purpose-ful-ness
It is difficult to look at Tuesday’s Word - Purpose without also including Purposeful and Purposefulness.  Having a definite Purpose is an intended aim or desired goal. The definition of Purposeful is having a use, or showing determination to achieve a specific aim.  Purposefulness is being aware that each of us is here for a reason.
Tuesday's Healing Word Purpose-ful-nes
“The purpose of life is not to be happy.
It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate,
to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tuesday's Healing Word Purpose-ful-ness
“A life of meaning and value
is achieved through
Purposeful action.”
~Patricia Ryan Madson
Tuesday's Healing Word Purpose-ful-ness
Are you following your passion?
Hopefully you are making it your purpose,
because it is purposeful, and purposefulness is healing!

Cheerfulness 2-3

Cheerfulness is seeing the bright side and looking for the good in whatever happens.  It is maintaining a positive attitude of optimism and confidence.  Even when life is challenging, we make the best of it, and trust all will be well.   A cheerful smile can light up everyone’s day.  It nurtures happiness.

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“Cheerfulness, it would appear,
is a matter which depends fully as much on the state
of things within,
as on the state of things without and around us.”
~ Charlotte Brontë

Freedom and adventure - woman happy, Grand Canyon


 Tuesday's Healing Word Humming

Humming is a soothing form of sound medicine, infusing your body with many therapeutic benefits.  Imagine filling your head with the vibration of a calming “humm” for one, two or even 5 minutes.  It’s bliss. Bliss that you can create inside your head and body within seconds.  We also can receive the same benefits from whistling.

Tuesday's Healing Word Humming

The simple act of humming can have similar effects, according to research into what’s known as vibrational medicine, and that various frequencies can produce healing properties.  Along with calming your spirits and your nervous system, it improves your breathing rate and boosts oxygen distribution throughout the body.

Humming may be one of the most natural things a person can do, yet the benefits are surprisingly far reaching.  It produces a positive effect on both heart rate and blood pressure.  Smiling, while humming your favorite tune or the sound “Om,” (pronounced AOM) for two minutes, changes your mindset and emotions.  If you started humming right now, your muscles in the face, jaws, and shoulders would begin to relax.  GO FOR IT!   START HUMMING!

Tuesday's Healing Word Humming






Tuesday's Healing Word Creativity

The dictionary defines creativity as the  ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful  ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.  The joy in creativity is in the process not necessarily the outcome.

Tuesday's Healing Word - Creativity

To be Creative

means to be in love with life.

You can be Creative

only if you love life enough

that you want to enhance its beauty,

you want to bring a little more music to it,

a little more poetry to it,

a little more dance to it.

~ Osho

 Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity,

because if you’re passionate about something,

then you’re more willing to take risks.

~Yo-Yo Ma

Tuesday's Healing Word - Creativity

 You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

 ~Maya Angelou

Tuesday's Healing Word - Creativity

Tuesday's Healing Words - Inner Guidance

Inner Guidance is your deepest knowing made conscious. As you learn to trust and make use of this faculty, it can become your decision maker.  Inner Guidance is ‘the still, small voice within’ that coaxes us to approach or avoid, depending upon what is in our best interest.

Tuesday's Healing Words - Inner Guidance

“Inner guidance is heard like soft music in the night by those who have learned to listen.”

~ Vernon Howard

“The body has its own way of knowing, a knowing that has little to do with logic, and much to do with truth, little to do with control, and much to do with acceptance, little to do with division and analysis, and much to do with union.”

 ~ Marilyn Sewell

“Our inner guidance comes to us through our feelings and body wisdom first — not through intellectual understanding. The intellect works best in service to our intuition, our inner guidance, soul, God or higher power – whichever term we choose for the spiritual energy that animates life.”

 ~ Christiane NorthrupTuesday's Healing Words - Inner Guidance

Tuesday's Healing Word Understanding

Understanding is having clear insight into ideas and feelings.  It is thoughtfully seeking to comprehend the full truth and being mindful of what is most important.  It is having compassion and empathy for others.  I am not sure where this old saying originated, but it is a great one to reflect on when necessary:    “You can’t really UNDERSTAND another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” 

Tuesday's Healing Word Understanding


The Practice of Understanding:

1.   Reflect on the meaning of ideas.

2.  Have empathy for others.

3.  Be mindful of meaning.

4.  Be a discerning listener.

5.   Be compassionate.

6.  Forgive mistakes.

7.  Value knowledge and  perceptiveness.

“If one is master of one thing and understands

one thing well, one has at the same time,

insight into and understanding of many things.”

~Vincent Van Gogh

Tuesday's Healing Word Understanding