You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. Yep, that pretty much sums up the book. Ok, not really. But it does set the tone for this awesomely inspiring book by Jen Sincero. It's inspiring because she doesn't write, "Hey, I found the key to being successful. … Continue reading Learning to be a Badass
Fear comes in all shapes, sizes, and varieties. It can be debilitating, stopping you from living the life you really want...if you let it. "The fears we don't face become our limits." -- Robin Sharma Some fears are outgrown, like the fear of the dark, for example. Some fears don't really come into play and … Continue reading Managing Fear
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?
Do you know exactly how many days, hours, minutes you have left in your game of life? Here's why I ask. As I watch my son's soccer team play a game that they are losing 1-0, they are trying hard to tie it up. But when a parent calls out that there are only 5 … Continue reading The Game of Life
Writing a bit of a "throw back Thursday" post today. Sort of. You see, I first read Bethenny Frankel's book, A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life, when it was published in 2011. But lately, I've been thinking a lot about and writing about saying yes to life, … Continue reading A Refresher on Coming From a Place of Yes
Have you accomplished everything you want to accomplish in this life of yours? I know I haven't. In fact, I know I have more interests and goals than I will ever have time to get to in this lifetime. So maybe that is why phrases like "just killing time" or "wasting time" and "I have … Continue reading If Not Now, When?
Whether you are generally a positive person who gets in the occasional negative funk or you are generally a negative person but you would like to experience the power of positivity, here are 10 of my favorite tricks and tips that can help you find your positive groove. Dress better than you feel. Do something … Continue reading 10 Tricks and Tips to Find Your Positive Groove
I made a post on Instagram Saturday morning in which I said instead of work-life balance, we should have Work-life Awareness. (I don't know if that's a term anyone else uses yet, but I'm using it now. If it becomes a thing, I'm claiming it as my own.) Anyways, I was making the point that … Continue reading Stop Stressing Out About Work-Life Balance
Self-care is so vital for both you and for all of the people you help take care of. How can you keep giving of yourself if you burn out and have nothing left to give? This concept of self-care can be difficult at first, (mom guilt, spouse guilt, worker guilt), but with a little practice … Continue reading In a Self-Care State of Mind
Since my last post was about the importance of scheduling a vacation, it seems appropriate that today I post about returning to "real life" after vacation. Believe me when I say I really did not want to return to work after a week at the beach. REALLY. DID. NOT. However, I did return to work … Continue reading Beating the Vacation Blues