It’s been a busy few weeks for me. My kids started school on Monday and as you could imagine, we were saddled with a long list of “to dos” and we dutifully worked through them; however, this year felt so different. Of course it felt different. In fact, it’s very, very different! In the past,… Continue reading The Precarious Adventure Into the Unknown
Soul food. Do you know what it tastes like? Do you like it? I’m not talking about the ethnic cuisine of the rural south, which is some of the tastiest comfort food ever created, or the cultural movement of “soul food” in the 60s that nourished the spirit and united millions of African Americans. I’m… Continue reading The Benefits and Power of Seeking “Soul Food”
If I asked you, “Do you feel your life is in balance?” How would you answer? “Yes”, “No”, “Maybe”? If you’re not a definitive “Yes”, do you wonder then what balance truly means for you? “Happiness is not a matter of intensity, but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony.” Thomas Merton I do and I… Continue reading Life – Balance. What does it mean to you?
Pushy people. I’m sure you’ve run across these kind-of-people. They’re not necessarily bad people, or mean people, but they certainly can be pesty, and they’re absolutely- capable of creating chaos in our lives if we allow them. If you’ve lucked out and haven’t dealt with pushy people, high five yourself for you are truly fortunate… Continue reading How Boundaries Help Protect Us from Pushy People
Gratitude is said to be a feeling of appreciation for what we have. It turns our focus outward and opens our eyes to what other people and life offer us. The magic of gratitude is that it connects us with the goodness out there in the world and especially in our own life. It restores… Continue reading Gratitude is the Secret Super Power to Living a Satisfied Life
Without a doubt, there are dreams we wish with all our heart that we can make a reality. The question is how to sustain the commitment to make it happen. John Maxwell said that what motivates us is a choice. I agree and in following this line of thought, it stands to reason that what… Continue reading Simple Tips I Practice That Help Me Stay Committed to a New Goal
Enjoying our success. Celebrating our wins. Gaining confidence. These are ALL good things. Falling into complacency once our goal is completed is NOT good at all. So how do we avoid complacency and stay engaged in growth? Life is fluid, moving at all times. It can’t be put on hold and certainly not stopped. And… Continue reading Moving with the Current of our Life: How to Avoid Getting Stuck
“There’s no greater gift than thinking that you had some impact on the world, for the better.” Gloria Steinem Isn’t it the best gift ever when we receive validation for our hard work? To have a dream of doing better, to design a plan with benchmarks and goals, to follow our plan with commitment and… Continue reading Validation Is a Valuable Motivator
"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." Will Rogers Reading is one of my most favorite activities. It’s a way to learn new things and, it expands the mind and boosts… Continue reading The Many Ways Reading Serves Personal Growth
Autumn officially arrived this past weekend. Even if the weather isn’t feeling like Autumn in some parts of the world, we can feel the change in the air. The active season of planting and growing have passed and now is the time where the rewards for our year of hard work shows itself. The fevered… Continue reading OK, I Know What I Want to Do. Now What?