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Don’t Settle for Less than You Deserve

Posted on February 25th, 2015 by know that saying, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see”? Well, I have been looking at my house for years and just now noticed a huge crack!

It’s not a tiny crack, like chipped paint, but the kind of crack that could break my house in half any minute!I asked my friend about it and he said, “Your house is settling”.

I googled it immediately and learned that this “settling” causes sudden pressure to accrue on the support structures. The stucco cracks under this additional pressure because it has not been built to withstand it.


If a house crack when it settles, then what happens when we settle?

We all have a life we were born to live.… Read the rest

Categories : Personal Growth

It’s Who You Know

Posted on February 6th, 2015 by

colored_puzzle_connection_400_wht_9893Relationships are a powerful force in our lives.  In fact, they can mean the difference between failure and success.   
We all know people who don’t seem that smart or talented and yet they rise to the top.  Why?  Because they know how to connect with the right people.
I have always tried to surround myself with people that lift me up.  I have mentors who know more than me and are where I want to be.  I am very careful about the people I allow into my life. 
This strategy has served me well.  Over the years, I can credit the majority of my success to people helping me, believing in me and giving me advice when I need it most. 
But I’ve also made many mistakes along the way.  I am very trusting and I see the good in people so I have to rely on my intuition and my faith to guide me along. 
I love this quote: “You become most like the 5 people you spend the most time with”.Read the rest

Categories : Personal Growth

How to Stay Motivated

Posted on January 21st, 2015 by

motivatedmotivatedmotivation“I have a really bad habit that is hard to break”… My client told me this last week.

One of her goals for 2015 is to get up 45 minutes early and workout. The first week was great.  The second week was not so great.  She immediately became frustrated.  “Why can’t I make it through 2 weeks?”

Her bad habit is that she doesn’t get enough sleep.  She has a busy life and can’t seem to go to bed at a reasonable hour.  Then she gets up early to take her kids to school and go to work.

Missing sleep robs her of energy, affects her mood and gives her a short fuse with her kids.   She knows sleep is important, and she would have more energy if she exercised, but life just gets in the way.… Read the rest

Categories : Personal Growth

How to Manage Your Emotions

Posted on January 12th, 2015 by

can-botox-stunt-your-emotional-expressionMy son got his driver’s license! Woo hoo!! It was so exciting to watch him drive away from the dealership in his brand new car and even more exciting that I have an extra 2 hours in my day.

But as I was following him home, I started crying my eyes out. “Where had the time gone? He is not a baby anymore! How would I live without him when he goes away to college? What if he moves to California and I never get to see him or my grandchildren? (He is only a junior in high school, obviously I was thinking too far ahead).

Emotions are interesting things. Sometimes we can control them and other times they are clearly in charge.… Read the rest

Categories : Personal Growth