Learning to Reclaim Your Life

life lessons and musings from Ruth
Hello Running My Old Friend

Hello Running My Old Friend

This is for those who have let a healthy habit slip. This is for those who have let the excuses get in the way of the doing the things you enjoy. This is for all of us who desire to rekindle our relationship with the things that make us better, healthier, happier… I... read more

Five Truths to Help us Rise from the Rubble

Like so many others, I was greatly inspired to see so many women taking a stand for their beliefs at the recent women’s marches around the world. I’m sure for many women, it was the first time they’ve stood up publicly to defend what they believe to be true. Sometimes... read more
For Those Of Us Who Are Unsure

For Those Of Us Who Are Unsure

I have moments of clarity. It’s like a shot of light streaming through me and waking me up to what I’m called to do. I love those moments. I feel connected to a higher source and divinely guided. It fills me with energy and motivation to make things happen. I started... read more

Living a Soulfully-Curated Year

There are many ways in which we can begin the new year, and our life post-divorce.  I shared my thoughts on this in a recent article featured on Elephant Journal.  Please take a moment and read it.  I hope it serves you. Living a Soulfully-Curated Year Peace and love,... read more
Expecting the Unexpected

Expecting the Unexpected

Chances are good things are happening all around you and to you, and you’re not aware.  It’s so easy to be in the regular flow of things that you don’t realize that something good has appeared. I had that experience last month when I went to visit my daughter.  I got... read more
Who Has Power Over You?

Who Has Power Over You?

We don’t like to think that anyone has power over us, especially living in a free society. Yet it happens all the time. And we allow it to occur…

Someone says something that upsets you, and you carry it with your during your day. You’ve let them control what happens to you from that point on. Someone does something that is hurtful, and you carry that hurt with you for days, weeks or longer. All the while you’re continuing to give them power over your life.

On the other side of the coin, you feel as if you’ve let someone down and you let the feelings of disappointment and guilt linger, again possibly for days, and in doing so you’ve let go of control of your own life by your own choice.

We can give away our power to others and to situations in so many ways. But the bottom line in all of these situations is that you are no longer the one in control. You have diminished your own power…

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The Abundance of Bliss

The Abundance of Bliss

Let me ask you a question: When was the last time you made a decision that didn’t turn out the way you hoped, or something didn’t go the way you had planned? How did you feel? You probably felt disappointment, discouragement, and frustration. You might have also felt an absence of positive, feel good emotions and thoughts. Now sometimes we easily bounce back and can put it behind us. But not always. In fact, when faced with a big let down, it can suck all of our positive energy out of us, leaving us feeling empty, and like there’s no more good feelings to be had!…

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Spring Desires – the Wanting and the Distractions

Spring Desires – the Wanting and the Distractions

There’s this urge that I get each spring. As the season changes and nature starts to renew itself, I want to do the same for myself. And that’s good, because it leads me to do a cleanse to reset and clean out my body. It motivates me to more deeply clean my house and clear out the clutter that has accumulated and get rid of the things I don’t really need. But it also pushes the button of desire for other things: Some new clothes would be nice, and I’m tired of the same throw pillows on the sofa. I think I’ll try out that new facial cleanser I’ve been eyeing, and isn’t it time for a mini-vacation or some time away? And the list of desires go on and on…

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