Freedom from Fear – Free to Be Ourselves

Free to Be… You and Me! 🙂 Have you given any thought to what personal freedom means? Or how often something as “simple” as feelings (our own or the feelings and opinions of others) prevent us from enjoying freedom? We often need to gain freedom from fear, freedom from worry and anxiety, freedom from caring … Read more

Welcome First Day of … SPRING? Developing Our Strengths in Spite of Weaknesses

It’s the First Day of … SPRING?? Hurray! First day of spring…but you wouldn’t know it here in Maine, since we still have about two feet of **SNOW**on the ground…and snow banks twice that high! ~~*~~ ~~*~~ So it seems “Old Man Winter” does not want to behave in a gentlemanly fashion with “Lady Spring” … Read more

Springing Ahead, Following Through, and Finishing What You Start

It’s that time again! Don’t forget to set your clock ahead one hour, before you go to bed tonight – if you live in the US and observe Daylight Savings Time! ~~*~~ So, true confession: I have had a chronic case of NOT following through and finishing things (as family members could confirm) … and … Read more

Risk vs. Reward – When Risk Pays Off

Consider Risk vs. Reward Before Making a Decision   One of my husband Dave’s favorite sayings is, “Risk vs. Reward” – or simply “R v R” –  when calculating the potential of something being either a good or bad decision.  A blog challenge writing prompt one time related to this: Name a time when a … Read more

Lamenting Weaknesses or Maximizing Strengths?

Do You Lament Your Weaknesses… or Maximize Your Strengths?   Anyone who reads my blogs and/or my Facebook page knows how often I quote Joyce Meyer, since she’s one of my favorite motivational speakers and authors.   It’s also interesting that her name, and phrases like “motivational quotes,” account for some of the search terms … Read more