Posts in category "Motivational"

In the Busyness of Life, Sometimes You Just Need to Walk Away

You’re having one of those days. Everything’s coming at you all at once.  Paperwork is piling up.  Emails are screaming to be answered.  Phone messages have yet to be returned. Contracts have to be signed and shipped off in the mail. The family room is in desperate need of a couple runs with the vacuum... Read more »

Make 2014 the Year of Passion!

If 2013 was the year of mediocrity for you, then it’s time to take the reins on your life and make 2014 the year of passion! What do I know about this? Well, four years ago, I was stuck in a mediocrity rut.  Life was good, but it was just…ho hum. I had gotten caught... Read more »

Not Inspired? It's Time for a Change

I have a friend who has been dragging through life in the last several years. I see this friend occasionally during the year at social gatherings. Every single year, it’s been the same response to the request to catch up on what’s new. “What’s new? Oh, it’s the same since the last time we talked.”... Read more »
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How Writing on the Bedroom Walls Led to a One Direction Music Video

“Mom, can I write on my walls?” When my teenage daughter asked me that question, I had to probe further.  ”What do you plan on writing on the walls?” I asked. In the previous years, Lauren had requested permission for many different ways of expressing herself. Multiple ear piercings. Belly button piercing. Tattoos. I suddenly... Read more »

Right Now, Drop Everything and Cherish the Moment

Right now, drop everything and cherish this moment.  I mean RIGHT NOW.  Yup, this very moment. Poof. It’s gone. Did you enjoy it? Did you pause in the middle of something you really loved to do to read this post? No? Is this post just breaking up the monotony of yet another day of mediocrity?... Read more »

Sort Through the Clutter and Find Your Voice with Joel Boggess

“Listen to your voice. No one else can hear it. Tell your story. No one else can speak it. Run after your passion. No one else can catch it. Being true to the person you were created to be is the best gift you can give yourself, your family, and the world.” That’s the first... Read more »
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Steve Olsher: Discover Your 'What'

Five years ago, Steve Olsher received a “wake up call.”  He was sitting at his step-father’s bedside, holding his hand during his final breaths. Steve’s thought’s turned to funerals. Not just his step-father’s upcoming funeral, but his own. What would his family, friends and colleagues say about his life,  he wondered.  How was he going... Read more »

How to Change the World, A Fitting Tribute to 9/11

Twelve years ago, I sat transfixed to the TV, crying all day long. My kids were 4, 6, and 8– and I wondered what kind of world they would have ahead of them. I’ve since learned we create our own world with every act of kindness and every loving thought. It’s quite simple, really. Begin... Read more »

Lynn Huber: Creating a Career Out of Network Marketing

With my own foray into network marketing, I’ve been fortunate to cross paths with some amazing people. Lynn Huber is one of them.  Our love for SendOutCards had us crossing paths online.  Her posts caught my eye on Facebook–every day, she posts something uplifting and frequently provides something of value in everything she does.  I... Read more »
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Parenting Teens: It's Hard to Let Go

Whenever I tell someone I have three teenagers, I usually get one of those “oh-my-gawd-that’s-the-hardest-time-of-parenthood” looks.  It’s usually followed by horror stories if they’ve already been down that path. For the most part, I’ve been blessed with three teens who haven’t given me too much trouble.  For me, the hardest part of this motherhood-of-teens stuff... Read more »