Give Powerful Meaning to the Words “I’m Blank”

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea.  ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh I really enjoy writing.  I particularly enjoy writing when my flow of thoughts streams forward like a waterfall over rocks. [...]

By |June 23rd, 2017|Faith and Spirituality, Friday Message, Productivity, Self|0 Comments

The Bias That’s Holding You Back

Fortunately for serious minds, a bias recognized is a bias sterilized.  ~ Benjamin Haydon The Pittsburgh Penguins recently won the 2017 Stanley Cup.   If you, like me, are a hockey fan and are from Pittsburgh, this is exciting stuff and I mean really, really exciting stuff!!   The Pens won the cup and watching it [...]

By |June 19th, 2017|Friday Message, Self|0 Comments

Letting Go vs. Holding On

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, "For everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven;"  And verse 3:6 says, "A time to search and a time to quit searching.  A time to keep and a time to throw away."   One of the great challenges of life is deciding when to hold on and when [...]

By |June 18th, 2014|Faith and Spirituality, Self|0 Comments

Embedded Worry

How often do you think about these types of questions: •    What are we going to do about ..... •    What if [XXXX] happens .... •    What if [XXXX] doesn't happen .... •    How are we going to handle .... •    What are we going to do if .... These are all potentially worry questions. [...]

By |May 31st, 2014|Self|0 Comments


Do you clearly recognize the difference between a thought and a feeling? Several years ago, I participated in a class on inter-personal communication.  The class met for several weeks on Sunday evenings at the church I was attending at the time.  It was an excellent class and still today I use the knowledge I gained [...]

By |May 31st, 2014|Communication, Family and Relationships, Self|0 Comments

Are You Listening to the Message?

It comes as no surprise to anyone that I believe the words we choose are important.   Every day; every thought; every word; every conversation....our words, whether spoken or quietly thought to ourselves, impact the lives we live. I'm totally fascinated and passionate about just how much our lives are impacted by our word choices.  I also [...]

By |May 31st, 2014|Faith and Spirituality, Friday Message, Self|0 Comments

A Challenging Area to Balance

Being kind and understanding toward others, taking care of and helping others, putting others first .....these are all good values that have been instilled in us. They are also ones that I believe in and have no issue with; well, except one. There are times when a person's mindset gets filled to overflowing with the [...]

Another Day at Panera

Yes, there have been many seasonal firsts happening recently. There has been the first snow which caused me to ask, "What happened to starting with a few flurries" followed quickly by, "Oh, why didn't we put the furniture away and winterize the pond just one week sooner!?!?" There was also the first Black Friday ad and the first [...]

By |May 31st, 2014|Friday Message, Productivity, Self|0 Comments

Moving Beyond the Past

I listened to a young woman describe her journey of recovering from a traumatic childhood event.  In the end, she summed it up by saying, "I knew when I stopped wanting to tell people the story, when I stopped wanting it to be the first thing they knew about me, stopped wanting them to know [...]

By |May 31st, 2014|Friday Message, Self|0 Comments

A Choice Between Good and ???

I'm a morning person.  Hands-down, no question, inarguably a morning person.  There's only one problem.   I am a morning person once my feet hit the floor.  That is a critical point ... once my feet hit the floor.  Because between the first time the alarm rings and the time my feet actually make their way to the floor [...]

By |May 31st, 2014|Friday Message, Productivity, Self|0 Comments