Tag: life lessons

3 tips to help CHOOSE your word of the year

A few years ago I decided to select one word to guide my year. It helps keep me focused on my choices and decisions. I selected CHOOSE as my 2021 word of the year. I wanted to share 3 tips to help CHOOSE your word of the year. We make choices every minute of every

4 tips to welcome a new year

It’s probably safe to state that everyone is ready to flip the calendar on 2020. A new year so often offers hope and a fresh start to many. I believe 2021 is very welcome. As we get ready for the big countdown, I wanted to share 4 tips to welcome a new year so you

Four ways to spread gratitude

This holiday season looks different for many. Heck, this year looks different. And many don’t like it. We hear it constantly, from people complaining about masks and restrictions to arguing on social media about politics, parties and the pandemic. And it can be easy to slide into the complaint fest. I’ve done it too. So

A day of random acts of kindness

Well, America, we made it through elections. It’s one of the wildest election cycles I’ve experienced. And while we still await many results, I’m focusing on a new day. It’s time for a new chapter to begin. Hopefully one full of healing, compassion, learning about each other, growth, strength and an end to the pandemic.

Take the Gratitude Challenge

November kicks off the lead in to Thanksgiving, when many people start talking about gratitude. And while I believe we should focus on our gratitude every day of the year, this is a great time to pause to reflect. Especially this year with so much upheaval and uncertainly pressing on society. So I’d like to

10 lessons from surviving 3 cancers

My cancer anniversaries are moments to acknowledge the journey. And lessons learned. Surviving three cancers brings many experiences and lessons. Some ugly, some beautiful. With that in mind, I want to share 10 lessons from surviving 3 cancers, focusing on the strength found in this journey. This new road in life I thought I had

Five trail courtesy tips

I love seeing people enjoying the outdoors. My hope is that more people will begin to respect and protect the environment, along with maintaining a healthier lifestyle. There are a lot more people on the trails lately now that so many businesses are closed and activities canceled due to the coronavirus. It’s great to be

10 acts of kindness

“In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” ~ Etta Turner That quote has always been one of my favorite guides in life. Being kind is pretty easy but sometimes life tosses challenges or circumstances that make us forget to be kind to ourself and others. I forget too. So in a time

Staying positive during life’s challenges

Going through cancer or another life challenge can sometimes feel like you’re being dragged down. But you’re not! Focusing on positivity and possibilities can help you more easily embrace the days. I wanted to share some tips for staying positive during life’s challenges, whether an illness, pandemic, unemployment, relationship breakup or some other challenge. Truth

When busy becomes an excuse

We’re all guilty of saying it in various forms: “I’m so busy. Life is busy. Things are crazy busy.” Usually these statements are followed by an apology because we didn’t follow through on something, we’re moody or distracted, don’t keep in touch with someone, fail to start or finish something. It’s socially acceptable to be