A life defined by questions

What would you like to do? Where would you like to go? What makes you light up? The questions someone can ask us, and that we can ask ourselves is endless. Questions spark our imagination, get us thinking and hopefully acting. Some questions however don’t help us. They can actually hurt us. Such as weak […]

Do you ever bark up the wrong tree?

The expression, “barking up the wrong tree” means pursuing a mistaken or misguided line of thought or course of action. This makes me think of a dog barking under a tree at a squirrel who is actually in another tree laughing at the dog! Many leaders have made this mistake. Focused on one thing while another thing […]

Are you looking out for beauty?

Are you looking out for beauty? Set your intention. Ask yourself: What makes something beautiful? Can you see it now, and, if not, can you add something beautiful to your environment this week?   A Favorite Mind-Setting Quote: “For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an […]

Are you hurting them twice?

Recently a very good friend refrained from telling me something and it hurt my feelings. I knew in the back of my mind she wasn’t being upfront about something, however, as we humans do, I let it fester. When I finally asked a pointed question that brought out her untruth I followed with, “Why didn’t […]

Are you playing it too safe?

Are you playing it too safe? Set your intention. Ask yourself: Is it really always better to be safe than sorry? Are you playing something too safe and how can you think about it differently?   A Favorite Mind-Setting Quote: “I am still in the process of self-discovery. It’s better to explore life and make […]

Are you doing it to hear your head roar?

There was a dog waiting for me when I came home from the hospital after my birth. His name was George and he loved us and protected our family until I turned twelve, and the day we lost him is still seared in my memory. There has been a dog in my life every day […]

Ready to do the impossible?

Ready to do the impossible? Set your intention. Ask yourself: Where do you draw the line between possible and impossible? Can you attempt the impossible this week? A Favorite Mind-Setting Quote: “If you believe in what you are doing, then left nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the […]

Follow the Leader: Suzanne Brean, My little dog training biz

Susan Brean is a super lady, she has been someone I turn to for help and ideas. You will love reading about her because she’s the real deal when it comes to caring for and training a pet. Follow this leader! Since she is one lovely lady and exemplifies how continual education is key to […]

Is shaming a shame?

Recently someone did a sly shaming in my presence. I’m sharing it here for two reasons. Shaming someone may be unconscious, and yet it’s still not good. We must help others realize how it feels without shaming them in return. When the shaming happened it surprised me although it wasn’t directed at me. The shamer […]

Have you said it today?

Have you said it today? Set your intention. Ask yourself: Do you love everybody you love? How can you show it this week? A Favorite Mind-Setting Quote: “If feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.” ~Pablo Casals   If you dig my writing/thoughts, forward this to a friend. […]