What The What?

Naysayers used to piss me off. I would get caught up in listening to them, then defend myself, followed by self doubt. Do they know something I don’t? Should I believe them? Should I squash my plan? I’m learning to listen from a different perspective. When people give us unsolicited feedback, it has more to…

Practice Practice Practice

I have facilitated hundreds of trainings, workshops and conferences. I still remember my first presentation. I didn’t prepare and it lasted 3 seconds. The feeling impacted me forever. What you think public speaking is like and what it’s actually like, are totally different.  Some say I’m a natural. I’m glad it looks that way. However,…

The Love Bully

There are five beings in my house. Two humans, two dogs and one cat. Everyone gets and gives plenty of love. The Saint Bernard puppy insists on being part of any and all interactions. If my husband picks up the cat, Valentino will cry because he wants to be held. If I hug my husband,…

Mission Accomplished 

Today I will pass in a project I have been working on for months. When I wasn’t sitting in front of my computer, I was thinking about sitting in front of my computer.  It isn’t just any old tough work duty. It was an assignment I dreaded and feared for twenty years. I had twenty…

Impressive

  I love New Years resolutions! I love making a list, checking it twice. As I prepare for the new year, I am filled with hope, positive thoughts and optimism. I am convinced, this is going to be my year!!! Before I jump into 2017, I want to assess 2016 and acknowledge some of my…

Sameness

                        I think I am part robot. My preference is to play it safe. I do similar work outs, listen to the same music and eat the identical meals. Day after day. Without a push (or drag), I would remain stuck. I wouldn’t try new…

I Believe…

 I believe anything is possible! I believe everything happens for a reason! I believe      all difficult situations have something to teach me. Even though I may not understand any of it in the moment.I also believe my thoughts have a powerful impact on my life. Our personal belief system is a silent, internal…

Today Is THE Day!

 Everyday I wake with renewed hope, restored enthusiasm, and feeling optimistic. It’s as if a quiet pep rally occurred while sleeping. I have no memory of the process! But by morning my slate has been washed clean. It’s as if the disappointments and failures of yesterday never happened. I think to myself, today I will…

Too Much Of A Good Thing

                             One day, at the gym I was unusually hot. The seasons were changing and the air conditioner hadn’t caught up. I drank more water than usual, to try to cool off. Not a crazy amount. To be honest I can’t remember…

What Can You Do?

We all have the ability to feel stronger. One way to increase your inner strength is through physical activity. But the reverse is also true. Exercise has a powerful impact on us mentally and emotionally. We all know we can get stronger, if we exercise. Inner strength works a like a muscle too. There are ways to build emotional…

I’m Fabulous!

If my Saint Bernard puppy Valentino could talk, I’m sure he would say, “I’m adorable! Being big is fabulous! Everyone loves me!” Valentino will confidently waddle up to everyone assuming they want to give him a squeeze. His high level of confidence is contrary to how most humans feel. Most of us think to ourselves,…

You Do It Too

Everything starts with a thought. This process can lead us in any direction. Most of us don’t consider where our minds are bringing us. We walk around in a daze, lost in our thought patterns. I do it, you do it, we all do it. It has been said we have 60,000 thoughts a day….