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

Why We Need to Practice

Political Civility:

We are almost one week past the election. Political civility has gone down the tubes during the last two years. Just about every ethnic group has experienced anxiety. Latino children are afraid that their families will be ripped apart. Muslim women are afraid to wear their hijabs in public. And blacks fear increased racial . . . → Read More: Why We Need to Practice Political Civility

Why We Need to Be Flexible to Be Successful

Flexible to Be Successful:

My mindset embraces a few fluid concepts:

To be successful one needs to be flexible. A rigid belief system fosters a static existence.

When I bend to the influx of new ideas, I create success in every area of my life.

When I allow myself  growth  in my belief systems, in . . . → Read More: Why We Need to Be Flexible to Be Successful

Why We Need to Create Successful Communities

Successful Communities

There is a present day move to influence our political situation by getting involved in created successful communities. Political viability should not be sustained by who we elect to the office of president. True community success starts from the grassroots up. It is birthed through the efforts of people like you and I. . . . → Read More: Why We Need to Create Successful Communities

Why We Need a Change of Heart

Change of Heart:

We don’t need to take guns away to prevent crime. We need a change of heart. Television censorship was alive and well in the  fifties. Lucy and Desi had to sleep in twin beds. Violence was minimal, with the exception of shows depicting cowboys and Indians. In order to compete with cable, . . . → Read More: Why We Need a Change of Heart

How to Enjoy Vibrant Relationships:

Vibrant Relationships

I believe that our success quotient is determined by the quality of life in three areas: finances, health, and relationships. So how does one hit the relationship jackpot? Let’s take a look at the following concepts.

Learn the art of active listening. One sure way to fire up dormant relationships is to echo . . . → Read More: How to Enjoy Vibrant Relationships:

Why Have We Abandoned Civility?

Civility:

Why have we abandoned civility? Proponents of each political party have made a game of putting down anyone who thinks differently. Republicans are “deplorables.” And Clinton supporters are lacking intelligence, according to one radio prominent radio personality. We expect our children to become polite responsible adults while modeling behavior that speaks otherwise.

So what has . . . → Read More: Why Have We Abandoned Civility?

Why Feel Hopeless? Embrace Possibilities

Embrace Possibilities:

Learn to overcome challenges by learning how to embrace possibilities. I was diagnosed with spasmodic vocal dysphonia in May of this year. My voice was rapidly becoming more and more difficult to manage. After consulting with an ear, nose, and throat specialist, I decided to get a botox shot, which is the standard . . . → Read More: Why Feel Hopeless? Embrace Possibilities