"No matter what your heartache may be, laughing helps you forget it for a few seconds"Red Skelton, comedian I was enjoying my Sunday morning reading through the Time Magazine Happiness issue when I came across a quote in the article titled 14 Ways to Jump for Joy by Ellen Seidman that made me literally laugh … Continue reading Remember to Laugh
"Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself."Robert Green Ingersoll Photo by ATC Comm Photo on Pexels.com This year has been exhausting for everyone. Without any training we have had to weather a marathon of uncertainty and concern while finding new ways to work and learn. Amidst all … Continue reading Moving Towards Tolerance
"If you're not writing your own story, you're a character in someone else's."Charles Brogan Photo by Victor on Pexels.com Sometimes I forget that I am the author of my own story. I occasionally allow myself to get lost in the fantasy that I am only a marionette in someone else's story and that my fate … Continue reading I Write My Own Story
"Most mothers are instinctive philosophers."Harriet Beecher Stow Our journeys, no matter the destination, are influenced and guided by our experiences - whether good, bad, or neutral. On this Mother's Day, I find myself reflecting on my journey, and how my experiences as a daughter and a mother have influenced, and continue to influence, my journey … Continue reading Reflections on Mother’s Day
"A good system shortens the road to the goal." Ralph Waldo Emerson Photo by Polina Zimmerman on Pexels.com I consider myself to be organized. As a general rule I know where things are and when things are due. This is how I am in my day-to-day life, what I think of as my business life. … Continue reading Is Being Organized Required to Succeed?
"Every success story is a tale of constant adaptation, revision, and change." Richard Branson It's amazing how quickly the world as we know it can change, despite our best efforts to keep things the same. The last few weeks have opened my eyes in surprising ways. The resilience of people, and the absurdity. People helping … Continue reading Adapting Together
"Opportunity does not knock. It presents itself when you beat down the door." Kyle Chandler, Actor. Is there such a thing as the right time? And what does that look like? I'm as guilty as anyone else of saying "I'll do it when the time is right." This is truly the procrastinator's call to action … Continue reading Inspiration Comes in Many Forms
"The only reason I can't jump in and engage life is that I've told myself I can't. Yet I can't help wondering what would happen if I told myself I could." Craig D. Lounsbrough, professional counselor, author. I have become very adept at turning a blind eye to the little mental traps I set for … Continue reading The Battle Against Self Sabotage
"You can learn new things at any time in your life if you're willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you." Barbara Sher, speaker, Career/Lifestyle coach, and author. When I started my journey to become a writer, I didn't think of myself … Continue reading To Learn You Must First be a Beginner
"I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do." Leonardo da Vinci. It's been a while since I have written anything. I have thought about doing it quite a bit, but I just haven't made the time. The more I … Continue reading What is Enough?