Archives for October 2011

Show Your Appreciation in 10 Simple Ways

  Showing appreciation is about more than saying the perfunctory "thank you" when  someone does a good deed for us.  Many times, we neglect to tell the people who enrich our lives just how we feel about the things they do or say and that create a richer experience for us such as being a good friend or making us laugh. We take so much for granted that we may not pay that much attention to the daily things we can do to light up someone else's life.  As the wise poet, Maya Angelou says, “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” You can start now to "make someone's day" by not only noticing their good deeds but also showing … [Read more...]

I’ve Never Been to ME

When you think of a relationship do you think of the connection you have with your family, friends, money, co-workers and neighbors? Of course you do. But wait, don't you also want to think about the loving healthy relationship you have with yourself? You do have a healthy, loving relationship with yourself, don't you? Or what about the relationship you have with money, your emotional well being, your integrity and your values? One of my favorite songs is "I've Never Been to Me" by Nancy Wilson. In the song, she sings about meeting kings, queens and all the dreams she's deferred but never been free to be herself. At least that's my take on the song. A lot of people have the trappings of what society tells us is a successful … [Read more...]