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,..
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..
Knowing that the holidays are approaching can make some people nervous in August! Whether you have warm, fuzzy memories of family gatherings… or you remember stress-filled, angry conversations with visiting relatives…or lonely days… in our yearly calendars, October through January (when the financial ledger of the previous months becomes black and white) bring a flood..
Time sure flies when you’re having fun! Just checking in after a brief hiatus from blogging. Not that there was a shortage of content…but time flew by with a variety of special events! Here’s a quick personal update. We added our fourth grandson to the DeZago family when Lincoln Daniel was born December 12. He..
Our Wisdom from a Cactus series continues: Be patient through the dry spells. Deserts are regions that receive low and irregular amounts of precipitation. The location of the desert (high or low elevation) as well as temperatures (high or low) more specifically affect the amount of precipitation that desert plants receive. In photos I..
We are wired to resist change. So allow me to share one last thought about getting back on track, making the change necessary to re-direct: from The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson- a book that I highly recommend: “Everything you need to do to transform your life is easy to do. (You need to get this book…) Here’s the problem:..
In talking with a client this week, she realized that she had options for activity: working with her trainer, taking a spin class with others, enjoying a long but brisk walk with her dogs, or walking the golf course. Another client realized that she needed to make an appointment with herself on days she didn’t..
My short series on Wisdom from a Cactus continues with this short message: Stay sharp! First a little about spines, thorns and prickles. Spines Spines are a memorable feature of cacti. According to answers.com, spines are modified leaves, performing the function of photosynthesis for cacti, assisting in preserving water because of reduced surface area, and..