Self-care is the first step in caring for others: remember the mantra on the plane with the oxygen mask- put yours on first before you help someone else.
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..
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..
(The content of the next three posts is from a speech given to San Tan Toastmasters Club, June 17, 2014 as a Keynote address to (an assumed audience of) the Chamber luncheon of business owners. If you are a business owner, you will appreciate these comments. If you are a customer of any business, let me..
Articles and blogs have been appearing recently stating that the American diet is getting better. Do you agree or disagree? In a recent video blog, Dr. Pam Popper, founder and executive director of the Wellness Forum in Columbus, OH, shared some statistics that would cast serious doubt on the claim of ‘improvement.’ For example, in..
#3 in the current blog series is: Wait for your time to bloom. One of the walks that I’m looking forward to in the next couple of weeks will be at the San Tan Regional Park when I can see the cacti in bloom. I’ve seen the flowers on cacti and I am always amazed..
It is a choice- it always is. You can be ripe and rotting- or green and growing. If you are stretching your comfort zone (rather than stepping out of it only to get back into in as quickly as possible), then you are gaining new skills, adding new routines to your life, engaging with new..
Last night I talked to a friend on the phone and the conversation turned to her need to make some decisions that would help her get to her ideal size. One comment that J made is a great validation of a point in an article I read recently about the power to make lifestyle changes. J realizes..