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If you can dream it, you can do it.

If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It

Why did Walt Disney say, “If you can dream it, you can DO it” – instead of you can HAVE it? Could it be because your dreams are ultimately not about having something, they’re about doing something and sharing it with the world. One important thing to know is that your dreams and your goals...

Retirement is a transformation

That Transformation Called Retirement

Is retirement creating an identity crisis for you?  For so many people, retirement is really scary transformation. While at work, you felt like you were part of something. You were productive and useful. You had an identity that was all wrapped up around what you did and what you accomplished. Now what? The vast unknown...

rise above impossible

Rise Above Impossible!

Why do we let others decide what’s possible or not? How do they know? And what’s their motivation? So often it’s fear, conformity, or lack of imagination. At one point, people said it was impossible to run a mile in under 4 minutes. Then Roger Bannister did it – and so did others. Clearly, we...

Do or do not

Do or do not: really?

Do or do not. There is no try. I’ve always lived by Yoda’s  mantra. When something excites me, I let my heart propel me full steam ahead, and never let something the size of a speed bump become a roadblock. I’m on a quest – a mission to achieve that dream, to conquer that skill,...

Inner Critic

My Inner Critic Speaks Up

Do you ever wonder why you remain filled with fear, uncertainty and doubt, no matter what you achieve? And do you ever wonder why feeling happy seems so dependent on people and events around you? That’s because of me, your Inner Critic. I make sure you keep looking for that happy feeling from praise and...

Make walking more interesting

How to make walking more interesting

Does your daily walk around those same paths or streets get boring? It doesn’t have to be that way! Here are some ways to spice things up and make walking more interesting. Walk with a friend or join a walking club. A friend of mine does this and it really works! Not only does it...

Barriers Or Challenges

Barriers or Challenges?

There are so many different types of emotional, physical and mental barriers in our life! A big one for many newly retired people has to do with that feeling of having nothing to do, no purpose and no place to go. Freedom feels like a barrier instead of an exciting challenge. What about you? Is ...

pre-performance anxiety reinterpreted as joy and excitement

Pre-Performance Anxiety Reinterpreted

Pre-Performance Anxiety Reinterpreted “Research published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology shows that instead of trying to calm yourself down, ‘reappraising pre-performance anxiety as excitement’ is often advantageous. When you suppress pre-event nerves, you are inherently telling yourself that something is wrong. Not only does this make the situation worse, but it takes emotional and...

minestrone vegetable soup


A great way to warm up as the weather gets cold and at the same time, give yourself an extra serving of vegetables!