Be Kind To Yourself

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There is a popular television commercial where people with mounting issues press an "Easy Button" and all their problems just vanish. There are so many days in my life I wish a big red button named Easy would show up to provide relief....more

NaBloPoMo: Does Navel Gazing Generate Energy?

Today’s topic is self-generated after reading a little online dialogue about the impact/value/merit of the NaBloPoMo exercise.The question seems to be – does a writing exercise that may generate somewhat banal content have merit – does the content generated count for anything beyond the original experiential benefit of creating it?...more

Review of the Swiffer Sweeper: Hype, not Clean

We've all seen the commercials for Swiffer products.  They promise us cheap, quick, effective cleaning that enable us to spend more time doing the things we would rather do. These advertisements are so pervasive that a couple of weeks ago I succumbed, especially thanks to a coupon in the local Sunday paper.  I was halfway through my move to my new apartment in Johnstown and needed some sort of cleaning tool for the everyday stuff. ...more

Is It Gender?

Wow!!  Last Thursday's post definitely resonated with my female readers.  If you missed it, you can read it here:  Value.With an exception or two, the feedback I received was from women.  Why?  Is feeling under-valued strictly a feminine condition?  I don't think that's it entirely.  Or is it that women take more time to examine their feelings in these situations?  That may be part of it....more


I had an interesting conversation yesterday with a friend and it made me think of the value we place on the people in our lives.  It also reminded me of a statement I heard while watching "Hoarders".  The psychologist on the show said that a collection is something you value and take care to preserve...otherwise, it's just stuff....more

Just Because You're You

About a year or so ago I started playing a game with my two girls, Samantha (our six year old) and Rosie (our three and a half year old). The game goes like this; I ask each one of them, “How much does daddy love you?” They respond by putting one or both of their arms up into the air as high as they can and say, “This much.” Then I say, “That’s right! And how come I love you so much?” To which they say, “Just because I’m me!”...more

“Living Wide Awake™” Being In the Right Place at the Right Time 3-30-12

While today may seem quiet, the course of the day will flow smoothly as long as compromise is achieved in your interactions.Partnerships being the focal point, and keeping future benefits in mind, your hard work will begin paying off.Progress with most business circumstances is coming provided responsibilities are managed appropriately.Opposing Energies: unconsciousness, oppositional, irresponsibleThis period of sudden breakthroughs for material gain and rewards for efforts made, is a delightful move in the right direction....more

I will always love you

 Since I got the text in the early hours of Sunday morning the refrain of this song made famous by Whitney Houston keeps going through my head.I have deliberately kept away from reading the news as I expect there will be two distinct perspectives to her death. The one scathing in it’s judgement of her battle with drugs and addiction, the other defiantly holding on to the nostalgia produced by her amazing voice and music....more

Queen of My Own Life - Fresh Royal Decisions

January has always been the month where we start anew. The holidays are over. The end of the year has past and all we can think about is starting over.Let's make this the January to remember. It's all about making a fresh start. Queens Kathy and Cindy want us to remember that every single day can be like a fresh new year.How exciting is it to wake up each morning and getting the opportunity to make a fresh start....more