Newsletter for January

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You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.- Marcus Aurelius

This simple quote has been a guiding force for me over the last 8-10 months.  I thought it was about time for me to share it with you all.  There are days that I find myself lamenting things that are out of my control, and I will waste hours on them.  What will my friend think of me if I have to cancel our plans?  I spend an hour worrying about it, and then discussing it with some unfortunate victim; but, all that wasted time and ENERGY didn’t change the outcome. (My friend was not mad at me by-the-way).  Just recently, a lady cut in front of me at Trader Joes.  I politely confronted her and she turned her nose up at me.  The nerve!  I proceeded to call my husband and waste 30 minutes of his time telling him the story, Continue reading

Newsletter for November

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“Another word for creativity is courage.” George Prince

Creative is never a word that I have used to describe myself- until now.  I will even caveat that statement by saying I am “discovering” my creativity.  In the past I have seen myself as an analytical thinker- preferring math to writing, always reading to find answers, shying away from any job or project that required me to put myself out there to be judged by others.  The “no wrong answer” phase of my life started disappearing eight years ago, when I had my first child, and seems almost extinct as I write today.  Having kids forced me to start being creative: with questions, answers, playtime, problem solving….all of it. Continue reading

October Newsletter

logo_headerMost of us are so busy doing what we think we have to do, that we do not think about what we really want to do.- Unknown

Finding free time is about as easy as finding a pair of matching socks for my kids.  Even when I throw two matching socks in the washer, one seems to get lost in the process of washing and drying.   Scheduling time for myself is a little like the “sock mystery”.   I start the morning with a clear cut block of time to focus on my goals; and, after getting the kids up and out the door, taking a shower, doing a load of laundry and answering the phone the time has disappeared.   While I have no explanation for the missing socks, I do have an explanation for why I am not getting anything done on my list.  I am putting what I THINK I have to do ahead of what I REALLY want to do. Continue reading