Praise

At the start of the school year, my daughter’s teacher handed out a copy of 101 ways to praise a child. It was a list of praise words that could genuinely mean the world to a child after a good deed or effort is done.  As we get older, praise in this way can still be effective … [Read more...]

64th Floor, Tower 1

I can still remember September 11th, 2001 so clearly, as if it was yesterday, not more than a decade ago.  With each passing year, I still feel the deep sadness, pain, and shock of it all.  My heart goes out to all of the families who have lost their loved ones.  I still watch … [Read more...]

Taking in the Moment

Have you ever appreciated someone more after not being with him/her for a period of time?  It’s true what they say about the expression, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”.  I did not even realize it, until last Sunday evening when I came home from a 5 day business trip.  … [Read more...]

Shoveling Spirit

What does shoveling snow mean to you?  Exercise or making snow angels? For some, a bad back, but to a toddler, it means independence, empowerment and discovery. Yesterday morning, I bought a mini shovel for my daughter.  That afternoon, we shoveled our driveway and front … [Read more...]

Every Storm Runs out of Rain…

Has a song ever motivated or changed your way in thinking or helped you see a situation in a different light? I enjoy listening to music as I’m walking around my neighborhood.  It is calming, relaxing and helps me reflect upon the week’s events.  A song I never heard of … [Read more...]

Resolutions or Reflections?

How many years of making resolutions have we made vs. how many times have we followed through on them?  Do you have your own ratio of resolutions to completed resolutions?  If I was asked to count how many times I tried to lose a certain amount of weight as a New Year resolution, … [Read more...]

Wanting a Perfect Ending…

Did you ever say or hear one of your friends say…if only this happened will I be much happier or I wish I could work from home and make my own hours or if I could just make this much money that my life will be that much easier? I have…plenty of times! If you read between … [Read more...]

Do You Need a Food-Lift?

Making consistent healthy choices over a period of time is the tough part, especially if you just eat the same foods all the time.   We can only eat so many carrots before we decide to want something else that is crunchy, like potato chips.   So, the challenge is to find a … [Read more...]

Freedom Calls Passage

What gets your positive momentum going? Inspiring quotes or passages fire me up to stay the course in achieving goals. Here is a great passage about freedom that I read in Success Magazine’s July 2011 issue. Freedom calls. It whispers to those locked In desparate … [Read more...]