July 4th is almost here and this year I am making my own fireworks! It’s time to celebrate my independence and walk away from toxic relationships forever! It’s great to get emails from women and men who tell me about their relationship train wrecks … and a little scary that I can identify with so many of them! I know first hand it can be really traumatic when you are on the receiving end of a “player”, but I’m continually amazed Read more “Do you know how to make your own fireworks?”
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeLezpLBnM8[/youtube]Life doesn’t always play out according to my plans. Stuff happens … especially in this economy! The news is saturated with unemployment, failed business’ and loss. It’s easy to feel defeated, and when you get repeatedly knocked down, it sometimes makes little sense to get back up again. The thing is, it is that getting up that Read more “Who doesn’t love easy answers?”
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvtUByxnrGU[/youtube]As I wrote my book, I was continually amazed at coincidences that influenced its content. The serendipity of coming across a dusty piece of paper, yellowed by age, that had years before slipped from its worn tape and fallen to rest under my refrigerator, seems more than chance.
After washing my hands, my ring slipped from my fingers and rolled under the corner of my fridge. Annoyed at the incident, I pulled the appliance out and bent down on my hands and knees to search for my treasured possession. As I scanned the area, I noticed a piece of paper covered in dust and wedged between the pipes and metal. I carefully pulled it from its hiding place and glanced at the sheet as I tossed it towards the trash can. The simple word “Attitude”
Have you ever wondered what makes you … you? Think about it. What is it about you that sets you apart and makes you unique? I’m not talking about your profession or accomplishments … not your house, car or bank account. I don’t mean the roles you play like a daughter/son, sister/brother, mother/father or friend? None of that defines who you are?
You know what I mean, the excitement that lives somewhere between your childhood dreams and your hopes for the future, your passion. There is Read more “Do you need PASSION in your life?”
To a Child – Love is spelled T-I-M-E: What a great story! You never know just how much you touch the lives of those around you. I have heard people say over and over again that one man … or woman … can’t really make a difference. I’ve probably even said it on occasion myself, but I believe … YOU can make a difference and touch the lives of others, and in the process, you will enrich your own life.
In today’s society and busy world, it is unusual Read more “Can You Make a Difference?”
Her warning still echoed in my mind. He’s the kind of man that pulls wings off of butterflies. The faceless man had haunted me for as long as I could remember. I shuddered and clenched my eyes as tightly as I could, but the admonition refused to be silenced. Read more “Wingless Butterfly”
I went out on YouTube the other day and searched for “dating jerks.” I was truly amazed at how many videos were out there. The most common question was “Why are women attracted to jerks?” In light of my research, I thought I would answer the question with my own spin on things. My expertise is derived totally from my own experiences and observations, but the answer is crystal clear.
I want to address the male jerks who are primarily “Players.” Why do we fall for them? Simple … They are Read more “Why Are Women Attracted To Jerks?”
People may laugh, but there really is such a thing as a Jerk-magnet! It all comes down to patterns. You’ll never understand why you keep making the same mistakes as long as you keep making the same mistakes. Sounds a little redundant, right? It’s a simple concept though. Think about a mouse in a maze. If you put a mouse in a maze and he experiences pain when he runs in certain directions, he quickly learns to avoid those paths. So why can’t we just learn to stop dating Jerks? I may not be a genius, but I’m certainly smarter than a rodent!
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Sg1xJuEF6k[/youtube]My roller coaster ride yesterday consisted of talking with web designers, production specialists, printers, copyright officials, and pulling together social media and technology details for upcoming engagements. The book business for me has been initiation by fire––with two feet firmly planted in free-fall. It’s been Read more “Copyrighting Your Work”
I got this picture from Daily HaHa and I totally identify with her. For years I couldn’t understand what was wrong with me. I continually found myself at the bottom, struggling to look up. When I looked at myself, I saw an educated, thoughtful, honest, warm, loving, giving woman … God, I sounded like a girl scout. Perfect, I was a middle-aged girl scout! No … I just had to face the facts; I was a “jerk-magnet ” ! So how do you change that? You have to Read more “Are You a Jerk-Magnet?”