Archive for March, 2009

Play to Your Strengths

MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2009   Play to Your Strengths   I’ve never felt comfortable in the spotlight—it’s not my nature. But, I once accepted a job because it involved a considerable amount of public speaking. You may wonder why I purposely tortured myself. I thought my aversion to the spotlight was a weakness and a

Attitude of Gratitude

MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2009   Attitude of Gratitude   Photo: My dad, me (~ 5 years old) and my sister, Kim (~ 4 years old). “Count your blessings.” “Be thankful for small favors.” “Gratitude is the best attitude.” The wisdom of these age-old sayings is being substantiated by recent research. Studies show that people who feel

Imagine the Best

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2009   Imagine the Best   At 2 a.m. I slowly woke to the smell of chocolate chip cookies baking. Mmmm. The rich scent of warm brown sugar, butter and chocolate was unmistakable. Still in a sleepy fog, I wondered why my daughter was baking cookies in the middle of the night.

Your Energy Ebb and Flow: Ride the Wave

MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009   Your Energy Ebb and Flow: Ride the Wave   In my childhood home, a plaque hung in the kitchen above the range hood that pictured a woman hard at (house)work which read, “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.” Unfortunately, that woman didn’t know how to go with her

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