Whether your child is struggling or needs new ways to stay busy, these strategies can help. Continue reading
Inspiration can come at any time and from anywhere. It can also feel like it’s lost in the uncertainty of the times were experiencing now. We can easily get bogged down with online school, remote work and the thousand things dragging on us each day. I have felt that lack of inspiration many times over the last few months.
How can we feel inspired when the nation feels like it’s falling apart? What can when do when our time and energy is spent teaching our kids and completing our professional work? We can regroup and refocus. All it takes is a little bit of action to help you get back to your center. Continue reading
We curate everything in our lives. From who we talk with to what we view on social media platforms, we create the world we want to see around topics that interest us. Social media plays a big role in what we view and listen to each day. It’s evolved over the years and with those changes, we experience both the positive and negative outcomes of our social media habits.
Social media provided many positive results over the years. People connected and reconnected. Nonprofit groups reached people far and wide. Movements for change occurred through social media. Fundraising reached remarkable highs and new businesses thrived through social media. Continue reading
Resilience is one of my favorite topics to learn about these days. We have so much to deal with as we face COVID-19, racial inequalities and unemployment. Resilience simply put is one’s capacity to overcome difficulties, challenges and even trauma. There’s nothing simple about it though.
Do you ever wonder how some people bounce back quickly after something traumatic or challenging happened? Resilience is learned and strengthened over time. It’s like a muscle that you build with each adverse thing that enters your life. And we have challenges to meet almost every day whether it’s the little things or the traumatic events that reshape our lives. Continue reading
It seems odd to be writing a book review when we’re in the middle of a pandemic. I read The Four Doors when I was on a flight out to San Jose, California about a week before the panic shopping and stay home orders began. It was my annual trip to the Bay Area where I grew up and I decided to start the book on the flight out there. I finished the book before I landed.
The Four Doors written by Richard Paul Evans is an inspirational journey that is built on four pillars for a more fulfilling life. It really all begins with you and how you view yourself within the world. And what a chaotic time it is to take a step back and think about that. Continue reading
Have you ever set out to accomplish something only to fall short of the original goal? You planned. You organized. You tried, but it just didn’t come together. That’s happened to me and when I went back to evaluate what failed, I realized my quest lacked purpose.
Purpose is the ‘Why?’ behind what you’re doing. It gives everything meaning and makes a task or goal something that is bigger than ourselves. Purpose is the most important ingredient when it comes to developing your goals. Without it, you’ll lack clarity, focus and passion for what you’re doing. So how do you define purpose? Continue reading
Have you ever been around someone who constantly talks about how busy they are? There’s so much work to be done yet not much ever gets accomplished. The conversations revolve around all the things on the list instead of actually working on it.
This thought process becomes a repetitive cycle of the perceived busyness versus being productive. So how do you break the cycle?
As we move into 2020, the resolutions will likely fail and we’ll fall back into bad habits. I know that sounds negative but the statistics about New Year’s resolutions are pretty bleak. Instead of another post about setting resolutions, I thought I’d share 3 steps to get started on your next accomplishment. Continue reading
It’s that time of year when everyone is rushing through the season. We survived Thanksgiving and now the crazed Christmas rush is well underway. It’s also the last month of the year and the last days of the decade. 2020 will be the start to new beginnings and the passing of old experiences. How will you reflect on 2019?
The last two months I’ve tried to slow my roll in every aspect of my life. I was stressed almost the first half of the year as I worked to obtain my Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and that led to some health issues. I reached the goal and then fell apart. I’m proud I made it through and also puzzled as to why I made it so hard on myself.
As we look into the New Year, I thought I’d share some of the blogs I wrote this year and from many years ago that are good reminders to slow down, just be and enjoy the moments that pass us by so quickly. Continue reading
Expressing gratitude can enhance mood, decrease stress and improve overall well being. But it shouldn’t just begin and end with November. The practice of daily gratitude can lead to a happier and healthier life.
We can all think of that person in our life who completely focuses on the negative. You know the one. No matter the conversation it’s complaint after complaint. Negative thinking and complaining gains strength in our mind when we focus our attention on it. Just like the muscles in our body, the more we work out, the more that muscle will grow. Negative thinking is the same. Continue reading
We all face challenges and adversity in our lives. Negativity can take hold and sabotage your thoughts, health and happiness. We have a plethora of research at our fingertips that describes how positive energy and positive interactions can improve our lives, make us more productive and increase our happiness. To create success at home or at work we have to overcome the negative way of thinking and that can be a challenge.
Written by Jon Gordon, The Energy Bus is an inspiring story about a man named George who has challenges with his marriage, his team at work and his life overall.
The story begins with a Monday morning and a flat tire. That flat tire and subsequent car repairs change George’s life because that is how he met Joy, the bus driver. George had no choice but to take the bus to work until his car was fixed. And Joy was no ordinary bus driver because she made it her mission in life to be an Energy Ambassador. She tried to energize everyone who came on her bus. Continue reading