Feeling Cheesy, Swiss Cheesy

February 15, 2018 by     0 Comments

Recently, I found myself feeling tired, rather used up, burned out and I couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t get everything done. My husband, bless his soul, said “You know, no one could do everything that you want to do in a day.” He was right, but how did I get to that place? It took a lot of deep soul searching and a step back from my life to see that in the last few years I had gotten cheesy, Swiss cheesy as a matter of fact, when it came to my boundaries. You see about three years ago, I had the chance to … Read more »

Somewhere Between a “Hot Turd” and a Cup of Tea

January 17, 2018 by     0 Comments

This summer my family volunteered to work on a garage that had been flooded more than once and now sat dank, closed, cluttered and unusable. Not an easy or pleasant task, but we were, the four of us, driving the 4+ hours to tackle it with gloves, long sleeves, dust masks and various tools and cleaning supplies. On the way, I had a bit of dread and guilt wash over me for signing us up for this task, and I looked in the back seat at my two teens as they looked at their phones, and I asked how they were doing with the … Read more »

From Blah to Blessed in 6 Seconds

November 30, 2017 by     0 Comments

I was sharing with my coach a negative rant and how overwhelmed I was with things that had to be done, including picking up dog poo, weeding the garden, running errands for kids, business follow-ups and networking events. She reminded me that even in the poo there is something to be thankful for if I took the time to shift my perspective. Ouch, having to take my own advice, you know I wrote about how where there is poop, there has to be a pony a while back. She challenged me to make a quick list of some things … Read more »

The Big 5 Oh!

February 21, 2016 by     0 Comments

Recently, I had to take my own “medicine” as a coach. I hate it when I have to do that, don’t you? My 50th birthday was coming up right in the middle of the holidays. Over the years, I have been to friends’ parties as they hit the big 5 “O”! Some were big surprise celebrations with live music, balloons popping, oodles of food and drinks flowing and I thought that is what I wanted, to the point that I told everyone that would listen that I wanted a big bash with lots of people and a Mariachi band. But as the day … Read more »

The Red Hair-ing

November 10, 2015 by     0 Comments

To say my daughter, Haley, is independent would be an incredible understatement. I guess that is what you get when you get inspiration for your child’s name from a comet. In the fifth grade, Haley wanted to quit Girl Scouts because she just didn’t want to “dress like everyone else.” Besides, she had really gotten into music. First, it was piano, then the bass guitar, then the guitar and finally the bassoon. For years she had also been obsessed with having red hair. We sprayed her hair red for Valentine’s Day, … Read more »

BTW, Lipstick is Optional

July 6, 2015 by     0 Comments

Once, when first starting my business, I was preparing to give a talk for a large group at eBay. This was literally a dream come true for me. The talk, “I hear voices in my head, do you? How doubts, fears and negative thoughts can keep you from the life you love and deserve” is one of my favorite subjects. The self-doubt monsters, I call them “Trolls”, are always lurking around when you are ready to make a move, set a goal or step out into a new exciting direction. It was ironic that the subject was facing fears … Read more »

The Word That Changed My Life

April 18, 2015 by     1 Comments

One morning just over a year ago, I got that call. You know the type of call I am talking about. The type of call that you never want to get: something is wrong, something is terribly wrong and you must come quick. It was my mom. She had fallen and hit her head after a tussle with her trash can at the end of her steep driveway. She sat at the end of her driveway that night thinking that someone would pass by and she could flag them down, but no one did. The first miracle is that she never lost consciousness. … Read more »

There Is No Wrong Way (Or Time) To Get Started

January 3, 2015 by     1 Comments

I started my first business when I was 4 years old. We lived in a little pink brick house at the end of a long gravel driveway in Atoy, Texas. I started out collecting rocks to sell; not just any rocks but the pretty ones—rocks that looked like they had glitter on them and smooth brown cubes that looked like caramels. My favorites were the tiny pink rocks with little wrinkles and clefts in them that became magically transparent when I rubbed spit on them. Yes, I said spit…in this blog, you don’t pretend that you … Read more »

The Night Before My Birthday

December 29, 2014 by     0 Comments

It is the night before my birthday and all the through the house, Not a computer was stirring, just my little mouse. You see I work for myself and my schedule I make, So, I can be with my kids the day off I did take. All the articles, billing and payments had been done, And I had looked over the year which had been such fun. I started with getting my mom all settled for the big Eight O, Then off create great changes for my clients you know. I coached and spoke and prayed over many and much, To see them … Read more »

Sometimes You’re the Windshield, Sometimes You’re the Bug

September 29, 2014 by     0 Comments

Suicide is not a fun topic, but I feel compelled to write about it nonetheless. Please consider this your warning that there are Deep Thoughts below. When someone such as Robin Williams, who has been a part of our lives, making us laugh in our living rooms, abruptly departs from this world it can churn up all kinds of memories like a flood. In fancy psychological terms, this is called an “anniversary reaction.”  My dear friend Kate wrote about this eloquently on her blog. That post spurred us to have a great … Read more »

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