Dreams are Meant to be Pursued

Dreams are Meant to be Pursued

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What are your hopes and dreams for the future?  Are you interested in changing jobs?  Do you want to buy a home?  Do you want to move across the country?  When should you retire?  Where do you want to travel?  When should you start a family?  What are you waiting for?  

Here are my thoughts to get you on the road to your BEST LIFE!

“The biggest adventure that you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”            Oprah Winfrey

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Three Steps to Joy

Three Steps to Joy

I  think there is a distinct difference between joy and happiness.  Happiness is dependent on what’s going on in your life.  It’s the choice of how you deal with everyday annoyances.    Joy, on the other hand, is deep inside.  It’s something you have whether you are happy or sad, satisfied or annoyed,  excited or indifferent.

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Little Things Getting to You?

Little Things Getting to You?

When we quit worrying over the little things, we can spend time on what is truly important in life.

Each and every day we experience disappointment.  Friends who don’t do what we expect, work situations that become fodder for TV sitcoms, plans fail, wishful thinking blows into the wind like a puff of glitter dust.  The truth is that many of these situations are out of our control.   They happen upon us, surprisingly out of the blue and it’s up to us to navigate through it.   At times we respond with intensity because we are hurt.   Continue reading

BE KIND

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In all of my wanderings throughout life, kindness has been such an important part of my journey.  I have had examples of kindness throughout my life.  From teachers to family members, kindness is always remembered.  Not necessarily remembered by what they said but in how they made me feel.  I can go back almost 50 years and feel the warmth created by those who made me feel like I was worth their time.  Of course I can say the opposite about the neighbor lady who was never kind and always made me feel inferior to her children.  We’ve all felt that way.  Some like me, as children and some of you, even now. Continue reading

A DEFINING MOMENT

A DEFINING MOMENT

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A defining moment can come at any time.  My moment came in the early morning hours while a gentle snow fell from a dark sky.  Oversized Chair. Warm Fire. Cozy Blanket. Bold Coffee. And Max Lucado’s book, Come Thirsty.

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The Hardest Part of a Workout

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Jaime & me on October 27, 2012 after the Healdsburg Half Marathon in Sonoma County celebrating my 50th Birthday!

Hands Down, most difficult part of a workout for me is just putting on my shoes….

I absolutely love it when I’m actually working out!  I love the feeling of making my body tired, and more than that I love the feeling of being able to walk, run, hike as many miles as I want to.  I love meeting a goal.  I love the euphoric feeling that running can bring.  My family all works out.  From running to lifting weights to playing organized sports to yoga.  We all participate in something.  I’m happy that Aldo & I were able to set an example of the importance of taking care of your body.  Even if it’s some hard work in the yard and garden!!

You’d think I’d never quit working out, would you?  Ha!  I love meeting a goal and once the goal is over, I tend to stop.  I can still do active fun but not like when I’m training.  I lose my motivation and I can’t seem to put my running shoes on to go outside or go downstairs to the treadmill.

I have come up with ways in the past to solve the lack of shoes on my feet.

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Moms, Kindly Scoot Out of the Way

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We moms can be kind of controlling. Are you intrigued because you are a mom, you are married to a mom or you have a mom?!! I write this message as a mom, who has a partner in parenting.  I don’t want to leave my sweet husband out of this!

I believe it’s in our nature to want everything to be wonderful for our children.  We want to protect them and we don’t want them to hurt – EVER.  Our wisdom and experience can certainly save them a lot of grief in life.  We think they need us to be in the helicopter over them, ready to slide down the rope to save them at any moment.  Hold Please — Land the Helicopter and Let Them Fly!

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