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My Definition of Success



How do we define it? Here’s what the dictionary says:

A level of social status An achievement of an objective or goal The opposite of failure The succession of successfully executed tasks and successes

Well, let’s pick those apart and take a look. First of all, social status — in my opinion, […]

Don’t Let the Gators Steal Your Swamp Magic!


Have you ever heard anyone say, “I’m up to my eyeballs in alligators?” We all know what they mean…they’re surrounded by problems and situations that threaten to damage or destroy, or at least produce a lot of fear and anxiety. Well, I really was in a mess of gators one time. I’ll tell you […]

29…And Counting!


No, it’s not my wannabe age! It’s the 29th day of a 30-day blogging challenge, sponsored by my friend and mentor, Connie Ragen Green. Here’s my summary:

1. I love a challenge – Anyone who knows me would have bet money on it that I’d accept the challenge and complete it to the best […]

Starting From Behind – Everyday!


I get up every morning and start from behind. No, I’m not talking about my To-Do List. I’m talking about diabetes. I’ve been diabetic for so many years that my body has developed this syndrome called “The Dawn Phenomena,” whereby every morning, somewhere between 4:30-5am, my liver “dumps” lots of sugar into my bloodstream. […]

Friday Night Fantasy – Preventing Burnout


This is a long post, but please read it – it’s a really FUN story.

I work a lot. I have two businesses that are mine and I’m totally responsible for what happens. I do have a partner in one of these, and she works diligently on her “stuff,” so I don’t want you […]

Obstacles Are Not The End of the Story


I love stories of overcomers. I have met so many personally that I think I want to do a series of articles based on interviews with some of those folks. History is rife with tales of near defeat turned into fantastic victory. Remember what Winston Churchill said as he rallied beleaguered Great Britain from […]

Are You in Full Bloom Yet?


Mandevilla Vine (Brzailian Jasmine)

It seems there is always a lesson for us in natureā€¦birds, trees, animals and flowers. This morning as I took a break and went outside to our backyard, I ran back into the house and grabbed my Blackberry phone to take some pictures. My first hibiscus bloom […]

Have You Lost Your Jingle?


The Jester and Pharley

When Jonathan, my 4-year old grandson, was big enough to sit on my lap and listen, we started reading together (well, I read and he listened). One book in particular became his very favorite and he would ask for it over and over. It’s entitled, “The Jester Has […]

It Ain’t Over til It’s Over – Right On, Yogi!


First, let me set the stage for you…

I had worked since early this morning and I was taking a break to eat dinner with my husband and watch a little of the Phillies vs. Braves baseball game. It really makes him happy when I watch sports with him, and I’ve learned enough […]

Lesson From the Keyboard (think music!)


By now, most of you know that I’m involved in this 30-day blogging challenge, sponsored by my good friend and teacher, Connie Ragen Green, from Santa Clarita, CA. Being a lover of words and writing in general, the challenge isn’t about the writing, but about the discipline of actually doing it everyday. When we […]