Is it Anxiety or the Compulsive Worrying?

This morning, I woke up full of hope and captured a lovely morning sky. All seemed rosy until I began to read stories about the pandemic. My inherited worry gene kicked into full gear. More people choosing not to social distance, stores opening, new discoveries regarding the effects of [...]

2020-05-06T15:29:27-05:00

How Do You Build Persistence When You’re Lost?

Finding Nemo is a story that can teach you how to build persistence. In the backdrop of the Great Barrier Reef, Marlin and Cora wait for their Clownfish clan to hatch. Tragedy strikes when a barracuda invades their sea anemone. Marlin finds himself with only one egg and no [...]

2020-05-06T21:36:04-05:00

Flannel: Inspiring Ideas to Be Your Best

Never underestimate flannel—or people "Now, each of us has his own special gift And you know this was meant to be true. And if you don't underestimate me I won't underestimate you." ~ Bob Dylan My granddaughter listened as I described my recent writing projects. Then she started giving [...]

2020-04-26T09:03:12-05:00

Great Leaders: Are There Any Out There Now?

Great leaders share two critical characteristics: humility and will. This article explains what Jim Collins describes as Level 5 leaders He provides a glimpse of what to look for in a leader and ourselves. When Jim Collins and his team of researchers set out on a five-year journey. The focus [...]

2020-04-21T11:55:06-05:00

This Is What Happens When You Set an Intention

When we set an intention, we take the first step. But, it's only one step. The yoga teacher welcomes the student—me—to the mat. Gently and with compassion thanking me for showing up today. Coming to the mat requires commitment. As I settle in cross-legged and begin to breathe, she [...]

2020-04-11T18:44:42-05:00

Take Small Consistent Steps To Be Your Best Today

Being and becoming your best is hard work. Hard doesn’t mean impossible. Rather, it requires commitment, a goal, and most important, consistency. I love the way Seth Godin described the difference between persistence and consistency. As he put it, “persistence is annoying.” I see his point. Excellence, improving, getting [...]

2020-04-29T16:12:39-05:00