Tag: self esteem

What I Learned From My Eleven Year Old Niece on My Summer Vacation

Yep. Summer is over for me. I am back in the swing of things with timelines, deadlines and new projects. But this summer my niece Asha got a chance to come stay with me for three weeks without her parents. She is a tenderhearted…

It’s Not What’s on the Outside But the Inside that Counts

I have struggled with my weight all my life. Remember that is the first impression of every first encounter. Now I believe I am smart and beautiful, but just not the look of the fashion industry and you don’t know I’m smart until I…

Enjoying the Summer Just Being Creative Myself

This is the first summer in a couple of years where I have the opportunity to just create. No pressure to worry about how to keep the lights on. No worries if my partner is happy. Just being myself and creating my own life…

Where You Been? Living Outside My Comfort Zone

You know I have always been a caregiver. I wanted everyone around me to be happy and satisfied with their life. I wanted them to be fulfilled. My thought was once they met their goal they would reach back and assist me with my…

Staying In My Lane

These days, people often use the phrase “staying in your own lane” to mean minding your own business: don’t tell me what to do, or how to live my life. In my personal life, I have pretty clear boundaries (either stated or implied) with…

My Winning Ticket: My Mental Wellness

I had an eye opening experience. I work with an awesome partner who thinks I am a great addition to the business.  I enjoy the work and I see the business growing by leaps and bounds. We make a great team. But as we…

Exercise Boot Camp….Didn’t I say I was 51?

This year I promised myself that I would be open to new things in my life….however they came to me. I would spend more time thinking positive than thinking about things I couldn’t achieve. How would I know if I could accomplish things without…

I am ready! Are you?

Standing on the edge of bigger dreams for our lives, we may not always know that true change is possible for us. Just over eight years ago, I weighed 421 pounds. I was stuck in a job that paid well, but was killing my…

If You Mind Your Own Business, Then You Won’t Be Minding Mine….

If You Mind Your Own Business Then You Won’t Be Minding Mine -Hank Williams Do you ever feel like people are judging your actions? Often times people become so preoccupied with the opinions of others that it limits their potential in any given situation. Making…

Why Not Me?

Sometimes people ask “Why me?” Often in response to something happening that they didn’t want to happen. But sometimes it’s about the GOOD thing happening. Receiving an unanticipated gift. Meeting just the right person. Getting a great opportunity. The old “It’s too good to…