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 …

What you do matters

“I cannot do everything, but I can do something.” ~ Edward Everett Hale There’s so much going on in the world right now. Watching five minutes of the news is enough to make you feel uncertain and discouraged. The issues are huge. Bigger than huge. In fact, world-famous theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking, recently predicted the human 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 …

5 Ways to Get Past Regret

What would you do differently if you had a do-over? Something you said, something you did? Everyone messes up sometimes. It’s normal to look back with regret. And that awful, terrible feeling of regret can stick around for a while. But regret keeps you in the past and you: wish you’d have done/said/acted differently. think/talk about Read More …

Run your own race

I’d never been a runner, even though I’d always wanted to run. I thought running was not something I was able to do because every time I tried I gasped for air and felt like I’d pass out.  But I decided to give running another try. Nothing about it was easy for me. I was slow Read More …

See the Beauty of Failure

Failure can feel awful. So awful that it’s easy to be paralyzed by fear of failure, so that any new venture, undertaking, or adventure is off limits unless it’s almost 100% safe. What would life be like if we could the see beauty in failure instead of the terror of it? How can we do that? How can failure Read More …

Mindset Monday – Have a Mindset of Self-Control

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Back in the day, we used to call it a “put down”. Something said or done to make you feel bad, to make you feel inferior. Some one may “put you down” in order to feel superior to you in some way. Maybe it’s Read More …

Why Women’s History Month Matters

March is Women’s History Month. A little background information: Women’s History Month started off as “Women’s History Week” in 1982. Beginning in 1987, March has been designated “Women’s History Month”, executed by either a Congressional resolution or Presidential proclamation. According to the National Women’s History Project, since the signing of the Declaration of Independence  until Read More …

Have a Mindset of Courage

“I am not afraid. I was born to do this.” Joan of Arc Joan of Arc was only seventeen when she was inspired to take massive action. Daughter of a poor French farmer, she believed God had chosen her to lead French troops in an ongoing war against England. Her first step in this unlikely journey was Read More …

Your resolution to succeed is the most important thing

President’s Day Mindset Monday: Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing. ~ Abraham Lincoln This quote is from a letter Abraham Lincoln wrote to a friend who was discouraged by a setback he experienced while pursuing his law degree. Lincoln encouraged his friend to continue studying, Read More …