I asked my waitress this morning, “What’s your New Year’s resolution?” She shrugged and said, “Oh, I don’t make resolutions anymore. I just end up breaking them anyway, so what’s the use?” “Wow,” I thought. “That’s like giving up hope.” I believe in hope and in fresh starts. One of the great blessings of being human, of being alive, is… Read more →
Are you in a situation that makes you unhappy? Have you tried everything to make it better but nothing’s worked? Are you staying because it seems too daunting to leave? We often think an unhealthy, unhappy situation only affects us. No, it’s affecting everyone around us. We’re teaching them THIS is what a relationship looks like. THIS is how people… Read more →
Full confession. I’ve shared stories from my Year by the Water about sailing the Chesapeake Bay, swimming with Zach the Dolphin, and watching whales breach off Maui. But the truth? There wasn’t a lot of water in the first three months of my Year by the Water. What happened? The rubber band of routine snapped back is what happened. In… Read more →
“My parents always told me I wouldn’t amount to anything because I procrastinated so much. I told them, ‘Just you wait.’” – Judy Tenuta Are you procrastinating on something that’s important to you? Why? Many of us wait for perfect circumstances to take action on our projets, dreams and goals. We tell ourselves we’ll do it when we have more… Read more →
Leo Tolstoy said, “Everyone thinks of changing the world. No one thinks of changing himself.” We can choose to disrupt this. All we have to do is GO FIRST. Every time we want someone or something to change, we set the precedent by altering the way we treat that person or approach that situation. Change begins at home.