Nov29

Publisher - December 2023

Publisher - December 2023

“I am realistic—I expect miracles!”
— Dr. Wayne Dyer —


When most people think of miracles, they think of acts so great they are beyond earthly power. Some think of the Bible stories about the many miracles Jesus performed, such as restoring a blind man’s sight and bringing a dead man back to life. While some have experiences that can only be explained and comprehended as a miracle such as these, I believe miracles are not exclusive to the grandeur. Miracles surround us every day, and come in all levels of awe—the only prerequisite in experiencing them is to begin to notice. When you change your perception of what a miracle is, you’ll begin to see them all around you.

Nov29

Hissy Fit - December 2023 - Stink, Stank, Stunk: Is Not the Solution

...because everyone needs one every once in awhile

Hissy Fit - December 2023 - Stink, Stank, Stunk: Is Not the Solution

Do the words “Bah, Humbug” run through your brain at this time of year?
Or maybe you begin conjugating the word “stink” just like the Grinch –stink, stank, stunk.
With all of the pressure to make the holidays “just perfect”, it’s no wonder we have a tendency
to be stressed during this time of year. What are the factors that cause all the tension?
If we can identify them, then we can combat them. Here are a few I thought of:

Money:
We are living in rough times right now and our horns of plenty may be approaching the empty mark. It’s okay. It’s not the “stuff” that people remember in the years to come. It’s the fond memories of spending time with each other, the stories that are told and the laughter that is shared. If you’re running low on money this year, consider giving of yourself. There is always a multitude of gifts waiting in our hearts to share with others.

Nov01

Publisher - November 2023

Publisher - November 2023

A negative mind will never give you a positive life.”
— Ziad K. Abdelnour


Recently, with a room full of executive women, one of the topics I touched on was negative self-talk. This was a powerful group—women who have climbed the corporate ladder and broken glass ceilings—and yet almost all of them raised their hands when I asked if they had thought something negative about themselves that morning prior to arriving at the conference.

What does this tell us? If the cream of the crop is still beating themselves up, aren’t we all? As the keynote speaker that day, which meant I had something to say they wanted to hear, I also had negative thoughts about myself prior to taking the stage.

Nov01

Hissy Fit - November 2023 - A Holiday Survival Guide: For the Heart and Soul

...because everyone needs one every once in awhile

Hissy Fit - November 2023 - A Holiday Survival Guide: For the Heart and Soul

Is it possible the most wonderful time of the year is here already?
It’s true; the hurry-days—I mean holidays—are here, and let me be amongst
the first to ask if you’re ready—such a silly question we greet each other
with during this time of the year.


What happens if you’re not ready? Are they asking if I have bought the turkey, cleaned the house, decorated inside and out, (first for Thanksgiving and then a quick turnover to Christmas), mailed Christmas cards, collected Christmas lists, made my own list, gift shopped, grocery shopped, wrapped (with bows), cooked and baked and am I just sitting around with the only thing to do is open the door dujour on the Advent calendar? Of course, I’m not ready. And If you knew me, you wouldn’t even have to ask.

Sep30

Publisher - October 2023

Publisher - October 2023

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.” 
— St. Francis de Sales 

I’ll never forget one of my son’s teacher telling him, “Life’s tough. Get a helmet.” At the time I agreed. Life is tough, and we have to muscle through it, especially the tough times. That’s how I was raised—to get ‘er done no matter what. To a certain degree, I believe this to be true. In hard times, the strong get stronger. You have to in order to make it.

That’s what fight like a girl means—to scratch, claw, scream—to do everything you can to kick someone’s or somethings butt! And, we all have had times when we’ve had to pull out every bit of our strength and fight like a girl.

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