A great Way to Start the Day #8



I teach dance because I love it.

I leave studio feel alive, full of joy and amazed that I get paid to do something that fun.

Even though I don’t get paid that much and it’s not my main source of income, I won’t give it up. You can’t put a price tag on joy.

I know a lot of people who make tons of money and are miserable. If you don’t have a lot of money, you probably think that if you work really hard and make more money, you’ll be happy.

But we have it all backwards. Be happy first and then be successful!

If you are happy first, you will guard it  carefully when the desire for “more” starts to creep in; you will acknowledge that you have actuaully have enough if it means that you have to give up some happiness.IMG_7641

A Great Way to Start the Day #7

What better way to start the day than receiving a gift in the mail?

A friend of mine who knows Jonathan Field (a natural horse trainer who I very much admire) had him autograph his beautiful, hardcover, at liberty training book and send it to me. It was truly one of the most thoughtful and wonderful gifts I’ve ever received.

Giving a gift for no other reason than because you know the recipient will enjoy it is a wonderful way to spread joy in the world.

Today is pay-it-forward day. Send someone a gift today for no reason and brighten their day. It could be a single flower for a coworker having a rough day or a surprise coffee for your husband or wife.

Joy and hate both spread like a virus. Which would you rather send out in the world today?


A Great Way to Start the Day #6

How about a trip through the Canadian Rocky Mountains?

I’ve made this trip probably hundreds of times in the past ten years and I may have started to take it for granted.

I’ve forgotten that millions of people will never see the magnificence of these mountains, or the brilliance of the white peaks against azure blue sky. How many people will never see grizzly bears, moose or elk either?

What ever your view is, its unique to you, your life and your experiences. Never take what you have, or more importantly, the people in your life for granted.

There’s someone out there wishing they had your life so be grateful rather than envious and enjoy every moment!

A Great Way to Start the Day #3

Clean, crisp, fresh air is one of my favorite ways to start the day.

Even five or ten minutes early in the morning can go a long way to invigorating me and getting my creativity flowing!

Those of you who can enjoy your morning walk sans winter boots or on a beach are very fortunate. However, no one can beat the amazing color of northern sky or the fresh, clean air.

#greatwaytostarttheday #northerncanada

A Great Way to Start the Day #2

img_2279As a mom, entrepreneur, writer, dance teacher and horsewoman, my days are long and jam packed.

Starting my morning on the right foot really goes a long way to setting the tone for the rest of the day. I work hard to slow my pace down first thing in the morning with a cup of tea and a few minutes of reading from one of the many books I have on the go.

This morning a cute little fur ball decided that my blanket looked like a cozy place for a nap. His happy purrs and added warmth next to me were welcome additions to my morning ❤