I believe we should always strive for change. As a life coach, I am tuned into the negative and stubborn words that typically stop us in our tracks (i.e., excuses), such as: "I cannot," "I refuse," "I have always been this way," or "I can never." Change is always possible.
Today, as many of us are, I am welcoming in 2022! I debated whether I would acknowledge the change of date at all this year, but I eventually settled on January 1st as a reference point - not so much a reset point, and for that I am grateful. I believe these past few years … Continue reading New Year or COVID Reference Point?
Don’t slip on someone else’s banana peels! Let them be bananas, crazy, obscene, irrational, and belligerent! You don’t have to go there! The next time someone asks you what your mental boundary looks like―picture a wall of banana peels.
The first significant mental challenge stemmed from the reality that we were on our own. We were told to quarantine into self-care. I knew what to do, and I felt brave and sure we would beat it, but I also felt alone in the fight...and rightfully we were isolated. Too sick and couldn't go anywhere, but not sick enough to seek medical attention.
Social media screams out overt judgment on wrinkles. If you are an older woman with wrinkles, you must smoke or imbibe in alcohol on the heavy side. Right? Or, you could be eating the wrong diet, or perhaps you don’t use the latest and best anti-aging cream. Lord forbid, you have wrinkles!
So, this is a tussle for many of us that sit at a desk all day, but, we must get up and MOVE - whether we like it or not. Get the blood moving, take control of our health! Don't set a goal to start in the next year, start NOW---today!
When the mindset chains broke, I realized that I was able to design what I wanted to say on paper once again. I had the freedom to express myself. I had the freedom to help change lives, and I was being paid to do it! That is when it all began to return, full circle!
Sometimes a slap-stick moment comes out that reminds us that our marriage is improved by a serving of humor. My husband goes to a pain management clinic for a back procedure every few months. This involves several processes, but always includes a steroid injection or two that develops into jittery goofiness. Yesterday, after my husband's post-procedure nap, … Continue reading Marriage With A Serving Of Humor
You don't have to remind me about the value of humor, but sometimes laughter is like a nudge. After a good laugh...ahhh...there it is again, I've found that wonderful feeling, don't sweat over small stuff, and it is ALL small stuff. So, the other day I was scrolling through LaShonda Tyree's Handmade Soap Coach site … Continue reading The Colorful Gift of Laughter
My husband shares inspirational videos with me. This is one of the things that I love about him, he knows my heart. He knows where I am at today, and where I want to be tomorrow. The subject of a recent video was a woman who loves to bake. Her specialty - banana bread. She … Continue reading Baking the Banana Bread; Putting Plans Into Action