How can I control all the information coming at me

Not sure if my life is at a point where I’m looking to slow down or if the technology age is finally at a peak. My gut tells me it’s the latter.    I think back to how I was raised.  We played outside, went to the library and picked out books, made up games, explored,…

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Acceptance

Acceptance There is one thing that you can count on throughout life and that is change. Nothing stays the same. Change can be trivial, or shattering. With that comes resistance to accept unwelcomed situations and unwanted outcomes. What I have learned from resisting acceptance is that it causes agitation and unhappiness within.  Being accepting of…

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Zipper’s mishap

Some of you may have read some previous blogs I have written that I called lessons from the barn. If not, I will give you the short version. We own a horse named Zipper that belongs to my 14 yr old daughter. They are both equally sweet and spicy and present each other and me…

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Taking care of our graduates

It’s high school graduation time! This rite of passage event can create many emotions for the graduate. Even though it’s been 40+ years since I’ve graduated from high school, I remember the feelings of fear, excitement, and uncertainty of my future. Just as those fears were my reality way back then, many of the graduating…

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The stories we tell ourselves

Whenever my environment gets a little chaotic, I feel the pressure. I’m guessing a lot of you are reading this probably can relate. Environment is really important. However, the environment can be looked at in two ways:  Outside and inside.  Outside environment can be cleaned up.  Things can get straightened in the house or straightened…

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We’ve all made mistakes

You’re having a really busy day, driving from place to place, you didn’t plan ahead and you’re hungry. You pull into the nearest fast food drive thru and place your order. You pull up to the window, pay for your meal and drive home as quickly as you can to devour your food. You get…

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Being busy to avoid the present

I have a pattern of going too fast. I am my own version of the little blue hedgehog, Sonic. My pattern is “eyes forward and go!” The more difficult the task or obstacles, the faster I move. This sounds ok in theory, I am extremely productive in this pattern and sleep well most nights. However,…

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What are you paying attention to?

There are some people who we cross paths with who forever leave a mark. I have been blessed with several individuals who I admire and who have in some way changed who I am. One of those people is Tajuana. I met her at a personal growth program I went to several years ago. We…

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Push through it

When was the last time you tried something new for the first time? Were you good at it? Were you satisfied with the results? More importantly, will you try it again? Have you ever heard the saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again?”  Let’s say that you decide to take up a…

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