Join me on this adventure. I made a categorical list for you! Think of it as more of an encouragement and enticement than a challenge. Although I do love challenges. Set a goal. Mine this year is pretty ambitious. Fifty. Lately, I have been reading about 35 books a year. But I don't feel satisfied. … Continue reading Adventures in Reading – 2021
Being happy is a worthy endeavor. This may sound narcissistic at first glance. On the contrary. Happiness is not only good for you, but it is also good for others. And it just so happens that today, March 20, 2020, is the International Day of Happiness! How timely. I actually started this article over a … Continue reading Happiness Even During Hard Times
Groan. Oh no, not another coronavirus article. I know I am sick of them too. But hopefully, you will find this one might provide the encouragement that you need. Have you ever wondered how the world ever recovered from World War 2? Yet, surprisingly, it did. It actually blows my mind. For this reason, for … Continue reading Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic
I was feeling stuck yesterday in so many ways. Feeling like my attempts at so many things were just duds - duds like the eggs our hummingbird was sitting on for well past the time they should have hatched. Dark futility threatened my thinking at the same time that the hummingbird was keeping her eggs … Continue reading Lessons Learned from a Hummingbird
"I was in heaven and in misery every day". Kevin Marsden This statement sort of reminds me of the opening sentence in the book, The Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...". But this idea can be true about many goals that we … Continue reading Goals Part 2: And They Finished the Hike!
Psalm 23 Helps Me Live a Happier Life My mind and spirit thrive on imagery and truth. I am no Bible scholar, but after meditating on Psalm 23 for years I wrote down some thoughts a while ago that I keep in the back of my journal. I refer to it fairly often and I … Continue reading Happiness is Having a Shepherd
Ahhh, Setting Goals Maybe you should make a crazy one, like hiking the 221-mile John Muir Trail (JMT). I know someone who did just that. Meet Kevin, my husband. So, six years ago Kevin and our brother-in-law David hiked up Half Dome in Yosemite. Prior to that they, with a few other adventurers, son Kev … Continue reading Goal Setting: Be Audacious!
I have the book for you! ...since I am pretty sure that most people want to be more awesome. One clue that confirms this is the abundance of self-help books out there, and many of those are even making the best seller lists. My email newsletter subscribers got a preview of this book a … Continue reading Mindset: A Book Review of a Must-Read, with Further Discussion on Reaching Your Full Potential
Live LARGE, Live BIG, Live Awesome! I like to say that I help people live LARGER, not in size, but rather in scope. It is a big passion of mine to live a BIG life and help other people embrace their life and live it to the fullest, accomplishing the purposes they have been created … Continue reading You Are Never Too Old: Exploring Your Possibilities
Thankfulness seems like a fitting topic with Thanksgiving Day just around the corner in the United States. However, I am like a three year old when it comes to wanting to know things about life; I always ask "why". Thankfulness, gratefulness, appreciativeness. What is it all about? Yes, there is a game, but it is … Continue reading Play the Thankfulness Game with Me