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5 Ways to FOCUS

This will not be a surprise, but I’m finding it hard to concentrate!  Many distractions were eliminated when Covid-19 and quarantining became a thing.  The schedule of commitments, events and things we’d wish we’d said no to— but were somehow still obligated to–suddenly stopped.  So, shouldn’t it be easy to focus our attention on what’s most important?  If you’re anything like…read more

I Think the Best, I Expect the Best

  In the eighth grade, I won first place in the Optimist International Oratory contest.  For those of you who know me, you may not be surprised that a contest that involves talking was one that I had the capability to win back in the day!  Recently, I found a typewritten, yellowed copy of my speech titled “I Think the Best,…read more

Remind Revise Renew

Ready for some good news?  2020 is a Leap Year – meaning we get one extra day this year to accomplish all that we set out to do, as of January 1. This may be a welcome reminder seeing that we’ve spent the last 30 or so days in quarantine.  Even if we haven’t been sheltering in place to an extreme…read more


I shook my head a bit at myself as I realized that an easier way to do something has been in front of me, for over a year now.  In the big scheme of life, I would say this does not win the award for greatest awareness ever but it did catch my attention for perhaps its relevance to other areas…read more


  Do you find yourself reading a piece of mail, something on your phone or a menu in a restaurant and the words in front of you aren’t as clear as they used to be?  If you’re over 40, you may be like me and had this condition of growing older beset you.   It’s a relatively minor way… if…read more

Taking Action…or Not

Recently, the practice of daily blogging came to my attention.  Then, my attention was blinded by overwhelm, indecision and inaction.  Unfortunately. I made an announcement on Facebook Live that on Election Day, 2018, I had elected myself as a daily blogger.  But, then, the ideas on my phone’s notepad, primed for blogging, sat alone. What’s to be learned from intention followed…read more

One of those days..

Ever had a day when there’s just one irritation after another? Nothing in and of itself that makes you want to crawl back under the covers. But, put it all together, it’s one big annoyance. Many of us face those kinds of days frequently, when things are beyond our control and we’re just dealing with what’s thrown at us. This month…read more

If You Could Have Been in the Room

Recently, I made a decision that took me out of my comfort zone. Went to a retreat… in Edinburgh, Scotland. I know, lucky me, right? Although, I could have very easily not been there. I was given this opportunity to attend this retreat many times over the last six months and had dismissed it every time. For lots of “good” reasons: It’s…read more

17 Lessons From 17 Innings

If you’re a softball fan, chances are you didn’t get to bed early last night. The first game of the Women’s College World Series (WCWS) was one for the record books.  It was the longest game ever in WCWS history (over 5 hours, 17 innings) and it also was the most watched Game 1 of the series with over 1.6M viewers….read more

Dealing with being misunderstood

  Back in my teenage years, the phrase “You don’t understand me!” was uttered frequently–whether it be out loud or under my breath. Well, let’s be honest, it might have just been my eye-rolling that said to my parents…”you just don’t get me!” While being misunderstood as a teenager is a common issue and there is no shortage of books and…read more