Your Inner Circle in Business & Personal Life

Who is in your inner circle?  Each of us at this moment has an inner circle.  This inner circle is in the workplace and in our personal life.  What is an “Inner Circle” you may ask?  In his book “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership”, author John Maxwell defines it as; “…those who are closest to the leader…”  It is …

Business Women and Their Decisions

How do you make a decision?  Does your decision making process differ at work?  Is the process different when you are at home?  What about when you are dealing with your family?  How about your friends?  I have become keenly aware that we have lost a valuable skill in our daily lives.  This skill determines our success rate.  This skill …

Where Are You This Labor Day?

Another summer is almost gone.  Labor Day weekend is upon us again.  As women with children who are in school and even in college we turn our thoughts to that long check list of items which are needed for the next school year.  Then comes the reality of the check book and the funds needed just to put that child …

Women and Our Needs

As women in business and women at home we each are looking, indeed searching to fill up the longing, the need, the hurt, the words never spoken, the embrace never given, it is like a huge hole which is there inside us.  We did not intentionally put the hole there, yet we feel it.  We look in the mirror and …

Women-In-Business Heart Gaurd

Today is a very special day for my husband and I.  It is our 32nd wedding anniversary.  We all know the statistics which are out there.  Each time I read them I feel a stabbing aching hurt in my very core.  As women we are made to be the nurturer.  We are the ones with the seed of life inside …

The Realities of “Voluntary Decisions”

Let me start out today by telling you a story about our children and a process that we went through with them every Labor Day while they were in elementary school, junior high school and in high school.  This was a modeling of a process that you can employ in your own life and with your children and when carried …

The Thoughts & Feelings of the hole

What are the real challenges of any woman on any given day of any year of her life? Here are a few of the thoughts and feelings of the female hole: Feelings of emptiness after the completion of a task. Unfulfilled when working Feeling of a hole in your very core or spirit Satisfaction in tasks are empty after you …

The Hole Inside Of Me!

Do you have a hole inside of you?  You know the kind of achy, nagging, emptiness that can never seem to be filled no matter what you do? Does this sound like you? You eat when you are bored or you are stressed. You over indulge in some area of life. You avoid social outings You stand in You watch …

Life Moves # 10

Here we are at # 10 in our series of tips and keys to Life Moves.  This key is one which is totally dependent on you and your inner self. Key # 10 is “Settling In & Feeling At Home“.  This key will be different for each member of your family and for you also.  Some of us can put …

Life Moves # 9

What I have observed is that this step is either rushed or procrastinated on BIG TIME.  We all have this unseen weight of "our stuff" weighing down upon us and the site of boxes, and boxes, and boxes makes us tired before we even open one of them.  What do you do? Our key to Life Moves now comes into …

Life Moves # 8

Let me see if this sounds like you or your family:  Let’s say you live in Los Angeles and you have lived there for a number of years and now that you are moving you have never been to Disneyland, or Catalina Island, MGM Studios, or Grauman’s Chinese Theatre or to some other landmark.  Sound familiar.  Our family experienced this.  …

Life Moves # 7

I am a firm believer is disconnecting and then experiencing something new such as a fun family vacation or trip to a place that you have always wanted to go.  This "Family Fun" is our tip # 7 in our 10 tips for life moves and transitions. "Family Fun" serves several purposes;  It is vitally important to let go of …

Life Moves # 5

Let me take you back to one of the first times you left your infant.  Do you remember the trick of leaving omething behind in the crib which has your smell on it, say a piece of clothing?  The reasoning behind this was “to comfort” the little one.  This same principle can be used in moving and transitional situations with …

Life Moves # 6

Just like the last chapter of a great book we need a great close to this chapter of our lives.  In other words "Plan to say Goodbye" to those that are important to those you love.  If you are at the end of the school year there is a natural conclusion to the year.  This would include school, teachers, after …

Life Moves #4

For the past few days we have discussed tips to  making moves and transitions happen in a smoother manner so that the internal upset which is there, but not always voiced, is calmed and support is present for the person or family in the midst of the change. Tip # 4 is to stay focused and maintain normalcy.  What do …

Life Moves #3

We are now at our third key to moving through transitions of all types in life, not only the ones which involve a change of address.  To recap what we have talked about so far we have: 1.  Research your new location 2.  Conveying our love for those in the transition or move 3.  Answers Things and people seem to …

Life Moves #2

In our first "Life Moves" we discussed the many different types of moves in life and the many transitions that we all go through at some time in our lives. The second thing that one can do to ease the transition of moving is to let your family members know that now matter what is going on around them that …

Life Moves

We are well into summer and millions of people are moving.  Statistics tell us  that one in five will move this year.  When you hear the word "MOVE" what happens in your body? I was listening to a radio program about how often we Americans move and the problems it creates right along with the opportunities that are presented.  That …

Deciding To Decide

Have you ever felt this way:   you need to make a decision and you will do everything in your power to delay even thinking about making a decision around a particular event, date to do something, ending something, starting something or doing something specific. What is that about? What is it that drives us to think that making a decision …

Freedom & Happiness

This week we celebrate our nation’s birthday!  Happy Birthday United States of America!!!!!  Today, I’d like to discuss how Freedom from the unknown Fear of lack plays a big part into how Happy you and your family are.  Freedom from want. Freedom from bills. Freedom from lack. Freedom from self pity. Freedom from the eye of envy. Freedom from gultony. …

I Want It All Now!

A couple of days ago, I wrote about wanting it all now, and some of the examples of what happens when someone gets it all, all at once.  When we move up in our jobs, say with a promotion what come right along with that promotion?  Responsiblitity! When we move into a nicer, bigger home, what comes along with that …

Being A Mom In Transition

As I get ready to celebrate my birthday shortly and our youngest leaves home for real now (the moving van pulled out today with the belonging of a lifetime to move some 3000 miles away), I am struck by the lack of anxiety that I feel and the real joy of our (her Dad’s and My) own accomplishment at this …

Expectations vs Happiness

For the past few weeks I have been traveling around the US.  What I have observed is that in a general way every single person that I have encountered has unrealistic expectations of just about everything that they are doing.  What I am coming to a conclusion about is that, our addiction to "Fast, Instantaneous, Nanosecond" action is making all …

Relationships

Each and everyone of us has been in some kind of a relationship.  Relationships come in all shapes and sizes and distinctions.  We have all had a relationship with other playmates and children our own age when we were small.  That grew into friendships, relationships with classmates, teachers, schools, sports teams, music teachers, church affiliations, clubs and organizations, even businesses …

Step # 4 Freedom & Owning Your Future

Disconnecting and Processing are two fundamental HUGE actions that do not cost you anything.  The results of these two items and the benefits that they bring into your soul and mind and entire being are tremendous.  Our next step is to: The next morning when you are fresh and your subconscience has processed your previous day’s experience: ……..begin to write …