Lighting Our Paths

"Claim the essence of the phenomenon that is your life"Maya AngelouPhenomenon: something (such as an interesting fact or event) that can be observed and studied and that typically is unusual or difficult to understand or explain fullyEssence: the basic nature of a thing : the quality or qualities that make a thing what it is...more

Ten things I know for sure

The older I get, the less I seem to know. But after 35 years of bumps and bruises, laughter and love, there are ten things that I know for sure. ...more

Part 2: The Match

 “Why do you build me up, Buttercup babyJust to let me down and mess me aroundAnd then worst of all you never call, babywhen you say will, but I love you stillI need you more than anyone, darlin’You know that I have from the startSo build me up Buttercup, don’t break my heart...more

Redefining What Success Means To You

In a recent post regarding my personal development, I discussed feeling as though I have finally “arrived,” and that I am living a life I truly enjoy. What I didn’t mention in this post, as I didn’t quite make the realization until after I wrote it, is that I have discovered that this feeling of having “arrived” seems to be a product of internal work largely focused on redefining what I deem as successful....more

the Pro You

Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.Pablo Picasso I had to reread this quote a few times, to appreciate the thought behind these words. We all have something that causes us “pain”, that uncomfortable feeling that makes us squirm inside our adult bodies. ...more

Three Steps to Finding Your Purpose

Do you do a million different things knowing the whole time that if you don't concentrate on just one of them, you'll  never become the person you were meant to be?  Well, here's how to figure out what is your one thing now.Perhaps you paint, and you do it quite well thank you.  And you love, love love color, and you love the feeling you get when you have finished a drawing or a painting.  And you've spent hundreds of dollars on art supplies over the many art classes you've taken over the years.  There's only one problem  You don't actually love the act of drawing and painting itself, just everything else to do with it....more

What Perseveres

I went looking for old photos today, to find a me with a smile. A me that said there were days of laughter and light. And there were photos like that, birthday parties and patent leather shoes, days at Central Park with my little brothers and gag gifts at Christmas. Unfortunately though, that fades quickly and what remains is the soot of a childhood that wasn't. The soot that you sweep and sweep into this or that corner, but a faint residue always remains. ...more

Three Mantras That Will Make or Break Your Career: Basics, People Skills and Personal Growth

There comes a time when you need to get an insight in to yourself. We are all baffled and find it harder to make choices. Do I really want to make it happen or procrastinate for the rest of my life? Is business going to be my career or simply take it up as a hobby?...more

The Pebble In The Shoe

I read The Pebble in the Shoe…5 Steps to a Simple and Confident Life, by Jim Fannin. This is a book about what is holding us back to be the best we can be. Jim not only helps you to understand the problem, he offers you 5 simple, but powerful, tools to correct it.I want to share a wonderful excerpt from the book with you.The Pebble In The ShoeWhat’s your pebble?...more
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I'm Focused and Ready

It’s been a couple of months since I’ve blogged.  A lot has been going on in my personal life.  Instead of being mature and rational and dealing with my life, I decided to make poor choices and avoid my feelings and my life.  I’ve spent the last three months numb.  I’ve cried.  I’ve called into work.  I’ve probably gained 10 extra pounds.  I’ve been a total mess....more