Monday, July 29, 2013

Yes and No!

 It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.

                                                             --Elbert Hubbard

I think we are all aware of the problems we cause ourselves when we say Yes to things and we really
want to say No. We become overburdened, resentful, and our time is no longer our own. To stop this
behavior, we need to look no further than the mirror.  We say Yes when No is desperately trying to

Friday, July 26, 2013

When You Change, Everything Changes

        When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.
                                                               ~ Stanislaw Lec

I was watching the Today Show recently, and 3 women who had undergone weight loss surgery were featured.  While the women were happy with the weight loss they experienced, their lives didn’t

Monday, July 15, 2013

Nowhere To Run. Nowhere To Hide.

                        "You do not have to like what is going on in your life, but
                         you must accept that it, whatever it is, is going on. As long
                          as you do not accept reality, you are powerless to define 
                        the role you will play. Failure to accept reality is a denial of 
                         your power to make a conscious choice. When you do not
                      choose, you live by default. You are a victim of circumstances."
                                                               ~~Iyanla Vanzant

I recently met with a friend.  She was stressed out because she and her husband couldn’t decide if they should move to a new home or stay put. Actually, her husband had already decided – he liked where he lived just fine. She was the one who couldn’t decide what to do.

We talked about the pros and cons of staying in their current home. On the pro side, she and her husband built the house, her children grew up there, it was on a large piece of property near a lake,

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

An 8th Day Of The Week?

                 "Time is the coin of your life.  It is the only coin you have, and only you can
            determine how it will be spent.  Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you."
                                                                           ~Carl Sandburg

How many things do you have on a secret wish list that you hope to do “someday”? But there’s just no time right now. The fact of the matter is we all have the same 1440 minutes every day, the same 3600 seconds every hour. Time is a valuable resource...perhaps our most valuable how are you spending yours?

Almost everyone I talk to is racing around, trying to fit in so many things, and wishing they had more time. In this age of technology and modern conveniences which could give us more time we seem to

Monday, July 1, 2013

Risky Business

                        “And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was
                                        more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
                                                                                                           ~Anais Nin~

How much risk are you willing to take in your life? I’m not talking about life and death risk, I’m referring to the risk involved in stepping out of the comfort of your daily life and trying something
new. I’m always surprised by the number of people I meet who have wonderful, exciting plans that they keep putting off. Something “more important” always seems to pop up in their lives and moves
them off track.