Archives for March 2010

Enjoy the Rewards Along the Journey

I don’t buy lottery tickets but if I did, I would be among the many who invest in the fallacy that they will become the next multi-millionaire. A lot of us are living our lives waiting to hit the illusive jackpot. And for some of us, the jackpot is usually – when I get settled” (whatever that means), “after I pay off some debt”, “as soon as I can find time”, “when the last child is off to college” and other far-off reward thinking. Why not enjoy as much of the journey as possible now and not put off joy today for that magical reward when you arrive at some illusive destination? What have you missed spending a big portion of your life waiting…and missing out on some delicious opportunities to savor the moment? As a young girl, I can … [Read more...]

How to Attract More Abundance – Show Gratitude for What You Already Have

We spend so much time focusing on all the things that go wrong in our world that we give often overlook the abundance already in our lives and the things that are going well for us. It's common knowledge that we should be grateful but we don't always take the time to stop and take stock of just how much abundance we already have in our lives. Here are some things to be grateful for that you can easily overlook: The gift of time No matter how "busy" you say you are, you still find time to use in non-productive, time killer activities. Time is still your most precious gift.  Think about how often you waste this special gift. Are you spending countless hours indulging in mindless TV watching, browsing the Internet, chatting on the … [Read more...]

How You Lose Sleep with Daylight Savings Time

Every year in this part of the country, we get to change our internal and physical clocks ahead one hour so we get more daylight hours and less darkness. Here in the Northeast where it can start getting dark around 4 pm in the winter, more daylight can be a good thing. Yet some states--Arizona and Hawaii--do not observe DST.  Neither do the U.S. territories American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Island. Changing our internal clocks can lead to even more sleep deprivation and in some cases, physical ailments. The experts say we should get 8 hours of sleep a night.  Yet, a poll of 1000 people done by the National Sleep Foundation discovered that 58% of us rarely get a good nights sleep. And most of us get less than six hours of … [Read more...]

How My Palm Pilot Turned into a Problem Child

When you come in contact with people who disregard your boundaries, it’s like inviting unwelcome guests into your home so they can ignore you, disrespect you and leave a trail of negativity behind. For years I used a Palm pda system to keep track of my calendar and contact lists and a cell phone for making and receiving calls.  I often wonder how any of us ever manage our lives without a pda or smartphone. I loved my baby Palm and, like most babies, my palm grew up. She turned into a problem child. Her behavior became erratic.  She was uncooperative, stuck and downright difficult.  She no longer respected my time as being important and refused to take responsibility for her inaction. She no longer listened to me. She didn’t take my … [Read more...]

Pretty is as Pretty Does

I often use to hear my grandmother say, “pretty is as pretty does”  whenever someone complimented one of her grandchildren on their looks. It was one of those sayings that I heard often, but never really giving much thought to what it meant until recently. Recently, as I waited in a line [practicing patience], I overheard a well dressed, attractive young woman say to someone in a rather nasty tone, “what the *%&*^ are you looking at?”  And, immediately I was transported back to my childhood hearing my grandmother’s voice, "pretty is as pretty does". No matter how well dressed, articulate or well connected you are if you are not pretty on the inside, you present your ugly side to the world – just like the woman I overheard … [Read more...]