Monday, June 6, 2016


The purpose of life be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” - Emerson

What's your purpose in life?    

I really try to look beyond the ordinary, the stereotypical and see the beauty in all while sharing that joy with others  

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Using Those Tools

There's a program that refers to 'using the tools laid at your feet" as a way of seeing what you need has been there already.

The L.I.F.E. workshop calls "trusted support" as

Trusted support means having a relationship with someone in which you feel fundamentally safe, supported, and willing to discuss any issues that create worry, anxiety, stress, or other psychological burden to you

Recently I had a few set backs, a good friend moving away, a co worker leaving a position that made work that much more worth it.  Someone I've known for 14 or so years has cancer.

Instead of complaining I called people, went out to where I could talk

When life looks down, lets look around and see whose on our side. Someone always is

Three Rules

So many of us continue to make choices that affect our lives in ways we never expected
With so many people graduating this seems to fit the reality of the days

Three simple rules in life

  1.  If you do not Go after what you want, you'll never have it
  2.  If you do not ASK, the answer will always be NO
  3.  If you do not step forward, you'll always be in the same place

For me at my age I'm back in graduate school - I'm GOING after it
It's been a rough week with a few set backs so I asked to talk with friends - I asked
The new business is slowly blossoming - we're not in the same place as last week

What rules fit your life right now?

Monday, May 23, 2016

Open Lines

Keep the lines of communication open

I learned this the hard way when a rough patch of work started to alienate me from my family. Let the people closest to you know what’s going on in your work life when things get hectic, so they don’t feel like your lowest priority or worse, suddenly abandoned.
And keep your ears open to hear what they tell you, too — if your spouse or partner, your friends, or your kids start complaining — or tell you straight out that you’re working too much — listen to them. They’re generally going to be a better judge of your behavior than you are.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

It's Not That Serious

I've learned not to worry about what  I cannot change or how the future will unfold.  I stopped worrying about the things of my past since I cannot change them

How about you and I enjoy the here and now, not thinking of things like elections, weather, etc

Uncomplicated life is more fun, right?

Friday, May 20, 2016

Enjoy list-free time

This tip comes from Sheree, who says she stopped making lists of things to do in her off-time because of the stress that not finishing the list brought to her weekends

Good idea Sheree.  Sure it's good to keep track of what's on our agenda yet there's times to 'let go' and just enjoy life. Smell the roses so to speak

What are you doing to relieve stress and go List Free in our free time?

Look below, there is space for comments, Feel free to comment or add your List Free ideas please

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Learn to say “No.”

If you’re having trouble keeping on top of everything going on in your life, it may be that you’ve committed more time than you have. If you’re like me (and just about everyone else), you don’t like to refuse favors, new responsibilities, or even casual requests

It's OK to say NO to requests that come your way.  Part of maintaining an affirmative life is keeping limitations.  Say YES when you can though.  It's knowing the difference that keeps balance