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Why Traveling Is Good For Your Soul

How to Create the Life You've Always Wanted

Life isn’t about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself.”-  George Bernard Shaw Have you ever heard people say, “I need to find myself?”  I think I’ve made this statement a time or two.  Usually when I was feeling particularly lost or unsure of myself.    What does “finding yourself” even mean? Aren’t you “you” at any given time?   Is finding yourself similar to being on a scavenger hunt, but instead of collecting items, you are collecting life experiences?    Is the prize and end goal to find the real you?  Life isn’t about finding the finished you, it’s about creating and growing the best you every day.  Stating the need to “find yourself” is like going on a journey you have no control over.  But you do have control.  You have the ability to create, grow and change yourself daily.  In fact, we are the only thing we truly have control over.  So, now that you realize you are not going to find the golden ticket to the real you—what do you do?  Let’s start by defining what yo

How Your Personal Transformation Can't Help Others With Theirs

Don't Close Your Book Early- Learning How to Cope

"Embrace uncertainty.  Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won't have a title until much later." - Unknown If you ever believed you had complete control over everything in your life, recent events have proved otherwise.  How many times have we been told that we do not have control over anything except for how we react to it?  Well, I’m a believer now!  COVID-19 is like a riddle without an answer.   We keep trying to make sense of it, but can’t quite figure it out.   Will this ever end?   When will we go back to normal?   Will we ever be normal again? Living with the uncertainty and fear is a part of life, but the recent pandemic has taken it to a new level.   It has stripped many of us of our sense of safety, security and hope.    It certainly has me.   After several months of boredom and stress eating—and drinking, all I have to show for it is a 10-pound weight gain and a bunch of cute summer clothes that I can’t fit into and wouldn’t have anywhere to

Showing Appreciation and Why We Need it Now!

A Monday Moment- "Remember When You Wanted What You Currently Have?"

“Remember when you wanted what you currently have?” - Unknown I remember when I was young, I would always add the ½ to my age.  Instead of saying I was 15, I would say I was 15 ½.  Adding that ½, in my mind, got me just that much closer to be able to date and drive.   I was always looking toward the next life milestone and once I got there, I was on to the next. I realized this was a pattern that I would follow into adulthood.  Of course I quit adding the ½ to my age years ago—for obvious reasons.  But the habit of planning my next goal while in the midst of meeting the previous one continued. Restless, bored and in need of constant movement, I never stopped long enough to enjoy what I earned or achieved.  It was, “What’s Next?” On paper it seems impressive. I checked off each milestone or goal according to the plan that I created in my mind, but allowed little time to celebrate or be in the moment.   Some would say I was determined, but the reality is—I feared being still. We l

Getting Heated in the Workplace: Why You Should Keep Politics Out of the Workplace

How To Be a Knock-Out When Life Tries to Set You Back

  “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”- Charles R. Swindoll Have you ever felt like you won the fight only to be knocked down again?   The glory can feel so fleeting.   It’s as if the universe doesn’t want you to get too comfortable with the win.   For some, they take hit after hit and still get fists up ready to go at it again.   But for others, the continuous hits drop them to their knees where they can’t seem to steady themselves enough to get back on their feet.   I would be the latter. . . They feel invincible:   How California’s coronavirus plan went wrong- The Guardian How did we get here?   California struggling to stay on top of pandemic- San Francisco Chronicle ‘We opened the floodgate’:   Doctor explains why California COVID-19 cases keep going up- ABC 7 These are just a few of the recent headlines touting the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in California after reopening efforts.   It’s as if we were celebrating the knock out—turnin

Living An Authentic You