Welcome to BEGIN Week!

This year we are celebrating 52 Weeks of Bliss! We've packed the schedule with 52 distinct explorations designed to have you expand your capacity for Bliss! This week we are concentrating on begining.

BEGIN – to begin or set out, as on a journey or activity. commence; start.

Last week was all about SURPRISE and next week we LEARN.


Rays of Encouragement

"Ferris Wheel Encouragement"  by Tamara Magnitsky

Welcome to Encouragement Week! Whether it is for boosting courage on the Ferris Wheel, which Tamara’s daughter required, or a held hand a times of great sadness, or a welcoming nod to a stranger as they enter your shop, encouragement does both the giver and receiver good. January, mentioned this fact to me and I… Read more


The most powerful gift


  “The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every… Read more


Are you ready to Begin?


Welcome to the beginning! I have to tell you, I have a complete feeling of giddiness starting this next 13 week cycle of habits. For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been investigating, concentrating and discovering just what creates bliss for coming up on 5 years! Truly amazing and in many ways quite hard to believe. As… Read more


What would happen if you discovered that you loved being you?

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  Have you every surprised yourself by being or doing something that was so unexpected that you found yourself in total delight? I have surprised myself by producing an exceptional meal from a first time recipe and I have been known to glowingly compliment myself after that first bite. The big surprise, for me is… Read more


Five fun ways to surprise yourself


I am just delighted to re-introduce Kylie Bellard  to you today.  A bit of serendipity led her to our blog and she immediately asked if she might contribute this post on surprising ourselves. Well, of course. Advice this good is meant to be shared. Enjoy. When most of us think about feeling surprised, we usually think… Read more


In my wanting it rarely comes to me


  As I was musing upon the qualities of humility I had a few thoughts cross my mind. The first one was that a lot of people present a sense of humility that isn’t true. Let me explain. By this I mean that some people are the “aww shucks, it wasn’t anything” when someone offers… Read more