This time of year – a time of joy and excitement. Friends and families come together to celebrate and share in the season. Anticipation is high for the most wonderful time of year. During this time of year things often get harried and frenetic for people. There’s lots of rushing about and things to check off our lists. I … Read More
I am witnessing the demise of my mother. My mother is 84 years old and in moderate health. She is slightly overweight, 30 pounds or so, with high blood pressure. Her mind is fairly sharp though, especially considering her age. She enjoys reading and traveling and doesn’t appear as old as her age suggests. Yet, I can see she is … Read More
I have received an orchard full of lemons this year. It’s really been one thing after another. As I was thinking through everything that’s happened, I realized most of it isn’t directly happening to me. It’s felt like it was happening to me because I’ve had to step in and help my family. Things have been stressful and there have … Read More
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results,” said Albert Einstein. Have you seen that quote? I’m sure you have, as it’s very popular. I’ve seen it a million times and have always loved it. I felt empowered and energized by it. It has inspired me to try to do things differently. Today however, it has left a sour taste in my mouth. Today as I read it, I’m thinking of my mother.
I’m a big fan of vision boards. Martha Beck talks about creating a vision board for the life that you want in this recent post on Oprah.com. I’ve made a few of them for myself. As a new goal or dream becomes important in my life I may create a new board just for that specific intention. I have one … Read More
Many people I know are going through financial challenges right now, and I think the question of “what do I need” is frequently being asked. It’s a very black and white thing, in a time of spending analysis, to decide what you want versus what you need. Do you need to go out to dinner? No. That’s a pretty easy … Read More