Tag Archives: Family

What I learned from my 6 year old son about what it means to trust…

March 1, 2019

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“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” ~ Zig Ziglar I have always wanted to be great. To be great sets you a part. To be able to be great will make you a success. Have a goal, focus on the goal, achieve the goal, achieve […]

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The journey for my powers.

September 5, 2017

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Image credit: PositivePsychologyPowers.com “Do not pray for task equal to your powers, pray for powers equal to your tasks.” ~ “Phillips Brooks I am sitting outside on our back steps. They are hard, but warm from the afternoon sun.  It’s not comfortable, but it’s not uncomfortable enough to send me inside away from the overcast […]

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“It starts with why:” a decision of the heart

October 16, 2014

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Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. Ralph Waldo Emerson Decisions are not made with our minds they are made with our hearts. As a business person one of my favorite leadership theorists is Simon Sinek. He wrote a book, and more importantly did a TED talk about his book, […]

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How to show life 1,000 reasons to Smile (even if it’s shaky)

October 9, 2014

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“When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.” – Unknown You may have sensed I am back for a reason. Back to my safe place, the place I think about when I get overwhelmed, to take refuge in my words, as little by little […]

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How to be a Supernova among the Stars: A tribute to Will Poovey

October 6, 2014

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Success by Ralph Waldo Emerson: To laugh often and much To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To ear the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate the beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by […]

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Trusting your self-trust is the best thing you can do for you.

March 20, 2014

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“Self-trust is the first secret of success, the belief that if you are here the authorities of the universe put you here, and for cause, or with some task strictly appointed you in your constitution, and so long as you work at that you are well and successful.” ~ Swami Kriyananda [J. Donald Walters] (born 1926) […]

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My evolution of Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2014

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Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away. ~ Marcus Aurelius I remember standing and looking in the mirror when I was 18, 19, 20  years […]

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The path to possibility is paved with small steps (E’s walking debut).

January 22, 2014

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“There is always one unexpected moment in life when a door opens up to let the future in.” ~ Graham Green In many ways this happens to me every single day.  Some days it is a welcome breeze blowing through to clear out the cobwebs, and some days it is more like a typhoon compressed […]

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How to be Thankful…stop, look, listen.

November 26, 2013

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The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present – and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future. – Audrey Hepburn I cannot be a hypocrite.  I cannot say I am always perfect at being present.  I can say I try very hard to remember to be here, right […]

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The Wondertwins turn 4!

October 18, 2013

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“When the most important things in our life happen we quite often do not know , at the moment, what is going on.” C.S. Lewis Four years ago this morning truer words could not have been spoken. I had really no idea what was going on other than my babies had just arrived and it […]

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