Choose Wisely

Saying “Yes” to one thing means saying “No” to another. Not sure who said that, but it will forever ring true in my life. The younger me said “Yes!” to a lot of opportunities. It was easier because life was not as full as it is now. Saying yes meant I lost a bit of sleep or didn’t get my …

Making Friends

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Making friends is not as easy as it used to be. We don’t meet …

Reframing Dread

“I’ve developed a new philosophy…I only dread one day at a time.” ~ Charlie Brown Dread is defined as terror or apprehension as to something in the future: to be reluctant to do, meet, or experience. It is certainly an emotion with which everyone is familiar. We may feel dread because of our patterns, the “been there, done that” mentality …

Get Picky!

Learn to say “No” to the good so you can say “Yes” to the best ~ John C. Maxwell Catching you early with a friendly reminder to get picky this week – and really, for the rest of your days! Be aware of what activities and responsibilities bring a smile to your face and which ones stress you out. You …

Permission Granted!

Today is a wonderful day – it’s a gift for you! One in which you can live your best life, be a blessing to someone in need, teach a lesson, save a life, share a smile, or love on your animals. Today is a wonderful day! Give yourself permission today to be ALL that you can be. You deserve the …

Back In Action!

Coming back after a vacation – no matter a weekend or a week – feels like waking up after a nice, long nap. Getting away from home provided a respite from daily chores, but even better was freeing myself of technology – not a computer, nor a phone! And guess what? The world didn’t end; in fact, it expanded. I …

Re-Entry!

Today is Monday – and yes, my favorite day – however, returning from a business trip requires a bit of extra work come Monday. Use these tips for re-entry into the daily requirements, like thinking about your schedule, organizing the appointments, the kids and the meal-planning. Remember to: – Smile often (keep your sense of humor) – Talk out loud …