Category Archives: Proactive

Strengthened by Our Challenges

“We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” — Eleanor … Continue reading

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More Joy in the World

“My hope is that you will harness your education, your creativity and your valor, your voice, your vote — reflecting on all that you’ve witnessed and hungered for, all that you know to be true — and use it to … Continue reading

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Lessons learned From Living Through a Pandemic

“Life has got all those twists and turns. You’ve got to hold on tight and off you go.” – Nicole Kidman When I wrote the previous blog post, we were at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Now we have … Continue reading

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Time for a Pep Talk

“You don’t need anyone else to empower you; you can empower yourself. Whether it’s a pep talk or putting on a good shade of lipstick, whatever you need to do, do it, but be yourself.” – Ayesha Curry Last Saturday, … Continue reading

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Looking Back, Looking Ahead

“It’s better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and regret.” – Jackie Joyner-Kersee I’ve started a blog post on another topic, but this time of year, I feel compelled to write about the New Year. In this … Continue reading

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A Change of Seasons

“When the seasons shift, even the subtle beginning, the scent of a promised change, I feel something stir inside me. Hopefulness? Gratitude? Openness? Whatever it is, it’s welcome.” – Kristin Armstrong Over the summer, my daughter’s manager asked me to … Continue reading

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Listening for Inspiration

“I have seen the healing power of good listening so often that I wonder if you’ve noticed it also. . . . Listening moves us closer, it helps us become more whole, more healthy, more holy.” – Margaret J. Wheatley … Continue reading

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Motivation for Reaching Goals

Do you ever get in a slump, where your goals seem to go by the wayside? That happened to me recently . . . again. I haven’t been running, I’ve gained a few pounds, and I haven’t been writing except … Continue reading

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Lead Your Own Life

“I don’t think we realize just how fast we go until you stop for a minute and realise just how loud and how hectic your life is, and how easily distracted you can get.” ― Meg Ryan The title of … Continue reading

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Chasing Our Dreams

“I wish you: Courage to dream. Confidence to chase your dream. Commitment to eagerly achieve the dream.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita Lately, I’ve noticed people who are chasing their dreams, regardless of their age. Some examples: My sister Mary retired from her … Continue reading

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