It All Started with an Orange Chair

My old mentor Mike Ferry used to talk about taking consistent thinking time, to pause and see what ideas might arise. I always like the sound of this idea, but it wasn’t until I joined the John Maxwell Team and ┬áheard John talk about his “Thinking Chair”– a beautiful orange chair where he sat everyday … Continued

2023, Your Year of Creativity

Do you view yourself as creative? In 6th grade my art teacher, who knew my mother well, remarked to me during one fateful class, “You just aren’t creative like your mother is.” An art teacher confusing creativity with the ability to draw! I didn’t realize his mistake (on many levels), and my mistake in internalizing … Continued

Merry and Bright!

As I write this it is pouring rain, over cast and getting dark at 4:21! I am laughing about writing about merry and bright under these conditions! Merry and Bright- that is my theme for this month. And that really is the point for me, for December. To end this year on an up note. … Continued

Grateful for Personal Development

I am spending this month writing about things I am grateful for. One of the things I am most grateful for is my personal development. It is funny how one of the things that I am most grateful for is one of the hardest things I have engaged in in my life. It takes a … Continued

Mental Health is Your Mental Wealth

Your mental health is everything. October 3-9 is Mental Health Awareness Week and Mental Health Day is October 10th. I like to highlight it at this time because this is a subject that affects all of us. All of us living in this world must be aware of and take care of our mental health- … Continued

Have You Been Celebrating?

Or have you been celebrating enough? Celebration is a necessary part of a happy, fulfilling, fully lived life. In fact, beyond the surface level of the good feelings it brings, there is another really fascinating piece. When you are working on changing habits, celebrating when you follow through on the action(s) you are committed to … Continued

Positive emotions, growth and your freedom!

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Dr. Susan David This week kicks off my well being series where over the next six weeks I will cover the domains of well being and I invite … Continued

You Might Just Need a Little Alignment

Or you might need a lot! The truth is that we can be way out of alignment on some things, and just a little on others- or we can even feel like we are out of alignment in all areas of our lives. Maybe not surprisingly, the pandemic has caused more people to feel out … Continued

It Is Certainly Normal

It is certainly normal in our world today to feel uncertain! And a good part of the time, too. I heard today- “Uncertainty is the new normal.” We knew that, right? Maybe we haven’t said it or thought it specifically, but we KNOW that is true. The thing is, things were always uncertain, we just … Continued