The Faith to Leap

April spent 20 hours a week working an on-site gig with people she liked, but she didn’t dig every part of the job. She had managed to pinpoint exactly the problem: her clients had insisted on using old-school techniques but expected better results than she could possibly deliver with them. After a year, April knew…

Getting Your Self-Talk Straight

How is your New Year starting out? Are you making progress on your goals? Whether you’re succeeding or failing, what is your self-talk? Self-talk is what you say to yourself about yourself. The inner dialog that you believe about you. People can be kind and loving toward others, but when it comes to themselves, not so much….

Are You Making Room for Big Rocks?

Priorities determine how far we get in life. Imagine with me if you will, an empty glass jar. Next to it are three fist-sized rocks, river stones, pebbles, sand, and a cup of tea. The jar represents our day. If we pour into our jar a lot of sand, which represents all the small stuff,…

Once in a Lifetime Trip

Two families dream and save for the trip of a lifetime. They both want to go spend time by the ocean, enjoying the beach and warm weather. They plan to stay in a 5-star resort hotel and see the sights, go dancing, have exotic dinners and snag a few souvenirs. Both families leave the same…

What Will You Learn by Doing the Hard Thing?

Talking with a friend over dinner recently, we reminisced about the days when we were fireballs. We were fearless and felt invincible. Hard things didn’t scare us. In my 20s if someone dared me to do something I did it mostly because they dared me. Not because I’d thought through all the possible repercussions. I’ve also…

Are You Up to the Challenge?

We can never know what is going on in another person’s life at any given moment. If someone is on your mind or crosses your path and you feel compelled to reach out, or speak to them or say a kind word, I challenge you to act. It may be the perfect time for someone to…

Staying on Task When Life Threatens to Derail You.

Spinning your wheels trying to get everything done in your day? Decrease frustration and increase productivity with these simple tips. We all have those days that we planned to accomplish a lot only to discover the time got hoovered away by some unforeseen event. It isn’t your fault if a water pipe bursts, your kids…

How Ready Are You for the Grand Finale?

The End of the World predictions made another tour on tongues around the globe recently. It seems every so many years, we hear about the most recent reasons why the end is imminent. Despite current events, now isn’t the darkest time in world history. But according to the keepers of the doomsday clock,  we’re only…

How to Fight Back when Defeating Doubt Stops You Cold

“What’s your topic for our upcoming one on one meeting?” In a recent online class, the instructor emailed the question and the air froze in my lungs. It didn’t matter that I had been out of school for decades. Suddenly, I’m in the 7th grade, mind filled with a black void where my running mental commentary…

Surprisingly Simple Ways to Balance Devastating News

You only have to open your eyes in the morning to know that somewhere in the world something terrible has happened. Sometimes, bad news presses the panic button in us and we feel overwhelming sadness, fear or a persistent state of doom. You may feel as though you have no control over the constant assault…