Get Real: Are you thinking yourself miserable?

If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place. – Lao Tzu Our minds can be our worst enemies. As I indicated in the video, I’ve suffered from anxiety and bad ruminating thoughts most of my life. I had no idea I had the power to correct course until I…

Get Real: Redefining Success

I’m not a #1 bestselling author. I don’t have a thousand subscribers to this blog. I’m not a member of a country club or invited to the hottest parties in town. I don’t jet-set nor do I have a rock-hard body. I can’t easily take a vacation and I gulp every time a new dance…

Get REAL: Relationships, Foster or Forget?

Pretend for a moment that you’re a judge on a new reality television show called Relationship Idol. One by one, all the people you have a relationship with come up the mic, but instead of singing, they stand there and look at you. REALLY look at you. And you REALLY look at them. Then the…

2013 Year in Review / Lessons

I always get sentimental this time of year – not only because we’re packing up the suitcase on a calendar year, but because it’s a reminder how truly fast time flies. They weren’t joking about that. I thought it might slow down the older I get. Nope. If anything, it seems someone has their foot…

Gravity: On Meditation, Rebirth and Story

DOES NOT CONTAIN SPOILERS The image of Sandra Bullock’s character Ryan floating through space without a safety cord was enough of a trigger to keep me from wanting to seeing GRAVITY. However, when my 16- year-old son said he wanted to see it  followed by my 13 year-old daughter *and* my film critic husband, that…

What is the Universe telling you?

First a bit on vocabulary. On my blog, you’ll find I use the words Universe, Higher Self, Authentic Self – all pointing to the soul/divine Purpose/celestial string that connects us all. You may prefer the term, God or Messiah or Abba or simply Energy. In my view, we’re all talking about the same thing –…

Surviving Life in the Pause

I’m one of those freaks of nature who thrive on a long, challenging to-do list, big dreams and metrics of success.  I’m Type A learning how to be A-B. Which means it’s harder for me to live in the Pause. What’s the Pause? The wait. The stillness. The time between the big things happening. The…

5 Surefire Ways to Turn a Bad Day Around

When you’re having a bad day, the last thing you want to hear someone say is, “turn that frown upside down.”  But if you’re willing to hear me out, here are five things you can do to make your sucky day bearable. 1. Leave. Get up and physically remove yourself from the situation. Heck, take…

How to not lose your mind in transitions

I can’t write a lick this week. Okay, I’m writing *this* but as for fiction, I’m toast. My energy is wonky and for good reason. My household is in transition. My husband started a great new job this week, my boys returned from 5 days in California (missed ’em!), I’ve been to three schools for…

Personalities, Personal Truth and Prizes

What’s personality got to do with it? Frankly, my dear, everything. When looking at our creativity and mojo, understanding our personality is key to what drives us. What closes you off and what opens you up? How can you tap into the well of creativity and what dries up the well? I love to study…