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What To Say When You Talk to Yourself

What To Say When You Talk to Yourself

“Evidence is conclusive that your self-talk has a direct bearing on your performance.” Zig Ziglar If one of your friends spoke to you like you speak to yourself, would you still be friends? When I was in my early 20’s, a friend gave me a cassette tape by Shad Helmstetter called “Ten minutes of incredible Read the full article…


Fail While Daring Greatly

Fail While Daring Greatly

“The credit belongs to those who are actually in the arena, who strive valiantly; who know the great enthusiasm, and spend themselves in a worthy cause; who at the best, know the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if they fail, fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be Read the full article…


Thanksgiving for Friendships – Both Old and New

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson On New Year’s Eve, my husband and I went out to dinner with a group of friends.  We had enjoyed many New Year’s Eves with the majority of the group and I invited one of my newer Read the full article…


Letting the Balls Drop

Photo by Gabriel Rojas Hruska on Flickr

The hardest thing to learn is not “how to juggle,” but how to let the balls drop.  Anthony Frost                “My name is Lisa and I am a multitask-aholic.”  (Hi, Lisa…)  Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a support group where we could all come together and share the burdens of having to do everything Read the full article…


The best way to predict your future…

The best way to predict your future...

The best way to predict your future is to create it.  Abraham Lincoln Before I lost my job in October 2010, I thought I had a pretty good handle on my future.  Days in the field, selling to hospitals and surgery centers had become routine.  I made good money, enjoyed my customers, and was working Read the full article…


Creating a Treasure of Your Own Making

Creating a Treasure of Your Own Making

“When we tell someone we appreciate them, we create a memory. When we write it down, we create a treasure. “  Lisa Ryan Of all the nice things you can do for someone today, the hand-written note is the one that can have the most long-lasting impact.  Consider this – you glance through your mail Read the full article…


Remembering the Moments of our Lives

Photo by Chris Darling on Flickr

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.”  Cesare Pavese When my dad had his stroke, he was unable to speak in complete sentences, making it very difficult to carry on a conversation.  He would start to say, “There’s something personal I need to tell you…” I would sit forward, eagerly anticipating him sharing something Read the full article…


There are few finer excesses in the world than an excess of gratitude

There are few finer excesses in the world than an excess of gratitude

“There are few finer excesses in the world than an excess of gratitude.” Carlaz Jean de la Bruyere Like most people, I would like to have more – more money, more success, more vacations, and more time.  I would also like to have less – less debt, less time spent cleaning the house, and fewer Read the full article…


“There are only two ways to live your life.

"There are only two ways to live your life.

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein Some experiences don’t feel like miracles when you are in the midst of them, but they end up becoming the catalyst that turns your life around.  When Read the full article…


“Whether You Think You Can or Can’t, You’re Right,” Henry Ford

"Whether You Think You Can or Can't, You're Right," Henry Ford

Several years ago while in the business of selling welding supplies, I took up welded art as a hobby.  I loved going to the local scrap yards and finding unique pieces of metal from which I could create my beautiful art.  From a five foot high praying mantis to a Kokopelli wine rack, I was Read the full article…