Getting Back on the Horse

Getting Back on the Horse

With the pandemic and everything else this crazy year has brought us, staying FOCUSED on our goals – and not giving into fear, paralysis, procrastination, depression – may be challenging. It’s so much easier to be motivated, determined, and committed when life is going swimmingly. . . or even predictably. And 2020? Well, it’s been … Continue reading Getting Back on the Horse

Hold the Door for Others and Smile

I realized that this re-posting had to be modified given the current situation of social distancing and wearing masks. Even if it is hard to see one's smile through a mask, say HELLO, be pleasant, wish others a nice day.  Now more than ever, that extra personal touch is needed!  . . . You may … Continue reading Hold the Door for Others and Smile

EXPECT to Achieve Your Goals

“If you would like to accomplish something, you must expect this of yourself.”                            - Wayne Dyer That sounds so simple. BUT, ask yourself . . . are you REALLY expecting to accomplish your goals when you set them? Or, are you setting … Continue reading EXPECT to Achieve Your Goals

Be Present With Your Family and Loved Ones

[Originally posted December 23, 2019] BE PRESENT with your family and loved ones.  Not just this holiday season, but as a daily practice.  Christmas is such a wonderful time of year--for many of us. For some, it is a reminder of the loved ones they've lost or from whom they are separated.  Sadly, this Christmas … Continue reading Be Present With Your Family and Loved Ones

Have an Attitude of Gratitude

(Originally posted December 12, 2019) HAVE AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE Make a conscious effort to seek the good in all situations. Yesterday, my husband and son raked up the massive amount of leaves in our front yard (boo!), but in the process, they found my car registration that I had dropped and lost (yay).  Raking … Continue reading Have an Attitude of Gratitude

Reaching Out, Part 2

I am deviating somewhat from the "Healthy Habits for Bright Light Living" series.  Instead of a brief posting providing a new weekly habit, today's posting will be a bit longer and somewhat of a repeat of an old "Healthy Habit" -- Reach Out to Friends. I felt moved to expand on this because I think, … Continue reading Reaching Out, Part 2

Embrace Your Value

I am a writer. Writing is my passion and love – and it is what I do every day, in some shape or form, whether in my day job, in creating novels or my blog. But, I did not always consider myself “a writer”.  Instead, I considered myself to be someone who liked to write. … Continue reading Embrace Your Value

Take a Why Not NOW Attitude

You will start that diet after the holidays. You will start working out next week. You will tackle your closet clean up next weekend. Does any of this sound familiar? It does for me.  For those who have lofty intentions or have started working towards a goal but then "fell off the horse" there is … Continue reading Take a Why Not NOW Attitude

Surround Yourself With Those Who Have Your Back

One positive thing that I have gained from this pandemic is the ability to let go of things--worries about what others think of me, FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), and people that, when pressed, would not have my back.  I am not talking about my friends, who are all so amazing. What I am referring … Continue reading Surround Yourself With Those Who Have Your Back

Have a ‘Why Not Me?!’ Attitude

There is a common occurrence that often happens when we set goals.  We limit ourselves and set a cap on what we think is possible . . . for ourselves. I mean, it is okay for other people to obtain these goals. Right? How many times have we told ourselves, "those types of goals are … Continue reading Have a ‘Why Not Me?!’ Attitude

Hold Yourself Accountable

There is something to be said about working for someone vs. working for yourself. The difference is that in working for someone else, you are accountable to someone else.  Which means that you, in this scenario, may find yourself working harder, being more focused, and intentional with your goals. Why is this? It is because … Continue reading Hold Yourself Accountable