Category: Blog

Give it your ALL – whether that’s IN or OUT

Some of my most satisfying and rewarding experiences in life have come from my can-do, make-it-happen, no-matter-what mentality –  topped off with a heaping dose of refusal to quit. What some people like to refer to as “stubbornness” –  but I’d prefer to call “tenacity” –  has allowed me to finish marathons, ultra-marathons and triathlons. […]


From the Golden Arches to the Golden Ticket

Last week I watched the move “Founder” about Ray Kroc, the man who founded McDonald’s. “Founded”. Kind of like the phrase “Finders keepers, losers weepers,” you may have heard or repeated on your elementary school playground – as tears welled up in at least one child’s eyes. Ouch! The story shares how one man “improved […]


So you want to feel at peace, do ya?

Pathway to Peace #1: Big Blue Dog Bone My first big lesson in acquiring peace came one day about eight years ago, lying face down on my home office floor – wailing like a toddler in a Target aisle having been denied the dollhouse of her dreams. But rather than a dollhouse, it was real […]


Boots, Class & a Little Sass

Well, I’m back in the saddle again! I lost my way for a bit. Became worn out and saddle sore. Got bucked off my horse. And dragged along behind for far too long. AND finally, found myself face down in the mud! So, I decided to take the advice of a dear, long-time friend who […]


Everything old CAN be new again

The great Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, “He who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead.” As we grow older and begin thinking that we have it all figured out – or at least thinking we should by now – we often deduce that there is nothing […]


What goes down, must come up!

When something isn’t working for you, switch to something that does – use whatever is available or presents itself in that moment.  Day one was a 7-mile hike down to the floor of the Grand Canyon. I had worn my hiking boots many times before so they were good and broken in. However, about 5 […]


You don’t have to have it all figured out, Einstein!

Herein lies the problem. Making resolutions inadvertently assumes that there are things that need to be resolved. Dealt with. Settled. Solved. Figured out. This approach – while well-intentioned – places all the focus on what’s “wrong”. On what you believe needs to be improved upon, changed or even eliminated. It utilizes perception and interpretation of what […]


Put your hair in a bun, slip on a loincloth (mawashi) and FIGHT!

I’ve always had an uncanny ability to make things happen when I truly set my mind to it. My son has it, too – when he wants to. It’s funny how tired he becomes or how much “his ankle hurts” – all of a sudden – when it’s time to do his chores. Yet he […]


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