Create Grateful, Happy Ripples

As I open my eyes this morning I am filled with gratitude. I usually start my day with all of the things that I’m grateful for in my life, and this morning is no different. This past week was an amazing milestone for InspireMeToday.com. In our 5th week after the launch we broke all of our old records for visitors to the site. We reached our greatest audience yet, received a lot of fan mail from folks that just love what we’re doing, (including a custom song written about our site from a new member in Indonesia!). We had more…

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Happy Mother’s Day!

I read a blog post today where the host talked about his idea of the best Mother’s Day present- to share a special memory with your mom. That idea made me smile, for when I took the time to think about it, I am so blessed, as there are so many to choose from! Would I talk about how cool it was to swim with the dolphins in Hawaii, or rave about how special it was the year we spent Mother’s Day flying over glaciers, or the day I taught her how to ski- when she was 60, or no,…

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Pain, The Unwanted Gift

At workshops I frequently ask people if they would like to be free of all pain emotional and physical. However, I tell those who sign up for what they think will be a gift to take my phone number with them, so when they experience the problems associated with feeling no pain...they can call and cancel the supposed gift. Think about lepers and diabetics with peripheral neuropathy who are losing their limbs because they cannot feel infections or injuries. Then think about our feelings and emotions and how important it is to respond to them. I grew up with a…

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Can You Transform Your Life Into the Life of Your Dreams?

We all have things that we would like to change about our lives. I am sure the reason you stumbled upon this site in the first place is because you are searching for something more out of life. When I coach people, I help them to embrace change so that they can transform their lives inside and out. I see so many people who are just existing. They are going through life as if they have no choices and are trapped in a life that will never be what they want. In my experience, I have learned that life can…

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Inspiration vs. fear, and Inspiration won!

Life is a matter of focus. What you focus on grows, whether you like it or not. I say whether you like it or not intentionally, because sometimes we focus on things we don’t want, and guess what we get even more of? You got it, yuck. I re-learned this first hand again this morning. Launching InspireMeToday.com is truly like stepping off a ledge. I know this project is important to me and when people find the site, it will be important to them as well. However, during the in between time when the cash is flowing out rather than…

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Darryl and I got married on April 6th!

I’m writing this on Friday, April 18th, while packing for our honeymoon. On April 6th, my sweetheart, Darryl and I got married on the one-year anniversary of our first date. Many of you have asked for details and photos so I thought I’d make this easy and post this here for you. Darryl and I married outside on the deck of our home in Boulder, Colorado, surrounded by our family. It was a very small, intimate wedding. In the course of the 30-minute celebration we experienced sunshine, warm breezes, a light sprinkle, strong gusts of wind and yes, even snow. …

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Here I am…

As you’ll notice, I’ve written so few blog posts so far and I want to explain why. I LOVE to write. However, I had this little voice in the back of my head telling me that I had an image to uphold, wanted to retain privacy, etc, and that I couldn’t write whatever I wanted to write. Well, you’ll be happy to know that I let go of that belief this past week. What you’ll now get in this blog is what I’m really going through, the ups, the downs, how the business is growing, in other words, the real…

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Women Enjoy Outdoor Challenges Together

Throughout my teaching career, I constantly encouraged young people to put their best efforts into school-related endeavors. When teaching adult canoeing classes, I found myself working hard to motivate reluctant paddlers to "push the envelope", within their skill levels, of course, when negotiating rapids on a river. Whether male or female, persons of any age can benefit from heart-felt support when trying to "raise the bar" to reach a goal in any area. Although never one of those "rah rah girls" in high school or college, I've become an enthusiastic cheerleader in life-no uniform, no loud yells, just smiles and…

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