There it was, right in front of us in the traffic. We were trapped- No way round it, we just had to sit behind it. Stare at it and then have a great big whopping detailed conversation that I didn’t particularly want on the drive to school that morning. the bumper sticker said- “Abortion. Big ... Continue Reading »
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Marilyn Monroe said, I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right…..and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. Change is inevitable but rarely predictable. It shakes things up, but there ... Continue Reading »
Are you dealing with change? If you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed by change, take a cue from the butterfly. First its a caterpillar, crawling close to the earth, slow and steady. It’s in no hurry, but definitely seems to be heading somewhere. It’s crawling up the branch of a tree. It stops as if ... Continue Reading »
Comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, said According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’d rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy. When you put it like that, it’s a stark contrast. ... Continue Reading »
I was in the dollar store. Buying brightly coloured plastic landfill, and crying. Did everyone else feel like me? I looked around – it was hard to tell as they filled their shopping carts with crap. I held fart putty in one hand while tears streamed down my cheeks. Nothing was funny. My kids do ... Continue Reading »
I was surfing channels recently and caught the scene in the Jack Nicholson movie As Good As It Gets. Nicholson plays the part of Melvin who has extreme OCD. In this scene Melvin is leaving the psychiatrist’s office after another frustrating session. He walks into the waiting room full of glum looking people, looks around ... Continue Reading »
I went to see the movie Life of Pi last week and loved it. One really incredible scene stayed with me. Pi is the teenage boy marooned in the middle of the Pacific after the ship carrying his family and all their zoo animals sinks. He ends up trapped on a life raft with a ... Continue Reading »
When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully. When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light. When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it. When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway. When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back. When ... Continue Reading »
We go back and forth, we argue. Stern reminders fall on deaf ears. “I knoooooooooow, I’m gooooooooooooing”. Somehow one simple word becomes an entire essay. You would think we were asking the unaskable. Why this nightly ritual takes place is beyond me. For I don’t think there is another living soul who actually enjoys a ... Continue Reading »
I’ve never been good at math. All those questions about trains going certain speeds reaching destinations at 11:29am, then asking how many passengers ate peanut butter sandwiches between point A and Tz. Or the endless questions about triangles – they have 3 sides people!!! Isn’t that all I need to know? So what hope is ... Continue Reading »
When hustle meets vision, incredible things happen. Will power is when you take hold of an idea and refuse to let go until it becomes a reality. Thrill power is when a vision takes hold of you and refuses to let you quit. You can’t help but persevere, no matter what the obstacles. Still power ... Continue Reading »
What Olympic “moments” have inspired you? Maybe it was Michael Phelps winning a gazillion medals or Usain Bolt running faster than the speed of light. For me it was a guy I had never heard of until yesterday, Oscar Pistorius. This guy is phenomenal and puts any attempt to feel sorry for myself into a ... Continue Reading »
If you feel like you’re drowning in challenges, climb the ladder of your imagination to find new and creative solutions. Your mind is limitless. Visualize the surface where you can breathe again and let your imagination take you there. If you can see it, you can solve it.
Stay flexible and you will not be bent out of shape. Keep an open mind and you will move to the mood of the moment. Be adaptable and you will stretch your expectations to fit the contours of reality. Pirouette with change and you will do back bends over anxiety. You have the grace and ... Continue Reading »
If you feel like your troubles are pulling you under, try looking at the situation from a new perspective. Reframe it as an opportunity to learn; see struggle as strength and challenge as character. Drown out the voice of doubt with the voice of power and possibility.