Mind

  • Not Making a Decision is . . .

    Decision-making can be very difficult.  What if we choose incorrectly?  What about the factors that we cannot quantify – or even imagine.  Sometimes taking a “wait and see” attitude is helpful.  The situation will probably become more defined over time, so a resolution is clearer.  This can be particularly true with intermittent problems.  We hope that they will resolve and disappear.  Or, ...

    Posted at September 13, 2013 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • Taking Our Own Advice

    Every one of us has good advice to offer.  We may not know everything, but we know a lot about something. Even when we know what to do, we can benefit from a reminder.  Let me tell you what happened last week. Last Friday morning I wrote Be Sure to Ask.  My well-received advice ...

    Posted at September 6, 2013 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives | 0 Comment
  • Be Sure to Ask

    Little children are very good at asking questions.  If they want to know something, they have no filter that says asking is a bad thing - either impolite or just plain nosey.  If they want something, they have learned early-on to go straight to a caregiver and see if they can get it. Adults are more reticent to ask, perhaps too much so.  We need to get over that. Our daughter, an introvert, says that one of ...

    Posted at August 30, 2013 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • Need Refreshment?

    August is half-gone.  For most of us, our energy level will be rising again soon.  In the South, students are beginning to return to college.  Public schools are gearing up.  Vacations are winding down.  Although people in other geographic locations are on a later schedule, we feel the impending arrival of a national mood change. Are you craving refreshment?  Before the crush and excitement of the fall returns, take some time.    Need a break in the action?  ...

    Posted at August 16, 2013 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 2 Comments
  • Know Yourself

    Whether working in our small businesses, or leading our non-business lives, we can become happier and more confident if we have a working knowledge of our selves.  No one is perfect, but we are all capable of improvement as we mature. It troubles me to hear people say, “You can be whatever you want to be.”  That is not true.  If we do not have good visual skills, we can improve them with training, but will ...

    Posted at August 9, 2013 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • Choose Reality, Not Fantasy

    Remember those election speeches in elementary school?   Some of the candidates for school office would promise whatever they thought it would take to get a vote.  Promises like more recess or ice cream every day.  Promises they would not have the power to fulfill.  The speaker may or may not have been living in a fantasy world – but those who gave their votes to someone making unrealistic promises definitely chose fantasy! 

    Posted at August 2, 2013 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships | 0 Comment
  • Do You Know Which Way To Go?

    Hiking in the woods can be confusing.  Two important things to know are 1) where am I going and 2) which way do I need to go to get there?  Over the centuries, many travelers have been guided to their destination by natural markers, such as moss on a tree trunk.  ...

    Posted at July 19, 2013 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • Does Your “No” Mean “No”?

    “No” is one of the most important words in the English language.  It guides us, warns us, and informs us.  Does your “no” mean “no”? Many years ago, a father wrote about his determination not to use the word “no” with his beloved children.  His rationale went something like this:  I do not want their tender spirits beaten down by the negative.  ...

    Posted at July 12, 2013 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • Do You Hear What I Hear?

    A dear friend has rediscovered a world she had forgotten.  With the help of technology, she is now able to hear sounds that had gradually disappeared from her life.  Disease in early adulthood had stolen much of her hearing so subtly that she did not notice.  Now, she is amazed to hear her clocks tick and chime.  She did not need these sounds, but now she is enjoying them. We hear sounds all around us, even ...

    Posted at July 5, 2013 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • Moving In The Right Direction

    Training a dog had been our latest family adventure.  My husband and I have been fostering a dog that had been homeless.  Marilyn, our daughter, has two mature pups and has been a great resource.  The most important thing we have learned is that it is easier to get a dog to do what you want if you can get him to ...

    Posted at June 28, 2013 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 3 Comments
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