Be Vulnerable, Put Yourself Out There

Be vulnerable, put yourself out there “they” said.   What in the world do they (social media experts) mean?  So, I looked up vulnerability.  It is the emotion that we feel during times of risk, uncertainty and emotional exposure.  It is a feeling that makes us uncomfortable and gives us anxiety.  So, that phrase means to […]

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It Takes Hard Work to Achieve Your Goals

What is your dream or goal you want to achieve? Does the progress towards it come easy or does it take a great deal of effort?  In my experience, it takes hard work to achieve your goals.  That hard work usually includes a slow journey faced with many challenges. Here are 7 attributes that have […]

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The Way You Think About Yourself

The words you say to yourself are important indicators of the way you think about yourself.  These words reflect what you believe and what you think you can accomplish in life. Do you keep track of the words you say to yourself?  As an example, what words do you say when you have had a […]

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“There is an Old Lady at the Door”

“There is an old lady at the door” is what I heard first thing this morning.  I was at one of the high schools I consult with and a freshman boy was looking out the locked classroom door to see who was knocking. After he let me him, I hugged him, we laughed and then […]

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Failures Lead to Success

Do you believe that your failures and your successes go hand-in-hand? Do you believe that failure helps you to learn and improve? Failures are not final and they do not reflect your true worth. Failures help with Success I listen to several podcasts and hear a reoccurring theme. What I consistently hear is that people’s […]

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“Anything Worth Having Is Worth Working For”

Recently I was re-reading Home Town Tales by Philip Gulley.  The book published in 1998, contains short “feel good” stories told by a Quaker minister.  Every few years I get one of his storytelling books from my office library (I have 2 of them) and read a few stories as part of my sleep routine. […]

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Are You Too Comfortable?

We like our familiar routines and habits. Doing things that are familiar gives us comfort.  Think of your morning routine. Do you do about the same thing every morning?  I sure do and I find my routine comforting. There is nothing wrong with being comfortable.  It gives you a sense of security and stability. The […]

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Patience with Myself

I like to think of myself as a patient person. I am patient with others and like coaching and helping others on their journey.  I have learned recently that it is hard for me to be patient with myself! I was sick for a week and I had a temperature (101-102) every evening.  I took […]

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Your Personal Boundaries

If you do not set boundaries for yourself, no one else will do it for you.  What is important to you should be your top priority.  You need to set parameters or put limits in place for your time, energy and activities.  This needs to be done for your home, work, and community commitments.  I […]

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ABC’s of a Healthy Mindset

I have been working with a gal on developing and working towards her Fitness Life Goals.  She wants to make changes to her body, as well as her eating and drinking habits.  During our coaching sessions the conversation always comes back to how she talks to and believes in herself. Recently she sent me an […]

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