Archives for March 2011

Risk Taking Can Be the Spark That Gets You Moving

When you think of risk, what comes to mind? Do you have visions of Evil Knievel leaping across Snake River Canyon, someone engaged in hazardous, intense, and foolish actions or do you think of risk taking as an exhilarating, breathtaking and awe-inspiring experience? Of course, risk can be all those things and more. But it's really about having the courage to make a decision to experience life fully without fear and limitations.  It can also mean that sometimes you just have to take advantage of  that once in a lifetime opportunity without limiting yourself by fear. I took that once in a lifetime opportunity when I signed up for the sea trek excursion while on a recent cruise. If you're not familiar with a sea trek, it's an … [Read more...]

Inspirational Video – “Life is Like a Cup of Coffee”

I enjoy having my morning coffee from one of the unique teacups or mugs that I've collected over the years.  After watching this video,  I was reminded how often we are so focused on the outside trappings that we completely miss out on the most important part - and that's what's on the inside. Does it really matter if you drink your coffee from a styrofoam cup, a delicate teacup or a familiar mug?  Whether it's a cup of coffee or your life - what really matters is what's on the inside. So, let's not confuse what we really want (coffee) with what we think we should have (cup)! Enjoy! Certified Life Coach, Family therapist and Group Coaching Specialist, Gladys M. Anderson, helps nurses, teachers, social workers, therapists … [Read more...]

It’s Time to De-clutter and Spruce Up Your Life

Finally, I can see the grass peeking out from under the mounds of snow that accumulated this winter. It's hard to believe but Spring is just around the corner. You know what that means... It's time to de-clutter and spruce up your life. photo credit: MarkWallaceimage And, I don't just mean your physical surroundings. It doesn't matter  what you're holding onto past its prime (a relationship gone sour, faded out theater tickets, an assortment of playbills or the jeans that are two sizes too small), it's time to do a major overhaul - starting from the inside out. I collect shoes like most people collect antiques or model cars.  Yes, I can identify with Imelda Marcus, the ultimate shoe collector. Although I don't have nearly … [Read more...]

5 Easy Changes to Make Your Self-Care a Top Priority

photo credit: gbakuimage I'm sure you remember the familiar flight attendant reminding you to make sure your oxygen mask is on before attempting to help your seatmate. Well, the same holds true for you and your self-care. If you don't take good care of yourself, you won't have the energy, desire or time to help those you care about. I hear the same story over and over from women who bought into the excuse that they just "don't have enough time" to make self care a top priority. Often times, neglecting self-care leads to undue stress and other physical ailments such as high blood pressure, poor sleep patterns and a lack of energy. I recently spoke to a woman who was irritable, sleeping poorly, lacked energy and was borderline … [Read more...]