“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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Life’s Vulnerability and Walking with Bears

Vulnerability is defined as the emotion we feel during times of risk, uncertainty and emotional exposure.  It is having the courage to show up when you can’t control the outcome. One of the times I feel vulnerable is when hiking in the forests.  Steve and I love to hike and we like to hike on […]

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How to Live a Happier Life

Do you want to live a happier life?  Do you want to focus on the positive aspects of your life?  You CAN do these things.  You can by changing or readjusting your mindset.  Yes, that is all you need to do.  Change the way you look at your life, the people in your life, and […]

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The Benefits of Practice

Practice makes perfect Our granddaughter plays the violin.  She started learning 2 years ago in school and it is wonderful to hear her growth and development at school concerts.  It is a great time to celebrate her learning and improved playing. In addition to school and concerts, she practices almost every day.  She plays her […]

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Encouraging and Supporting Others

TEAM USA We had the wonderful opportunity to watch TEAM USA Women’s Slow Pitch Softball Border Battle XI Tournament this past weekend against Canada.  It was located in Midland, Michigan, which is 12 hours from our home. This is the team that would represent the USA at the Olympics if it were an Olympic year. […]

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Develop a Sleep Routine

Do you have a bedtime routine? Or do you flop into bed and hope you drift right off to sleep?  Either way, it is important to develop a routine, certain rituals that help you transition from your crazy day to a restful night.  A bedtime routine is just as important as having a morning routine.  […]

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