HUGGED A TREE LATELY?

“We Do Not Inherit the Earth from Our Ancestors – We Borrow It from Our Children.” ~ Unknown As I look out my window on a world that is green and sunny I realize – once again – the importance of not taking our planet for granted. As I write this I can hear the…

ABUNDANCE AND LOW HANGING FRUIT

Never underestimate the difference you can make to help people, sometimes in surprising ways. For example, sitting at the desk in my office every day and looking out at my front yard, I saw my orange tree, majestic at around 20 feet tall, filled with beautiful, ripe oranges. There were many more oranges than I…

GOING FOR THE GOLD

Every couple of years, the Olympics bursts onto the world stage. Athletes, spectators, crew, judges, the media, and everyone else comes together to witness the competition – the “Going for the Gold.” Truth is, only one person or one team in any event can win that gold medal. Anything else – even the silver…

LEAPING INTO MONDAY

Don’t know about you, but in spite of my best intentions,  some Mondays can feel like I‘ve just been shot out of a cannon. Don’t get me wrong – I absolutely love what I do, and am grateful to be able to do work that truly fulfills me. But still, Mondays can feel rushed, with…

CHOOSE!

Not choosing is a choice. And choice is the first step to commitment. Want to be committed to your dreams, your goals, your vision? It all starts with choice. Truth is, sometimes it’s hard to choose. Remember back when you were a kid, and you were making an early buying decision? It felt really important,…

Deadlines… Make nice with them, and make them yours.

Tick tock. Tick tock. Tick tock… The time for you to deliver your work is looming, and there you sit … staring at a blank computer screen. Or, if you are brutally honest, avoiding even sitting down at the computer altogether. Procrastinating. Being busy with business, all to avoid the inevitable. Why? The ideas you’re…

IT’S A BRAND NEW YEAR

What’s in a word? A lot. A word can be a promise, statement, truth, fib, dare, tribute, command, intention, description, declaration and so much more. And what better time to pick a word to guide you, than the beginning of January? Every January, for the past decade and a half, I have chosen a word to live…

Collecting Confidence

“Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.” ~ Vince Lombardi You know the feeling…you are in the flow, the zone, and there is a sense of ease and grace. For whatever reason, you are feeling confident. There is a sense of knowing, of certainty and trust. Trusting in your abilities, you knowledge, yourself. Before…

Shifting the Story

“Snap out of it!” ~ Mary Engelbreit Recently, I had the opportunity to spend a few hours with a wonderful, smart, and wise-beyond-her-years three year old. and I was in awe of how masterful she was in shifting her energy. One minute she was crying bitter tears over some (perceived) injustice, the next minute happily…

HIding in Plain Sight – More Daylight!

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.  Tick tock! While it is all too true that there are only so many hours…