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
This Wisdom Wednesday is also National Trauma Survivors Day. I couldn’t think of a more appropriate quote.
Many of the people I love, and some of those I’ve lost, have tried to quit smoking. Some have been successful. Others have not. I support the Fight for Air Walk because the American Lung Association does help people quit smoking. My first walk was about the grieving process after losing my dad. This year’s … More Fighting for Air and Finishing
A few months ago I posted about Why I Walk in the Fight for Air Walk. Here we are, one week away from the walk, and I am not as “ready” as I hoped I would be. My physical therapy has been discontinued, even though walking is still painful and sometimes quite difficult. This evening … More Fighting for Air and Walking Again
May is Motorcycle Awareness Month. The National Highway Traffic Commission urges, “Safe riding practices, helmet use and cooperation from all drivers will reduce fatalities and injuries on our nation’s highways.” Read their consumer advisory here. The picture above was taken last fall on the anniversary motorcycle trip that my husband and I take every October. When … More May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Although I do say thank you to my husband, I don’t say it nearly enough. And it’s the little things for which I need to thank him. Tonight he put these lights up for me. It really wasn’t a little thing, but he made it seem like it was no big deal. The thing … More The Little Things
I have been guilty of constantly worrying about everybody else and putting everyone else first. My sister once pointed out to me that I needed, not to move myself up on the list, but to put myself on the list. Fortunately, in my experience, most of the people in my life have loved and appreciated … More The List
This is the post that I was so Frustrated about the other day. I have recreated it as best I could four days after I wrote it. Yesterday, I accidentally hit the trunk button on my key fob when I stopped at the gas station. I didn’t realize what I had done until my trunk … More Looking Out For Each Other
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. ~Confucius This is my affirmation for myself on this Wisdom Wednesday. When I am feeling like I am not progressing quickly enough, I will remember the tortoise won the race.
I’ve tried to keep my blog posts as positive as I possibly can since my accident back in November. Unfortunately, the denial of my own fears and anxieties has only allowed them to incubate. So it is likely I will posting some more transparent posts, at least for the next week. I have been tasked … More Blogging and Mental Health