Discover the Value of Your Intuition

“The only real valuable thing is intuition.”  Albert Einstein We all have it. It’s that gut feeling when you know something’s true even if you can’t explain it.  That feeling when you’re faced with a decision and you know exactly and without a doubt what you must do; when you absolutely know the right course Read More …

What to do when doubt gets in your head

What do you do when doubt creeps in? It can spoil your confidence and sour your mood. Where does it come from? Doubt can creep up from inside of you. It may start small like a hint of something that causes you to second-guess yourself. A word from someone you don’t even know could trigger it. Maybe Read More …

Why it’s so hard to finish what you start and what you can do about it

Do you have trouble finishing what you start? Anything from cleaning out your garage to planting a garden or losing weight. What happens to us that we just struggle to get to the finish line? Is it human nature to start projects and never completely finish them? Projects that started strong are left unfinished. Plans Read More …

Success starts with desire

What determines whether you’ll reach your goals? Whether you’ll succeed or fail? In his book, Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill says, Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. In order to be successful, you need more than a hope Read More …

Can you be happy and still want more?

“Be happy with what you have while working for what you want.” ~ Helen Keller How can you be happy with what you have if you still want more?  Being happy with what you have helps you Appreciate every day blessings Have an attitude of gratitude Choose happiness every day Focus on all you have Read More …

Be the gatekeeper of your joy

When I get upset about someone else’s inconsiderate behavior, like cutting me off on the highway or going to the “15 items or Less” aisle with a cartload full of groceries, I’m giving someone else power over me. I’m giving up my joy. I know I need to be the gatekeeper of my joy and Read More …

Where you look is where you’ll go

A few years back I took a bad spill from my mountain bike. The crash left me with bruised and bloody knees. It hurt, but while it wasn’t a pleasant experience, it helped me realize something important: Where you look is where you’ll go.  Cycling baggage I’ve never been very good at things on wheels. Skateboards, bicycles, Read More …

Choose the Opportunity of Now

My husband introduced me to a website wolframalpha.com “an engine for computing answers and providing knowledge”. The website provides facts – quantifiable facts. It doesn’t provide opinions or recommendations. Interesting information Type in Chicago, Illinois and you’ll get Chicago’s population statistics, current weather and time, income statistics, demographics, and more. Put in today’s date and Read More …

Memorial Day Remembrance

Memorial Day marks the beginning of the summer season (even though Summer doesn’t really start until late June). In the old days, school was out by Memorial Day and didn’t start again until after Labor day. As a kid, that’s all this holiday was about for me. The beginning of summer. But, of course, it’s so much more. Read More …