3 Things I Love To Hear

1. “Your hair looks good.” I have unruly locks. I don’t even need to hear that it looks amazing or great. Good is good enough for me. Call me vain, but this compliment never gets old. 2. “That was a great presentation.” When I’m public speaking, good isn’t good enough. This something I am always…

Are You Feeling It?

When do you experience true enthusiasm? Do you wake up excited about what the new day will bring? What do you really really really want? It’s amazing what we can accomplish when we are in the mood. On the flip side, simple tasks can feel like a huge struggle if we are not into it….

Not Me

  I was at a meeting recently with a substance abuse expert. Even though I am a therapist, my knowledge around substance use, misuse and prevention is limited. Everyone at the table rattled off questions to the specialist. We spent time discussing the contributing factors to why some kids try drugs and why some don’t….

Merge

I believe we see people’s true colors by the way they get on the highway. It’s interesting to watch if people plow straight ahead focused on getting there first. Or do they look around to see how their actions impact others? How do you behave when you think no one is watching? Radom acts of…

Peace Comes From Within 

We could be on vacation, at a beautiful destination, with our favorite person and feel unsettled. We could also be sitting in traffic, running late to go to an appointment we don’t want to go to and be at peace.  Finding inner peace is a skill we must learn and can learn. The fastest, easiest,…

What Do You Love?

 I can vividly remember walking through my house as a child, knowing each vase, piece of china had a back story. I didn’t know then, but a seed was being planted. I always thought old items were unique and cool. My love for antiques blossomed in 2010 when my husband and I went to our…

It’s True

Attitude is everything. Have you ever noticed, when you are focused on how bad things are going, more negative situations seem to occur.                                 I don’t reach my fitness goals, when I think about how tight my parts are. I…

One Thing At A Time 

Multitaskers drive me crazy! Their anxious energy makes me feel frantic. I typically take a big step back when I encounter their force field. There’s research that proves overdoing it, is not as advantageous as chore jugglers believe. Stanford University discovered that multitasking is less effective than doing one thing at a time. The study…

It’s Temporary 

                  When things are not going our way, it’s tempting to get caught up in the moment. If the scale doesn’t say what we want, we might think, “I’ll never lose weight.” The doctor doesn’t tell us what we want to hear, “This is terrible!” An unexpected demanding email…

No Surprises

I love planning and organizing. I believe a goal without a plan is a wish. Everything has a place. I always have a plan B ready to go. I think I have a strategy for everything. I will never be accused of flying by the seat of my pants. I could probably tell you what…

It Will Be Different This Time

Intermittent positive reinforcement is a theory of why people do things that seem unreasonable. It’s also a powerful motivator.This concept becomes clear during my yearly trip to the casino. As I cram one more twenty into a slot machine I think, “This could be The Big One!” And when it isn’t, I walk away thinking,…

It May Not Be Easy

I believe everything happens for a reason.  That doesn’t mean it will be easy. Effort is required even when we are on the right path. When my husband and I found the property to start our business, we knew it was perfect. But it needed a lot of work. The chosen farm house didn’t have…