Holy Cow!

Maybe every once in a while we can take a break from doing everything faster and quicker to reflect on who we are and where we are going. ~ Joe Plumeri Wow! The day is over. When we start out of the gate deciding to put tasks off for later in the day, later quickly disappears. Does choosing to do …

Soft Focus

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”  Rabindranath Tagore Deliberately looking at something in our lives with a soft focus may be a new form of acceptance. It requires gentle vision, blurring the lines, and possibly noticing unique aspects, brilliant lighting, and hidden gems. When …

Capture That Feeling

You’re better than you think you are. ~ Seth Godin How many people does it take to make you feel good about yourself? The answer is ONE – feeling good about yourself starts with YOU! Yes, as we developed, there may have been people in our lives who failed us – our parents, friends, teachers, coaches, and authority figures. As …

A Way Out

Wherever you go, there you are Are you looking for the EXIT? Has the job, the relationship, the commitment turned toxic? Dysfunctional? Unfulfilling? When we recognize discomfort, it’s time to pay attention and start asking some tough questions. What is it about this situation that is creating unrest? Am I putting more energy in than I am getting in return? …

KEEP OUT!

Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance. ~ Steven Pressfield What part of your life has a big “KEEP OUT!” sign attached? Your brain – not willing to take in new thoughts, ideas or opinions? Your body – not willing to embrace, shake a hand or …

Self-Extremes

Every new adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem. ~ Eric Hoffer A new adventure – travels to the other side of the world – turned life upside down. Literally! Night was day. Hot was cold. Summer was winter. And it was a new sense of adjustment unlike any previously experienced. It also took a toll on my sense of confidence …

Log-in

We are our choices. ~ Jean-Paul Sartre What are your choices today? To go to work? To exercise? To learn something new? To love someone? To log into that device? Choose wisely. If we had a printout of how we spent our time each day – and perhaps some of you already do that type of calculating – we might …

Roadside Assist

“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” ~ Peter F. Drucker Whenever you see success, PERIOD! Someone, not unlike you, made a bold decision to leap. The last several months have been tough. There have been many losses and transitions that could knock the wind out of the strongest of us. It would be easy …

Marination in Hope

“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier’…”  ~ Alfred Tennyson Special weekends filled with celebrations, memories, successes, and transitions get us thinking about time and growth and just how quickly life moves. We get sentimental about these changes, even sad about the ending of a particular season of our lives. We recognize …

What Gets Your Goat?

We don’t see things the way they are; we see things the way WE are! The longer we live, the more we experience. Information, people, music, literature, ideas, programs, movements, fashion, politics – our world is full of wonderment. In these experiences, we may find ourselves becoming annoyed with one thing or another. We lose patience, get offended, angry, hurt …