Our Lives

  • Are Entrepreneurs Bred or Born?

    I can spot sure-fire entrepreneurs by the way their eyes light up when talking about their businesses. As Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee) said: “A real entrepreneur is in it because she or he has no choice. They are dragged by their heart to build businesses and execute them. They aren’t driven by the money or the current coolness of it. They do it because they have no choice, not because it’s ‘hot’ right now.” Exactly! Owning a business has been ...

    Posted at May 12, 2017 | By : | Categories : Our Lives,Our Work | 2 Comments
  • Developing Our “Basketball Eyes”

    Last Friday night was a big night for the Wheaton family! My husband and I attended our first ACC basketball game of the season. We love college ball, and will happily attend any local game when we have an opportunity to get tickets. Otherwise, we hunker down in front of our big-screen television, bought specifically for basketball ...

    Posted at November 15, 2015 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • Don’t Just Do It — Say It

    We live in a hurry-up, hustle-bustle world, with our personal lives often crammed between business obligations and getting through the personal necessities of each day. When there ...

    Posted at October 23, 2015 | By : | Categories : Our Lives,Relationships | 0 Comment
  • I Will Be Your Sam

    Samwise Gamgee is one of my favorite fictional characters, and I am not alone in that choice. Do you know him? Although Sam is a Hobbit – a not-quite-human being – he is an earnest, loyal, brave, hard-working character in the three-book series, The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein. In the books, Sam’s friend, Frodo, takes on a dangerous mission to save Middle Earth from the growing forces of evil. Sam volunteers to be ...

    Posted at October 16, 2015 | By : | Categories : Our Lives,Relationships | 0 Comment
  • Living Up to Our Potential

    About a year ago, every member of my family got a new smart phone. We all love them, there is no doubt about that! However, there is a wide variance in the extent ...

    Posted at October 10, 2015 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships | 0 Comment
  • We Deserve It!

    We can think of so many ways to treat ourselves – a special event, a tasty dessert, a nap on the porch hammock, a box of popcorn at the movies, a bouquet of fresh flowers. We often justify splurges by telling ourselves that we deserve them – and I am not suggesting that we do ...

    Posted at October 2, 2015 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives | 0 Comment
  • Civility at the Gym

    There are a lot of people who do not like to go to a gym. Too much testosterone. Too many sweaty people. Well, I do have sweaty people at my gym, but just about all of ...

    Posted at September 25, 2015 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships | 0 Comment
  • Numbers Can Talk — Are You Listening?

    How do you spend your personal/household money?  Do you know? Periodically, my husband I and update a spreadsheet that details our spending over the previous twelve months.  We had not done this since becoming empty-nesters, and recently decided it was time to review our expenses. There were plenty of surprises!  As happens with most analyses, the numbers “spoke” to us.  We were spending more than we thought ...

    Posted at September 18, 2015 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships | 0 Comment
  • There are Comfortable Places Outside of Our Comfort Zones

    One of my favorite fictional families is the O’Leary family in Anne Tyler’s book, The Accidental Tourist. Most of the members are incapable of change. They call it the “O’Leary groove.”  The offspring, now grown, still live in their childhood home. ...

    Posted at September 13, 2015 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships | 0 Comment
  • Who Encourages You?

    We all need words of encouragement from time to time. Just the right word at just the right time can give us hope, increase our sense of purpose and cement our determination. If we are fortunate, we live with people who do more than simply exist with us. They see our struggles and understand ...

    Posted at September 4, 2015 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 1 Comment
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