Monthly Archives: August 2011

There’s a Skip In My Step, Cuz I’m Skipping A Step

It is just over eight months since I began meditating as part of my daily routine.  I am excited about this, as meditation was something that, up until now, I never really “got.”  I tried many different techniques at different times without appreciable results and had basically given up.  I had decided all the people who boasted about the benefits of meditation were either lying or there was a secret to it they weren’t sharing. Continue reading


Filed under Great Books, Meditation

Thank You Irene!

I‘m feeling extremely fortunate that the only inconvenience I experienced this weekend was having to postpone my son’s move to college by one week.

Living in New Jersey has been a little bit stressful for the past few days.  Hurricane Irene was heading up the coast, and New Jersey was predicted to be hit HARD.  Our Governor, with the help of some brilliant meteorologists, did an excellent job of encouraging us to hope for the best and prepare for the worst.  Continue reading


Filed under Gratitude, Thinking

Turn Your Mind Into A MASTER MIND

Back in the early 1900’s, Andrew Carnegie (the richest man in the world, at the time) commissioned Napoleon Hill to interview 500 of the richest, most successful people on the planet; people like Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, The Wright Brothers, John Rockefeller.  Carnegie wanted to know what, if anything, these people had in common.  After more than twenty years of research (20 years to write a book~ can you imagine?!), Continue reading


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What if…I Won The Lottery?

Have you ever fantasized about winning the lottery?  Last week the New Jersey Powerball jackpot was $220,000,000, and I spent a bit of time fantasizing about what I would do if I were to win.  And, I bought a ticket!  I really got into it, mentally and it turned out to be fun and enlightening.

The first thing I thought about was who I would call and what I would say.  I absolutely love surprising people, and I thought of how I would surprise my children with this exciting news.  Would I tell them over the phone? Invite them over for dinner? Take them (and all their friends!) out to dinner?  I let that one go for awhile… Continue reading


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Is Your Routine Routine?

A routine is something we do most days (or weeks, months, seasons, holidays, or years).  We develop a habit we are comfortable with; a practice which (hopefully) serves us well and we tend to stick with it. Continue reading

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