Habit-forming – The Art of Creating Good Habits

I am a creature of habit. I love my little rituals and routines. I am very aware of this and take advantage of my ability to form habits. Continue reading Habit-forming – The Art of Creating Good Habits

Don’t Be Afraid to Shine

Fear of giving speeches. A baby step for me is reading something I wrote. Today is a first, I am including audio for this short piece. Don’t be afraid to shine. You were born to sparkle. Refuse to let them … Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid to Shine

The Quiet Place – An Addiction to Solitude

I have a deep love for the peaceful quiet that only solitude can create. When the dogs are sleeping, and the only sounds I hear are birds chirping, my introspective mind comes alive.

The blank in between the interactions, where I can find my true self, uncluttered by the sounds and feelings of others. This is my chapel, my holy place, where I speak with my soul. Continue reading The Quiet Place – An Addiction to Solitude

Coming Home – The Road to Writing

Written words are enchanting magic spells, casting thoughts out into the wider world. As I relax into a quiet space behind my keyboard something miraculous happens.

Many people complain about how much they hate writing papers, but my experience with writing (typing) has been very different. Continue reading Coming Home – The Road to Writing

My “Obsessions” – Hobbies & Passions Over The Years

People’s hobbies say a lot about them. In this video, I talk about my “obsessions”, hobbies, and passions over the years.

Over the years my interests have been all over the place. I learned everything about dog training in the fourth grade, and even trained cats to run through obstacles in our back yard. Our cat Rini knows sit and shake – if she gets a good enough treat. Continue reading My “Obsessions” – Hobbies & Passions Over The Years

Talking About Turning 30 – Setting Goals & Self Improvement

I’m turning 30 this week and every 5 years I like to do a little inventory of everything in my life – kind of like a life assessment.

I look at my bills, where my money is going, what I’m eating, my self-esteem, the people in my life, my activities – everything. I like to spend a lot of time in quiet contemplation as I think deeply about my goals and how I can be sure to stay on track. Sometimes old goals may become irrelevant as new goals come up. I try to think about all of these things when setting new goals for the year.

This year I am focusing on two main goals. Continue reading Talking About Turning 30 – Setting Goals & Self Improvement