Category Archives: motivation

Shared from CNBC: Why you should stop telling people you’re so busy

I’ve recently read that rather than “I’m too busy,” it is more helpful to say and think “it’s not a priority for me…”  Using “It’s not a priority” gives us control over our lives and schedules. We each have a … Continue reading

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The Nightingale’s Song

Learning to sing a beautiful ballad…a struggle. Wanting to grow from a frightened fledgling to a glorious nightingale, crooning in the glistening moonlight. I knew it would happen. If you kept trying–never giving up–the reward would be great, the artistry astounding, the … Continue reading

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Usually around this time of year, I do a lot of soul-searching. In 2015 for numerous reasons, I have found myself off track, run-down, and needing to get back on course. I need a plan to do it. Everybody has … Continue reading

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Stressed Out, Worried, World Caving in Around You?

Here’s the solution: Take a deep breath and take a mental health day. Too often in our current world, we are overly plugged in, always accessible, always aware of the bad and stressful things around us, and working on competing … Continue reading

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If you want to thrive, plant seeds

Do you obsess about getting credit at work or in your volunteering efforts? Do you get upset when someone takes your idea and runs with it? Do you feel you should’ve been picked to lead the project but were looked … Continue reading

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There is nothing so fantastic, as reading a…real…live…book

My husband bought me a fabulous book for my birthday. I can’t put it down. It speaks to me. It excites me. I rip through the pages, devouring the content, smelling the wonderful aroma of the pages, inspired to write. … Continue reading

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