Audio Mindset Minute: “Covering Up Our Perceived Flaws”

Mindset Minute

We all have things we think are flaws about ourselves...but are they really flaws? I think we are our own worst critic, and if we can look at ourselves as whole and perfect, we may just feel more confident to be who we truly are. Take a listen and in 5 minutes you may feel a little differently about your perceived flaws. Because Together is Better, … [Read more...]

Savor Diversity

Savor Diversity

I have been recording commercials that are played on my Radio Segment. (Click Here) This has been such a fun way to meet new people and to learn about different businesses and products! Some people send me their products to try and to use, so that I can give a better and more realistic testimony. I get to listen to people explain their passion and learn about the services they provide. This whole side gig has been really enlightening and eye-opening. It is amazing how much diversity there is in the business world and how people have taken their different passions and have made them into their own money-making businesses. Diversity at its Best: In one day, I had the privilege of recording two commercials: One was for a web site that offers workshops, conferences, one-on-one sessions, … [Read more...]

Audio Mindset Minute: “Do You Play The Blame Game?”

Mindset

It is so easy to walk through your day, week, month, life playing the "Blame Game".  Tune in to this segment of Mindset Minute to see if you play this dangerously negative game and learn how to stop!   … [Read more...]

Three Small Words

Three Small Words

The other day I found myself in a situation where I had inconvenienced a friend. It was not intentional, but nonetheless, I made her late to a family event. I apologized when I saw her. But after the fact, this situation kept resting on my shoulders. I felt really awful, as I had no idea I was the cause of her being held up. Two days later, I was still thinking about this. I sent her a text telling her how sorry I was and I asked her to forgive me. She immediately responded that she had forgiven me and all was well between us. She continued to tell me how thankful she was of my three words, "I am sorry". She said those words are not in many people's vocabulary these days, so my words really meant a lot to her. Her words to me really weighed heavy on my heart, as she was right: people do … [Read more...]

Overcoming Stereotypes and Stigmas

overcoming

I was chatting over a Starbucks with a friend the other morning and we got to talking about how people can look at the same situation and have a different opinion about it. We delved specifically into "stereotypes" and "stigmas". Those can be such ugly words, with deep meaning and lots of emotions and opinions tied to them. Obviously when someone says a word, you will conjure up all your personal experiences you have had, and they all culminate into your opinion. Let's take the word and profession of Real Estate Agent. What immediately comes to your mind? Well, if you have had nothing but awesome experiences with Real Estate Agents, and all your transactions have run smoothly, then you may have a very positive opinion about people in that profession. If you have never bought a home or … [Read more...]

Audio Mindset Minute: “A Lesson in Everything”

Mindset Minute

We can take the most annoying and frustrating situations and learn from them, if we are open to the lesson. In under Three minutes, I will give you practical tips and techniques to shift your Mindset to be a Better You. Join me for this Mindset Minute!   … [Read more...]

Celebrate Our Differences

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One of my very best friends in the whole world is my sister, Maria. I am actually best friends with all my siblings, but I am going to focus on Maria for this blog post. Growing up, people always asked us if we were twins. We are actually two years and one day apart, but we have always been close in size and looks. Being so close in age, we have always been really great friends. We had many of the same friends growing up and we were always partners in crime, so to say. We enjoyed hanging out with each other, even in high school. When we were really young, we chose to sleep together (in a twin bed), even though we each had our own room. Our poor mom would come in several times to tell us to stop giggling and get to sleep. We have always been the best of friends. With saying all that, I … [Read more...]

Love is a Decision

love is a decision

About a year ago, my husband told me he wanted to get a new puppy. It had almost been a year since our sweet Australian Shepherd, Chicky, had passed on. He was ready. I was not. Although I missed Chicky, I was really enjoying the house not being hairy and not having to smell her and her food, and not dealing with the dog poop. I was also getting quite use to the freedom of coming and going and travelling without having to make plans for Chicky. My thinking was this: We had always had a dog but that doesn't mean that we always have to have a dog, does it? Why can't we just enjoy this new season of our dog-less lives? Well, when you are in a relationship, sometimes you need to compromise to keep the peace. This was a time when I had to put my husband's needs before my own. I am a little … [Read more...]

A Lesson in Everything

A lesson in everything

This week, as I was driving home from an appointment, I got a hankering for a salad and a slice of vegetable pizza. I pulled into this small restaurant and walked in to a fairly empty dining area. I sat in a booth totally away from the only other couple in the place. I loved that it wasn't lunch hour, as I wanted to do a little reading while enjoying the quiet. In walks an older couple, who proceeds to sit right behind me. Now, this may sound a little (or a lot) judgmental…but with twenty other booths and tables empty, why in the world did they need to sit in the one right behind me? Those were the thoughts and feelings swirling around in my mind and through my body. Yes, I was aware that my muscles were tensing up, my breathing became non-existent, and I was truly irritated. Did they … [Read more...]

Don’t Agree With Me

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With writing a weekly blog and having a radio segment, both about shifting your mindset and being a better you, there are many topics that can be controversial. I have found that for the most part, people who leave comments agree with what I have written or said. This has always made me feel great, because it confirms that I am on the right track and that people are really growing and getting the most out of my messages. On a few occasions, I have received some comments in which people are not agreeing with me. They are stating a different view about the same topic. They are voicing their opinion even though it contradicts mine. My initial response has been to be offended. But then, as I began to really digest the words, I realized that it is healthy for people to have different … [Read more...]