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

“…if we want to direct our lives…”

In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently. ~Tony Robbins On this Wisdom Wednesday (my first in quite a while), this thing about consistency is brought to my awareness … More “…if we want to direct our lives…”

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!

What a Difference a Day Makes

I met with a colleague yesterday to discuss logistics of an upcoming event. The discussion took twists and turns as conversations with friends do. We more deeply explored some possibilities we had initially only grazed in other talks. Aha moments, ideas, and a list of action items abounded. As we concluded our meeting, my associate remarked, … More What a Difference a Day Makes

On Writing

Writing is therapeutic. I poured my hormonal teenage heart out on the pages of my Creative Writing notebook in high school. I voiced my complaints in my Comp I journal in college. And in my forties, I expressed my fears and resentments, as well as my gratitude, by blogging. Although my blog has been essentially … More On Writing

Moving On

Today I said “buh-bye” to some more things that no longer serve me. I attended a Burning Bowl Ceremony at the spiritual center I attend. I was reminded once again that things I once cherished were the very things I needed to release. Letting go of the past allows me to step into a new … More Moving On

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

Letting Go

As I was dusting the furniture in my bedroom the other day, I decided it was time to let go of the white roses I had been holding onto since my dad’s memorial service. I was thinking about how the preacher that officiated over that service has passed away, as well as the florist who … More Letting Go