Category Archives: Proactive

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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Time to Reflect

“Alone time is when I distance myself from the voices of the world so I can hear my own.” – Oprah Winfrey Recently I had sinusitis and bronchitis. Congestion, coughing, and difficulty breathing made me lethargic, and I laid around, … 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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Friends of All Ages

“If we all understood we can learn from both older and younger people, then we’d have a better world.” – Adora Svitak When my friend Tina went through chemotherapy for breast cancer some years ago, her experience deepened the friendship … Continue reading

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Leading Our Lives

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver I was taken aback when a friend asked if I’m retired. I said, “I’m not doing anything for pay but I … Continue reading

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Assessing our Attitudes

“Individuals need to be willing to face truth about their attitudes, behaviors, even what we want out of life.”  – Joyce Meyer A friend of mine, Joann, has always had a positive attitude. She volunteered at a nonprofit organization where … Continue reading

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