You can do hard things… it’s worth it.

We can do hard things. My dear friends… there are things we want to do, dream about, think about, talk about, daydream about, if-we-won-the-lottery-we-would about. Usually the actions it takes to work toward… Continue reading

You are too happy.

I’ve been told a few times in my life that I was too happy. Too positive. Maybe they thought I was naive too. I have disappointments and frustrations. Sometimes I get mad too.… Continue reading

Strong mind + community = results

Sticking to goal means we need a plan. But even more than that, we have to be tough mentally. A great plan can be followed… or not. It’s our mental persistence, consistent eye… Continue reading

Shop Small Nov. 28

Next Saturday (Nov 28, 2015) is Small Business Saturday! Shopping “small” means you are supporting local businesses, home businesses, small online businesses by purchasing from their stores (online or in person) for the… Continue reading

Excuses, excuses…

“Excuses, excuses. They are always so useless. And if you think about it, it’s true!” A dear friend from high school used to say that phrase often. Living in the south, it had… Continue reading

There is no magic pill. It’s a process.

While I grew up on mostly healthy foods, I discovered in my 20s and 30s that I could comfort my stress with food. I am not alone in this practice; you see it… Continue reading

Joyful Notes for you

Here are a few notes, thoughts, ideas and inspiration I’ll share with you. The photo backgrounds were taken by me from around my community, plus travels around the USA and other places in… Continue reading

A few Joyful Notes for you

These are a few notes, thoughts, ideas and inspiration I share with you. The photo backgrounds were taken by me from around my community, plus travels around the USA and other places in… Continue reading

Before you roll your eyes about new year goals…

The new year is approaching. Goals and plans are being made. Before you roll your eyes at your friend’s or family member’s New Year goals, read this. BIG goals are hard to accomplish… Continue reading

Love well. Scatter joy.

Some news is hard to hear and see. Sad and devastating news headlines cause heartache for the listener, and are tragic for those actually involved. Some days feel like the bad news is… Continue reading