What to do when life needs patience

It’s been a bumpy few weeks..hurts, physical and emotional, piling on, and patience for the needs of my life in short supply. I tripped and fell recently and broke a

Keeping faith with self – the power of self-discipline

In the hustle-bustle of life, where are you? We’re accustomed to getting our work done to meet deadlines and others’ demands. We’re accustomed to taking care of others. What are

Three character traits to shape your life

Character is the essence of being, and shapes choices, opportunities, relationships, and ultimately, destiny. Everyone is on a quest. We’re all seeking something. Most of us look for love, success,

Good for something

You are good. But it is not enough just to be good. You must be good for something. You must contribute good to the world. The world must be a better place

Spirit of tolerance

In this era of easy access to the world through the microphone of social media, it’s often difficult to have a spirit of tolerance for views we oppose. I say

Arguing for your limitations? Five ways to change your view of yourself

What are you struggling with? What do you need to overcome to succeed, or to improve, be the person you really want to be? The person you could be? Do

Nuisance or soothing? All in the framing.

This summer we stayed in a house that was situated next to a stream. The house wasn’t air-conditioned, and even in the temperate climate of Hawaii, it was stuffy without

Hungry for change? 10 steps to a future you

Are you hungry for change in your life? How hungry? Mildly bored and open to change? Or aching, longing, desperate for new and different? You know where you fit. But

Simple, not easy

I read a little book recently that made the point that many things are simple, not easy. Habits…skills…resolutions. How is it that I often confuse the two? Simple… Easy… Not

Five ways to stop the drama

Drama, drama. It’s everywhere…relationships, social media, political arena. While life should be filled with moments of excitement, and we all inevitably experience conflict, drama is the unnecessary, masquerading as the significant. It’s exhausting. Frustrating. Pointless. I

New wisdom: writing priorities

This is the third post in a series of three on the challenges of managing time and priorities. Links here to posts 1 and 2 Finally, I need

I get to…

Some days I need a re-set. Most of the time I’m on the up side of life, and I feel it. I have a smile, and a spring in my