As you prepare for the summer months, warmer weather, and more outdoor activities, from outdoor concerts, picnics, trips to vineyards, and so much more, it can become easier to find balance in life. Nonetheless, however, that balance is a choice.

Learning to breathe rather than react, learning to look for alternative approaches rather than getting frustrated, enraged, or giving up, and even learning to deal with drivers on the roads who only think of saving 30 seconds on their trip by cutting you off at every move or flying in front of you and then doing 50 mph on the highway, are all skills that are needed in daily living if any semblance of balance is to exist. As an addition or an alternative, my constant refrain is always Humor and Faith.

It is so easy to take everything too seriously that it all becomes a matter of crisis management. At those times, your visions for your life and your business become lost. It no longer feels as if you are moving toward an exquisite, if not inspired, vision but rather simply attempting to survive the day-to-day pressures of doing business.

My experience, from my own journey as well as those of my clients, has showed me that always, at the bottom of the pile of chaos and fear, and any lack of balance, is a story or stories that have been given way too much power. Consequently, these stories have the power to cause immense self-doubt, fear, self-sabotage, stagnation, and even collapse. 

Recognizing that whenever we are in fear, whenever we are in confusion, or feeling ungrounded with the world spinning around us, it is always a result of the stories we are telling ourselves. What if the sky wasn’t falling? What if we simply needed to look at things differently? Find another perspective?  Take a different approach? Create another timeline?

I am offering a program starting in June for women in transition for just that reason.

What if transition was actually a gift from Spirit forcing us to recognize we have outgrown something and the subtleties of needing a change weren’t being heard?

What if this need for transition is a not-so-subtle way of saying “You are now free – go fly.”?  Same facts, different story. Click here to learn more:

One paralyzes you; one sets you free to fly into whatever life or lifestyle you choose going forward.

Humor calls us to laugh at the stories we can create that are frequently filled with drama and catastrophe. Big problems and/or little problems can exist, unless we need to create a scene – then chaos appears to be everywhere.  

Faith shows up to remind us that things always work out. Not necessarily the way we wanted them to but if you look back, amazingly great things often showed up in the midst of the so-called crisis. Also, miracles happen daily. Just be open to seeing them. That story is a winner….


About Dorothy

Dr. Dorothy’s life story of coming from an orphanage, being raised in the housing projects of South Boston, becoming a Catholic nun, an international airline stewardess, a wife, mother, graduate faculty member, Clinical Instructor at a Medical School, and so much more provides the perfect backdrop for her message of joy, humor, passion and faith as the necessary tools for life.