Category Archives: Motivation

What If?

“What if you began to expect the best from any situation? Isn’t it possible that you could write new chapters in your life with happy endings? Suspend your disbelief? Take a leap of faith? After all, what have you got … Continue reading

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Making Better Choices

“Your life is basically a sum of all the choices you make. The better your choices, the better opportunity to lead a happy life.” – Karen Salmansohn Last fall, low rates were offered for the Naperville Women’s Half Marathon to be … Continue reading

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A Tool to Shape A Life

“This pouring thoughts out on paper has relieved me. I feel better and full of confidence and resolution.” – Diet Eman Journaling expert Dawn Herring invited me to write a blog post on life lessons that I’ve gained from journaling. The … Continue reading

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Making the Commitment

“Commitment fuels action. Get clear about what you want to do and why you want to do it. Take action. Your time is now!” – Julie Connor, author We are past the midpoint of 2014. How are you doing on … Continue reading

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Are you a Leader in Your Own Life?

“Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes.” – Margaret Wheatley Are you a leader? Google this question and you’ll find articles and quizzes to help you determine the answer. But even if you are not … Continue reading

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Leading An Intentional Life – guest post

I recently entered a contest at Irish Carter’s Dedicated 2 Life blog — and I won! Thank you much, Irish! Please click to see my winning guest post: Leading An Intentional Life While there, I hope you check out Irish’s … Continue reading

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Do We Make the Most of Our Freedom?

“To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.” – Virginia Woolf I recently had the opportunity to travel to Spain and France for a vacation. In Normandy, France, we visited the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. Thousands of our U.S. … Continue reading

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