The Butterfly

The Butterfly:

 

There once was a butterfly in a cocoon.  Second my second, minute by minute, day by day, he tried to break loose and to fly freely in that beautiful meadow. But he had to wait. Nature wanted him to put up a fight before emerging into the sunlight. Once he burst forth, he . . . → Read More: The Butterfly

March to the Truth

March

I did not have the opportunity to attend the women’s march a week ago Saturday, but I did march to the truth. I marched on with my thoughts. And I am marching on with my prayers.

We have been hearing a lot about alternative facts, otherwise known as blatant lies. Perhaps we each need . . . → Read More: March to the Truth

Why Should Silence be a Daily Routine?

Silence:

There’s an old saying: Silence is golden. Why is it such an important part of life? How many hours of each day are we subject to sound? I would challenge readers to keep a three day sound inventory. How often do we hear the rumble of airplanes? How often do we hear automobiles zooming down the . . . → Read More: Why Should Silence be a Daily Routine?

Success and Meditation:Meditation: The Gift of Silence

Meditation:

Meditation is my key word this year. Every January, I start the new year with a set of resolutions. Number one resolution is to incorporate meditation into my daily routine. Meditation does not necessarily involve sitting cross-legged in the same position for a set time daily. I have a routine based on the work . . . → Read More: Success and Meditation:Meditation:

A New Year: A New Beginning

New Beginning

Twenty seventeen can be a year of a new beginning. It’s your choice. How do you want to shape the new year? Do you want to keep the same insecurities or do you want to build new opportunities? Do you want to keep the same challenges or do you want to shape new . . . → Read More: A New Year: A New Beginning

The Gift of Parenting Success

The Gift of Parenting Success

To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, You have to be in their lives today.” ― Barbara Johnson

Story: Doctor Joyce Brothers came from a family in which dinner time conversation involved preparing she and her siblings for the realities of everyday life. Her father used to play a game . . . → Read More: The Gift of Parenting Success

The Gift of financial success

Gift The Gift of financial success

Give yourself the gift of financial success.

Suze Orman;

 

If you wait to see how much money you have left at the end of the month to put toward savings, the answer may be zero. So, set up an automated monthly transfer from your checking to savings account. . . . → Read More: The Gift of financial success

Why Should I Stretch To Success?

Stretch To Success:

Sometimes it’s necessary to stretch our limits to achieve success. I call it stretch to success.

Do you find yourself setting new goals and adding new responsibilities? Do you  question whether you can add one more activity, one more appointment, and one more task?  More tasks means more work, more accountability, and more challenges . . . → Read More: Why Should I Stretch To Success?

Why Have a Giving Spirit?

Thanks to all those who have enabled me to give to the community. Thanks to Nami for having me come in to speak. Thanks to Cathy Marterella for allowing me to speak at the Optimist club in Sunset Hills. Thanks to Brenda Fraser for setting up a speaking engagement at Saint Charles Community College and . . . → Read More: Why Have a Giving Spirit?

Why Be Grateful for Our Friends?

Fulfilling Friendships

What would life be like without our friends? How can we build successful friendships?

What function do friendships serve? How do they provide comfort and solace? What characteristics does a true friend have? Life is so much easier when we build a network of rewarding friendships. Let’s take a look at ways to build that . . . → Read More: Building Fulfilling Friendships