How to FOCUS When Your Brain is Overloaded

NOTE: The following is an old post from our pre-COVID days. I had to go over that darn Chesapeake Bay Bridge twice this weekend and was reminded of this posting. And, well, it seems appropriate as the world opens up again. The other morning, I dreamt about a painting in which my dream-self was trying … Continue reading How to FOCUS When Your Brain is Overloaded

Lights Out by 10 p.m.

This week's Healthy Habit is simple, but maybe not so simple . . . go to bed by 10 p.m.  And if you don't think that is early enough for you, then adjust the timing to meet your schedule. You body's schedule. What this means is that the electronics are off. No browsing social media … Continue reading Lights Out by 10 p.m.

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

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

Establish a Budget and Stick to It

This week’s Healthy Habit deals with having a healthy relationship with our finances—budgets are essential and serve as a visual snapshot to keep on track. By taking the time to analyze your regular expenses, you will be able to see if you are overspending, able to save, and are being fiscally responsible. I know that … Continue reading Establish a Budget and Stick to It

Unplug from the Negative Noise

This week's habit is to UNPLUG FROM THE NEGATIVE NOISE and it's an extremely important one. What does that mean? It means to stop spending your time watching or reading the news, checking on the current number of COVID-19 cases, getting caught up in the social media postings that are populated with political ranting. It's … Continue reading Unplug from the Negative Noise

Putting Things (Back) Where They Belong

[This post was originally posted in May 2020] This week's "Healthy Habit" is simple and should be pretty easy, but yet it is one that is not always practiced (at least not by my kids). With this quarantine, NOT practicing this habit becomes very evident. To give some examples: Putting your dishes in the dishwasher … Continue reading Putting Things (Back) Where They Belong