Entries by Tandy Elisala

Exploring the “Sandwich Generation” and Independence

As of late 2010, one out of every eight Americans aged 40 to 60 is both raising a child and caring for an aging parent. This number is getting bigger and bigger as baby boomers reach retirement age. Aging parents may find they haven’t saved enough for their retirement or long-term care, or perhaps a […]

Forgiveness and healing exercise

Is there someone in your life that you need to forgive? Does the mere name of someone create tension through your body? Is there anyone with whom you have any unresolved feelings, issues, trauma, drama, karma? Here’s the big question: Is there ANYONE you are allowing to live in your head or heart rent free??? […]

A Lesson in Turning Strangers into Friends

In late 2009, my daughters and I embraced a new adventure and headed several hours north of Phoenix to beautiful Sedona. I take any and every opportunity to visit Sedona! My spiritual mentor and friend, Tarra, was hosting a weekend healing workshop. She talked about these workshops over the years yet the time didn’t seem […]

Are You Making More Deposits or Withdrawals From Your Children’s Emotional Accounts?

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. – Charles R. Swindoll, The Strong Family If your relationship with your children (or other family members) was measured by the balance in their emotional bank account with you, would you have a positive balance or would your account be […]

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?

  “Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane, the pessimist the parachute.” – Author unknown I love this quote because it clearly delineates the difference between people with an optimistic and pessimistic philosophy. Perhaps you are the kind of person that can be both optimistic and pessimistic depending on […]

Inspiring YOUR Greatness: 9 Proven Steps for Life Success ~ Stand In Your Power

  Inspiring YOUR Greatness: 9 Proven Steps for Life Success   I’ve  written various  iterations of this book over the years. As we live and learn, we grow.  I don’t know about you but I have certainly learned and grown in ways I never imagined possible; particularly over the last few years.  In this new […]

An Inspirational Short Story: You Are

One day not too long ago the employees of a large company in St. Louis, Missouri returned from their lunch break and were greeted with a sign on the front door. The sign said: “Yesterday the person who has been hindering your growth in this company passed away. We invite you to join the funeral […]

Let Go and Love

To “let go” does not mean to stop caring.  It means I can’t do it for someone else. To “let go” is not to cut myself off. It is the realization that I can’t control another. To “let go” is not to enable, but to allow learning from natural consequences. To “let go” is to […]

I Affirm This For You

  “This is my wish for you: comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendship to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you […]