You Can Do It!

~ Remember that life’s big changes rarely give advance warning. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Over the past four and a half years I have been sharing with you tips, suggestions, ideas on how to create change for yourself in your own life. Today I’m going to share with...
Mmmm…Have I Lost the Path?

Mmmm…Have I Lost the Path?

  ~ There is more than one way to get to the goal that you want to get to, but once you compromise your own principles, then you’re lost. You’re really lost. ~ A. Fauci In making changes, finding our voices, heading our lives in new directions, it can be reasonably...

OMG! Hate Change!

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your perspective. ~ Maya Angelou Do you know anyone that likes change? I mean, the real deal, makes big changes and likes to live their lives that way? I know of very few such people....

The Voice We Don’t Speak Of

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainly is absurd. ~ Voltaire A funny, not so funny, thing starts to happen as we move forward with new intentions – has this happened to you? – a niggling voice of doubt creeps in. A voice that you’d like to...

New Year, New You?

I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the years’. ~ H. Moore ’Tis the Season! The season to hear all about New Year’s resolutions, to set goals about how this year will be different, what situations and challenges you’ll face with new...

Taking Stock

But there’s no point in looking back and saying I was unlucky. ~ J. Redknapp On the path to a life that you are living with purpose and focus there will come a time when it will be necessary to pull off for a few minutes and take a look around. I’d love it if...

The Practice of Gratitude

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~ M. Beattie I woke up this morning and felt grateful. Did I feel grateful for waking up? Sure, that’s a nice bonus but I was also noticing how great it was to hear some...

Individualized Happiness

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. ~ O. Khayyam When we think of design, and especially life design, we don’t often think of happiness. We think of how we want things to look, how our day or month is going to be shaped. We think of those big goals...

Take A Break

What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit. ~ J. Updike You’ve heard it, for sure. That awful statement, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” Or perhaps you’ve heard, “That can wait until I retire/get a new job/move to a better home…” The urge to...

Remember Your Comebacks

There is nothing as sweet as a comeback, when you are down and out, about to lose, and out of time. ~ A. Lamott Are you sensing a theme? I hope so! The past several posts are all about building on what you have, growing from where you are and making sure your life is...