A while back I was at a meeting and the conversation around the
table was about how we handle ourselves in times of stress.
I remember a few people saying that they wished they could
handle some situations better than they do, and that they were constantly
trying to be better at it. And a few
people spoke of how they have learned over time the best ways that work for
I spoke about how I have this picture in my head of who I am
and what I’m like, but the me in reality is often quite different. I want to react in a certain way (calm,
mature, fair), but often that’s not the way it happens. But I strive to be like the person I am in my
That resonated with some of the people there, and I wonder
if it resonates with any of you?
Do you have a mental picture of who you are, and what your
personality is, that is perhaps a little, if not quite a bit, different than
who you are in reality?
I think it’s something we all do, and likely without even realizing
So, I have a soul-searching, deep assignment for you.
Continue reading “How would you describe you?”
We’ve all heard over and over how, if we practice gratitude
on a daily basis, our lives will change. But it’s not always easy to do when
you’re in a crappy place and can’t see beyond the struggles!
Regardless of where you’re at in life, when things just don’t
seem to be working out the way you want them to, and there seems to be struggle
after struggle, it’s hard to feel grateful.
But it can be done.
And it honestly can change your life.
Because it changes your mindset. Your thinking.
And when that changes, your life changes.
Honestly! I can’t stress that enough!
If you don’t believe me, then try what I’m about to share
with you and see for yourself just how changing your thinking and your thought
patterns will change your life.
Continue reading “4 Ways to practice gratitude so that it changes your life”
February is often the month when people lose their
motivation when it comes to making those changes they wanted to make, when the
hype of the holidays, the new year and new beginnings, and vacation days in the
sunny south (if you live in the freezing cold north like I do!!) seem like a
What changes did you want to make?
How are they coming along?
This post is in no way meant to guilt you if you’re not on
track with your goals, but rather to let you know that if you’re slipping on
them or if they’ve fizzled out, it’s completely normal – and it’s possible to
get back on track!
Are you interested in knowing how?
Continue reading “Do you need a February restart?”
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it
At first this seems like a very simple question. But if you’re like me, before long you’re
going to be beating yourself up because there are SO MANY things you want to
It’s always a lot easier to think negatively – about ourselves,
our lives, or our situations.
But let’s tackle this question positively and with the
purpose of changing just one thing, without letting negativity taking over
Let’s get started!
Continue reading “If you could change just one thing”
With the holidays winding down and normal life just around
the corner, this is the time to start thinking of all the new things you want
to try, and it’s time to firm up your New Year’s Resolutions!
New Year, new you!!
But first, let me ask you…. if you’ve consistently made
New Year’s Resolutions in the past, how successful were you at keeping them?
If you’re like most people, you stay on top of your goals
for the first couple weeks, maybe even the first month, and then regular life
settles back in and you let things slip a little – until they’ve slipped
I’ve been there, too many times!
So, before you declare your new Resolutions this New Year’s
Day, read on for some tips to help set yourself up for success this time.
Continue reading “New year, new YOU!!”
My memories of Christmas as a kid are all about the food,
the decorations and the people who came by to visit. My mom really liked to deck the house out in
garland, tinsel and lots of lights. And
the baking – it was always enough to feed a small army! With more than 20 aunts and uncles, and 50+
cousins, our family was a small army!
As the years went by and I grew up and moved out, I enjoyed going
back home and seeing some of those same decorations out on display year after year. It was comforting, a little like going back
in time, or taking trips down memory lane.
I followed her example when it came to the holiday meal. There had to be many pies, oodles and oodles
of cookies and squares, and anything else newly discovered to concoct in the
Continue reading “How I stopped stressing over getting Christmas right”