DETERMINING WHAT REALLY MATTERS – Preparing for Change...

Jul 21, 2016 by

Personal Change – Where to Start?   It can be quite difficult for people to figure out how to set personal goals or relaunch their lives in the best way. Often we focus in on a couple of areas in our lives that we are not happy with. ‘I’ve had enough’ we say. ‘I’m losing weight’. I’m going to find a new job’.’ I’m moving’ and off we go! What’s much more useful however is to take an overall ‘helicopter’ view of your life, to define all your goals and then to determine which ones are most important. This way you don’t rush headlong into taking a bunch of action steps in one area that might do more damage than good in the long term. So here’s a simple step by step process that...

read more

Let’s Talk About Confidence...

Jul 19, 2016 by

      You want to have and experience confidence, just as much as anyone else does.  However, it is easy to trick yourself into believing that confidence is only for the elite and not something that everyone can achieve. What usually holds people back is that they believe the myths about confidence.  Here are six of the most common myths about confidence.   Myth #1:  You have to be good looking and successful to be confident   How successful and good looking you are has nothing to do with confidence levels.  Many attractive and successful celebrities have admitted to lack of confidence in particular areas of their lives.  What matters more is what you think of yourself and your abilities.   Myth #2:  Confidence is something that you are born with   This...

read more

Reconciliation and Forgiveness: What’s The Difference?...

Jul 12, 2016 by

  The Difference in Reconciliation and Forgiveness The act of forgiveness doesn’t always lead to reconciliation and vice versa. One isn’t necessarily dependent on the other. You can forgive without having any thoughts about restoring a relationship, and you can reconcile and “agree to disagree” without forgiving the other person. You may think that in certain cases (such as with a spouse) you can’t possibly forgive without letting the person back in your life. For example, if your best friend has an affair with your husband, you may let both relationships fall to the wayside. On the other hand, you can forgive the people involved so that you can get on with your own life. The harm done to your relationship may negate any possibility of reconciliation. You may think of ways to have...

read more

Amazon Prime Day – July 12...

Jul 12, 2016 by

Amazon Prime is just fantastic for everyone from moms and dads to college students and professionals, saving you not only money but more importantly, TIME! The biggest benefit of Amazon Prime is 2 day shipping which seems to be getting faster and faster every time I order something. Seriously! Seems like my order shows up on my doorstep the minute I hit purchase. When I first subscribed to Amazon Prime a few years back I was in school and ordering books like I had my very library to stock.  Seriously, books was all I ordered.  Getting those book orders quick and easy was what attracted me to Amazon Prime originally.  I still order books…because I love to read, but I order a little bit of everything.  Amazon sells everything and having Prime just means it...

read more

Why Is It So Difficult To Forgive?...

Jul 5, 2016 by

  Why Is It So Difficult to Forgive?   When someone we love and trusted has treated us with disdain the last thing on our minds at first is forgiveness. Our dreams have been shattered and we usually become angry and want revenge. Forgiveness isn’t on the horizon. If you’re infused with anger and resentment toward another person, your thoughts are likely filled with negativity or blaming another. You may also have guilt for how you contributed to the situation or think that forgiving is only for the weak – and you never want to forget the transgression so it will never happen again. Sound familiar? Being judgmental is also a reason why it’s so hard to forgive another. If you perceive the other person as not appreciating you or all you’ve done for them...

read more

Public Speaking Skills for Kids...

Jun 30, 2016 by

  Fear   Did you know that the biggest fear most school age children have is being called on by the teacher?  Not because they aren’t prepared as some may not be, but more often because the idea of speaking in front of a group of people paralyzes them.  Who hasn’t been there?  The teacher calls your name, you stand and when you try to speak…nothing comes to mind.  Confident public speaking is a crucial skill that is often overlooked and under-developed in a child’s formative years, yet it can make a huge impact on how well your child sees his potential as well as how they develop and succeed in school. A child who can effectively communicate orally with peers or an audience is likely to be viewed in a more positive light by...

read more

Forgiveness Can Restore Your Life...

Jun 28, 2016 by

  Feeling Anger and Resentment?     When something happens to you that turns your life upside down or inside out, it’s difficult to remember a time when you were happy and you greeted each day with enthusiasm and positivity. It’s especially difficult to overcome when you’ve been hurt by someone you love. You may perceive that holding on to the anger and grief grants you a certain power that you wouldn’t have if you forgave the transgression and let go of the anger and confusion. The truth is that forgiveness can give you a new lease on life without the burden of thinking constantly about how and why you were wronged. Once you learn that forgiveness isn’t excusing or condoning the act or letting the person back into your life, it may be...

read more