Monthly Archives: September 2011

I’m A Blogger And Today…A Bragger!

I’d like to share a story that literally sat me back in my chair and made me say “WHOA!!!”  It has kept a big smile on my face (even when I got my butt kicked in tennis!) for over 24 hours now.  It’s a story of living a dream and almost forgetting that you dreamed it.  It’s a true story that happened to me and I want to share it as an illustration of the power of writing about and visualizing your goals. Continue reading


Filed under FEEL Good

It’s Monday! So What?

My plan was to write about Mondays and how much I love them.  I almost started off by saying
“It’s Monday, and you know what that means…”
as if everyone (or at least the vast majority) loves and looks at Mondays the same way I do.   Isn’t that funny?  I assumed that because I view Monday’s as a new beginning, a clean slate and a time of high energy, that everyone else likely does too.  Really?! Continue reading


Filed under Thinking

It’s Not About Me

So this is…..interesting.
As I sat down to write this post, I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to write about.  I have some spaces left for a workshop that starts this week, and thought I should write about that, as a way to attract participants.

I noticed that I had an untitled “draft” for a post, so I clicked on “Edit” to see what I had started writing about that I had not finished.  Surprisingly, I hadn’t written anything…not one word.  The only thing which was in the post was this picture. Continue reading


Filed under Go-Giver, Great Books

Not The Usual Serenity Prayer

Yesterday I had the pleasure of receiving an unexpected email from a great friend and mentor, Carol Gates.  Carol is the President of Bob Proctor Coaching and we became fast friends almost five years ago.  After enjoying her message, I noticed a previous email from her, where she reminded me of a quote she liked on my Facebook wall.  I don’t know who wrote the quote, and I had completely forgotten about it, but man-oh-man, did I need to read it!  It’s a rendition of the familiar “Serenity Prayer” and it goes like this:

“God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can and the wisdom to know…it’s ME!” Continue reading


Filed under FEEL Good, Go-Giver

Raise Three Children…Check!

One of the many benefits of making a daily To-Do list is the rush of endorphins (the “feel good” substance our brain produces) we experience when we check something off.  I’ve actually been known to add things to my list after I’ve completed them, just so I get the benefit of the check mark.  Continue reading


Filed under Thinking

Classy or Tacky? You Decide

It’s been nearly a week since Hurricane Irene paid a visit to many places along the East Coast.  New Jersey was one of the hardest hit states and several of my friends are still without power, after seven days!  For some, that also means no running water, as their homes are served by a well, and the well requires electricity to pump. Continue reading


Filed under Go-Giver, Uncategorized