4 05, 2020

Letting the Light in

By |2020-05-04T13:56:44-07:00May 4th, 2020|Change, COVID19, Life - general, Mindset, Self Improvement|Comments Off on Letting the Light in

In a group conversation this week, we used a lot of metaphors to describe where we felt we stood at present.  I used a phrase from Leonard Cohen’s poem/song Atheum ‘There’s a crack, a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in’.  I feel, I’m beginning to see the [...]

23 04, 2020

Plans are Dreams waiting to Happen

By |2020-04-23T14:22:53-07:00April 23rd, 2020|Aging, Balance, Change, COVID19, Life - general, Social Isolation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Plans are Dreams waiting to Happen

The title of this piece is a paraphrase of what Rick Steiner, PhD says, which is ‘Plans are ‘hopes’ waiting to happen’.  Right now, your dreams may be small and generous, such as hoping /praying that the predictions for deaths in this pandemic are wrong, that there will be a [...]

26 03, 2020

Changes

By |2020-03-26T13:19:41-07:00March 26th, 2020|Balance, Change, Learning, Life - general, Self Improvement, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Changes

Changes are happening day by day in these challenging times.  How are you doing?  Me, I have had a couple of days where I had slight meltdowns, panic as clients pull out of contracts, worried about their financial health, or feeling that they just aren’t able to focus on issues [...]

16 01, 2020

What role does fear play in your life?

By |2020-01-16T17:30:17-08:00January 16th, 2020|Balance, Change, Learning, Life - general, Self Improvement|Comments Off on What role does fear play in your life?

Fear of: Not being brave, or of being timid; violence or being dismissed, ignored or laughed at.  Being seen as of little worth or not interesting to those you want to like you.  What about fear of being invisible or being alone, judged as a bad parent?  Or in your [...]

7 01, 2020

Are you planning or dreaming this New Year?

By |2020-01-07T15:53:19-08:00January 7th, 2020|Life - general, Self Improvement, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are you planning or dreaming this New Year?

Happy New Year and Welcome 2020! If you are among the many of us that made resolutions this New Year, how are you feeling about them now, a few days into 2020? What are your resolutions and why are they important to you? Too many people declare that they are [...]

17 12, 2019

A different blog – thank you

By |2019-12-17T16:00:26-08:00December 17th, 2019|Learning, Life - general, Self Improvement, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A different blog – thank you

This is a different blog to the one I was going to write.  I began to write about the rush to purchase gifts for all and sundry, purchases made because we need to, ‘it’s expected’.  Gifts purchased without much thought about who that person may be, what would they love, [...]

14 11, 2019

Who are you on Social Media?

By |2019-11-14T17:24:56-08:00November 14th, 2019|Learning, Life - general, Self Improvement|Comments Off on Who are you on Social Media?

Recently I had the opportunity to meet a number of people I’ve only met and worked with online.  It was interesting.  If we think of people having different facets, on-line shows perhaps only 50 % of a person’s personality, like photographs it’s one sided. And so, when we meet in [...]

23 09, 2019

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

By |2019-09-23T16:24:17-07:00September 23rd, 2019|Learning, Life - general, Self Improvement, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Do you ever carry stories from childhood with you?  How many times have you listened to someone tell you something negative about yourself and then adopted it, and repeated it through that inner voice in your head…. 'You eat too much, you’re not pretty, you’re not very smart, or girls [...]

27 08, 2019

Talking about Death

By |2019-08-27T16:20:54-07:00August 27th, 2019|Aging, Life - general, Retirement Planning, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Talking about Death

Did I make you stop? Did my headline stop you in your tracks?  Death is a funny thing, it's inevitable.  And, as someone once said, we're not getting out of here alive, however many of us find it hard to talk about.  I don't have a problem talking about my [...]

7 08, 2019

Pesky Habits – Tiny Changes

By |2019-08-07T13:19:15-07:00August 7th, 2019|Aging, Learning, Life - general|Comments Off on Pesky Habits – Tiny Changes

Small Changes A couple of weeks ago I posted a question on what small change can people make today to improve their health for tomorrow?  Not a major lifestyle changes like trying a new diet or embarking on yet another exercise plan, but rather one small change like eating an [...]