Holiday Strategy Tip #2: Run up to the starting line. When I was an assistant track coach (decades ago), I observed that there were a number of events in which the athlete ran up to the starting line- and then threw, hurled, jumped, etc. That means that before s/he actually got measured for jumping, throwing,..
Mindset has to be your starting point It’s already started, of course. The holidays. It used to be that Thanksgiving started the holiday season. But now it’s Halloween. You’ve already had to deal with Halloween at home- and now co-workers are bringing candy into the office to get it out of their house. Thank you..
You just read about how Max learned how to go down our backyard slide, right? (If you haven’t, click here and read that post first). So what about you- what’s YOUR slide? Let’s do a quick application of Max’s learning process- but let’s go back one more step. You see, Max had to decide what..
It’s very difficult to say, “I can’t do that.” At least it is for me. It implies that I need help. And I like to picture myself as independent, capable of doing whatever needs to be done, and of course, doing it well! But for the past three weeks, my level of independence has been..
January 2017 happened fast! I decided to participate in Mannatech’s 90 Days to a New You Challenge…which I started it officially on Wednesday, Jan. 4. I have a team of three women who live in Phoenix area, and we make up TeamPhoenix. There are certain requirements for the Challenge. We have to take measurements, photos and..
The temperatures are dropping, even here in Arizona. We can even sleep with our windows open. Pumpkins are everywhere! Here in our community in the foothills, javelinas have been seen nosing pumpkins from neighbors’ front porches down the street to a ‘happy eating place.’ Fall has definitely arrived! All that adds up to the..
Expectations during the Holidays A pastoral family has a different Christmas experience: it comes with the territory. You adjust expectations and ‘do the next thing.’ My list of the next thing is always quite different, however. LOL! Reality Then, just before Christmas, we welcomed Sadie into our family: a new life. Precious. Beautiful. So much..