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

For Your Optimal Health- Weave In The Fun!

Maybe it’s the time of year- August- that makes me think it’s time for fun! Growing up, knowing there were a few weeks left before back to school, the pressure was on (in a good way) to have as much fun as possible in the warmth of summer. We played in the woods, making things … 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

Well Being- Living a Full Life Now

Are you ready to live your life more fully starting this month? April is all about well being! And it is the perfect month for it- with spring energy on our side we will explore all of the domains of well being and if you choose to, engage in expanding each in your life. The … 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

Your Recalibration Retreat

A retreat is a great way to recalibrate. All it really is, is a pause. Stopping long enough to think, asses and discern if where you are at in any/all areas of your life are going the way you would like them to go. I am a big fan of knowing what you can control … Continued

Unconditional Generosity

Generosity June continues! It seems to be striking a chord with many of you and I appreciate the thoughts you are sharing with me, they are fueling some of these posts. Really, truly, I promise, generosity is built to fill you with joy. Sadly, this is not always the case. What gets in the way? … Continued