Advertisement -- Learn more
about ads on this site.
#240: Only One Purpose In Life?
Recently, I came across a card emblazoned with the phrase: "Live Your Life's Purpose."
I quickly realized I disagreed with the phrase. I believe we have many different purposes in our lives, not only one.
Sometimes we serve as a parent... Read more
#239: Dedicated To Women
This is for all of the women in the world.
* * * * *
Women have strengths that amaze men:
* They smile when they want to scream.
* They sing when they want to cry.
* They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous... Read more
#238: Success Thinking
Napoleon Hill, author of "Your Source of Power" and positive thinker supreme, once asked Thomas A. Edison, "What would you have done if you had not finally uncovered the secret of the incandescent electric lamp?"
Edison's response? "I would... Read more
#237: We Live and We Die
As humans, it is destined for us to eventually pass on. What was once a living, breathing human being with thoughts, emotions, hopes and aspirations suddenly becomes an inanimate object.
So it was this week with a close acquaintance. Dennis... Read more
#236: The Good Old Days?
I called a local grocery store today to ask about using a check for groceries since I hadn't yet received my replacement ATM/debit card. "Just show a photo ID like a driver's license or passport," I was told. "Don't I have to fill out a check ca... Read more
#235: Are You Trying To Steer A Rope?
I met an interesting lady this afternoon, a psychotherapist. We talked about the major type of problems she counsels patients on. Depression was number one, although the reasons for the depressions were varied. ... Read more
#234: Too Many Big Words?
I once had a professor who was strongly against the appearance of "big" words in our class papers. His motto was, "Never utilize utilize when you can use use."
On the door to his office was this warning:
If you must come in, remember: ... Read more
#233: Positive Imaging
Have you ever seen pictures of ancient cave drawings?
Many times these drawings depict figures of men armed with spears attacking animals such as bison or buffalo. Researchers tell us that these drawings are tens of thousands of years old ... Read more
#232: Do You Have Self-Discipline?
"It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not." James Gordon
As with any addiction, and admit it, overeating is considered an addiction, we must arrive at the point wh... Read more
#231: A Confession: I Like Doing Chores
Yes, it's out in the open. I enjoy doing chores. Like laundry (I know how and when to use fabric softener), ironing (with spray starch), changing the bed linens, all of it.
Why? Am I a demented soul? Well, maybe. But the secret is what I w... Read more
#230: Do You Go With The Flow Of Life?
Have you ever tried to run into a heavy wind or row or paddle a boat against the water's current?
Pretty difficult tasks, aren't they?
Isn't life like that? We can spend too much unnecessary energy going against the flow of things and ... Read more
#229: You Don't Have To Do It
Imagine for a moment that a wise and insightful person approached you and told you that you could have the secret to weight loss and better health, for free, but that you don't have to accept it.
Suppose they told you that y... Read more
#228: Do You Stride Boldly Toward Success?
How do you approach your journey to weight loss and better health?
Do you tiptoe cautiously around the established successful SP program, dipping a toe in the healthy eating pool here and another toe in the exercise pool there, afraid of co... Read more
#227: Every Day is a Contest to Win
I ran across this quote today:
"We improve ourselves by victories over ourself. There must be contests, and you must win." Edward Gibbon
It got me thinking that this sums up our journeys to weight loss and better health. We are in a fi... Read more
#226: Dealing With Frustration
I've been working on taxes. Right off that says headaches, one migraine and plenty of frustration.
Lik... Read more