A Little Nicer to Myself

A Little Nicer to Myself Sometimes you just need a gentle reminder. I am a really nice person. I suppose saying that about one’s self does not seem so “nice” if we are practicing what my Southern Granny would have called “Proper Manners.” But at the risk of sounding ill-mannered, I will...

Don’t Keep Your Thanks to Yourself

Don’t Keep Your Thanks to Yourself

I was surprised to discover how a gratitude practice helped me feel more positive about myself and the world. As a friend explained, “you can’t feel hateful and grateful at the same time.” But are we missing out if we keep our gratitudes confined to a journal we keep in a desk drawer? What could happen if we share our gratitudes with the people who helped create them?

The destination is not as important as the journey

The destination is not as important as the journey

“We’ll get there when we get there!” is one of my favorite quotes from “The Incredibles” movie. But when it comes to my weight loss journey, sometimes I’d just like to GET THERE to Goal Weight, you know? Lately, however, I’ve realized that what’s happening along the path to that Magic Number is just as important as that Goal.

Start Where You Are

Start Where You Are

As a kid, I was an avid reader who learned many life lessons from book friends like Fern Arable and Scout Finch. They often brought me comfort and hope, and I wondered if I could provide the same to a struggling young audience myself.