Choose belief over doubt

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford. So often, we give up before we start. We list reasons why something won’t work. It saves us the trouble of trying and keeps us from risking failure. But how can we get past that? How can we open our minds to 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 …

Let negativity roll off your back

Negative and insensitive comments that can be hurtful and leave you doubting yourself and feeling stupid. Little jabs like: “Are you wearing that?” “You don’t know what you’re talking about!” “You can’t/won’t be able to do ________ .” “Can you try to pay attention, for once?” Off-handed remarks can float around in our heads for a 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 …

Be Good to Yourself

Be good to yourself. It’s a simple concept. It means treat yourself with love, consideration, and kindness. Be understanding and forgiving towards yourself. The concept is simple, but not always easy. What does it mean? “Good people” are kind, supportive, considerate, and generous. They help us feel positive about ourselves and about life. They’re like a warm blanket 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 …

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 …