Hopes & Plans [Monthly Link Up]

Welcome to the "Hopes & Plans" link up! Any hopeful or goal-oriented post is welcome! It can be your life's dreams, aspirations, monthly goals or simply your chore list. Share with us! I hope for this to be a place where we can come to be inspired and motivated by the things other people have in the works. The possibilities are endless! Most things in life begin by first having a hope and then some kind of plan. ...more

Hopes & Plans [A Weekly Link Up]

Welcome to the "Hopes & Plans" link up! Any hopeful or goal-oriented post is welcome! It can be your life's dreams, aspirations, monthly goals or simply your chore list. Share with us! I hope for this to be a place where we can come to be inspired and motivated by the things other people have in the works. The possibilities are endless! Most things in life begin by first having a hope and then some kind of plan. ...more

It Is Not Possible…

It is not possible to lose 30 pounds.It is not possible to write a book.It is not possible to clear out all the clutter.You know why?Because it is only possible to lose a few ounces a day.And it is only possible to write a sentence or two — maybe a few pages.It is only possible to clear a bit of the room at a time.This may seem like just word play, but stick with me here — because I think this is important for two reasons.1) The Goal Cannot Be Achieved All At Once...more

Good Reasons to Give Yourself a Life Performance Review

No one likes performance reviews. At best they are an inconvenience that interrupts your work flow; at worse, they are fear-filled and anxiety-producing....more
Hi Charmaine, I think a lot of us are in the same stage, we can finalyl redesign our lives and ...more

Hopes & Plans [A Weekly Link Up]

Welcome to the "Hopes & Plans" link up! Any hopeful or goal-oriented post is welcome! It can be your life's dreams, aspirations, monthly goals or simply your chore list. Share with us! I hope for this to be a place where we can come to be inspired and motivated by the things other people have in the works. The possibilities are endless! Most things in life begin by first having a hope and then some kind of plan. ...more

Reading List for 2015

     I got this crazy idea in my head this year. How could I get to know my family and friends just a little bit better? How could I get inside the way they see the world; understand them better? Since I am a self-proclaimed book nerd that rarely gets to read anymore, I thought, "How about reading one book that was recommended to me by each person I know?" ...more
This is a pretty cool idea.more

Day 30 NaBloPoMo: Finished! On to other projects!

I did it!  I posted every single day in November.   I may have had 2 or 3 late 2:00 am posts so by the clock it looked like I posted twice in one day, but I made sure I posted before I went to bed.  There were two days where I forgot to cross-post onto BlogHer, but still I got my butt in the chair and posted every single day.  Even though I may not have won-won, I will do it again with stricter criteria.  To where:...more

Day 28 NaBloPoMo; Motivation 3rd post of 3 part series.

Go for it!  Like I said motivation is fleeting, capture it when you can. Just remember to keep things balanced.  Shower, cook and eat your meals, get enough sleep, and spend time with loved ones.  This is where the work in my non-motivational skills hit home.  If I went to bed which can halt my motivation I can keep up the task even though my motivation waned.  ...more

Day 2 NaBloPoMo; Quitting Smoking, Direct Issues and Indirect Issues

Most of my work with the False Quit Dates was to activate triggers and deal with them while I continued to smoke.  I captured the triggers, or issues, and dissected them into the most basic concept ... I pondered them.  Triggers are issues related to smoking that makes a person fail to quit.  I divided these triggers into Direct Issues and Indirect Issues....more
I have never smoked, but I suffered a massive heart attack this summer at age 38.  I wasn't ...more

Day 1 NaBloPoMo

It’s National Blog Posting Month!  I thought what a wonderful way to build content for a new blog!  After all, when I found National Novel Writing Month  (NaNoWriMo)  I took March and created my book by writing 1,500 words a day.  Four years later I’m still editing that book and I’m in the middle of publishing a series of six little commuter reads, but hey, I’m figuring things out.  I’m finding out how to be a writer … and today is no different....more