Thursday, May 23, 2013

A Story About The Potter

                            "It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way
                                           you carry it." ~~ Lena Horne

A couple took a trip to England to shop in a beautiful antique store to celebrate their
25th wedding anniversary. They both liked antiques and pottery, and especially teacups.
Spotting an exceptional cup, they asked, "May we see that? We've never seen a cup quite
so beautiful."

As the lady handed it to them, suddenly the teacup spoke, "You don't understand. I
have not always been a teacup. There was a time when I was just a lump of red clay.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Choice Is All Yours!

                      "Take your life in your own hands and what happens?
                                   A terrible thing: no one to blame."
                                                                                             ~~ Erica Jong

I was licking the last bits of chocolate frosting from my fork this morning, when it occurred
to me that it was my husband’s fault that I was eating this. After all, if he hadn’t brought the
cake home, I would have never caved in to the temptation. He always does this to
me – bringing home cakes, cookies or candy when he knows I can’t resist them. In his own
loving way, he’s sabotaging my efforts to eat healthier, and I do enough sabotaging on my
own, so I don’t need any help.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Nothing Will Change Until You Do!

                    You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.
                              ~ Albert Einstein

I once worked with a client who wanted to get into better shape for her upcoming high school reunion. I outlined steps she could take to modify her meals so she was eating healthier food
and consuming fewer calories, and I suggested adding exercise to the mix to quicken the
weight loss process.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Because It's Easier

                 A dream does not become reality through magic;
                  it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
~Colin Powell

It seems as if our society has been conditioned to believe that if it’s easy, it’s worth doing, but
if it’s difficult, why bother. The media bombards us with ads showing us how to cut corners
and get results easily.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Learn A New Language!

"The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot
be changed without changing our thinking." -- Albert Einstein

I’m a big believer in incorporating positive self-talk into my life by saying positive
affirmations, and I encourage others to do the same.  Recently someone pointed out to
me how simplistic this strategy was. After all, why did I think that thinking happy thoughts
would make life better. In short, positive affirmations were a waste of time and didn’t