True Motives

What motivates you? Really, deep down? Maybe I could ask, what gives you the most satisfaction? I can think of several big events in my life that have represented a lot of effort, sometimes years of work to get to that culminating, celebratory moment. And they were great. And somewhat satisfying. But, as I consider […]

Take Hold!

Part of the “growing up” that we are all trying to do, is learning to move our minds in the direction we need them to go. Case in point: When you have a big day ahead of you, is your automatic or untrained way of thinking, to move into stress and fear and anxiety? Or […]

Make Pudding Not Proof

Kind of like saying, make love not war! Only, we don’t really plan to create war when we think we have to prove ourselves to others. But that thinking does create contention, by inevitably, creating competitive situations with everyone around us. Today though, I’d like to challenge you to stop competing with your spouse. Think […]

Peace

To quote my daughter, “There is peace in decision.” And it’s true isn’t it? When I find places for things that have been sitting around without a home; when I make a plan with a friend; when I decide what I’m cooking for the week; when I take action and move my thrift store donations […]

Walk On

The longer I live, the more convinced I am that at least 75% of our success will be attributed to the fact that we kept moving. Not that we just kept busy, necessarily. But more that we kept moving through experiences, instead of getting stuck in them. Do you recognize the places you might be […]