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Inspiration, Lifestyle

How to Stop Tap Dancing for the World and Find Your Sanity

July 29, 2013 • By


Are you at a point in your life where you’re constantly frazzled, burning the candle at both ends and can barely fire two synapses together because you are on emotional overload?  You’re being pulled from all sides….the boss has you on an impossible deadline and so far the only thing that you’ve managed to produce is a case of the heebie jeebies (but who can afford to be out of work in this economy?).  Your kids are convinced that you have tentacles that can extend and retract at will.  Your significant other (an otherwise bright and intelligent person) becomes befuddled when it’s time to load a dishwasher and the mere mention of housework makes them apoplectic.

The irony of it all, is that you are stressing because of someone else.  Don’t get me wrong we all have obligations, both professional and familial.  While your hands may be somewhat tied when it comes to your livelihood, it does not have to be the case anywhere else.  Unless that’s how YOU want it to be.  A lot of the pressures that we feel come from external forces.  We’re supposed to have an immaculate home, perfect robotic children, run the daily car pool like clockwork and fix seven dinners a week that would make Wolfgang Puck jealous.  We are too busy living the life that others expect, in fact, demand of us.

Luckily, there is a way to get off of the crazy train.  By giving yourself permission to orchestrate your life in a way that is meaningful to you, you can reclaim your sanity.

 Here are a few tips to get you closer sanity:READ MORE


If You Have Never Left Your Hometown, You Should Make Plans To Leave….Today!

July 8, 2012 • By

This is day 8 of the July 2012 Ultimate Blog Challenge! Today’s post is an attempt to gently nudge those of you who want to realize their dream of traveling, but for whatever reason, haven’t pulled the trigger. Yet!

Sounds strange, doesn’t it? I mean, you must be scoffing at the very idea that a person could have literally never crossed their state, city or regional border. For those of us who travel on a dime without any regard as to whether or not we could, should, can or can’t….we can’t fathom the idea that someone would feel so out of the loop when it comes to traveling outside of their comfort zone.

But there are many who do not feel that traveling is something that they would ever do….or should do. Some feel that it’s something rich people do which automatically excludes them. I’ve shared the story of my best friend who never left the state of Alabama. I’m a firm believer that you can do whatever you desire to do, but you have to believe it too. No one can snatch a dream from you that isn’t there. I think the fact of the matter is that deep down you may be waiting for someone to give you permission to do the things that you want to do.READ MORE

Inspiration, Travel Advice

See, The Reason Why I Don’t Travel Is…

February 5, 2012 • By

Looking out at the city of New York from the top of Rockefeller Center

What is holding you back from seeing the world?  It’s not as if the desire isn’t there.  There’s something nagging at you that you can’t quantify; it can only be felt, not seen.  It has no basis in reality.  It just hovers above and paralyzes you to the point where you take no action to achieve those dreams and just brush them aside.

People think that dreams should remain as such.  It should be a lovely flight of fancy where we allow it to invade a small space in our mind and then snuff it out quickly as if the thought never existed.

That is the mythology.  We don’t give credence to such fantasies because we consider ourselves unworthy of having good things to come into our lives,  It is never a conscious thought but it is borne out in our actions of self sabotage.  How do these detrimental acts show themselves in our daily lives?READ MORE

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