“I Dwell in Possibility.” Emily Dickinson

HIking up to the cliffside Tigers Nest, Bhutan (10,000+feet)

I admit it.  I look at things from the perspective of “Yes, I can.”
Have I always been like that?  For most of my life I believe yes I have.
I was born 6 weeks premature and weighed a little over 4 pounds.  I guess I just couldn’t wait to come into this world! I feel that arriving early has instilled in me:

  • Persistence
  • A will to thrive
  • Sensitivity
  • Compassion
  • Gratefulness
  • Curiosity
  • Independence
  • Self Reliance
  • A go for it attitude
  • Excited for all the possibilities

Aside from some articles that speak to less than optimum character traits that could stem from being premature, I am thankful to be who I am.

Regardless of whether you were born premature or full term – You can choose how you think, feel and live your life.

Everyday we have the ability to shift our thinking, choose our thoughts, and create our lives.

We decide whether to be happy or sad, positive or negative, optimistic or pessimistic, thankful or resentful, being accountable or blaming others.

Of course, life happens and situations and conditions appear that we have to deal with. It is our attitude, our approach, the course of action we decide upon, that create how we get through to the other side.

And we will get through.

I have found that self-talk is key.

  • How do you talk to yourself?
  • Are you encouraging, inspiring, uplifting and motivating?
  • Or are you condemning your behavior, scolding yourself with the should haves, calling yourself negative names?

Take a few minutes to reflect on your self talk.  By shifting what you say you will dramatically change.

It is all up to you. Dwell in possibility or dwell in impossibility.  Your choice!

As Audrey Hepburn said: Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible!”

To a Life filled with Possibilities!

With Light and Love,


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