Tag: empowerment

Are You Ticked Off?

It’s Your Life – What Are You Doing With It? “What would your life be like if all obstacles that seem to be stopping you from being magnificent were removed?” This is a question I use in my current talk when I share my musings on the subject with...

5 Ways to Daily Self-care

Is your life out of balance between what you give and what you receive? You know the old saying, “It’s better to give than it is to receive.” But the statement is of little comfort when we’re the one who has been giving all day, we’re exhausted, and those...

Jesus, Take the Wheel!

Is It Time to Let Go of Something … or Someone? How many times in say, oh, I don’t know, the past three years or so have you said, “I can’t take this anymore!” Once? Twice? Monthly? DAILY?!? We are living in interesting times, no doubt about that. My...

You Are TOO Kind!

We can allow ourselves to be trampled on by idiots who are out to use us or submit to passive aggressive a-holes, but that’s not a result of being too kind. It’s the result of not respecting ourselves and willingly allowing others to abuse us. I don’t believe we...

Blessed and Highly Favored

There is no better way to understand ourselves than to immerse ourselves in other cultures. I have that opportunity annually as a chaperone for my husband’s High School Model United Nations group when we take them to New York City every March. This year, our 52 students joined over...

Self-care as activism

I know you’re a good person. And, you’re in good company. Good people all over the world today are getting involved in spiritual/social activism. Spiritually-minded and religious individuals are waking up and speaking out in favor of love, equality, joy, cooperation, and communication. But what about us individually? As...

3 Steps to Guaranteed Success

Are you familiar with the term “personal best?” It’s often used in sporting events to indicate an athlete has successfully surpassed their own previous record. The way success is determined off the field, slope, or ice can be considerably less obvious. Our relationships and careers, for example, are not...

The Disco Ball Goes Round and Round

TDirecting Our Emotions May I have your opinion? “On what?” you ask with earnest anticipation and bated breath. “DISCO!” I answer with enthusiasm! Mic drop. You’ve got an opinion about disco. Almost everyone does. Usually it goes either way to one side of the spectrum or the other. It’s...

This is What’s Stopping You

Photographer:  Dion Tavenier If not now, when? Do you have something you want to do? It could be taking a trip, finding a new job, remodeling or redecorating, buying a new car, or the first thing that popped into your head when you read that question. Or, is there...

Could You Use a Hero?

Whose Hero Are You? Do you know the Bonnie Tyler song, “I Need a Hero?” If you’re younger than me you might remember the wicked stepmother singing an alternative version of it in Shrek II, but it first gained popularity in the original version of the movie, Footloose. Here’s...