Life

 

Life

  • Do You Make Most of Your Decisions in Life on Auto-Pilot?
    Do You Make Most of Your Decisions in Life on Auto-Pilot?

        Women, we are so funny and interesting. We put our whole lives on hold during our child rearing years or during our career-creating time. We have this notion we are to multi-task everything, including our lives. When do we just sit down and take a breath? The world [Read More!…]

  • Fear is the Mind Killer
    Fear is the Mind Killer

      When I first read that line in Frank Herbert’s classic novel Dune, it changed my teenage life.  Not that I was a fearful person overall, but it showed me how to overcome the obstacles to making the things happen in my life I wanted. It gave me a mantra [Read More!…]

  • I’ve Evolved into Wonder Woman & Loving it!  - VIDEO
    I’ve Evolved into Wonder Woman & Loving it! – VIDEO

      Sometimes I think I’m just too old for new beginnings.  Usually, those are the days when I’m overwhelmed with trying to keep up with the social media I do in marketing my work, writing two or three posts under a deadline, connecting with folks I want/need to know through [Read More!…]

  • Dear Janet… Forgiving a Parent but Keeping Your Distance?
    Dear Janet… Forgiving a Parent but Keeping Your Distance?

      Dear Janet, My mother and I have not talked in about 3 years.  I stopped talking to her, because she told several friends and family members many lies about my husband and me.  I’m not sure why she did this.  But, I know she is someone that has always [Read More!…]

  • Don’t Hang Out in My Blind Spot…There are 3 Better Places to be to Help!
    Don’t Hang Out in My Blind Spot…There are 3 Better Places to be to Help!

      One of my all-time favorite movie scenes is in Back to the Future.  Biff Tannen, the bully, has just returned George McFly’s car via tow truck!  Biff tells George he should have been warned about the blind spot before the car was loaned to him.  He said “I could [Read More!…]

  • Mid-Life doesn’t have to be a Crisis… Embrace the Wisdom of it!
    Mid-Life doesn’t have to be a Crisis… Embrace the Wisdom of it!

      “People may call what happens at midlife ‘a crisis,’ but it’s not.  It’s an unraveling – a time when you feel a desperate pull to live the life you want to live, not the one you’re “supposed” to live. The unraveling is a time when you are challenged by [Read More!…]

  • Are You Being Used for Sex?
    Are You Being Used for Sex?

      Let’s take an anonymous poll.  Close your eyes (no peeking!) and raise your hand if you have ever done any of the following: – Agreed (either implicitly or expressly) to a casual sex arrangement with a man even though what you really wanted was a serious relationship with him? [Read More!…]

  • I Went from Surviving to Thriving & So Can You
    I Went from Surviving to Thriving & So Can You

      I woke up in the mornings questioning how I was going to survive.  I never “really” knew what would happen to me, whether the disease would progress as stated earlier in my life.  I lived in fear, in a state of constant anxiety. That was my story, and for [Read More!…]

  • The Freedom of Forgiveness… Let go & Move Forward
    The Freedom of Forgiveness… Let go & Move Forward

      In order to allow a new and better phase of your life to happen, you need to let go of the past. As difficult as it may seem, it’s important to become aware of things that no longer serve you. And, realize it’s time to let them go if [Read More!…]

  • Do You. Every Day, in Every Way
    Do You. Every Day, in Every Way

      This is not a phrase we are typically encouraged with. In fact, we hear the opposite and are being pulled into people pleasing. But in making the best choices, you have to put yourself first. Self-love is an investment, meant for making choices and finding meaning in those choices. [Read More!…]

  • How do You Answer, “Are You Selfish?”
    How do You Answer, “Are You Selfish?”

      Are you selfish? What was your answer? You said no, didn’t you? Nobody wants to be known as the selfish one. Nobody wants a reputation as a taker. For the next 900 words or so, be selfish. Here. Let me ease your mind a bit. Instead of thinking “selfish,” [Read More!…]

  • Live More Courageously in 5 Very Doable Steps
    Live More Courageously in 5 Very Doable Steps

      Courage, what is it? I’m sure it means something different for each of us. Let’s take a look at how the dictionary defines it. Step 1 – Define Courage for You You can determine what courage means to you; to help here is how the dictionary defines courage: the [Read More!…]

  • Spring Cleaning Your Work Life - VIDEO
    Spring Cleaning Your Work Life – VIDEO

      Anyone who has suffered through a dreary Philadelphia winter knows the eager anticipation of spring.  Philly in the winter most closely resembles Dorothy Gale’s Kansas—gray, bland, and monotonous.  Here, we wait like eager Munchkins to be returned to the color of Oz. I couldn’t wait for the release of [Read More!…]

  • Dear Janet… Are You Dating a Much Younger Woman?
    Dear Janet… Are You Dating a Much Younger Woman?

      Dear Janet, I am 45 and my girlfriend is 26.  We have been dating for almost a year.  I met her about a year after my divorce, and we just hit it off.  No one was more surprised than me, because I wasn’t particularly looking and certainly not for [Read More!…]

  • How Well do You Adapt in Life?
    How Well do You Adapt in Life?

      Recently, many of us all throughout the United States have had to drive in all kinds of weather.  We have had large snow storms in many places and heavy rain in others.  Weather affects our commute just about anywhere we live. If it was not weather affecting us, it [Read More!…]

  • 3 Action Steps to being Uniquely Authentic
    3 Action Steps to being Uniquely Authentic

      “Authenticity is not something we have or don’t have.  It’s a practice – a conscious choice of how we want to live.  Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day.  It’s about the choice to show up and be real, the choice to be [Read More!…]

  • Are You a Begging Puppy with Men? 7 Questions to Ask Yourself!
    Are You a Begging Puppy with Men? 7 Questions to Ask Yourself!

      Just like every other canine owner in America, I’m convinced I’ve had the best dogs to ever walk the face of the earth.  My boy, Dudley, sadly passed away just over a year ago.  However, up until the time of his death, he both looked and acted like a [Read More!…]

  • Are You Ready to Spring Forward & Bloom?
    Are You Ready to Spring Forward & Bloom?

      The clocks are not the only thing springing forward! March is the time we move ahead too. Ask yourself, “How would I like to move ahead for my own personal growth and renewal, so I may bloom into the best of me? So let’s do a little exercise. This [Read More!…]

  • Take the Risk it Takes to Blossom
    Take the Risk it Takes to Blossom

      “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin Four years ago I completed a rigorous coach-training program with a renowned author and leader in the self- help industry. I was so [Read More!…]

  • Why is it so Hard to Let Go of Some Relationships… Even when You know You Should?
    Why is it so Hard to Let Go of Some Relationships… Even when You know You Should?

    Why is it so hard to let go of some relationships? Do we feel like we won’t be whole without the other person in our lives? Perhaps we are concerned what others will think of us if we walk away? Maybe we think we are not capable without the other [Read More!…]