Everything Will Be Okay 9 y
A true, inspiritional, heartwarming story about love transcending death
The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God. ~ Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994
In 2004 my husband was in the market for a mid-seventies Corvette or Trans Am to add to his antique car collection. He saw an advertisement in the newspaper that looked interesting from a private owner that was selling a Trans Am. He called the number and a woman answered the phone. She told my husband that the car had been her husband’s ... read more
Letting Go: Releasing the Pain that Holds you Captive 9 y
An eye-opening examination of why certain painful events in life are so difficult to accept and why we may block or avoid dealing with our feelings in response to them. Learn how to move past raw emotional wounds, better cope with life's daily ups and downs, and discover the infinite rewards that await when you free ourselves from these burdens.
Transcript from May 19, 2011 Blog Talk-Radio Show, A Fine Time for Healing
We have, or will all experience shattering times or violations in our lives that wound us deeply. To quote Thomas Chandler Haliburton, “The memory of past favors is like a rainbow – bright, vivid, and beautiful; but it soon fades away. The memory of injuries is engraved on the heart, and remains forever.” Pain is unavoidable; no one escapes life without suffering it. What’s important is how we deal with those events. Feelings are meant to be felt. The fastest way through suffering is to allow and t ... read more
Laugh at Yourself, Laugh at Life 9 y
True, funny story showing that humor may present itself in the oddest ways. We have to learn to laugh at ourselves, and we have to learn to laugh at life.
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can; all of them make me laugh ~ W. H. Auden
A few days ago I went to visit my ex-mother-in-law, along with my daughter Cammy (her granddaughter) who was in town for the weekend. I usually visit Cammy’s grandmother three or four times a year for various reasons. I have known her for thirty-one years and have been divorced from her son for twenty-five of them.
We haven’t always been close; there were years when ou ... read more
Nothing Personal 9 y
When we take things personally, we take a rejection that is not about us and make it about us. We give away our personal power and disrespect our integrity.
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“Whatever you think, whatever you feel, I know is your problem and not my problem. It is the way you see the world. It is nothing personal, because you are dealing with yourself, not with me.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements.
Why do most of us find it so difficult in the face of an insult to not take it personally? The concept of “Not taking things personally,” is easy to understand but very hard to apply.
The first thing to remember is tha ... read more
Twenty Parenting Tips That Work! 9 y
Great tips on how to raise healthy minded children.
Parenting is far from easy; it takes consistency and tenacity. While raising children, we plant many seeds in them and hope they will grow. It is difficult to know how we are doing as parents and what the end results will be, because these seeds take many years to cultivate. We may feel like we are not getting through or making a difference, but have no fear. We get out of our children exactly what we put in to them. It is often not until they leave the nest that we see the fruits of our labor.
My two children a ... read more
Underneath the Noise: Hearing the Whisper
No matter what is going on around us or even inside us, we can always tune in to that soft voice underneath the surrounding noise for the truth and the answers we are seeking.
Sometimes it is the softness of a whisper that is needed the most.
You may have noticed that if you want to speak to someone in a noisy, crowded room, the best thing to do is lean close and whisper. Yelling in an attempt to be louder than the room’s noise generally only hurts your throat and adds to the chaos. Similarly, that still, small voice within each of us does not try to compete with the mental chatter on the surface of our minds, nor does it attempt to overpower the volume of the raucous world outside. If we ... read more
"A Fine Time for Healing" Radio Talk Show 9 y
A sanctuary for your emotional wellbeing. Show host and author Randi G. Fine discusses life-skill topics that heal and enhance our life experience. Very informative!
A Fine Time for Healing is a Blog Talk Radio podcasted half hour sanctuary for your emotional wellbeing. Show host and author of Fine...ly: My Story of Hope, Love, and Destiny, Randi G. Fine, discusses life-skill topics that heal and enhance our life experience. Tune in for informative, inspiring, uplifting, and empowering tips for living your best life. New show added every two weeks. All shows are taped/archived and can be listened to at your convenience.
April 21, 2011 - Relationship Codependency: The Curable Addiction -
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Forgiveness Means Letting Go of the Past 9 y
The decision to forgive is not an easy one. It may be challenging, especially when the wrongdoer does not offer a sincere apology or show heartfelt remorse for their actions. Forgiveness is a hard concept for many of us to grasp, on the surface it may seem like we are handing someone a Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Get Out of Jail Free Card,Ă˘â‚¬Âť giving them permission to have crossed the line with us. But forgiveness is all about our peace of mind.
“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” ~ Mark Twain
We are all likely to be wronged by others more than a few times in the course of our lifetime. Living in this imperfect world we will surely find ourselves faced with the dilemma of forgiveness, over and over.
When someone that matters to us is hurtful, we will naturally feel painful emotions such as anger and sadness. We may find ourselves dwelling on the injustice of the situation and holding grudges. Gradually these neg ... read more
The Memoir Whisperer: Voices From Beyond 9 y
We don't always understand the purpose behind what we do. On the surface we believe we understand the motivation--often there is so much more.
One would think that by the time we reach our fifties, our abilities and hidden talents would have already become apparent. Well that may be true for many, but it wasn’t true in my case. What is odd is that before it happened to me, I had always looked upon the talent that suddenly sprung from my being as boring; one of life’s dreaded, occasional necessities. Surprisingly for me, that prior task has now become my passion. That passion is writing.
It all started when I decided to pen my memoir. The decision to write a ... read more
Picking Up Good Vibrations 9 y
The attraction we have to other people is often felt immediately upon meeting them. The energy that other people emanate can profoundly influence our health and our state of mind.
The attraction we have to other people is often felt immediately upon meeting them. Think about the people you know or have met in your life who seem to naturally draw people to them with an unexplainable magnetism. These people give off a vibe that makes us feel, comfortable, happy, and energized in their presence. They exude an inviting sense of compassion and support. Open-hearted, authentic, kind, and loving people seem to have a harmonious air around them. In the workplace, those that ... read more
Unspoken Word of Every Child 9 y
Though we may be cognitive of the root of our pain, our childhood experiences were tightly woven into the cloth that made us who we are today; they are imbedded in the fibers of our being.
Many of us, myself included, have suffered through difficult childhoods. It is with greater clarity that we are able to evaluate our past from an adult perspective. Though we may be cognizant of the root of our pain, our childhood experiences were tightly woven into the cloth that made us who we are today; they are imbedded in the fibers of our being. But those of us that have done the painstaking work know that healing is very possible. We can reweave our own cloth.
While working throug ... read more
Love Is As Love Does 9 y
To genuinely love another means to care deeply about their spiritual growth, to be willing and ready to attend to their needs regardless of how we are personally feeling.
The desire to love is not itself love. Love is as love does. ~ M. Scott Peck, M.D.
Love is often characterized by the overwhelming feeling that is commonly associated with it. We have all experienced the giddy feeling of falling in love, a feeling that eventually fades and gets replaced by reality.
Genuine love is not a feeling but rather the act of what happens when the butterflies inside of us stop fluttering, the act of commitment. The choice we make to commit ourself to another person is what allows us ... read more
Synchronicity: Recognizing the Stream of Consciousness Through Which Life Flows
Understanding that there are no coincedences in life and recognizing them when they occur helps us navigate an easier path through life.
“Coincidences are spiritual puns”~ G.K. Chesterton
We’ve all heard the common mantra, “There are no coincidences.” Whether believer or skeptic, we have all experienced these fascinating and seemingly random occurrences in life that seem too improbable to be chalked up to just chance. Often we find that the timing of these messages, people, and things relate directly to current issues; that which we are presently in need of. These amazing experiences actually happen to us more often than most of us are aware of, simply because we do not pay attention ... read more
You Are the Creator of Your Own Life Story 9 y
From now on, you can choose a life story that supports you. Let it be proof of your own resilience and creativity.
When you remember that you are the author of your own life story, you are free to create a masterpiece.
We all have our own life story. It is filled with relationships and events that help shape who we are and what we believe to be true about the world. Depending on our perspective and willingness to grow, our experiences can become fodder for negativity and patterns of playing the victim, or they can fuel a life of empowerment and continued self-development. It is the story we tell ourselves about what happens that makes all the difference.
Take a moment to look at ... read more
Personal Bill of Rights 9 y
Everyone has a right to their personal boundaries and their individuality.
1. I have numerous choices in my life beyond mere survival.
2. I have a right to discover and know my Child Within.
3. I have a right to grieve over what I didn’t get that I needed or what I got that I didn’t need or want.
4. I have a right to follow my own values and standards.
5. I have a right to recognize and accept my own value system as appropriate.
6. I have a right to say no to anything when I feel I am not ready, it is unsafe or violates my values.
7. I have a right to dignity and respect.
8. I have a right to make decisions.
9. I have a right to determ ... read more
Does Goodness Always Prevail? 9 y
Many of the morals and principles that we live by throughout our life were ingrained in us by our parents when we were young. Though I was young, somehow I knew in my heart and my soul that my mother's perspective was wrong, I just didnĂ˘â‚¬â„˘t understand why.
Many of the morals and principles that we live by throughout our life were ingrained in us by our parents when we were young. Among other things, parents are largely responsible for building the character of their children. They are our role models. Children are sponges—they absorb all that they see, hear, and feel.
When I was a child my mother used to tell me that, although she was a good and honest person and wanted me to be the same, it didn’t pay to be that way. She said that dishonest and conniving people are the ones who get ahead ... read more
Finding Our Own Paths
Entering into our own spirituality is a private journey. Each of us will be drawn to a different gateway to begin on our personal path to awakening.
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Entering into our own spirituality is a private journey. Each of us will be drawn to a different gateway to begin on our personal path to awakening to a greater experience of ourselves. Even though we may be taught certain philosophies or beliefs as children, we still need to find our own way of understanding and applying them in our lives. For those who are raised without a spiritual framework, they may not even know their process as a form of spirituality. But at some stage in their lives, whether in youth or adulthood, they are likely to recognize the resonance of their belie ... read more