Today I completed my mail-in ballot for 2016. I’m kind of a political junkie, so I was informed about the candidates. I researched the judges and studied the pros and cons of the amendments. I felt good that I had voted thoughtfully and responsibly. We’re living in a chaotic time of change. I’m actually excited about Read More
What we focus on magnifies and manifests. Philippians 4:8, from the New Testament, provides a blueprint for creating a happy and healthy life.
In an environment in which we can feel fearful, helpless, and even hopeless, this passage written by Brene’ Brown in “Rising Strong” offers you a challenge and an inspiration to encourage you to write your life’s story as you wish to write it; to dare to defy the ending.
Sometimes when I sit down to write to you, it comes very easily. This week not so much. My mind was filled with so many thoughts; so much has impacted our planet this week. I couldn’t seem to sort through what I wanted to share with you; I would find myself trailing off or going Read More
What causes joy, serenity, hope, and trust to die in us? The number one cause is . . . . . . Trauma. And none of us are exempt. This week I attended a presentation by Dr. Michael F. Barnes, Clinical Program Manager, at CeDAR, University of Colorado Hospital. It was one of the finest Read More
“Be gentle with yourself for you are living through a major expansion of your faith and how you use it in the world. You are rewiring decades of old beliefs and shifting how you live your life. This is no small fear. It is OK to feel uncomfortable. Great change often brings with it discomfort and Read More
We are instinctively created, as part of our basic survival, to avoid pain. We will do everything we can to push it away – blame, project, shame, deny, minimize, berate, distract, and medicate, just to name a few of our strategies. Yet when disappointment happens – and it will happen – in every setting and Read More
Do you remember as a child how you anticipated your next birthday? “I’m 7 ½.” you’d proudly say, eager for the next six months to roll by so that you could declare, “I’m 8!” You held a dream inside of what it would be like to be eight years old. You didn’t know, but you’d Read More
“Never dwell on one obstacle too long, for tomorrow is another day.” Last week at this time, I was feeling depleted and fatigued – and I still had several high paced days ahead of me. The frustration was . . . mostly dealing with unkind people. Everything worked out fine, eventually. Interestingly, I realized that I Read More
Today I want to make you smile and encourage you to TAKE A BREAK. The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado published a study in 2013 in The Journal of Business Venturing that found that the ability to step away from the office – called “avoidance coping” – was an essential strategy used Read More