Use Your Thoughts to Protect and Serve

I recently read an article on a research study co-authored by Richard Petty, professor of psychology at Ohio State University. In this study he found that when people wrote down their negative thoughts on a piece of paper and then physical threw...Read More


Big Ideals, Small Tweaks

Last month I wrote about discipline and accountability and how just the thought of "having to do something" makes my stomach hurt. Check it out here: June 2016 Blog I have continued to consider the why of this. Then I picked up Gretchen Rubin's...Read More


What if accountability and discipline were overrated?

In my coach training with Martha Beck one of the things we focus on is making decisions based on a tool called the "Body Compass". Simplified, this means that your body knows. Your body can guide you in the right direction for you based on your...Read More


It's Your Journey, Claim It!

It's been said that there are many ways to climb a mountain, but your path can change as you change. One person's path may be straight up, another way may be curved, another may follow a circular route while someone else may take the zig-zag. At...Read More


Grandpa Knows Your Life Purpose

How many times have you asked yourself, "What is my purpose?" Maybe you have felt as if you were not doing what you were meant to be doing with your life but are stuck in the "same old, same old" with no real idea what you are passionate about or...Read More


March Mantra Madness

You should never underestimate the power of a mantra. It could get you on national news! I recently was having fun in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin with a bunch of girlfriends at their annual snow festival. It was very crowded. When we had arrived to the...Read More


A Quiz: What do You Believe?

I love a great inspirational story especially when it offers me a new perspective and an opportunity to learn and grow. There was a young girl, Mary Morrissey, who was pregnant, in the hospital and at a low point in her life. A chaplain came to...Read More


Joy and Blessings in 2016... but maybe not quite what you are thinking

Joy and Blessings in 2016…but maybe not quite what you are thinking Spoiler Alert! I am going to be talking about "Joy", the movie that just came out with Jennifer Lawrence. Since it's been heavily advertised I hope what I am going to be...Read More


Sign, Sign, Everywhere A Sign

I recently reposted and article from Robert Wyse about Julie Mills. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/cancer-led-her-job-helped-saved-life-rob-wyse Julie Miles is a jewelry designer who has traveled the world and created fantastically beautiful...Read More


My Not-So-Super Power

I Dream of Jeannie Harry Potter All of the Incredibles Spiderman and my favorite, Bewitched! Who would not want to twitch their nose and be in Hawaii, turn their cat into a pony or create a brand new kitchen?   I have always been a fan...Read More


Let There Be Rock!

Support can come in many forms. From Friends and Family Like the time I was taking a walk with a good friend and she was saying she needed a part time recruiter to help with cold calls when just two weeks beforehand I had been on-line looking...Read More


I'm giving you permission to take the day off

Do you ever feel like there are so many obligations on your plate that require your attention yet you are frozen? You don't know where to start. Well I do. So, I woke up one morning last week and decided to take the day off from doing anything that...Read More


The Good New Days

Normally I walk on the paths on the south side of my town since they are closer to my house. Today I had to drop my daughter off for soccer on the north side so decided to walk at the park on that side of town, aptly named Northside Park. As I am...Read More


Stack the Cards in Your Favor

I am not sure if you play poker but I have been playing with a group of girlfriends every month since 1997. Lots of fun and the money just moves from one pocket to another so you never really feel like you are losing. The thing about poker that...Read More


I've got your backronym!

Did you know that Stephen Colbert has his own Backronym given to him by NASA? They named their ISS treadmill the Combined Operational Load-Bearing External Resistance Treadmill (COLBERT) after him. WHAT IS A BACKRONYM, you may ask? According to...Read More