It’s Own Reward

The Fours of Nature: Laurie, Mary, Norma, and Dorey  What have I been up to lately?  According to the date of my last post, it’s apparent that I haven’t been blogging. For one thing, I have added real estate to my collection of careers. Ultimately, I will be purchasing a retreat and realty presented itself … More It’s Own Reward

The Little Things

Today was a typical Tuesday. We had breakfast. We played. We made art with colored pencils and stickers. We made music by “playing” Grandma’s guitar and banging on various household objects. We had lunch followed by a nap (everyone but Grandma, who probably needed the nap more than anyone, but opted to clean up the … More The Little Things

It Was a Pretty Good Year… and I’m Gonna “Crush It” in 2017!

Looking back on 2016, I’d have to say it was a pretty good year. There were some lessons along the way, and some heartbreak too. I made some mistakes. Okay, probably lots of mistakes, but I learned from them. I took on too many things (which I have been known to do). But when I … More It Was a Pretty Good Year… and I’m Gonna “Crush It” in 2017!

Keep Getting Up

At a coaching luncheon I attended a couple of months ago, the speaker discussed storytelling as a coaching technique. I found a particular exercise he facilitated of great benefit to me, personally. We wrote about our lives, eventually condensing our life story down to six words. Upon completion, we meandered around the room, each of … More Keep Getting Up

Happy Blogging!

Today I received this 1000 Likes badge.  It reminded me that not so long ago, I kept my blog private (my husband says that’s a diary).  I am really enjoying being “out there,” even though it can be a little scary.  I don’t pay much attention to my blogging stats, but I can’t help but … More Happy Blogging!

Pain in the Posterior vs. Partner in Progress

A few days ago, I posted a link to a podcast entitled The Secret to Dealing with Difficult People. It seems as though a message usually comes to me in multiple ways within a discrete window of time. This week is a prime example. The title of the message at my church today was “Is … More Pain in the Posterior vs. Partner in Progress