To celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary, we decided to take a weekend trip to the coast, my wife’s favorite retreat. We had no deadlines that weekend, so the drive was a leisurely one through the farmland of the Willamette Valley and through the Pacific Coast mountain range. It so happened that we had just left the small town of Elmira, where we had lunch in a family-run diner reminiscent of the fifties, when we drove past a car that appeared to be stranded on the highway.We Need A Miracle: Life Is Hard
Miracles are not often magic, and they aren’t always tidy. They don’t come if we sit and wait for them. They come when we get busy and work for them.Resolve to Go Green This New Year
Global warming, obesity and climate change, these are pressing problems facing humanity in the modern age. Deforestation and prevalence of fast food are the prime causes of most of these problems. So how about contributing to the environment and aiming for a great health this New Year? No major investment or hardship is required to make the transition. A simple change in habit, diet and exercise is all that is needed to save the environment and yourself. So go ahead and take the following green resolutions.The Pain of the Phoenix – Transformational or Meaningless?
The myth of the phoenix symbolizes death and rebirth. We all experience the cycles of the phoenix in our lives, but do we always manage this transition well? Read on to learn how to make sure your rebirth is transformational, not a painful waste of time.How To Transition From The Pain of Loneliness To The Joy of Solitude
Solitude is the key to self-knowledge. It is when you are most free of worldly distraction. You discover your personality through interaction with people and the world, but you discover your higher self most effectively when alone. Solitude is when, where and how you become most acquainted with your self, where you purify and renew yourself, where you develop more clarity and receptivity, where you can most consciously connect with your higher self, higher power, higher consciousness – whatever it is you define as your “God” at this particular time in your life.The 7 Habits of Happy Entrepreneurs!
‘How can you be so happy all the time?’ is a question I often get asked. Well, it’s not that I’m happy ALL the time – but, I can say,… most of the time. I believe that being, and feeling, happy is a habit.We’re On the Same Team: Leadership And Success In A Team
A good team does better work and get more done than a person working alone. We should cooperate and value each other. We should help each other. We only win if everyone works to win.2014, Focus On Yourself
If you have set realistic goals and willing to follow through then I have no doubt in saying that 2014 will be a great year for you. I am suggesting you this year to “focus on yourself.3 Words You Don’t Want to Say About Your Year
Make the most of your time each and every day. You really don’t know the time you’ve been allotted in this life and you don’t want to live with regret over missed opportunities. Three words you don’t want to say about your year or your life and how to guard against them…Reflections of a Spiritual Business Woman
I have been a mentor all my life to several people before even knowing what that word “mentor” really meant. I have always been a coach and a problem solver and unbeknownst to me, I have changed many lives and made a positive difference; years later I am finding out that something that I did or said, made a significant difference in many people’s lives. This is what happens when you serve without an agenda.Turning New Year’s Resolutions Into New Year’s Solutions
All too often, approximately three-fourths of the people who make a New Year’s Resolution actually stick with it and see it through to completion. Here are a few tips to avoid failure when setting your New Year’s goals.It’s Never Too Late To Be You
“Little Orley’s Adventures as a Worm” was a 78-rpm children’s record. You’ve probably never seen a 78-rpm record so it’s likely you’ve never heard of Little Orley. But I have and I do and I’ve never forgotten Little Orley.