Your Year in Review, A Guide

Looking back at the end of any year can be confusing. It may seem as though 1 or 2 events engulfed the year. Your year wasn’t made up of one or 2 events but an accumulation of actions, thoughts, feelings, happenings within your control, and happenings outside of your control. You know this but all […]

About That Goal

The goal was important. Important because it was made from the deepest of intentions, based upon values and life purpose. A plan was made. Life happened. The plan got sidetracked. Sometimes, life’s big stressors arrive in clusters. When they do, dealing with what’s most important takes precedence. The goal took a backseat to pressing priorities. […]

Your Next Step

You don’t know what it is. You do know what it is. Either way, you feel immobilized. Questions you might ponder: What’s holding you back? Is it perfectionism? Is it fear, grief, sadness, or self judgement? What would you do if you could put your concerns aside? When would you prefer to take action? How […]

Owning Past Learning is One Measure of Success. Why?

This past Saturday I got way outside of my comfort zone. I signed up for a 6 hr. chair yoga instructor training class. The class was open to yoga instructors and those with health care experience, PT’s, OT’s, RN’s, who had yoga class experience. I love yoga and have benefitted physically and emotionally over the […]

Uh, Oh, Here Comes Certainty!

Have you had an experience when you were certain, absolutely certain of something only to find out you were 100% wrong? I experienced this a few weeks ago. My husband and I went to the movies to see a film based upon a book we’d read several years ago. The film’s ending was not as […]

20 Business/Life Lessons

I purchased an Exit Zero magazine while vacationing in Cape May, NJ a few weeks ago. A particular article, an interview of 2 brothers who’ve been in business together for 50 years described their 20 Business/Life Lessons. The full text can be found in the September Issue of Exit Zero magazine; great reading about The […]

A 1st Step to Creative Change

We cannot feel inspired at all times. Sometimes, we feel flat even when change is looming. Always, change is looming. We may not feel inspired but most of us want to feel a sense of control. The 1st step to control and making a creative change is about knowing yourself very well. Who are you […]

Confusion to Clarity

Here we are. Spring is upon us. It looks, feels, smells like Spring! This AM, after an early morning run, I sat on our back porch with my cup of coffee, taking in the sight of our large cherry tree covered in blooms. The scent of my neighbor’s lilac bushes are wafting into our yard. […]

Ongoing Learning

Anyone interested in the impact of positive emotions on one’s life and the lives of those you interact with, either on a daily basis or a brief, passing moment, would benefit from this course. This Positive Psychology course, taught by Barbara Fredrickson, through UNC-Chapel Hill, was a refreshing change to my college psychology courses. Since […]

That man. This lesson.

There are times a recalled memory makes you smile, grin, laugh aloud. At other times, the same memory creates tears. This post is about that type of memory and the learning which followed. That man. This memory. There was an event, a memory I have of throwing something at a man in anger—-or extreme irritation. […]