Blog Archive

Page 1 - All Posts in tag:

Temporary Hiatus + Note…

If you saw my post Learning to Say Goodbye Without Embarrassing Myself, you'll know why it's tough to say farewell—even temporarily. But after today I'll be taking a break from Monday-Morning Pep Talk. Planning to be…

"I'd like to tell you a…

Two weeks ago on a Florida beach, something happened that made me think of that Johnny Cash line. If you've ever longed to have a moment with someone you've loved and lost, may this story inspire you to make it happen.…

The Life-Changing Power…

Have you ever set out to do a good deed that sort of backfired? I had this happen last week on my way to give blood. I can handle the paperwork, the stab in the finger, the jab in the arm, even multiple jabs. But spare…

21 Instant Mood-Lifters

When it comes to lowering your stress, little things can make a big difference. The items below can help you get more done, feel more in control, or just plain feel better about your life. Try them and see! 21 Instant…

Where Are You Slowly…

The story goes that if you put a frog in boiling water, it’ll promptly jump out—but if you put that same frog in water that’s room temperature and slowly turn up the heat, the frog will happily boil to death.I say we…

All It Takes Is a Little…

For all the talk of the millennial generation's "self-esteem on steroids," it's startling how often one finds the opposite. More like self-esteem on Chiclets. Most live somewhere in the middle—which of course is a good…

Life Is Better When We…

Awhile back I sent an email called 10 Tips for Dealing With Difficult People. Four people unsubscribed! My Aunt Anne marked it "Spam." Well, not that email but an earlier one—and not on purpose. Good thing she's got a…

"No One Asked Me to Be a…

Enough years have passed that I can share this story. I have always found it poignant and hilarious—but now I know it also makes a couple of excellent points. It's about a husband and wife(nobody you know and no one in…