At the end of each year (actually—usually starting in late November) I start meditating and praying and thinking about what my theme for the next year is going to be. Or maybe theme isn’t exactly the proper term – more of where I most want my focus to be. As 2018 drew to a close, I struggled with … [Read more...] about Word of the Year: Bring it on 2020!
Were you one of the people who stayed up to see the old year out and the new one in? I sure was! Every year, my brothers, sisters and our families all gather together to celebrate our Christmas and New Year together all in one night. Every year as the old year draws to an end, we all gather around … [Read more...] about My Word of the Year is…
Without the ability to end things, people stay stuck, never becoming who they are meant to be, never accomplishing all that their talents and abilities should afford them. Dr. Henry Cloud We know that endings are as much a part of life as beginnings, yet somehow, we don’t always view endings from a … [Read more...] about Growth Happens: Why Endings Are New Beginnings
In the Live Inspired Summer Reading Guide I included a book by Simon Sinek titled, Start With Why. It's a blockbuster major bestseller, and I understand why (no pun intended). I use the fundamentals of Sinek's work from Start With Why in a lot of my own endeavors because it works! This week's … [Read more...] about Live Inspired and Know Your “Why”
Fifteen years ago this week I walked out of my final chemo treatment after battling a very aggressive form of breast cancer. Although a bit nauseous, weak, bald and pale, I was alive. My second chance began that day, and I am forever grateful for this beautiful gift of life. In this week's blog, I … [Read more...] about Second Chances and New Perspectives
How are YOU going to make 2016 be a BETTER year for YOU? I always like to look ahead at what’s possible and be hopeful for positive outcomes and opportunities to learn and grow. In my last blog, I talked about the gift of second chances, and that’s what a New Year offers us. It is a GIFT ready to … [Read more...] about Stepping Stones for 2016
Here we are again on the verge of counting down, watching the ball drop and singing Auld Lang Syne. Leading up to New Years is a reflective yet hopeful time. It is the occasion for recognizing the ‘days gone by’ and not forgetting them or those people who were a part of our lives in the passing … [Read more...] about Gifts Galore — Week 4: The Gift of a New Beginning