Last weekend, I took my kids to the pool in my home town. At this pool, there is a high dive and a low dive. As you would imagine, for some kids (heck, for some adults) it is a big, huge, scary deal just to climb the high dive steps and jump off straight forward. … Continue reading Don’t Chicken Out on the High Dive
I attended a yoga event last week that included a guided meditation. For anyone unfamiliar with this, the instructor speaks in a soft, soothing voice and uses imagery to try to evoke certain emotions in you...peace, strength, love, etc. Now I am a huge believer in the power of the mind and in using positive … Continue reading Who Is the Most Powerful Person in Your Life?
You know the song "Life is a Highway" and the inspirational words "life is about the journey not the destination." I'm going to throw another travel metaphor at you: A detour is not a stop sign. Imagine you're on a road trip that you're really excited about. A few hours into your drive, you see … Continue reading A Detour Is Not a Stop Sign!
"Comparison is the thief of joy." This quote by Theodore Roosevelt is one of my go-to reminders because I, probably like many of you, fall victim to the comparison trap somewhat often. Here's my scenario from this morning: I was in a good mood, going about my routine, checking social media...when photos of a gorgeous … Continue reading Handle the Comparison Trap With This One Question
If this is the first time you've visited my blog, welcome! And let me catch you up. I LOVE the topic of saying yes to life. (If you haven't already, please check out my other saying yes related posts such as Say Yes and If Not Now, When?) I also happen to have loved the show Scandal. So, … Continue reading Year of Yes
You've probably heard this before: How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. This happens to be one of my favorite sayings. I use it often to calm down and remind myself that any large project is possible when broken down into smaller pieces. It's easy to feel overwhelmed when you take … Continue reading How Do You Eat an Elephant?
In my last post, Sorting Out Why to Say “Yes” and Why to Say “No” I pointed out that you should assess and understand why your initial reaction to an offered opportunity is yes or no, and I noted some good reasons why you might choose yes or no in a particular circumstance. In this … Continue reading Say Yes