“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen
or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”
— Heller Keller

A Christmas Memory

A Christmas Memory

One of the things I remember most about Christmas is the tinsel my grandmother used to decorate her tree with. She had a large fir-tree (it does look larger when you are very little) with lights of all colors and these long dangling tinsels. These were placed with...

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Busting Holiday Stress – Identify What’s Stressing You

Busting Holiday Stress – Identify What’s Stressing You

Holidays are almost here and if you're like me, stress is creeping up on you. Where will we be going? Who's coming home this year? Will The Mom let us have the kids this time? Do the stepkids want to come over to our home? Should I be buying my stepkids anything at...

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Your Dad Kissed My Mom

Your Dad Kissed My Mom

I don't watch many commercials but when State Farm aired this one, it grabbed my attention. WHY? Because they were showing a stepfamily getting married. Today's family. And what I liked even more was they kept it real. No pretending that everyone was excited about...

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Let Yourself Be Touched

Let Yourself Be Touched

I love this quote from Heller Keller: "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." That is how love works. It needs to reach your heart in order for you to feel it. This is not always easy,...

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Where am I going?

Where am I going?

There is only one day left in the first month of the new year. Incredible how fast time goes by. I feel like I've not done much, yet I know that is not true. A lot has changed in the last 30 days, more than I ever imagined. My goal is to document those changes as they...

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The Way You Set Your Goals Can Be The Problem.

Did you set any New Year’s Resolutions this year? Hubby and I have done this every year on New Year's day. We take out our calendars and make plans for the coming year, which includes our goals for ourselves as individuals and as a couple. People creatively call New...

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The Missing Ingredient to Achieving Your Goals

Every New Year we are excited to put the previous year behind us and start anew. And often this comes with looking ahead and setting goals for what you want to accomplish. But if your goals aren’t created properly, you are setting yourselves up for failure right from...

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Why New Year’s Resolutions Have Made Us All Scaredy-cats

After years and years of setting New Year’s Resolutions that never came to be, we have become weary of setting goals because those quiet (and sometimes not so quiet) voices in our head are saying, “Why bother, you won’t achieve them anyway.” People don’t want to...

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Make Your Resolutions Become Your Reality

Have you noticed how New Year's resolutions are about as common during the holidays as Santa? And they come and go about as quickly as Santa too. Why is it that every year we go through the effort of making New Year’s Resolutions but within the first month, nearly 90%...

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Dealing with Change

Life is all about change. Without change, we are not living. Some of the changes we face may not be fun or exciting. Sometimes, change is frightening. Knowing that change also means new opportunities for growth, makes dealing with change worth it. What are some of the...

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Motivational Monday – Take A Step

Take A Step. There are days when you just don't know which direction to go towards. Take a step. Any step you take is better than standing still and feeling stuck. Being stuck is worst than being lost. When you are stuck, there is a sense of hopelessness that sets in....

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Are You Showing Your Confidence?

Confident people are noticeable. We remember them well because they radiate this warmth and enthusiasm that draws others towards them. Confident people seek for opportunities to connect with others, to get to know them and be curious about them. Less confident people,...

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Creating a Better World

"The best way to create a better world" by Bryant McGill. It all starts with us, by doing one thing different, one kind word, one hug, one idea. We don't need to try and change the world all at once, but by doing something different that will connect you with another...

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What gets you moving?

There is something pretty special when you meet people in person, when you hear their story and you get to share yours. For the past three months, I've been attending some great networking events and didn't think I would be happy getting up early, getting dressed,...

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Smart or Wise? Or Both?

There are days when I wonder just how smart or wise I really am. I mean when I start saying what I think, sure it feels good at the moment, but then am I going to regret what I said some time down the road? Chances are I might. I've tried to live a life of no regrets,...

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