Archive for January, 2010

Can We Change Our Minds?

January 30th, 2010 in Personal Growth[ 3 Comments ]

I’ve been thinking lately how I make decisions and then feel locked into them because I said ‘yes.’  Yet, my insides squirm thinking I have to do something I don’t want to do.  Am I really locked into that decision?  Can I rightfully change my mind…of course I can.  The question is whether I do.

I find my friends, as well as myself, collect beliefs around how we should be living our lives and what others should be doing.   The culprit at the foundation of these beliefs is ‘should.”   “Should” locks us into viewpoints that influence the decisions we make or don’t make.    I want to challenge the belief that we can’t change our minds once we make a decision.

Playing The Victim

January 24th, 2010 in Health, Personal Growth, Relationships[ 9 Comments ]

Don’t we all just love to let others know how we’ve been mistreated.   Listen to the conversations around you, as well as your participation, and you will hear many victim stories.

I noticed something about myself last night.  I was out to dinner and a friend was sharing how she was the victim in a situation.  I react strongly, though not necessarily wisely, when a woman plays the victim.  I wasn’t any different last night.   Ultimately I felt I had intruded on this person’s right to feel the way she does because of my own internal thoughts.

Our Most Valuable Asset

January 18th, 2010 in Personal Growth[ 3 Comments ]

When I was younger, I had the illusion of endless moments of time. I felt I had a warehouse of days that would never decrease.   Today’s perspective is that I may still have a large room full of minutes, though I recognize that there is less than before.  I don’t know how long I will live, but living each day shortens my time by one day.  I recognize that time is my most precious and valuable asset.

Hard Time Saying ‘No”

January 10th, 2010 in Personal Growth[ 2 Comments ]




My son listened to me as I expressed how I had so much to do for my clients.  Quietly he asked “Mom do you have a hard time saying NO?”   I was a bit flippant and stated, “how can you tell honey!”   Yet, he was astute in his question and I gained wonderful feedback for free.

Feel Let Down After The Holidays?

January 3rd, 2010 in Health[ 3 Comments ]

The holidays bring so much drama and hype into my life that when it’s over there is a real let down to my energy.  In some ways it’s good, because I’m finally relaxing after doing too much, sharing my life with lots more people, and of course, indulging in too much eating and drinking.    Yet, there is also a slight malaise because I miss the highs that come from celebrating.

Holidays are Over – So Is My Overeating

January 1st, 2010 in Health[ 3 Comments ]

Happy New Year!

I definitely had a grand old time eating my way through the holidays.   I ate whatever interest me and it wasn’t all about veggies and salads.

I’ve been eating healthy since June 19, 2009, following a high-fiber program adding fiber and protein in every meal.   I have a high-fiber snack as well as my three meals.   With this program, I’ve been successful with my choices and consequently have lost 20 lbs over a 6-month period.  Some may not feel that this is a great amount, but this program allows me to get right back into it after the holidays.