Back to Basics – The Better Newsletter #33

Years ago I was watching Chris Evert’s commentary at Wimbledon. She said, “Serena’s in the zone. Everything’s coming together for her. When you’re in that zone, everything you touch turns to gold.”


Wow. That simple statement masterfully articulated what it’s like to be in that state where your game soars to another level and you feel you can do no wrong.

My friend Mary LoVerde talks about “the basics” in her book The Invitation.

Mary’s premise is that we all have basic actions in our life that are crucial to our well-being.

These “basics” – eating right, exercising, writing in our journal, daily spiritual practices, staying connected – are the foundation to a life that feels “right.”

If life is feeling “wrong” – or we’re feeling “bad” – it’s often because we’re not doing our basics. And most of the time, this is totally within our control to change.

All we have to do to FEEL BETTER is to bring our basics back into our daily life.

This may sound simplistic, however as Einstein said repeatedly, the most brilliant things are.


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