Archive for the ‘Good Girls Get Real’ Category

Trusting what THEY say?

This afternoon, my husband and I were planning to go for a long walk.It had been a gorgeous, crispy day and the countryside around our house was creating an urgent invitation not to miss its rolling meadows and lakes, shimmering in the afternoon sun. But any one who lives in Texas can attest to how […]

What time is it?

If you are cruising into your forties, or fifties, or sixties or seventies, or beyond… doncha think it’s time? If you have the URGE to see yourself be yourself again, to believe in yourself again, to SEE YOURSELF as WHOLE, and TALENTED, and POSSIBLE…’s a little nudge to tuck away. Maybe this could be suitable […]

Look Out World, Here I Come. Or Maybe Not.

Here we go again. All the talk of new year’s resolutions. Fact is, most people who do RESOLVE at the first of the year have DISSOLVED by mid-February. I believe WE (the universal WE) have a core issue driving all those resolutions….one that’s not talked about very much…and certainly not often understood as the linchpin […]

Words I wish were mine. I share with you.

My favorite word is….YES. I ask myself…“How do I get to ‘YES’?….all the time. If it’s something I really, really want to know, or do, or be, then I ask, “How do I get to “Deep Yes”? When I get quiet and remind myself that faith is the absence of worry, then all kinds of […]

Being irritated. The big benefit.

Is anything irritating you right now? Maybe that’s a blessing….just the grit you need to create a new pearl or two in your life. Here’s what I mean. A client came to be me, absolutely twitching with anger. It isn’t the first time she had been more than irritated with a key employee. Some days […]

It’s not/never what you think.

In every way, she was my hero. Jacquie had done a brilliant job of making her mess, her message. As an accomplished writer, she took her trials of being a stepmother into an award-winning book, full of solutions. Her down-to-earth wisdom spoke to me. As a newly minted stepmother myself, I was looking for some […]

Your own Independence Day?

A couple of weeks ago, I invited some girl friends to spend a few days with me at my just-completed place in the country. Oh boy! They were on their way, ready for a great time, relaxing and laughing, eating massive nibbles of Southern/East Texas food and enjoying an adult beverage or two or ten. […]

Texting, Texting…What Happened to Talking?

OK.  I admit it.  I’ve fallen into a vat of techno-poopie. Not exactly sure when I crossed over from talking to people on the phone with actual words coming out of my mouth… now, where the words, as few as possible, are coming out of the end of my fingers via text. But I have. […]

Same Facts: Reframed: Different Story

Most of us are all too aware of “spin” these days.  As the facts of any given story get turned and twisted into new truths, it makes us uncertain that anything we read or hear is the truth, the real truth, and nothing but the truth. Right? Recently, a story surfaced about a powerful sitting […]

TIME: Two Ways

As I get older, I think about time more often. Not the actual time of day but the use of it. And, it occurred to me that I need to think about it completely differently.  Most of the time, I think of it in terms of how it was spent….as in, how I spent this […]