Saving Cookies

My son and I picked up his four-year-old son and a friend from school. He got into the car with stories about his day and a zip lock bag with three cookies. “Did you make cookies today?” My son asked. “Yes,” his child answered as he opened the bag and gave one to his friend…. Read more »

Up, Up and Away

Sometimes I find myself looking at the ground when I walk – fast and three feet in front of me.  Of course I need to be aware if the ground is uneven, but it seems that it has just become a habit.  I had a ballroom dance teacher who, with one arm wrapped around my… Read more »

Your Inner Journey

Have you ever admired someone so much that you want to copy their accomplishment or get so close that some of that enthusiasm might rub off onto you? Maybe you can tag along to catch a splash of positive energy that might spill over, or just take a small piece out of their huge pie…. Read more »

Slow It Down

I have been on the computer for five to six hours a day for the past two weeks doing a repetitive action that was slightly changed each time. When I couldn’t sleep for the last two nights I took a closer look at what was happening…and then I did a little research about it. It… Read more »

Take Time to Evaluate

Everything is happening so fast! Our minds can’t keep up with the speed of technology or the bombardment of stimulation. Before we are finished with one action we focus our energy on tackling the next one, and on and on and on. Let’s slow down the carousel and take a moment to evaluate before we… Read more »

What Is Priority Pandemonium?

You are so busy!  Everything is number one on your to do list.  There isn’t enough time to get half of your list done.  Out of time, depleted, frazzled, darting around from one project to another like a road runner on triple espresso, not getting anything done with precision or attention.  Does this sound like… Read more »

Yes, but…

Here’s one that might sound familiar: “Yes, but… ,” then we finish the sentence with reasons why we can’t change or be more enthusiastic.  “It might be good for you, but not for me.”  Tired, old, ineffectual excuses! Yes, BUT I don’t have the time. Yes, BUT I’m not pretty enough. Yes, BUT it’s too… Read more »

This Will Be the Year

Here is a message from Kalani (a retreat center in Hawaii respecting ancient culture and promoting self-reflection): “The end of the year presents an opportunity to take a ‘big picture’ look at where we’ve been, where we are now, and where we are going. By looking at our current situation as it relates to what’s… Read more »

Help for the Sweet Lover

The holidays are here! You know what that means…lots of desserts! Everywhere you turn there are candy canes and frosted chocolate cake, apple pie and creamy custard, not to mention M and M’s and Hershey’s kisses on every counter top. This is the precursor to the boost in gym attendance in January. But there might… Read more »


Being a mother has been the most rewarding and challenging role in my life. There was no training or preparation for it, and little discussion about the importance of the job. As a young mother, I was inexperienced at being selfless and certainly didn’t have a clue about the weighty ramifications of my decisions. They… Read more »