The Next 20 Years | Thoughts of the Week, August 31, 2018

I wasn’t sure if I was going to write this post, but...Here it is.    I’m in school.  Not a huge revelation, anyway.  I was hesitant to say anything because, well, I like to keep that kind of stuff to myself sometimes.  Once it’s on the internet, and all.  Anyway, I wasn’t sure if I was … Continue reading The Next 20 Years | Thoughts of the Week, August 31, 2018

Today is The Day | Thoughts of the Week, August 10, 2018

I used to smoke cigarettes. I know, gross, right? Some of you may smoke. I encourage you to quit. Don’t vape, either. Seriously, I want you to be healthy and, well, smoking isn’t. But I won’t give you the former-smoker-now-turned-worst-non-smoker-ever routine. I’ll just talk about my motivation for quitting. It was a monkey. A vice. … Continue reading Today is The Day | Thoughts of the Week, August 10, 2018

Rule #4: You Can’t Want It More Than They Do

I think we all have rules of some sort or another.  Some are passed on like family heirlooms, our fathers instructing us on the ways of life whilst spearing a clueless worm onto a hook on a lazy Sunday afternoon.  His mistakes in life had earned him a little wisdom, and he wanted to be … Continue reading Rule #4: You Can’t Want It More Than They Do

One Easy Step to Be Like Chrissy Teigen

There are a few lessons we could all learn from Chrissy Teigen.  First, goofiness and laughter are damn sexy.  Sure, she might have beautiful skin, hair, face, body...But for anyone who has every watched her on Lip Sync Battle (Sandra and I LOVE it), you'll find the most attractive thing about Teigen is her wit … Continue reading One Easy Step to Be Like Chrissy Teigen

YOU…Step Away from the Comfort Zone | Three Tips to Discovering a New Happiness

My life isn’t always a quest for balance.  There are times when, selfishly, I’m simply looking for happiness.  I want to laugh, be engaged with others around me, and most of all be released from the stresses that occur in daily life.  Maybe this is balance, but it feels different.  It feels selfish. My most … Continue reading YOU…Step Away from the Comfort Zone | Three Tips to Discovering a New Happiness

New Year’s Resolution #5: Be Inspiring

For those of you that actually read my journals, you are well aware I’ve made New Year’s Resolutions this year.  That is significant because I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions.  But as Resolution #2 is Break My Own Rules, I thought I’d start with making some decisions about my life.  Specifically, my health. If … Continue reading New Year’s Resolution #5: Be Inspiring

#MorningMotivation | Captain Phillips’ Leadership Lecture

Captain Richard Phillips speaks with a quick, high pitched New England vibrato, the type of vocal cadence where you nearly miss every fifth or eighth word being said but the message still gets across. When Captain Phillips speaks the message is clear, he is a man who is confident in his ability to lead others … Continue reading #MorningMotivation | Captain Phillips’ Leadership Lecture

When Success is Dressed Like Failure

“You don’t conquer the mountain, you only conquer yourself.” Jim Whittaker My plans for 2015, I think, are ambitious.  Maybe too ambitious.  But I’m okay with that.  It’s important that goals push what we’re capable of doing.  I think there’s a chance I won’t accomplish all of my goals for the year, but I think, … Continue reading When Success is Dressed Like Failure

Mondays Suck?

I saw this image online early last week.  I've been waiting, impatiently, to share it today, a Monday.  It reminds me that, for many reasons, we come to dread the first work day of the week.  I know, I've been there.  It kind of starts Sunday night, right?  You start thinking about work or that … Continue reading Mondays Suck?

You Create Your Own Cool

I like to begin each day with a dose of positivity and motivation. It helps me stay on track toward achieving my goals, because achieving goals isn't always easy but getting discouraged can be. Today I found an article online that fits perfectly into what I call "Morning Motivation". 6-year old Danny Keefe has health … Continue reading You Create Your Own Cool