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 …

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 …

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 …

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 – Time Flies – Make the Most of It

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.    Michael Altshuler There are 24 hours in each day. That’s 1440 minutes. They go by fast. And the older you get, the faster time seems to go. That’s not really news. It’s more like one of those realities you live with every day 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 …