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Your Reaction to Others is Your Choice

Your Reaction to Others is Your Choice

“New Year – a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” ― Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe Every day you choose how you treat yourself and how you treat those around you. Remember, no matter how someone else treats you, you can decide how to Read the full article…


Counting Sheep in a Sleep Number Bed

Counting Sheep in a Sleep Number Bed

“Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.” Dr. Wayne Dyer For years, my husband wanted a Sleep Number bed. Every time we’d go to the mall, he’d talk about it. Every commercial that came Read the full article…


It’s What You Do Every Day That Counts

It's What You Do Every Day That Counts

“It’s not what you do once in a while; it’s what you do day in and day out that makes the difference.” Jenny Craig     Life doesn’t always go according to your plan. That’s one of the many reasons why a gratitude practice is so important. By constantly looking for and writing down the Read the full article…


To Make the Bed or Not?

To Make the Bed or Not?

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” ― Oprah Winfrey My sister-in-law and I had a conversation about making the bed. She is a person who does this task every morning. Her father insisted upon it when she was a child and the habit never left her. I, Read the full article…


Taking the First Step to Achieve Your Ultimate Goal

Taking the First Step to Achieve Your Ultimate Goal

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. – Edith Lovejoy Pierce In just a few days we’ll be turning the page to a brand new year. Instead of stressing yourself out Read the full article…


Thank YOU for Making a Difference

Thank YOU for Making a Difference

“Every day, reflect on the priceless gifts you’ve been enjoying. Openly share your gratitude with others.  And, the next time somebody asks if anything great happened to you today, you’ll have plenty to say.” Jeff Keller One of the things I love about writing these “Gratitude Thoughts for the Week” are the comments I receive Read the full article…


Cleveland Rocks! What’s Great About Your Town?

Cleveland Rocks! What's Great About Your Town?

“When others know joy, your life will be filled with happiness.” Arthur Dobrin For my entire life, I have been an entirely apathetic sports fan. As a person who was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, my heart has been broken on numerous occasions by the word “the”… These events include: “the drive,” “the shot,” “the Read the full article…


Keeping Facebook Clean

Keeping Facebook Clean

“Lost time is never found again.“ Benjamin Franklin I am a huge Facebook fan. I learn a lot from the people in the groups that I’m an active member in, and I enjoy keeping in touch with friends and family. Facebook is my happy place, my refuge – and I am grateful for it. Some Read the full article…


The Secret to Happiness – Stop Watching the News!

The Secret to Happiness - Stop Watching the News!

“The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.” Bertrand Russell While on a trip visiting friends, we discovered that they love watching “news TV” all day long. Because Read the full article…


Here’s a tip – gratitude works

Here's a tip - gratitude works

“Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.” Jacques Maritain I present a lot of two-day training programs, meaning my hotel stays are usually for two nights. I got into the habit of leaving a tip for the housecleaning staff for each day of my stay instead of just at the end of it, in Read the full article…