You are not a number. Who you are cannot be represented by a number on a scale, by a calendar, or in a checkbook. The world makes assumptions based on numbers, but we can choose not to adhere to them by teaching ourselves to access the true core of our existence and see beyond these assumptions. This … Continue reading Forget the numbers
9 years ago when my youngest graduated from kindergarten (and no, I can't believe it was that long ago, and yes, with my 2 eldest children graduating from college this week, I am suddenly feeling extremely verklempt, but that's a post of its own...) the theme of the program was the Robert Fulghum book All I … Continue reading Stick together and we can do this
"For the ones who had a notion, a notion deep inside, That it ain't no sin to be glad you're alive I wanna find one face that ain't looking through me I wanna find one place, I wanna spit in the face of these... Badlands, you gotta live it everyday..." The Boss nails it for … Continue reading A face that “ain’t looking through me”
Years ago I watched an episode of The Suze Orman Show that was about women feeling their power. "Are you a powerful woman?" Suze would ask each caller as she took their question. "um, I thought I was." "um, well, um, I don't know." "um, I think so." To which Suze finally made a caller ask her the same … Continue reading Saying no out of love vs. yes out of fear
Psst...hey you. Yeah YOU- the one baking that 15th tray of bake sale cookies to replace the ones agreed to by peeps who neglected to come through with theirs. And YOU- manning that volunteer post an hour past your scheduled exit time after it becomes apparent that your relief person is a no-show. Those … Continue reading 5 steps to badass
How do you get out of PARK and motivate yourself into action? By tossing feelings in the back seat and allowing faith to ride shotgun. Feelings have their place in your world, but they tend to be shaky companions in that they're often dishonest and will frequently distract you from the destination you're aiming for by leading you … Continue reading Stuck in PARK?