Messages & Channelings

It's summer here in my neck of the woods -- one of my favorite times of year. I've learned from experience to make great memories by preplanning the things I most want to do. This week I invite you to do the same. If you'd like to make a great summer (or other season, depending on where you are in the world), here's what you could do:

Every morning I wake up, make a cup of tea, and sit on the deck in my back yard to journal and enjoy the beauty of nature. I am fortunate to have a yard that is frequented by a variety of animals and birds -- deer, turkey, fox, heron, hawks, and even an occasional owl or two.

As we kick off summer here in the Northeast, I thought it might be fun to rerun a newsletter about making time to enjoy your life using shortcuts. I hope you find one or two ideas that will make a
difference. Here goes...

Every year at Week 26, I invite members of this community to stop and reflect on the positive changes they've made in their lives. This week we've reached that half-way mark, and it's time to acknowledge the steps you've taken thus far. Remember, the quality of your life is directly related to the quality of relationship you have with yourself.

Years ago, I created a slogan that captured the guiding rules for how I run my company - "Work
Hard, Have Fun, No Drama." Although it was originally developed as a business tool, I quickly adopted it for my personal life, too. Last week, however, I broke rule #3 – No Drama.

In celebration of Father's Day, my sister, Lisa, had a great gift idea.

What‚s the secret of success? What do we need most to accomplish our goals, to fulfill our intentions, or to realize our dreams? Some might say intelligence, others may say money, patience, or the right connections. While all of these ingredients are important, the true secret of

Do you expect things to be hard or do you allow them to be easy?  When something goes wrong are you able to step back and imagine a simple solution or do you automatically envision a major problem waiting to be solved? Recently I discovered that I belong to the worst-case scenario club I expect things to be hard. 

It's that time of year when many of us will be attending graduation ceremonies for friends and family members who are celebrating the successful completion of school.  Each year at this time, I share a version of the commencement address I've delivered to both high school and college seniors over the years.  Whether you're graduating, know someone who is, or

Yesterday Michael and I attended the memorial service of a good friend's dad who died suddenly while helping a neighbor with a project at his home.  The service was moving and sad and inspiring all at the same time.  Of course his family and his loved ones are reeling from their unexpected loss.  As I wrote about last week, there's nothing more painful than losing so

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