Simplicity * Trust * Patience

We all have the ability to choose how we respond to life.  Right now, many people in our world have a once in a lifetime opportunity to prioritize simplicity.  To take time for self-reflection and personal development.  To stand in a place of certainty and knowing — trusting that everything is happening according to a divine plan.

I confess, yes, when this world crisis began, I had quite a rollercoaster of emotions.  Once I acclimated to the current reality and increased the time I was spending on my own self-care, my emotions stabilized in a good way.

We are ALL faced with the same challenges.  There is no discrimination when it comes to this virus.  One world.  All faiths.  All colors.  All beliefs.  Rich.  Poor.  Young.  Old.   We are collectively experiencing the same thing.  The good news?  This means that everyone has the same choice. 

We can envision the positive outcome that WILL arrive.  Believe it.  Trust it.  Or, we can commiserate in anger, fear, panic, and anxiety.  Yes, we will all flow between positive and negative emotions.  We do need to be cautious and smart during this time and listen to the guidance from trusted sources.  Be easy on yourself.  Understand and recognize what you are feeling.  Then, if needed, seek advice, read self-help books and/or call upon any of your self-care techniques you know have helped you in the past (or – better yet – learn something new!). 

Seeing beauty after the storm
(Colorado Springs June 2019)

CHOOSE to shift your mindset in a positive direction.  Prioritize YOURSELF.  What do YOU need right now?  We all have an opportunity to pause.  To reset.

Independent men and women who live on their own (and everyone for that matter), have the chance to connect with people around the world through technology.  Or, are given this rare opportunity to have some down-time to focus on the personal development I mentioned earlier.

Are you home with your family?  What a gift to have this precious time with your loved ones.  People with kids at home are integrating their children into their day-to-day.  Our children have a break from overbooked schedules — no longer rushing from one activity to the next multiple nights per week.  Families are having dinners together at home and are going for walks together in their neighborhood. 

Or, maybe you are one of the many who are working from home.  Suddenly companies around the world have been able to quickly shift to a work from home model and we see posts of people working at home with their pets in the spotlight on videos.  It’s a new way of seeing our co-workers — in all types of roles and levels within the organization — as REAL PEOPLE.  With Real emotions.  Seeing everyone in a new light makes it even easier to share heartfelt compassion.

And, most importantly,  take a moment to send love and appreciation to all the workers on the frontlines in the businesses that are still operating.  Putting themselves out there to serve the community.  To keep life moving along. 

What if we made a choice to enjoy this time?  What if we paused and reflected on everything we are grateful for?  And, as one of my clients shared with me, what if we “chose Faith over Fear”?

We are real people who can make real choices.  Choices that can significantly change the way we are feeling right now.  Spreading HOPE, POSITIVITY, and JOY with others.  Feeding our souls with inspiration and loving with our whole heart.

This world we live in is beautiful and it is truly amazing to see everyone across the world coming together to collectively navigate this part of our journey together.

Sunset Park
Kimberly, Wisconsin

YOU are an amazing person and YOU are destined to do great things!  This time of simplicity is your time to truly explore your inner wisdom and to SEE what you want out of life.

Do you want the over-scheduled blur of a life we were living?  Or do you want a life where you can pause, shift and get grounded in your ideal reality?  What does your ideal life look like?

Take this time to define your ideal life and begin to plan, define and learn — whatever you can do now.  Then, when life opens back up for business again, start taking steps to make your ideal a reality. 

What choice are you willing to make?


Lisa is passionate about helping people to discover and live their best life. As a life and career coach, Lisa thrives on building solid, trusting emotional connections and being a positive advocate and accountability partner for you. Her coaching certifications and tools along with her personal and professional experiences result in a coaching experience that can help stressed out, overwhelmed clients to experience the joy and life satisfaction that Lisa now experiences. As an author, speaker and educator, Lisa speaks from the heart. Her engaging and inspirational style motivates people to continually grow and learn. She shares her personal struggles with anxiety and extreme stress openly and honestly while encouraging people of all ages to seek help.


  1. Rob Roberts /Reply

    Some have been scared, terrified even. Now they are settling down as they begin to understand how the numbers have been mixed and matched to produce such levels of fear. It is time to remove ourselves from the hamster wheel we tread upon and really make a difference in our own lives and those of others. We will look back knowing that a new day dawned!

  2. Kim /Reply

    This is a great time for self reflection. We are seeing what life could be if we move at a slower pace and take time to savor each moment. I am writing down the simple joys each day which may include a board game with my kids, making a new recipe together, time to do some reading, crochet or a good deep clean in an area that needed it for a long time! True – I would like some more activity than this and more time with extended family and friends, but this will be a reminder to me. When my schedule becomes so overbooked that I no longer have time for these simple joys, then perhaps it’s time to scale back our activities and take time to live in the moment. Thanks for all you do to help me recognize that it’s ok to put on the brakes once in awhile. 🙂

    1. Lisa Klarner /Reply

      Hi Kim – Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. I completely agree. It’s been great as many people in our world (including me) are experiencing life at a slower pace. Pausing. Love hearing that you are looking at the positives and helping your kids to see the joy in simplicity as well. Glad that you are enjoying life with the brakes on for a while 🙂

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