Stop, Look, Ask, Listen, Hear

“Listening is one of the loudest forms of kindness.” Anonymous I sat down last week to write a blog about being a good listener and giving others our full attention and, wouldn’t you know, I was personally put to the test over the weekend and I failed. On several occasions, I found myself engaging in … Read more

Want to Create Good Habits That Stick? Do These 8 Things

I’ve got goals, desires, dreams, and expectations that I’m just itching to check off my list. Have a successful business. Get healthy. Organize my house. I bet you’ve got some goals, desires, dreams, and expectations too. But, just having them is half of the equation. Creating good habits to do those “big things” is the … Read more

Eliminate Lies! How to Live Up To Your Potential

What’s going on between your ears? Seriously. What voices are you hearing inside your head? Is the negative committee holding a convention inside of it or are sincere and uplifting thoughts making themselves comfortable and calling your head their home? If you’re anything like me, you have to constantly sift your thoughts and weed out … Read more

3 Reasons Why Mentoring Matters

I was hanging out with my girlfriends recently and as I looked around the room I was overwhelmed with a feeling of gratitude.  When these ladies came into my life I was overwhelmed with juggling my roles as “mom” to three preteen boys, as “wife” to a busy business owner, as “taxi driver” going back … Read more

Want to Create a Meaningful Bucket List? Ask Yourself This 1 Question

If you look up the words “bucket list” in the dictionary here’s the definition you’ll find: A list of things that one has not done before, but wants to do before dying. To put it another way-it’s the things you want to do before you ‘kick the bucket’! Some people create a list of goals, … Read more

How Seeing Your Life as One Big Jigsaw Puzzle Can Help You

Now that the weather has gotten colder and my outdoor activities are becoming fewer and fewer, I’ve pulled out the many boxes of jigsaw puzzles I’ve amassed over the years. What a gift they’ve been during this time of quarantine. I had forgotten how much I love doing them!  Recently I discovered that I’m a … Read more

2 Things to Do to Help You Have a Great New Year

Many people leap into the new year with resolutions, goals, big plans, big ideas, big dreams, and even a big “one word.”   While any lofty plan is inspiring in and of itself, there are a few things you must do first.  Reflect Before you make future decisions it’s imperative that you remember and reflect on … Read more

Letting Yourself Off the Hook (Without Making Excuses)

There’s no time like holiday time to come down hard on ourselves. We mentally beat ourselves up by asking questions like: Did I bake enough? Did I buy enough? Did I decorate enough? Did I spread “glad tidings of joy” enough? Did I make it ‘til midnight to ring in the new year?  Self-criticism. Self-chastisement. … Read more

It’s All in Your Head: The Power Behind Personal Affirmations

My kids had me watching “SNL” outtakes the other night. While Bill Hader’s “Stefan,” Kenan Thompson’s “Don King,” and  Leslie Jones’ “Whoopie Goldberg” skits had me cracking up, there’s still no comparison to the SNL of old. Eddie Murphy’s “Mr. Robinson,”  Dana Carvey’s “The Church Lady,” and Jane Curtains’s “Weekend Update.” There’s really none better.   … Read more

3 Things You Can Do Right NOW to Make Your Life Slow Down

I’ve been on a purging-my-house-of-unnecessary-things roll over the past six months. I thought the timing was perfect to get rid of “stuff” now that my kids have left the nest, and I’ve been staying home more due to COVID.   Old hockey gear-gone?! Broken toys-gone! Out-of-style clothes-gone! Unread books-gone! Bank statements from the 90’s-gone! At … Read more