Category Archives: Goals

Don’t Think about it, Just Jump

A year ago this week my husband and I were in Maui, taking a private tour on the road to Hana. If you’re not familiar, the road to Hana is a miles long stretch of highway along the east coast … Continue reading

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Standing in the Middle of the Mess

She came down the stairs, a look of defeat on her face, “It feels like I’m not making any progress,” she said, “You can’t even tell I’ve done anything.” My oldest daughter is going to grad school and is moving … Continue reading

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6 Lessons Learned From Being Alone

My bucket list, handwritten in 1998. Back in 1998, a friend and I decided we would make bucket lists; 100 things we wanted to do in our lifetime. My list was entitled, My Ultimate To-Do List! Oh my, was I … Continue reading

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The Art of Practicing Courage

Sunset on the Grand Tetons, June 2012 *Friends-if you don’t have the time to read my entire post-I have news to share: please skip to the end! This is the photo.  The photo that popped up in my feed with … Continue reading

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Learning As I Lose

  I was a little apprehensive walking in. After all, no one knew I was coming. I’d tried to call but the phone number, like the website, was outdated. Perhaps, I thought, there wouldn’t even be a meeting today. Perhaps … Continue reading

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5 Things To Remember When Facing a Challenge

  “What if I come in last?”  It was a valid question. I needed to answer carefully. “Well,” I began, “what if you don’t?” I could see the shift in her eyes, the change her in stance, as she considered … Continue reading

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Why I Risk Disappointment

  photo courtesy of:  http://swimwearandlingerie.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/cheerleaders-large-jungle-cats-and-lingerie/ Here’s something you may not know about me: I am rooting for you. I root for (almost) everyone. I want people to achieve their dreams. To overcome obstacles.  To learn, grow and live a happy … Continue reading

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Why It’s Good To Be Irresponsible

photo source:http://www.cafepress.com/jackthelads/6755005 I’m just going to say it, and believe me; it’s hard to admit: I’m such a Martha. And this is not a good thing. The Martha I’m referring to is the one in the Bible. You know, the … Continue reading

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How to Be Stronger than a Superhero

image courtesy of  http://www.emudesc.com I think it was the way he said it, or maybe it was the way it aligned with all that has been on my mind lately. But for whatever reason, the words of my pastor struck … Continue reading

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5 Reasons I’m Not Making New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year.  Time to look back and reflect, time to look forward and plan. I wasn’t going to do it.  Wasn’t going to participate, wasn’t going to make resolutions for the coming year.  I’ve got my head … Continue reading

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