The Energy Boost From Fear

Did you ever want something sooooo bad in life? And then you gave up going after it, or you quit? Was it because you lacked confidence? Or you felt (or someone told you) you couldn’t do it? Perhaps, you didn’t see any results. Or maybe you weren’t able to take the next step because of Fear. Even when we know the effort is worth it, we can be stopped dead in our tracks by Fear. In today’s post, I’m going to share how to build confidence from Fear, increase your energy and have fun in the process.... Read More

8 Lessons to Achieve Your Dreams

Is there something in life that’s made all your dreams come true?  Perhaps there are some lessons you’ve learned along the way that you believe changed or are changing your life in a truly positive manner.  It's not often that we know what the outcome of our undertakings will be and many times the difficulties, struggles and hardships we encounter along the way turn out in the end to benefit us in some pretty amazing ways.  Let me share with you some important life lessons that one former female competitor learned from the sport of tennis.... Read More

A Genuine Woman

This week the topic of age has come up several times in my life.  And I'd love to know your take on the subject.  Are you feeling old?  And what does that mean, anyway?  How does one define old?  I ask because the other day I received an email from a close friend who sent me a link to purchase a sweatshirt.  What bothers me about this sweatshirt is the imprint on it.... Read More

A French Saying

“Où le Dieu a vous semé, il faut savoir fleurir.” Wherever God has planted you, you must know how to flower. Some years ago while in France, I visited the town of Grasse and the Fragonard Musée du Parfum.  It was here that I first experienced the aroma of Lavender.  It did not occur to me at the time that there could be lavender farms back in the United States.... Read More

Permission, Please?

Here’s something that gets me riled up and it should you as well. Articles, books, “gurus” and coaches, too, are saying that they “give you permission” or that you “have their permission” to feel a certain way or to take some kind of action.  It’s meant to be encouraging.  However, think about who holds the power in such a statement. Do you really need to have permission to be your authentic self or to take certain steps?... Read More