What’s your metaphor for life? Is life a roller coaster? A series of ups and downs or an adrenaline rush thrill ride? Is life a journey, a marathon, or a dance? Is it a battle, a symphony or a three-ring circus?
Would that metaphor change if I asked you on your graduation or wedding day versus the day you lost your job?
Our outlook is constantly adjusting. Like a swivel chair, we’re busily twirling around and our emotions shift depending on what we’re facing at the moment. Then we compare what we see to what we want.
Is happiness really about meeting our own (or other’s) expectations? It’s like trying to hit a bulls eye with a moving target. There has to be a better way to “dance” through life.
The answer we want is “yes”. The question we need to keep asking is………..
My friend called me upset and angry. She had a blow out fight with her boyfriend and couldn’t get past the frustration that he wouldn’t comply with a simple request she made of him. The request wasn’t significant but his refusal was monumental.
My friend attached deep meaning to his turndown causing her heart to feel weighted. Not expecting his reaction turned her hurt into fury. Nothing will launch anger faster than being thrown for a loop. Read more
You want to be moving. But you’re not. Stuck in the mud. Pressing against the wind. Melting into the quicksand. You work so hard and seem to be getting all the way to NOWHERE!
Here comes that evil, pulverizing question again. The one that grinds up your dreams and spits them out. Read more
If you’re life is filled with “to do’s,” “honey do’s,” and “absolutely gotta do’s,” you are not alone. The demands keep coming yet 24 hours will forever remain the amount of time in a day to meet all those demands.
Entering the blog world has exposed me to so many wisdom centers in our world. Themes of struggle, disconnect, and overwhelm are flooding the internet.
People are searching for a balance of home, career, spirituality, adventure, challenge, fulfillment, and the list goes on.
I have read more tips and strategies about how to lead a balanced life that I’m ready to walk a tightrope. Read more
The most effective leaders live their mission. Great leaders have followers not always because their ideas are the best on the planet, but because they have the passion and enthusiasm to persuade others to buy in. Our families are no different.
The fish rots from its head down. If you’re out of shape, don’t exercise, eat junk food, hate your body, use alcohol to excess, screw your face up when you see a cooked vegetable, watch a lot of TV, you’re demonstrating your “normal.” You are setting up your children’s expectations when it comes to their own health. This is the real danger and why obesity is a family problem. Read more