Word of the Year 2012 – NOTICE
Choosing a word of the year seems benign enough. Big deal, right? That’s what I thought 5 years ago when my mentor and friend Christine Kane taught me to choose a single word to guide my year rather than making a New Year’s resolution. If I’d only known where it would lead me. I’ve learned so much from this simple act over the years that I can’t help but share my reflection about it every December.The Best Gift of All-Notice The People in Your Life
While my daughter and I walked through thousands of people at the Festival of Lights in Cincinnati, I noticed a boy, maybe 8 years old, trying to get his mom’s attention. He discovered he could run and then skillfully slide along one of the zoo’s slick wooden benches, gliding effortlessly for several feet. This made him smile ear to ear.How to Face the New Year With Confidence
As we begin another year, many of us make resolutions with the idea that we need to improve in some way. Here are five steps to help you face the coming year with confidence and find inspiration for real change.Do You Recognize Your Own Accomplishments?
We’re two weeks away from the end of 2012. What kind of year has it been for you? Have you accomplished all of your goals? What were those wonderful things that have happened to you during the past twelve months?Simple Awakening: What If the Problem’s Not the Problem?
And so it is the same for problems. What if the truth is that there are no problems and that when we say there is a problem, it just means things are not turning out the way we want them to? What if, everything is unfolding exactly as it should?Understand Yourself
Self discovery is an enlightening experience to lead a wonderful life. We strive hard to understand others in our life; our friend, our companion, our fellow worker, our boss, our client et. al. But did we try to understand ourselves at least for the heck of it?The World Needs Compassion
Sometimes it seems as if compassion is a virtue that is not practiced as frequently as it was in years past. Times are tough with the downturn of global economies and people are working longer hours to barely make ends meet. Tired, frustrated, and a bit apathetic, when an opportunity arises to show compassion, some folks just don’t have it in them.10 Ways to Create A Joyful Holiday Season
Are you beginning to have flashbacks from last year’s holiday season that sends tremors down your spine? This holiday season can be different! All it takes is for you to make a mindful decision as to how you want to celebrate. You have a choice whether to buy into the gross commercialism of the season or redefine what it means to you.7 Actions That Lead to the Purpose of Life
God’s Design: The Purpose of Life Struggles Struggles are the waves that carry us to the shores of freedom. We must thank God for our struggles because it is in our failures that we find much success.How To Stop Losing The Same Battles
My first major exam in college had tremendous value to me because it led to my taking a very important step. That first exam revealed that I must make changes if I was to be successful.Unsolicited Advice From a Feisty Female Nomad
Through my travels I’ve made beautiful new friends, savored unforgettable food and wine, enjoyed amazing weather, learned new traditions and figured out that my life is what I make it. I am a powerful creator. And, so are you.Cheap Pleasures
We find life to be joyful and fulfilling by not making pleasure a primary goal. Any search for happiness as a central-life passion will create great unhappiness indeed. Such disciplines as goodness, temperance, self-control, and gentleness set us free to enjoy life to the full.