Living by Design Tips

UP or Down? [V19, #18]

UP or Down? [V19, #18]

UP or Down? by Leslie Sann Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.~ Anthony J. D'Angelo Imagine up waking up tomorrow morning with the opportunity to choose if you want to go UP or DOWN today. Would you choose: DOWN into...

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Freedom and Joy [V19, #17]

Freedom and Joy [V19, #17]

Freedom and Joy by Leslie Sann We have no choice, we must all die. How we live, however, is entirely of our choosing.~ Simon Sinek I am in the kitchen making breakfast. I notice there is a part of me that getting grumpy about the attention it requires for me to...

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And the Frog Jumps [V19, #16]

And the Frog Jumps [V19, #16]

Freedom and Joy by Leslie Sann Do it badly; do it slowly; do it fearfully;do it any way you have to, but do it.~Steve Chandler Imagine this. There is a giant-sized bull frog sitting on a lily pad in the middle of a pond. He decides to jump off. How many frogs remain...

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Just Because Kindness, [V19, #15]

Just Because Kindness, [V19, #15]

Just Because Kindness by Leslie Sann My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.  ~ The Daili Lama I’m on my way to NY. Well, I’m getting on the plane. As I’m walking to my seat I see a zaftig (full, round) woman with her baby asleep on her chest. They are in...

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More Wonderful? [V19, #14]

More Wonderful? [V19, #14]

More Wonderful? by Leslie Sann Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.  ~ Rumi I’ve been working with a client assisting her to release a long standing position of...

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Easter Eggs [V19, #13]

Easter Eggs [V19, #13]

Easter Eggsby Leslie SannAsk, and it will be given to you;seek, and you will find;knock, and it will be opened to you.~ Matthew 7:7Life is a journey filled with treasures and abundance. The key is choosing where to focus. It's that simple.Consider this:...

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Happy for Happy [V19, #12]

Happy for Happy [V19, #12]

Happy for Happyby Leslie SannJoy is God's calling card and laughter is God's voice. ~Unknown (at least to me:-)​​​I'm happy. And I'm happy that I am happy. And then you know what happens, I'm happy that I'm happy that I'm happy and on it goes until I...

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Giving from Abundance [V19, #11]

Giving from Abundance [V19, #11]

Giving from Abundance?by Leslie SannNo one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. ~ Charles DickensI did it again. I donated blood. I’ve been giving every 2 months since I became a regular donor in 2017 after the Houston and Florida...

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Say Yes! [V19, #10]

Say Yes! [V19, #10]

Say Yes! by Leslie Sann Say yes.  ~ Frankie Bergstein Play a game with me. Say yes to whatever is going on in the moment. See what happens inside of you. Yes to this traffic. Yes to looking on the scale and seeing the number is higher than last check in....

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Be In Joy [V19, #09]

Be In Joy [V19, #09]

Be in Joy by Leslie Sann One joy shatters a hundred sorrows. ~ Chinese Proverb I woke up out of a dream in the night to write something down that, at that moment, I thought was important and wanted to remember. In the morning I read the note. It said,...

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Empty Next [V19, #08]

Empty Next [V19, #08]

Empty Next by Leslie Sann There is a beautiful tension in all creation between letting go and forming, the pushing and pulling of color and sound and everything imaginable.Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. ~ Janet Morgan I was writing to a client...

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Are You Willing to Endure? [V19, #07]

Are You Willing to Endure? [V19, #07]

Are You Willing to Endure? by Leslie Sann Peace is the willingness to endure the unendurable. A client was telling me about the week she had. Whenever a client gives me a report, I look to serve them in seeing how the week, indeed, was a blessing. How did...

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Go Joy Yourself  [V19, #06]

Go Joy Yourself [V19, #06]

Go Joy Yourself  by Leslie Sann Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your...

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Fit In or Lift Up? [V19, #05]

Fit In or Lift Up? [V19, #05]

Fit In or Lift Up? by Leslie Sann You must give some time to your fellow men. Even it if it is a little thing, do something for others – something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it. ~ Albert Schweitzer In my life I have had the...

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Where Is There No Hot or Cold? [V19, #04]

Where Is There No Hot or Cold? [V19, #04]

Where Is There No Hot or Cold? by Leslie Sann Cold! If the thermometer had been an inch longer we'd all have frozen to death. ~ Mark Twain Zen Koan: Q: What can be done about the extremes of weather, the hot and cold? A: If you are so concerned, why don’t you go...

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Doing Does It, [V19, #03]

Doing Does It, [V19, #03]

Doing Does Itby Leslie SannThere is only one way to bring in the new. You must make room for it. ~ Neale Donald WalschI continue the seeming never-ending process of decluttering my house. Not because my house is a mess, or I am a possible contender for the...

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Are You Willing? [V19, #02]

Are You Willing? [V19, #02]

Are You Willing? by Leslie Sann Willingness opens the door to all life's possibilities.  ~ Byron Katie Here we are at the beginning of the year. An arbitrary measuring device that we make good use of it. What do you want to create this coming year? Big things? Little...

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Life is a Classroom [V19, #01]

Life is a Classroom [V19, #01]

Life is a Classroom by Leslie Sann In any situation you can be the best student possible.  ~ John Morton The start of the year is a great time to set intentions for the next twelve months. One way to do this is to review the past year. Your own experience is the...

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‘Tis the Season for Receiving [V18, #25]

‘Tis the Season for Receiving [V18, #25]

'Tis the Season for Receiving by Leslie Sann Grace shows up unexpected in it's full glory asking only that we receive.  ~ Martha Ringer When we allow ourselves to see past the commercialism that abounds this time of year, we uncover something essential: the holiday...

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Santa Loves You [V18, #24]

Santa Loves You [V18, #24]

Santa Loves You by Leslie Sann Here's a little exercise. Make a list of all the people, things and qualities in your life for which you are grateful. It might surprise you all of the abundance you have in your life. ~ John-Roger During a session I was again made aware...

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Skunk in the Road [V18, #23]

Skunk in the Road [V18, #23]

Skunk in the Road by Leslie Sann How you relate to your life IS your life.. ~ Ron Hulnick Boy oh boy have I had a week. Life on planet Earth Ha-Ha. Between life doing what it does and me contributing to the chaos, it's been an amusing few days. On Monday I tossed my...

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Choosing Kindness [V18, #22]

Choosing Kindness [V18, #22]

Choosing Kindness by Leslie Sann Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn around. ~ Leo Buscaglia I have a client who is a...

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Aww, Forget It! [V 18, #21]

Aww, Forget It! [V 18, #21]

Aww, Forget It! by Leslie Sann We have to forgive, to overlook, to forget. Because if we don't we are tying rocks to our feet, too much for our wings to carry. ~C, JoyBell C Life without forgiveness quite frankly is miserable. I've written on this Power Tool in the...

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The ‘F’ Word, [V18 #20]

The ‘F’ Word, [V18 #20]

The 'F' Word by Leslie Sann The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.~ Mahatma Ghandi A client and I were exploring her resistance to giving up her resentment. I suggested forgiveness as the doorway to freedom to which she replied...."Oh,...

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Rising Above It [V18, #19]

Rising Above It [V18, #19]

Rising Above It by Leslie Sann When you change your attitude you change your experience. When you raise your altitude on a given situation you see it with a new attitude.~ Bertrand Babinet I recently was talking to my wise friend and health advisor Dr. Bertrand...

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How Long Does It Take? [ V18, #18]

How Long Does It Take? [ V18, #18]

How Long Does It Take? by Leslie Sann Patience and gradualness. ~ John-Roger A client of mine was impatient for change. She had recently become aware how she can contribute to the solution to her problems; the source of calm in the middle of disturbance. She saw the...

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