A Dose of Hope: Soul Sculpting Project

A Dose of Hope: Soul Sculpting Project What is Hope? The expectation that: Something good will happen –or– Bad, threatening stuff will not actually happen –or– No matter what happens ‘it will be okay’  Psychology definition: The expectation that one will have positive experiences or that a potentially threatening or negative situation will not materialize…

Welcoming Grief for the Holidays: Soul Sculpting Project

Welcoming Grief for the Holidays: Soul Sculpting Project My dad died a year ago today. Late stage Parkinson’s, a fast decline. My husband and I had the privilege of caring for him at the end.  The time was good and beautiful, but it was hard. Losing someone we love is hard business. It’s been a…

Get a little Happier: Soul Sculpting Project

Five Roads to Create Happiness: Soul Sculpting Project Part 2 Not every road leads to happiness. Some roads we take to create happiness look good in the beginning but the little happiness we experience fades away quickly. Money is in this category. Money does help us become a little happier- briefly. But research shows that…

Five Roads to Pursue Happiness: Soul Sculpting Project Part 1

Five Roads to Pursue Happiness: Soul Sculpting Project Part 1  The Pursuit of Happiness. I spend a lot of time and effort doing it. How about you? But just what is happiness?  In high school I was fascinated with the topic.  Sometimes I found happiness was right at hand and other times it was nowhere…

When I need to Forgive Myself: Soul Sculpting Project

 When I Need to Forgive Myself: Soul Sculpting Project Ever accidentally injured or killed a pet? If you have, you’re not alone. I have done it more than once. Goldfish, a beloved hen, and our family dog. The dog was the hardest. He was 19 years old, nearly deaf and nearly blind but still happy…

The Important Business of Rest and Recovery: Soul Sculpting Project

The Important Business of Rest and Recovery: Soul Sculpting Project As I was milking Bridget in the barn I glanced up and noticed the Norman Rockwell calendar picture for the new month.  A businessman was locking his office door with a mischievous smile on his face. The sign he had left said,”Gone on important business”….