Pause

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You don't need an excuse. You just need a moment.

What could you do for a friend today? For a stranger? For your postman? Could you just listen? Could you hold them in their sorrow? Could you look into their eyes with warmth and compassion? This small act of service to another takes only a moment but the impact is profound. How can you be there for another person today? … Read More

Put Yourself in a Time Out

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeChoices, Happiness4 Comments

woman sitting on a bench

I have been drinking from the fire hose for the last three months. A delicious fire hose. Something akin to a mojito – slightly sweet, citrus, and refreshing. However, it’s still a fire hose. And, as much as I’ve enjoyed myself the last three months, it hit me today that I have not slowed down and taken a time out … Read More

No More Whammies

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woman, sunshine, open arms

First, I have to apologize for the long lapse in posts. Life has gotten very busy lately and as much as I dislike it, this has taken a back seat. I hope to get back on track and share more on a regular basis. Now onto the blog post… As a kid I remember when I’d complain about doing work … Read More

I Am Open to Receiving the Gifts of the Universe

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Open hands, palms up, open to receiving

Are you someone who loves to give? Do you take care of everyone else and set aside your own needs? Do you keep your troubles to yourself so that you don’t burden others? Some of us are really good at giving. We are there at a moment’s notice for a friend. We always offer to help. We are a willing … Read More

What Feeds You?

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeChoices, Happiness1 Comment

woman wearing sun hat, sun on face

I’ve been thinking a lot about what feeds me. I don’t mean actual food, although that can feed me too. I’m referring to what feeds my soul. I’ve put a lot of my favorite things on the back burner lately due to other priorities. My painting class and writing has taken a backseat. I haven’t searched out anything new either, … Read More

In a pickle.

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeChoices2 Comments

Oh to be caught in a pickle.  It’s rarely exciting, unless you’re playing baseball in the 1960’s and your life is some version of the movie Sandlot. No real life pickles (and not the dill kind) are usually much more challenging. You’re stuck in a difficult situation, deciding between two choices. Maybe you’re deciding over two job offers or you’re … Read More

Peace, Love, and Humility

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In the wake of all the things going on this week and amongst my own anger and confusion at our government, I was reminded of this prayer.  I grew up Catholic and although I no longer practice, I’ve always loved this prayer and St. Francis.  Peace, love, and humility.  It wins in the end. Lord, make me an instrument of … Read More

Getting Unstuck

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeChoices, Happiness4 Comments

I’ve been stuck.  I’ve been stuck for a few months now.  I’ve been caught up in a consulting project and I’ve put my other work on the back burner.  I haven’t dedicated as much time to creating whether it’s art or writing.  I haven’t coached as much over the last few months.  I’ve been consumed with someone’s business and all … Read More