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Where did 2017 go?

The older I get the faster time flies. I wonder if it’s because when I was a child I lived in the moment, and as an adult I have a constant running list of things I want/need to accomplish?

I’m working to get back to that living in the moment mindset. I truly believe it is the key to a happy life.

I went back and reviewed my goals for 2017 and was quite pleased to see that I met more than half of them. I consider that a huge win since I always come up with more goals than I can possibly achieve unless I work all the time. That’s just not going to happen. Life needs to be lived. Read More

Is Your Glass Half-Empty or Half-Full?

Sarah lives a good life. She owns a nice home. She is artistically talented and intelligent. Has friends and family to count on when needed. In short, she lives a good life.

But what I hear from her mouth is a lot of “I can’t” and “I don’t,” two phrases that absolutely drive me up the wall. I want to shake her by the shoulders and tell her “you can” and “you do,” because, well, because it’s true.Read More

The Power of No

Usually when I read anything about the power of the word “no” it has to do with using it. Today I want to talk about receiving it.

A young friend of mine shared an experience she had last week and was still upset about. At her father’s urging she had tried out for spring track, a sport she had participated in last year and enjoyed.

She didn’t make the team. She explained to me that she was angry with her father because it was his fault. He had “pushed” her to try out and she had failed. Worse, she had failed in front of her friends.Read More