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

Positivity for Mental Health

I am celebrating the last hurrah of Mental Health Month (October) this week. Join me! How’s your mental health? In this day we have more permission than ever, it seems, to recognize where and when we are struggling mentally. We have to be honest with ourselves if we want to live our fullest lives. It … 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

Make It a Fresh Start! Reinvent!

If you’ve been hanging around with me for a while you know that I am a huge fan of a fresh start! I believe you can have one at any time. This time of year- the first of September, start of the school year (we all still know that feeling!), the end of one season … 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

Looking for Lost Vitality- And How to Find It!

Have you ever heard of life force? That which lights you up from the inside, energy, sparkle, vitality. This month I am diving deep into effort and building energy. Vitality and joy for life are what happens when your life force is on all cylinders. Here’s a quick list making exercise you can do to … Continued