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
Recently, I made the mistake of looking up. I’d had my head down, focused on completing the tasks to move me closer to my goals. I was successfully juggling the various responsibilities in my life, and then I looked up to see how I was doing. I guess you have to look up and assess … Continue reading Simple Advice to Get Through Feeling Overwhelmed
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?
Are you happy? If not, why not? And why aren't you doing something about it? What's the payoff for staying unhappy? Do you like having people worry about you? Like to play the "who's got it worse" game? Or is it easier to stay in an unhappy life than to try for the things that … Continue reading A Little Tough Love…For Your Happiness
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
I hesitate to post this book recommendation. Not because I'm unsure of its content and not because I didn't like the direct writing style. It's because my last post was about How to Be a Badass at Making Money and this next recommendation is for Unfu*k Yourself: Get out of your head and into your … Continue reading Get Out of Your Own Way