Author: Butterfly Phoenix

  • Breaking the Chrysalis

    The butterfly is a flying flower…  ~Ponce Denis Écouchard Lebrun by: Donna R. Wood Most people at the age of five dream of being something extraordinary like a firefighter, doctor, lawyer or some other high level profession, but not me. I wanted to be a flower. Flowers were soft, delicate, and beautiful. My grandma and […]

  • Goals Vs. Tasks

    Goals Vs. Tasks

    Goals create big changes; tasks keep things the same. We need to have a balance; we need both. The mindset of achieving goals at any cost creates chaos because those people and things you already have are neglected or damaged. The mindset of maintaining and avoiding change creates stagnation and leaves you nothing to replace […]

  • The Key to Change

    The Key to Change

    “And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been … and let us see that we learn to take it without letting fall too much of what it has to bestow upon those who demand of it … great things.”~ Rainer […]

  • Being Before Doing

    You must become that which you want to be first and let the world follow in your tracks…. Your world faithfully and accurately reflects, not what you have put in an order for, not what you have correctly and clearly asked for, but the person you are! *  ~Genevieve Davis Every great work is just […]

  • The Relevant Vs. The New

    The Relevant Vs. The New

    “The relevant versus the new is the fundamental battle of the current age.”* The newest bright shiny thing captures our attention, dangled before us like the proverbial carrot. We chase after the newest thing because it’s faster, thinner, prettier, more powerful, has more innovative features, and is altogether better than anything we’ve had before. But […]

  • The Spirit of Autumn

    As summer fades into autumn, we enter a time often filled with introspection. For those of us over the age of 40, we begin to enter the autumn years of our lives. We start to wonder about the important things like ‘what do I really believe?’ In the autumn season, this question amps up in […]

  • A Small Change in Perspective

    A change in perspective can bring about healing. I think we often underestimate the importance of spiritual and emotional healing. The wounds aren’t visible, so they’re easy to hide. But they’re there, causing you pain, stopping you from reaching your potential, leaching the joy from your life, preventing you from finding satisfaction or contentment. Those […]

  • Everywhere You Go, There You Are

    I was a cheerleader in high school. Every time we got on the bus for an away game, we would sing: “Everywhere we go, people want to know, who we are! Who we are! So, we tell them! So, we tell them…!” As we go through our lives, everywhere we go, people want to know […]

  • Inner Peace Through Forgiveness

    Inner Peace Through Forgiveness

    The most difficult apologies to accept are the ones we will never receive. Sometimes, so much time has passed that the person or people who hurt us are no longer a part of our lives. How do we forgive someone who has caused us pain at our deepest levels, when we can’t, or don’t want […]

  • The Societal Disconnect

    The Societal Disconnect

    “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” ~ Dr. Viktor Frankl If there were anyone in the world who had, or has, a bona fide reason to hate people, it would have been renowned Viennese […]