Dozens of fall and winter celebrations around the world… and yet, those three hours you have to spend with that relative can feel like the most pressing global event to happen since Brangelina split (to be honest, I’m still in denial about that, but that’s entirely irrelevant). As we approach Thanksgiving, which some view as… Continue reading Ah, the Holidays…
Why… because I can’t not. Ooooooooo the English teacher just rocked a double negative! Because I don’t define myself as an English teacher. I am not my job. But society will try to force you into labeling and identifying as what you do. That never sat right with me and, for years, I wouldn’t tell… Continue reading Why. My Young Living Story.
Madonna sang “Express Yourself” (still one of my all-time favs) and today I’m remixing it to Accept Yourself. I do my best work in the morning. I’m undeniably a morning person and I’ve allowed myself to create this detrimental thought pattern that I can’t write well, don’t communicate at my best and won’t perform at… Continue reading Accept Yourself
Every personal development book, lecture, course or coaching session deals with relationships in some form: the relationship with have with ourselves, with our environment and with other people. Even the supreme introverts have interaction with others in some capacity. JD Salinger had to walk to the Post Office to collect his mail in Cornish, N.H. … Continue reading Find your Tribe
I sit here in the closing hours of a week off from the day job. I’ve shared with you before about the (unnecessary) pressure that I put on myself to make the days off count… Of all the chunks of time off from the day job, I feel like I was better to myself over… Continue reading Gimme a Break
When Jimmy came into the care of our Rescue group, his name was Bugs and he was sick. I was glad that we were changing his name (we stick with people names, always) because I had a hard time calling a rabbit with an eye infection Bugs— like he had bugs and we were teasing… Continue reading Jimmy
Emergencies are based on perception. What’s urgent to me may not even register at all to you. And in a culture where we are inclined to be verbally emphatic over things that are bordering on mundane (I’m reminded of Julian Treasure, in one of his TED Talks, when he asks what he’s supposed to call… Continue reading Urgent & Alarming