August, 2016 Archives


Your Most Important Gifts

As a widow who has lost the majority of my family, I realize that life is the most important gift. We must use it wisely as life leaves oftentimes without warning taking with it all of the possibilities. People are next. Cherish every moment and be present with every person who feels special to you in some way and know that all people are special. There is only one race – the human race, and we are created equal. We all suffer regardless of age, race, educational background or income level. Life oftentimes is a struggle but we can choose… Read more.

We may not have control over the obstacles that life presents us, but how I face those challenges is mine to determine.
When you can't see the forest for the trees- go for a walk IN the forest.

5 Steps to Take Action

Take Action! So many of us wait for things to be perfectly aligned before we take action. I’m not talking about following a specific timeline that gives you the necessary steps to reach your goal. I’m referring to those who wait for things to be aligned just right before they make a move. We wait for the perfect time to get married. The perfect time to own a home. The right time to have children. The right time to start a business. The right time to take a family vacation. The right time to make a business decision. The right… Read more.

Everything that happens to us happens within us.
When we take care of one another, we take care of ourselves.

Are You Ready to Embrace Adversity?

Live your life in such a manner that it makes yesterday jealous. Always seeking, always hungry, always yearning for greatness. Attach a purpose to all that you do, understanding that it is on purpose that you are here. Never take for granted this purpose, by remaining forever grateful. Love yourself more tomorrow than you did today. Always strive to show yourself more love than you give others, yet never forsaking the importance of paying it forward. This will create around you a circle of love that will grow not only yourself, but also everyone that you encounter. Never underestimate the… Read more.

Stop trying to hide, deny, fix, or bury your flaws and imperfections. Instead, accept all that you are — your flaws and imperfections, your talents and abilities — and live your best life.

5 Principles of Balanced Success

After having several successful careers, a marriage of fifty-one years, four children, and eight grandchildren, people ask how I’ve done it all. With hindsight, I see that I’ve always had these five guiding principles in the back of my mind. 1. When opportunity knocks, answer. Take every opportunity that comes your way, even if you don’t have a clue how to do the task. You’ll either figure out how to do it, or you’ll fail and pick yourself up and move on. Either way you will have learned something. Remember, you don’t learn to play tennis without hitting the ball… Read more.

Life’s challenges are much easier when you see them as opportunities to learn courage, gratitude, humility and obedience to the Will of God… whatever you call God. As we master these basic soul qualities the challenges just magically disappear.

22 Tips for Becoming the Best You

Don’t focus on being happy, focus on being busy – so busy with work and people you love that you don’t have time to ask yourself if you’re happy. Find what you love doing, and then do it. Or if you can’t do that, learn to love what you have to do. Meditate or learn to be alone with your thoughts for a few minutes a day. Be yourself, but strive to be the best version of yourself. Read at least one non-fiction book per month. Learn as many general skills as you can (specific computer software, building/repairing things, writing… Read more.

Growth is becoming comfortable with discomfort.

7 Elements of a Better Life

We often make attempts to compartmentalize different elements in our lives, but it is best when we allow all of these elements to flow together into a rich tapestry. Hopefully, this piece will allow you to see how the integration of mindset, nutrition, movement, and purpose can lead you to your happiest and most fulfilled life: 1. Don’t ever make an attempt to “lose weight”. Instead, respect your body, and know that it deserves the best. Stay away from fad diets that demonize specific food groups, and instead go for organic plant foods that are high in nutrients. Your body… Read more.

Life isn’t about me, but I’m about life.

How You Can Choose Wealth Over Riches

I’m proud of my financial position in life, but contrary to what a lot of people may think, I never aspired to be rich. I wanted to be wealthy. It wasn’t always that way, though. I think there was a lot of fear driving me. Fear of being poor again and fear of going back to that impoverished life from my childhood. Being rich and being wealthy seem to be synonymous with success. However, there’s a big difference between the two. The main difference between being rich and being wealthy is knowledge. Wealthy people know how to make money, while… Read more.

Love is what you are, not something that you get.
Dreams and passion are more powerful than 'facts' and 'reality'.
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