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Lean Into Your Fears…

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

A continuation of a recent post, fear can and does stop us in life – from being ourselves, speaking our truth, and going for what we really want. But, when we remember with compassion that there’s nothing wrong with us for getting scared and when we’re willing to lean into our fears with vulnerability and boldness – we can literally transform them into something that catapults our growth and fulfillment in life. I truly believe it works because I’ve tried it myself…face and lean into that fear!

Life lessons…

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

What to do when life takes a turn that we don’t understand, nor are we happy about. What I find in life is that each of these turns helps us toward the spirituality we are craving…peace and harmony in our lives and the lives of those who surround us. I am thankful for the people in my life who have helped me through one of the roughest and most grievous turns in my life…the loss of my dear husband. It has been three years and the emptiness left in my heart and soul remains.
I have learned that by doing these six (6) activities each day, your life gains some relevance and purpose once again. I wanted to share with each of you…
1. Walk or exercise 30 minutes each day.
2. Each morning, state what your goal is for that day.
3. Make three (3) people smile today…yes, smile more and hug often.
4. Stay positive, in the present with energy, enthusiasm and empathy.
5. Talk to your family and friends often and send them messages that you are thinking of them.
6. Before bed, give thanks for…..whatever you succeeded in doing today.
And, if you don’t get all of these done today, that’s okay, too. Be kind to yourself. You are special just the way you are.

Holiday Chaos May Help In Understanding Yourself…

Friday, November 30th, 2012

With the holidays upon us and the uncertainty that surrounds us about our economy, we may feel a little out of sorts. Just remember during this time that people can only evoke reactions in us if we choose to let them. If you find yourself reacting to someone or something someone said, just look inside yourself. Be in a quiet setting and reflect by going back in time to when you first remember a similar word, situation, person, or incident. Once you remember an incident when you felt a similar emotional reaction, you can work through the original incident by replacing those memories with what should have been to make you feel okay. We find that by replacing negative messages with positive ones, we overcome negative programming and become more in harmony with our relationships and our environment. As you begin to understand yourself more and more, you will respond positively to more and more situations and relationships with understanding and compassion. Have a wonderful and peaceful Holiday Season.

Happy New Year…

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

I want to wish you a prosperous and Happy New Year. May each of you be blessed with caring family and friends and good health in 2012. I am thankful for my community which includes family, friends, business associates and clients. This past year was trying on most of us. However, even though the past few years have resulted in loss of income from investments, employment and/or savings, most of us are fortunate to still have our community. Count these blessings because these relationships are what really matter most. Make a commitment on New Year’s Day to work on SELF…mind, body and spirit. Read, travel and continue to educate yourself; exercise daily to keep your body in shape and your metabolism working at peak; and, take time to meditate or just take some quiet time to let your thoughts flow. Happy New Year!

Success Requires Planning and Patience…

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Success requires planning, focus and patience.

Patience is often the most difficult part of this formula. Success requires doing the things we need to do to get where we want to go. Success requires getting things done. The most difficult part of this process is the ability to be patient long enough to continue the effort required to achieve our goal.

There is something very powerful that results from our ability to be patient and focus on the outcome. It helps our clients feel good about themselves and the effort they are making to achieve their goals. It keeps us centered and focused and gives us the fortitude to be patient long enough to achieve success.

I recently heard a speaker tell a story that I had been told many years ago. It is the story of a man who found and hung a painting of a small row boat. It was a painting of a row boat beached in the sand. The boat’s oars were lying at each side of the boat in the sand. A visitor saw the painting and was startled by how sad and bleak it looked. He was about to ask the man why he would hang a painting with such a dark image when he looked down at the bottom of the painting and read the painting’s title “And the tide will always return.” What this means is that you have the ability to focus on the outcome, work hard with an optimistic attitude and be patient while working for good results that will deliver success.

When Jerry Seinfeld was asked the question, “Why do you think you have had so much more success when there are so many very funny comedians out there?” He replied (and I am paraphrasing this), “There is always a long line of very talented comedians standing off stage waiting for their turn. Many of them are probably better and funnier than me. It takes a long time to practice in front of an audience and perfect our craft. Sometimes it’s brutal when the joke doesn’t make it and an audience can be very tough. I just stood in line long enough. One at a time others who were standing in line would become discouraged and drop out, but I stayed in line. Every time someone dropped out I took another step forward and moved up in line. I stayed in line until finally I was at the front of the line. I had succeeded.”

Ty Murray, the champion rodeo star and professional bull rider, has said that “You’re never really ready. It’s just your turn.” The key is to develop the focus and the patience to earn our turn.

In just a few short minutes Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote his immortal poem, “A Psalm of Life”. He summed it well in the last stanza,

Let us, then be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labour and to wait.

Reach out and take your turn…

Happy or Right…It’s Your Choice !

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

According to Mike Robbins, a well-known author, we get offended by what people say, things on TV, opposing political opinions (especially these days), noise, music, traffic, weather, our family, different view points, and so much more. We believe we are right and others are wrong, if they don’t agree with us. Many of our opinions are self-righteous. Can you relate? What if we allowed others to be as they are? We take so many things personally that have nothing to do with us. When you are reacting emotionally to someone or something, it’s your shadow or mirror that this negative thing is showing you about yourself and life. The more we react to something, the less freedom and peace we have. In life, you have a choice – you can be right or you can be happy, not both. When you’re obsessed about being right all the time – you’re easily offended. When you let go of your need to be right, you have the space to be happy, peaceful, and joyful.

Caring and Compassion for Others…the Key to Successful Relationships!

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Caring and compassion for others as well as serving others is important in our life. After reading “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen, Jacob experiences the disappointment of his children not showing up for an important event in his life. He also experiences the sadness when he tries to tell his out of date stories and experiences to both his family and others. If you are unable to read the novel, you might want to see the movie. If you have experienced the last few years of an elderly parent or grandparent, their stories and life lessons are important to their feeling valued. These stories are repeated over and over. We remember the stories because we have heard them before; however, our elderly loved ones forget that they told them to us before. Listen with your heart and soul. Even in the workplace, it is imperative to listen to the stories and life lessons of your employees so that they feel valued and respected. Appreciating and listening to the stories and life lessons of others demonstrates caring and compassion.

You Are What You Think…

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

What do you want that you don’t have now? Our worries about the economy can lead us to negative thoughts. Keep those thoughts positive. Continue to develop Self which is the mind, body and spirit. “The Art of Managing…How to Build a Better Workplace and Relationships” gives step-by-step process to follow in the development of Self which leads to a better understanding of creating the lives that we most desire for ourselves. “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne reinforces this concept by saying that everything that’s coming into your life you are attracting into your life. And, it’s attracted to you by virtue of the images you’re holding in your mind. You become what you think most, but you also attract what you think most. Think about what you want…keep those thoughts positive!

Success Requires Planning, Focus and Patience…

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Success requires planning, focus and patience.

Patience is often the most difficult part of this formula. Success requires doing the things we need to do to get where we want to go. Success requires getting things done. The most difficult part of this process is the ability to be patient long enough to continue the effort required to achieve our goal.

There is something very powerful that results from our ability to be patient and focus on the outcome. It helps our clients feel good about themselves and the effort they are making to achieve their goals. It keeps us centered and focused and gives us the fortitude to be patient long enough to achieve success.

I recently heard a speaker tell a story that I had been told many years ago. It is the story of a man who found and hung a painting of a small row boat. It was a painting of a row boat beached in the sand. The boat’s oars were lying at each side of the boat in the sand. A visitor saw the painting and was startled by how sad and bleak it looked. He was about to ask the man why he would hang a painting with such a dark image when he looked down at the bottom of the painting and read the painting’s title “And the tide will always return.” What this means is that you have the ability to focus on the outcome, work hard with an optimistic attitude and be patient while working for good results that will deliver success.

When Jerry Seinfeld was asked the question, “Why do you think you have had so much more success when there are so many very funny comedians out there?” He replied (and I am paraphrasing this), “There is always a long line of very talented comedians standing off stage waiting for their turn. Many of them are probably better and funnier than me. It takes a long time to practice in front of an audience and perfect our craft. Sometimes it’s brutal when the joke doesn’t make it and an audience can be very tough. I just stood in line long enough. One at a time others who were standing in line would become discouraged and drop out, but I stayed in line. Every time someone dropped out I took another step forward and moved up in line. I stayed in line until finally I was at the front of the line. I had succeeded.”

Ty Murray, the champion rodeo star and professional bull rider, has said that “You’re never really ready. It’s just your turn.” The key is to develop the focus and the patience to earn our turn.

In just a few short minutes Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote his immortal poem, “A Psalm of Life”. He summed it well in the last stanza,

Let us, then be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labour and to wait.

Reach out and take your turn…

How To Be Successful…

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Success requires planning, focus and patience.

Patience is often the most difficult part of this formula. Success requires doing the things we need to do to get where we want to go. Success requires getting things done. The most difficult part of this process is the ability to be patient long enough to continue the effort required to achieve our goal.

There is something very powerful that results from our ability to be patient and focus on the outcome. It helps our clients feel good about themselves and the effort they are making to achieve their goals. It keeps us centered and focused and gives us the fortitude to be patient long enough to achieve success.

I recently heard a speaker tell a story that I had been told many years ago. It is the story of a man who found and hung a painting of a small row boat. It was a painting of a row boat beached in the sand. The boat’s oars were lying at each side of the boat in the sand. A visitor saw the painting and was startled by how sad and bleak it looked. He was about to ask the man why he would hang a painting with such a dark image when he looked down at the bottom of the painting and read the painting’s title “And the tide will always return.” What this means is that you have the ability to focus on the outcome, work hard with an optimistic attitude and be patient while working for good results that will deliver success.

Now go seize the day!