19 08, 2012

“Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”: 5 Things You Can Do To Bounce Back From The Blues

By | 2012-08-19T22:21:32-07:00 August 19th, 2012|General, Self-Help|26 Comments

"Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" 5 Things You Can Do To Bounce Back From The Blues   Something that may surprise those who interact with me on a daily basis is that I once suffered from debilitating depression. I am not announcing this for shock value or to seek sympathy.  It is a fact that I went through a period about six years ago when there were days at a time I did not even get out of bed. There were multiple factors that contributed to this dark period in my life. I do believe that I am genetically prone to bouts of [...]

14 08, 2012

Blindsided: a Book You Should Read

By | 2012-08-14T05:00:11-07:00 August 14th, 2012|General, Seasons of Life|20 Comments

Blindsided a book you should read. A few months ago I received an email from a gal named Arlene Blix. I didn’t know her, she didn’t know me. She told me she had written a book chronicling her husband’s battle with terminal cancer and she wanted to send it to me. I hesitated initially, I’m exclusively a fiction reader, non-fiction is not my cup of tea. I also didn’t want to send an empty promise to read it if I didn’t intend to. But I thought about it, decided I should and she sent me the book. Blindsided: Not only [...]

10 08, 2012

Journey Mercies . . . Life’s Lessons

By | 2012-08-10T05:00:51-07:00 August 10th, 2012|General, Seasons of Life|40 Comments

Journey Mercies . . .  Life’s Lessons When do “life lessons” begin and when do they end?  From the time we are born our days are filled with rules and regulations.  Do’s and don’ts that are supposed to make our lives easier, richer, fuller, better.  Don’t touch this, don’t do that.  Don’t hit, don’t say bad words, don’t be mean to your sister, always say your prayers, wash your hands before dinner, say yes ma’am and no sir, please and thank-you.  Don’t yell, keep your room clean and don’t say “hate”.  Just writing this takes me back and makes me [...]

3 08, 2012

Little Details are So Important, Make Sure You “Stand and Stare!”

By | 2012-08-03T05:00:19-07:00 August 3rd, 2012|General, Inspiration|31 Comments

Details, Details, Details!! Do you ever feel overtaken by details?  Sometimes my life seems like one long stream of details.  Some carefully adhered to, some missed, some ignored and all with consequences! My day job is accounting.  When you work with the numbers and activities within a time period, the reports are only as good as the input or details that have been included.  Leave out any tiny component and your results will be skewed. My husband is now retired and loves spending some of his spare time re-arranging the living room furniture to see how long it takes me [...]

31 07, 2012

“I Just Need a Little of Your Time”: 3 Ways to Give the Gift of You

By | 2012-07-31T05:05:02-07:00 July 31st, 2012|Community, General|29 Comments

Have you ever felt so strongly that God is trying to tell you something? You know the feeling I’m talking about? I’m referring to those times when He puts it in your face until you get the recurring theme. I had just such an experience this week.  It took me three times to realize what he was saying very clearly.  As you continue reading, see if my lesson becomes clear to you. Clue #1 came when I attended a Memorial Service for the mother of a dear friend.  I enjoyed hearing stories about their frequent phone calls to each other. [...]

24 07, 2012

The Juice of Life is – Juice! 4 Reasons To Juice

By | 2012-07-24T05:07:34-07:00 July 24th, 2012|General, Inspiration|20 Comments

The Juice of Life is - Juice! 4 Reasons To Juice Last December, I was sick as a dog for over a month- the worst cold/flu I have ever had in my life.  Cough, congestion, headache, fever, chills & chest pain.  A few times I really thought I was going to die & it was scary!  My friends, family, coworkers & bosses were concerned because I was off work for so long.  Neil gave me the order to drink lots of coconut water, eat, sleep & stay home in my jammies until I was well enough to get back to [...]

17 07, 2012

Freedom to Fail: 8 Lessons to Bring You Back!

By | 2012-07-17T05:30:43-07:00 July 17th, 2012|General, Self-Help|45 Comments

Freedom to Fail: 8 Lessons to Bring You Back! Photo courtesy of failblog.org A couple weeks ago I made a big mistake at work.  I’ve made mistakes before, but I think this one takes the cake. It had to do with hiring a very worthy individual.  I made a great choice, this candidate was very worthy and would be a great hire. Unfortunately, in my excitement to bring this person on, I made a rush decision without going through the normal hiring process. Just after I had concluded the interview, I immediately called my wife Lisa, to share [...]

11 07, 2012

“Can you Walk, Talk, and Chew Gum?”: The Myth of Multitasking

By | 2012-07-11T05:30:16-07:00 July 11th, 2012|General, Self-Help|41 Comments

I can’t multitask!  I’ll be the first to admit it.  I have resigned myself to the fact my brain can only focus on one activity at a time.  There should be a thought bubble over my head that reads “occupied” or “unoccupied” so people know when it is safe to begin speaking to me about a new topic. People walk up to me at work and just stand in front of my desk while I’m typing.  When I look up they say, “I’ll wait until you finish what you are doing.”  History has taught them it is the only way [...]

5 07, 2012

Do you Believe in Lies? I have – and I probably still do.

By | 2012-07-05T04:26:31-07:00 July 5th, 2012|General, Self-Help|31 Comments

Do you believe in lies? I have – and I probably still do. This concept of "believing lies" is fairly new to me, something that I feel is just dawning as a realization. I have believed lies about myself for a long time. I began to realize this when I noticed a strange little voice that would sneak up inside of me at some of my more vulnerable times and say things like, “Oh dear, Molly, that was a weird thing to do,” “They think you’re stupid,” “You shouldn’t have made that decision,” “They don’t like you,” etc . . [...]

3 07, 2012

Comforting Others in Times of Grieving and Loss: The Dos and Don’ts

By | 2012-07-03T04:38:44-07:00 July 3rd, 2012|General, Seasons of Life|22 Comments

Comforting Others in Times of Grieving and Loss:  The Dos and Don’ts What’s the worst thing you can imagine someone saying to a grieving person?  Whatever you’ve just come up with in your head, I am willing to bet that it’s already been said aloud.  And, not in an attempt to be insensitive, but by someone whose intentions were likely pure! Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/curvabezier As a therapist, I speak with a lot of people about their experience with grieving and what support they’ve received to cope with the pain of their loss. I also hear a lot [...]