A balanced life. It’s what most people are searching for, that ever-elusive elixir that always seem just out of reach. We strive to find the perfect equilibrium, that happy medium that leaves us with all the best things in life – health, happiness, friends, family, and success.
A few weeks ago I heard a speaker telling her audience about her recent trip to Copenhagen. As the taxi driver drove her around the city, she marveled at its the beauty. She was so effusive in expressing her delight at what she was seeing that eventually the driver made a comment about it. “You… Read More The extraordinary ordinary
They only played 35 minutes of the game. They fell asleep in the second half. They tried to coast their way to victory. No matter how you describe it, the Atlanta Falcons’ performance in the Superbowl a few weeks ago was less than impressive.
I talked a lot about taking responsibility for the things you want in life. If you decided to embrace that mentality, that’s great! I’m so proud of you for refusing to continue to play the victim. There was another side of the coin, however, that I neglected to address in my last article.
There is a pattern that I’ve noticed among highly successful people. They take responsibility.
As I mentioned before, I had a really hard time telling the story about my pajama pants. When the truth finally dawned on me, I just couldn’t believe that I’d spent all those years and wasted all of that energy on something so insignificant and untrue!
Reviewing and reflecting on last year are important. Most people want to skip reflection and jump right into their goals. I understand. I’m the same way. Who has the time to think about the past when there are so many things to be done in the future? As they say, however, haste makes waste. It’s… Read More A better way to make new year’s resolutions – part 2
Did you make any new year’s resolutions for 2017? How are they going so far? If you’re like many Americans, you either didn’t bother to make resolutions at all, or have already fallen off of the bandwagon. I wanted to share with you something my husband and I did this year that I think will… Read More A better way to make new year’s resolutions – part 1
A few months ago, I discovered vulnerability and shame researcher Brené Brown, and have since then been working my way through all of her books. I’m currently on Daring Greatly. It’s really been striking some deep chords with me.
I sit down to write this, my last post of 2016, with more than a little bit of nostalgia. It’s hard to believe that this year is already over! As we draw ever nearer to beginning 2017, I have found myself thinking about my writing career a lot.