Be the Jones’ In Your Own World

Since I was a child, I have heard people say, “we are all unique, everyone is different”.  I know it’s true, we are all our own genetic make-up. Close to our family, but not identical. We all have our own life experiences that make us see the world, and ourselves in our own unique ways. Our uniqueness is our greatest

The Power of the Mantra

I keep telling myself, “I am happy, I am healthy, I am wealthy, I am wise” , she said. “I’m reinforcing to myself that all is well. As I get older, I know I have to be clear what messages I’m giving myself”. Brilliant. Our minds are learning machines! If you take a look at just a few of the

A Time of Renewal

Whew! Another fast and furious holiday season is behind us. Yes, I know some of you are still celebrating well into and through January. Sometimes it’s just easier to put the big family stuff off until after the hoopla is over so you can slow down and really enjoy it. Fantastic.  January is a time of renewal for me. It’s

2021 In the Rear View Mirror

It’s been another crazy year, for sure. Remember in March of 2020 when the world shut down and we never thought we’d survive it?  Well, we did. And then some. The year 2021 has proven to have its own challenges beyond the pandemic; shut downs turned to employee shortages, more companies learned to pivot, supply chain issues, and more people

The Most Precious Gifts

“I love her”, I thought to myself while I watched her speak, “I just love her”.  I can’t even tell you what she was talking about, and honestly, it really doesn’t matter. I just focused on the look on her face, the way she twists her mouth and then, “blah, blah, blah, whatever”.  I laughed. Out loud, I just couldn’t

The Stuff of Stuff – A Time to Declutter

Are you feeling it? Every time I walk into a room lately, I am immediately drawn to what I can get rid of.  The book I was meaning to read and am sick of seeing next to my bed table, the top that looked so cute on the mannequin but I have no place that I ever wear sequined anything

Friendship – Bringing Intentionality to the Table

About a year ago I became aware of a book called “365 Days of Friendship” by The Ruth Experiment.  I know many of you are familiar with these empowered and inspirational ladies and probably already have a copy of this book. If not, I would recommend it. This is a book designed to create something we often forget, especially as

Love in the New Pattern

As he talked about her, I could tell he was super attached to the idea that she needed him. “I have to do this, I have to do that” “she can’t,” , etc. As he continued the stories of where he had to be there for her, take care of her, tell her what to do, and went on and

A Day of Grate-full Thanksgiving

There is an old saying, “the more you are grateful for the little things, the more little things there are to be grateful for”. Indeed. Today, more than ever, we are surrounded by things to be worried about or afraid of, but what if we shift our focus to what is now and what is true for us? I’m not

Setting Limits to Save Ourselves

“You’re doing the job of 10 people, and that’s a conservative estimate,” I said. “I know”. Her body slunk down, her eyes dropped and filled a bit with tears. “You are an amazing human, but you’re just ONE human. You get three.” “But who’s going to do the rest?!” She looked at me in shock. “Great question. Start with giving