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Monday Motivational: Are you Grateful?

October 15th, 2018

It’s Monday…. let’s talk GRATITUDE!  Who feels grateful that it is Monday?  There has been research done that proclaims people actually feel more depressed on Mondays.  One article I found was literally titled “Scientific study concludes that Mondays suck!”  Crazy, huh?   Well, if you are reading this article thinking that you are going to be one of those statistics, it’s time to change that! Did you know you actually get to choose how you feel and how you respond to circumstances?  You might be thinking, “yeah I know that” …. but do your actions reflect that you know that? ... Read More

Motivational Monday: Finding Your Purpose

October 1st, 2018

I must share with you that I was so excited and honored when I was asked to be the weekly columnist for Motivational Monday.   In my high school years, as the assistant editor for the school newspaper, I had a column called “Stayin’ Alive” (yes, the Bee Gees were popular when I was in high school!) and I gave advice to students on how to survive high school.  My role as your Monday Motivator is to give you advice and guidance as well, and fortunately I have accumulated quite a bit more wisdom since my Bee Gees days.   Although I am many years out of high school, I remain a lifelong student.  ... Read More

Awareness

May 21st, 2018

Each one of us is fully capable of accomplishing anything, and more importantly, everything we put our mind to. We have desires, dreams, and ambitions for our time here. Accomplishing them is no easy task, but we are aptly suited for our challenge. We truly have limitless potential residing inside. It’s lying dormant, desperately waiting for us to set the wheels in motion, enabling it to crack through the surface where it can be put to use in our pursuits. At times there can be a disconnect between our desires, dreams, and ambitions, and our current reality or perception of it. Life happens,... Read More

Motivational Monday

April 9th, 2018

There are many ways to keep it together on the inside. Find ways to be silly, as you keep your sense of humor. Share silly things on your mind with friends and family, so your loved ones have permission to stay silly with you. Life doesn’t have to be serious. A grief counselor friend tells me all the time how silly humans get, when we are literally on our deathbed. It’s not the drugs! It’s the way we come to an understanding that we have been way to serious in our lives, or that our lives are short, so why not laugh. Don’t wait. Be silly now. Silly doesn’t mean you’re disrespectful... Read More

Motivational Monday

March 12th, 2018

What a difference a space makes I write this from my new digs, and I realize that options are a beautiful thing. Options. The will to choose one, some, or none, is an elemental gift to humans. In the Waldorf tradition, and the Native American tradition, two ways of life that make sense to me, I feel the primordial satisfaction when I honor the elements of nature and human beings. You know how good it feels to garden, to drink tea in the morning sun, to watch children run in a yard, or to camp by a river. Add the element of choice, of all the options you could do, and life seems like a blessing. Motivation... Read More

Motivational Monday

February 26th, 2018

Let’s continue in this dark end of winter discussing burnout, so come spring and summer, we have clear intentions on how to combat burnout and create our anti-burnout limits. In one major traveling job, I was continually given more territory. My territory got way too big, and I was gone 90% of the time. I had only signed up to be away from my home 50% of the time, and this pushed my limit. I didn’t want to seem like a prima donna, never satisfied. I wanted to be grateful for the work I had but it was too much. I was resentful. In my commitment to endurance, I negotiated big-time with the company,... Read More

Motivational Monday

February 19th, 2018

The Anti-Burnout Limit I am writing a book about endurance, and have fallen in love with its meaning and quality. I looked up endurance at thesaurus.com, and I got a huge boost of energy. Listen to these lovely words: Ability, capacity, courage, fortitude, grit, mettle, patience, perseverance, persistence, stamina, strength, tenacity, tolerance, and vitality! Yes!  Write those down on your intention board for 2018. Here’s the antonyms for endurance: Apathy, cowardice, idleness, impotence, inability, incompetence, indifference, indolence, intolerance, lack, laziness, lethargy, timidity, and weakness.... Read More