Positivity

Thank you to all artists everywhere

I'm inspired today by doing one of my favorite things...visiting art exhibits.  This afternoon we went to a flower show and four local galleries.  Now I feel greater than great.  What would we do without art?  Without your creativity and unique way of looking at something?  And the very cool thing is we all interpret the art we see, hear, or feel, so differently.  Through your art...

TMI

When I share with people that I give talks, I also share that I'm nervous about public speaking.  Totally TMI right?  However, even Adele tells people she's scared when she sings to crowds, sometimes she tells the crowds just before she begins another song.  "I love you but you really really scare me", is what I remember she said. 

Life Lessons

've been so confused lately about friendships.  It appears I'm in a transition period and, as a result, I feel I have some decisions to make about some of my friendships.  So much has shifted in my life over the past few years that my friendships are shifting as well.  With the country going through so many raw emotions now it's easy to get into the habit of being upset, feeling hopeless, and seeing the negative.  But those are not emotions I want to cultivate....

My Work and Putting Myself Out There

I’m stalling.  I have so many ideas and yet I take no action because it involves me creating the opportunities and that’s unfamiliar territory.  My entire adult life, until a couple of years ago, I’ve had a Corporate career.   I followed all the rules for putting myself out there, according to the mainstream Corporate rules...

Visualization, Positive Thoughts and Other Good Practices

Every day now I’m having a blast using my own self and higher energy.  I’m seeing new ways of being aware/conscious with really good results.  My challenge is around the process of obtaining a healthcare plan through my state’s healthcare exchange.  It’s been frustrating with possible dire consequences.  It appears that a simple error was made by a phone representative during a phone call when I signed up for the plan.  That little bitty error, a month and several phone calls later, could be the reason I might not end up even having a healthcare plan in 2016...

Thank You

As you can probably guess from the photo, I’ve been writing a lot of thank you notes lately.  I love thanking people, especially through a handwritten note.  However, the following sentiments I can't just drop in the mail so I'm sending it out to the Universe right here.

I’m grateful for my divine guidance, all the people who have no idea they've been my teachers, those I purposely reached out to for assistance and received great coaching, weirdly wonderful coincidences, and the gazillion served experiences I'm learning from.  And to myself for releasing all of the limiting behaviors and beliefs I once held, or I wouldn’t have allowed for this to be…and most of all, to my kind and patient soulmate.

Failure?

It’s early afternoon and I’m still in my pajamas.  I can’t stop sighing while I look out my window at the season’s last (let’s hope) snowstorm.  My repeated sighs have nothing to do with the thought of shoveling and everything to do with a personal challenge.  It may sound corny, but I really do believe that any perceived mistake, set-back, or challenge, is just a learning opportunity.  But for the sake of discussion, let’s say there are failures.  

Museum of Inspiration and Humanity

For a while now I’ve been wanting to offer people a positive way of honoring humanity.  I thought about creating a Museum.  A museum unlike any other that I've been to.  It will not tell the stories of the world's greatest atrocities. Instead it will only exhibit stories of love...

No News Is Good News

Keeping up with the news made me feel more intelligent because it was easier to uphold my end of a current event conversation. Then there was the camaraderie thing where we condemned and talked smack about anyone thought responsible for any particular newsworthy issue, feeling we were on a moral high ground...

It Can Be A Real Drag, But People Are Great Teachers

Ever since some extremely unhappy homeowners have been on a rampage with our condo homeowner’s board, which I’m on, I’ve been miserable.  One person in particular just seems particularly ruthless.  I used to practically skip into my peaceful home on a pretty wooded little lake, because I love this place where I live.  However, now I run the mad dash to my front door.  Head down, maybe giving the Queen’s wave if I think that’s safe...

And It's Only Tuesday

Yesterday I had my annual appointment with my traditional GP.  After testing my hearing he suggested I may want to see an Audiologist and I may not want to put off getting a hearing aid.  I totally didn’t see that one coming.  Earlier today I gave my second Toastmasters speech.  Later on I just wanted to go for a nice walk to relax and sit on my favorite bench in a Nature Center I like to visit.  It’s Barney Honeychuck’s bench.  According to the info on the bench, Barney died a few years ago and I feel with a name like that he had to be a great man.  My cell rang and I thought it might be a neighbor but no it was the nice person I take Zumba and a painting class with and who heads up a program I volunteer with.  How nice of her to call.  She asked me “Are you coming?”  Hmmm coming to?…