Audio Mindset Minute: “Eat the Rainbow”

Mindset Minute

We all would feel better if we continually ate the colors of the rainbow, and I am not talking about Fruit Loops. I am talking about eating fruits and vegetables that are the different colors of the rainbow. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Take 5 minutes to listen to this segment and do your health a favor and eat the rainbow!   Because Together is Better, … [Read more...]

Conquering Temptation


Temptation is all around us. It corners us and tests our true character and our will power at every turn. It can be in the innocent form of a cupcake when you are trying to eat healthy...or it can be in the form of a handsome man flirting with you when your marriage is not "up to par". How do you handle temptation when you are faced with it? True character comes to test when a situation arises and there is nobody around to see how you respond. Someone with questionable character will give in to temptation no matter what the cost. If you are a person of great character, there is still a chance that you may want to give in to temptation. How do we handle that temptation? I think the best way to handle temptation with grace is to make a commitment to you. If you don't have boundaries and … [Read more...]

Lessons in Life from Malware


The other day I was downloading a program from the internet onto my computer. For some reason my malware/virus software did not detect anything malicious and my computer became infected. My computer instantly began acting funny: My computer was running slowly, when I went online, different windows would open up, there were pop-up ads everywhere! At first I tried to ignore it and work around it…but that didn't last very long. How can I work while continually dealing with pop-ups? I tried to uninstall the program that was causing all the trouble, but that was like a Band-Aid, I had to get to the heart of the matter. The root of the problem was buried deep into my hard drive. I eventually had to call my web guy for help. After my Web guy worked on my computer all day long, he fixed the … [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...]

Don’t Agree With Me


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...]

Raise Your Children Well


We have such a huge responsibility as adults to make sure we raise our children to be honest, respectful, and upstanding citizens. The next generation depends on it! Naturally, "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree." rings so true. I am amazed at how many people have children, yet they do not teach them well. We have a responsibility to teach morals, ethics, respect, and common courtesy. Yet so many children lack these characteristics. I see this lack in young children, older children, and teenagers. The next generation is in trouble if parents don't start stepping up and actually parenting! Last week, one of my daughters was approached by a boy through a text. The text messages were not respectful to her in any way and were very self-serving to the boy. I highly doubt this boy … [Read more...]

Radio Show: “The Power Of I Am”


These two little words "I am" are so very powerful! If you monitor your words and thoughts you will soon realize that you use these words to beat yourself up. Listen in and learn how to turn it around and use these two words to be empowered! My Segment Begins at minute 7:30  -Deanna More Life Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with TNTBS on BlogTalkRadio … [Read more...]

Radion Show: “Treat Your Family Like Strangers”


We learn from a very early age to be polite and we are taught to practice our manners when we interact with others. So then, if we are brought up to be polite to strangers, why is it so hard at times to put these lessons into practice with the ones we live with and love the most? Are you ready to "Treat Your Family Like Strangers"? Then please join me and let's learn and grow together! My Segment Begins at minute 6:45 -Deanna Listen to internet radio with TNTBS on BlogTalkRadio … [Read more...]

An Exercise in Balance


Last week my siblings, their spouses, and all their kids came out to our home for a fun family visit. Among these 20 family members who stayed in our home, 8 of the children had iPhones. My sister, Maria, and I had a great idea that we implemented at the beginning of their visit here. We thought we would encourage good old-fashioned social fun and playing…some balance…so we collected all the kid's phones and told them that we were going to have a phone-free weekend. They were to fully enjoy their cousins without looking down at their phones the whole time. We recalled, as children, hanging out with our cousins. We played outside, invented games, laughed together, and truly enjoyed each other. We helped our grandparents, aunts, and uncles cook and clean. The older cousins played with and … [Read more...]

Treat Me Like a Dog


When I was in middle school, I recall a time (well, there were several times, but this one stands out) when I did something wrong. This incident stands out to me, because this was the first time I was confident enough to stand up to my dad and flex by boundary muscles. Here's what happened: My dad went out of town and I was staying with a friend of mine who lived just down the street. During my dad's leave, my friend and I snuck into my home one night, along with a few other friends, and had a little "party". Being dumb teenagers, we did not cover our tracks very well. We left the house a disaster, leaving evidence of our night everywhere. When my Dad returned home, "All Hell Broke Loose". My dad was so mad at me! I disrespected him and our home. I betrayed his trust. I let him … [Read more...]