Archive for the ‘ME: At My Best’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

Baby, It’s OLD Outside!

OK…Full disclosure. I hit 65 this year. And when I say “hit”, I mean like a freight train. Who knew I would need emergency heart surgery? And, then the other nine or so random surgeries that also seemed to need my full attention for the rest of last year. I’ve always thought every year sort […]

What ANGER can do for you.

Yesterday, I had the good fortune to attend a luncheon where Amal Clooney spoke about her work in the world, in the field of human rights violations.  Not only is she gorgeous, she is brilliant and dedicated to righting huge wrongs against humanity and she has been effective in doing so.  When asked what motivated […]

Because I said so.

Some days we just have to go with what we KNOW to be true, and run with it, no matter WHAT anybody else says. This morning is a good example.  My husband and I have recently completed building a house in the country.  And even though, it’s only a 2 hour drive from Dallas, it’s […]

Two Kinds of YES.

YES.  It’s my favorite word. Over the years, I’ve realized there are two kinds of YES.  One creates peace and pleasure.  The other can create considerable chaos. The majority of my life, I’ve wanted to please people. My hand has spent much too much time in the air.  Automatic.  Reflexive.  “Pick me. Pick me!” Or, […]

What do we really know?

Immediately, I recognized the feet coming in to use the stall next to me. The sensible, flat heeled Mary Jane’s were held in place with a giant daisy closure. Hard to miss. They belonged to a lady sitting two rows in front of us at our 5-day wine tasting “boot camp”. Her gray hair, cascaded […]

Your best possible life. 5 guarantees for success. Rule #5

Rule #5.  Love and Respect Others. Treat everyone, no matter who they are, as if they were critical to your own well-being. Let others have their own voice and their own path without interfering, judging, competing and comparing. Apply that same loving, respectful credo to yourself. This is a great practice requiring discipline and consistency.  It […]

Your best possible life. 5 guarantees for success. Rule #4

If you’ve decided to pursue your best possible life, hopefully, you’ve also decided to take the first three rules into consideration: Rule #1.  Have a vision for your life. Rule #2.  Believe in your ability to figure things out. Rule #3.  Have F U N. These rules were developed by Brendon Burchard, best-selling author and highly-regarded human […]

Your best possible life. 5 guarantees for success. Rule #3

Rule #1…Have a vision for your life  and Rule #2….Believe in your ability to figure things out……are fully supported by Rule #3 It’s no coincidence that it’s the centerpiece of the five rules for your best possible life. I challenge you to make it your new “F” word. Rule #3.  Have F U N. F U N. […]