Stop the Energy Zappers and Time Takers

Are you frequently distracted and make needless mistakes? Do you find yourself juggling a gazillion tasks, wishing for more time while rushing from one thing to another? Are you often fatigued, even when you are doing things that require little energy? Did you misplace your keys, purse or phone - again? If any of this sounds familiar, you're not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) chronic fatigue syndrome is a prolonged period of unexplained, persistent fatigue not related to physical exertion and not relieved by rest. Ongoing symptoms include difficulty concentrating, unrefreshed sleep, muscle pain, headaches, shortness of breath, depression and anxiety attacks. Constantly feeling like … [Read more...]

Tap Into Your Inner Genie Through Journaling

  A journal can be your key transformation. Journal writing is a way to record your memories, thoughts, rants and raves and a way to tap into your inner guidance to reveal new ideas, thoughts and revelations. Within the pages of your journal, you can begin to know and express yourself freely. It doesn't take any special skills to journal. You don't need any special instructions and there's no right or wrong way to journal. All you need is pen and paper. Over the years, I have written in numerous journals at various times in my life. I have gratitude journals, travel journals, daily journals and recently a "bucket list journal". The interesting thing about journals is that you can revisit them and discover how your thoughts, … [Read more...]

Let go of Ego to Reveal the Real You

  "Ego is simply an idea of who you are that you carry around with you." ~Wayne Dyer~ The Latin word for “I” is Ego and often used in English to mean "self", "the self", "self-concept", "false self", "conceptual identity", or identification with individual existence or your soul. Ego is also defined as the part of you that is your “innermost self”, “self-esteem” or “the opinion one has of him/her self.  These opinions can create a disparity between the real you and what you have been taught to believe about yourself. Your ego feeds your desire to be accepted, acknowledged, loved, and valued born out of your connections with others – society, family and culture. While connections with others is important, it is equally important … [Read more...]

Rejuvenate, Recover and Refresh

  Rejuvenate, recover and refresh is something many of us strive to incorporate in our daily lives. However, it is a goal you can achieve. It’s an essential ingredient to our overall mental and physical health to reserve some quiet time to recharge your mind, body and spirit. I often hear people say, “I could use some time for myself”. But in our overextended world where we are so busy "doing", slowing down long enough to take the time to recharge our mind body and spirit. I know slowing down is not always easy with your busy life, commitments, instant access to email, messaging and the Internet, etc. However, if you are serious about having some time for yourself, you must make a choice to make it a priority. Here are a … [Read more...]

[video] Go For Your Dreams! – It’s Never too Late

It’s never too late to pursue your dreams. Age, circumstances, obstacles or challenges need not stop you from doing the things that inspire you. Watch this video to see how a 55-year old grandmother had the courage to pursue her dream. Your dream might not be to audition for the Dallas cheerleaders but no matter what dream you have, remember dreams have no expiration date. What dream have you deferred? I would love for you to share your comments. Go for your Dreams - It's never too late!       Gladys M. Anderson is a certified life coach, licensed marriage & family therapist, consultant, workshop facilitator and author of the soon to be published book, “Master the … [Read more...]

10 Lessons My Mother Taught Me

  "A mother is someone who dreams great dreams for you, but then she lets you chase the dreams you have for yourself and loves you just the same." - Author Unknown   The second Sunday in May is the day designated to honor mothers, motherhood and maternal bonds. It’s the one official day where mothers are remembered, celebrated, honored and pampered. Most of us have been influenced and guided by our Mothers. Their wisdom, encouragement, inspiration and support have shaped us in untold ways. It's been said that mothers are the first and most important teachers in a child's life. Although my mom is no longer with me, I find comfort in remembering her words of wisdom.  So, in honor of all the mothers who teach … [Read more...]

If I Had My Life to Live Over

If I had my life to live over are words penned by Erma Bombeck when she was diagnosed with cancer.  The late, Ms. Bombeck was a humorist who had the uncanny ability to give a comedic voice to the everyday situations we face. Watch a video with her words: As we wind down the year 2012, our thoughts usually turn to the things we want to be different in our lives for the New Year. And, although you won't get to live your life over you can begin the New Year with a clean slate with the resolve to take to heart the words of Erma Bombeck. A step you can take towards living your best life is as easy as joining us in the Self-Care Circle where you can start to set in motion the changes you want to make in 2013. Happy … [Read more...]

Living Consciously – Every Day!

Would You Like to Live More Consciously - Every Day? This new book shows you how I've recently become aware of a new inspirational, uplifting and empowering book for women to live consciously and I want you to have access to it as well. I’d like to share with you not one, but forty-seven inspiring women who have courageously chosen to share their stories so that you have company and a guiding force on your journey of life. These are remarkable stories of living consciously in relationship, career, wellness and spirituality. They will speak to your heart and soul and, as you read, you may see yourself in their words. You’ll be moved to live more consciously as you move through your life and you’ll get more fulfillment and … [Read more...]

The Living Quilt

I've always been fascinated with the patterns, colors and designs in quilts.  Quilt making is one of the things on my to-do-list and it's inching its way closer to the top of the list.  I've taken the first step already and enrolled in a quilting class starting in a few weeks! The intricate patterns of a skillfully woven quilt depict stories of struggles, joys, celebrations, messages, challenges and endings very similar to the days of our lives.  We weave in and out of connections daily, giving little thought to the impressions we make on others, or how others affect us.  If we take the time to be honest with ourselves, our interactions with others would certainly take us on a different journey. African history tells us of oral … [Read more...]

Silent Agreements You Make With Yourself

An agreement is defined as  coming to a mutual arrangement, the state of being in accord or an arrangement that is accepted by all parties to a transaction. There are many types of agreements that we enter into such as a legal contract, an agreement to provide a service or product or an agreement to give or do a favor for someone and then there are the silent agreements we make with ourselves. Silent agreements rob you of your voice and power and often guide you into making decisions that are counterproductive to your true wishes. Silent agreements are the unspoken rules and beliefs that you internalize about how, why and what things you allow to influence you.  These agreements are not legal or binding.  No one has forced, persuaded … [Read more...]