Mindset Monday – Attitude is everything

Years ago I had a well-paying but unfulfilling job. Every day, every hour of every day was difficult. I felt like I belonged someplace else, doing something other than what I was doing. The daily grind and long hours made me feel I had very little control over my day to day experience. I wanted to Read More …

Mindset Monday – Have a Dreamer’s Mindset

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~ C. S. Lewis Age really is just a number. Some people feel old when they’re thirty and some seventy-year olds think of themselves as “getting up there”, but they’re not there yet. What’s the difference? How can you get 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 …

Mindset Monday – Sprinkle Your Day With Gratitude

Gratitude is a simple concept. It’s that feeling that what you have is good. And that what you have is enough for you to be happy today. Why be grateful? Gratitude brings a level of contentment and satisfaction to each day. And sometimes it takes practice. Start with a sprinkle. Instead of looking at what’s going wrong, 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 …

Mindset Monday – Love Yourself Like You Mean It

Oscar Wilde once said, “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” Love yourself like you’re in it for keeps. Lifelong romance kind of love – that’s the good stuff. Work toward that. Make it nurturing, forgiving, patient, respectful, humble, and kind. Be nurturing. Take care of yourself – body, mind, and spirit. Be Read More …

Mindset Monday – Be empowered by the truth of this simple statement

Have you ever had a teacher make a life-long impression on you? My 3rd grade teacher at St. Paul’s Catholic School, Mrs. Stehling, I think was her name, was a tough lady – old, shaky, and a little scary. She didn’t sugarcoat anything. Whenever a classmate asked for clarification on an assignment, for example, “Do we have to Read More …

Why Oprah’s Message Matters More Than Her Weight Loss

January’s the time of year when you can’t get away from commercials for gyms, diet programs, and diet pills. You may have seen Oprah’s new commercial in which she gives us an itty-bitty glimpse of her life and shows off her 40 pound weight loss. If you haven’t, you can watch it here. It’s hard to Read More …

Get a Daily Dose of Laughter

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” Charles Dickens When we take ourselves too seriously, every little thing becomes a monumental catastrophe. We end up frustrated and angry. That can be contagious too. But when we can laugh at ourselves, things don’t seem as bad. It’s like sunshine breaking through clouds on a gloomy Read More …

How to Set SMART Goals and Make Your New Year’s Resolutions stick

As the end of 2016 quickly approaches, there’s more talk about New Year’s resolutions and setting goals for 2017. A common approach for setting goals is to set SMART goals. What’s a SMART goal? SMART is an acronym for S – specific M – Measurable A – Attainable R – reasonable T – time specific Read More …