The Power of Habits and Routines

The Power of Habits and Routines

The Power of Habits and Routines The last couple of posts have been about setting & pursuing goals. Now I want to talk about the power of habits and routines, and how we can use them to help us meet our goals. I have to admit, this is not easy for me, but...
It’s OK to Grieve When You Close a Door

It’s OK to Grieve When You Close a Door

 It’s OK to grieve when you close a door. You’ve heard the expression, “When one door closes, another one opens,” right?  It’s usually said to help you feel better when an opportunity you wanted doesn’t come through. But what about...
The Mozart Complex

The Mozart Complex

I heard that Mozart was a child prodigy, and I thought that at age 3 he just sat down, played the harpsicord perfectly, and composed his first concerto. Believing that’s what it meant to have talent, I concluded if I couldn’t do something well, right away, it meant I had no talent in that area. Somehow, I never learned…

Life Has Many Chapters, and I’m starting a New One!

Life Has Many Chapters, and I’m starting a New One!

“Nan, I admire how you keep reinventing your life.” Many years ago, a friend said that to me. I remember I felt shocked and couldn’t really take it in as a positive thing at the time. I had already gone through a few different careers and they all...
O Star!

O Star!

Stars are a thing with me. Sometimes, when I’m feeling scattered and tired, I step out my back door at night to look at the sky. I live in a very built up suburban area and the night is never really dark. Still, unless there’s total cloud cover, I can see the stars....