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The Best Thing To Buy In 2016? A Journal.

Do you want to know the best thing you can buy to help make 2016 your FINEST YEAR EVER?

A journal.

There’s something very inspiring and motivating about getting a new journal. I’ve got several with puh-lenty of blank pages yet to fill, but I like to treat myself to a New One for the New Year.

Funny story about buying the journal…
Barnes & Noble seriously has an entire wall of journals. Big ones, little ones, leather-bound ones, artistically-decorated ones, quote-bearing ones…

“How FUN!” I thought, as I dove into what seemed like a vast sea of journals. “How will I ever choose just one?”

What I discovered is that, evidently, I have become very particular about the kind of journal I prefer. I like a notebook-sized, hard cover (gotta have the hard cover) journal AND it has to have that satiny ribbon to hold my place when I close the book.

After an exhaustive search, I found only one journal.
ONE JOURNAL~ (out of, ohhh… I don’t know…5 million?) that fit my specs.
It’s priiiiitty fancy.  

I love how the daily instructions
are printed on the cover.








I had visions of rainbow colors and unicorns on the cover, with maybe a profound quote or an inspiring word like “Gratitude” etched in gold.

Nope. Just this word…


Funny. And appropriate. Tells me what it is AND what to do with it.

There are many, many ways to use a journal, but to be effective with any of them, you need to have a CLEARLY DEFINED GOAL. (***See below)

I’ll post some resource links about “How-To Journal” below, but this post is about BUYING A JOURNAL. So I want you to go to Barnes & Noble right now and buy yourself a journal.

It’s The Best Thing To Buy in 2016!

I’d love to hear about YOUR favorite ways to journal. Please let me know in the comments below.

***If you don’t have a CLEARLY-DEFINED GOAL, I’d love to help. I’m offering FREE CLARITY SESSIONS until Jan 15th, so go grab one before they’re all gone.

Some posts about Journaling:
My favorite form of journaling, the one that changed my life and inspired me to become a coach, is the MSU Method. (
What’s Your Story?)

Another fav~ great if you’re short on time. (The 10-10 Exercise)

This post shows an example of MSU’ing. (Eat, Pray, Love…Journal)

Another great example of MSUing (How I Sold My House in a Week)

This post shows what can happen QUICKLY when you MSU (I Really SOLD MY HOUSE!)



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Writing About Writing

Sherry Richert Belul invited me to participate in a Writer’s Blog Hop. Since I love Sherry AND I love writing, I said “YES Maam!” Below are my answers to the Blog Hop questions, which I enjoyed pondering and eventually answering. Continue reading


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Seth Godin WOWed Me Today

I love reading Seth Godin’s blog. His posts are smart, funny, interesting and succinct. And today’s post, entitled “Happy Wowday” inspired me to take action. (I love when that happens!)

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If You Don’t Want It, Don’t Say It!

I recently listened to a really great seminar on Prosperity and the teacher said something which I thought was simply brilliant.

“If you don’t want it, don’t say it.”

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How “the devil” helps us choose Faith over Fear

outwitting the devilEvery now and then, a book comes along that can truly alter the rest of your life.  For me, one such book is Outwitting the Devil, by Napoleon Hill, brilliantly edited and annotated by Sharon Lechter.  You’ll be hearing a lot from me about this book over the next few weeks, but today I want to talk about one of the prominent themes of the book and the most common way “the devil” controls us… Continue reading


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When You’re Down You Gotta GET UP!

This is my first post in over two months.  One of the things I emphasize to people who want to blog is the need for consistency, yet I fell off the wagon.

So what happened???  Why have I been quiet? For the same reason clients miss appointments or friends cancel lunch dates or colleagues don’t return phone calls when they’re struggling Continue reading


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I NEED To Write This Blog Post

Mark Sanborn, best-selling author of The Fred Factor, said something that resonated with me when I heard him speak last year.  He said “Don’t write a blog post because they need to read it; write a blog post because you need to write it.”
This is one of those posts… Continue reading


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Enjoy Them While They’re (not-quite-so) Young

I remember when my kids were little and people were always saying “Enjoy them while they’re young because they grow up so fast!”  My attitude may be different than most parents, but I say “Take good care of them (and yourself!) while they’re young, so you can really enjoy them when they get older!” Continue reading


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MD Means Medical Doctor…And Something Else

Back in 1989, I cross-stitched this little poem for the father of my children.  We had just opened our first medical practice, and I thought it would be a nice thing to hang in our reception area.

Just last week, I was thinking “I wonder whatever happened to that cute little cross-stitch I made all those years ago…”  I didn’t mention it to anyone; it was just a random, fleeting thought.  A few days later, my son texted me this picture with the message “Does this look familiar?”  He had stumbled upon it in the storage area at his Dad’s office.

Here are the words, in case you can’t read them from the picture:

“When My Daddy signs his name, he always writes MD.
That’s so everyone will know that he belongs to me.
Some letters in his name are small, but these are not you see.
He always makes them big like that, ’cause he’s so proud of me.
MD means MY DADDY, or something just the same.
And that is why he always puts those letters on his name.”

Happy Fathers’ Day to all the wonderful Dad’s in the world… and all the wonderful Dads who also happen to be wonderful Doctors.


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The Key To Success, Stop Trying!

I have been trying to write this post for almost two weeks now.  You see, this is my 100th blog post and I felt it needed to be something awesomely fantastic.  I pictured trumpets blaring (dun-dun-da-DUN!), confetti flying and the entire universe gathering for the celebration.  I would write the most profound post ever written by any writer, and everyone would love it.  So I went to work on ideas….. Continue reading


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