Judging Others | We Can All Do It, But We Can Also Do THIS…

Greetings, everyone... I have a sort-of-confession I need to make this week. I erred recently, and I'm not proud of it. Especially because I blog so often about how important it is to not judge others. And it is...and 99.999% of the time, I don't. Really, strangers share their stories with me at the airport and other places I go – and I'm convinced it's because they sense my patient, tolerant and non-judgmental spirit. But, recently, I judged. And I'm sharing this with you because I think it shows that even the best of us … [Read more...]

How To Deal With Disappointment: 3 Actionable Tips

Are you part of the one percent? I know, tacky question, right? Well, it would be, except for I'm not referring to the one percent you think I am. I'm referring to the one percent of people who, according to radio host Dennis Prager, live a fully blessed and completely disappointment-free life. Yes, he believes that there are people – about 1-5% of the population – that have lived very charmed lives free of any significant adversities or disappointments. He cites his parents as two examples. So, I'll ask you again... Are … [Read more...]

3 Life Lessons I Learned While Going Out On A Limb (And That YOU Can Too)!

Are you scared of heights? When I stood outside on the balcony of my 27th-floor apartment building in New York, I wasn't. I LOVED looking out over the busy New York City skyline from above. But ask me to walk across a horizontal log suspended 25-feet high off the ground – and then back again – and that's another story! But that's what I did while visiting Miraval Resort & Spa in Tuscon, Ariz. several years ago, when I participated in their outdoor challenge activity, Out on a Limb. (You may remember my talking about my … [Read more...]

Inspiration Tuesday: What An Unconventional Model Teaches Us About Loving Ourselves

When you think of a model, if you're like most people, you probably think of women like Cindy Crawford, Christie Brinkley, Gisele Bündchen...the list goes on. But I bet you wouldn't think of the subject of this month's Inspiration Tuesday, Melanie Gaydos. (If I'm being honest, at first glance, I wouldn't have either...) And I'm not saying that to be rude. I'm just saying that this month's Inspiration Tuesday doesn't fit the traditional mold of what we usually think of when we think of a model. But she is a model...not only of … [Read more...]

7 Songs That Remind You To Be Yourself When You’ve Forgotten How…

Let's face it, sometimes being yourself can be hard. Whether we're just having a bad day or our harsh little inner critic is acting up a little bit too much, we can all use a little reminder at times that we're enough, just as we are. And there are all kinds of things we can do to get a little "Be yourself" pick-me-up, but I personally love music. 1) Because you can dance to it...and it doesn't even matter if you dance badly. 2) Because you can sing to it...and it doesn't even matter if you sing poorly. And... 3) You can take it with … [Read more...]

5 Surefire Ways to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions For Extraordinary Success…

Happy New Year! I hope that 2015 is off to a great start for each and every one of you. Did you do anything special to bring in the new year? I just got back from a wonderful vacation in Hilton Head, S.C. While there and after I got back yesterday, I was thinking about what many of us think about at this time of year – new year's resolutions. I'm sure you've made some, right? 5 Surefire Ways to Stick to Your New Year's Resolutions for Extraordinary Success... When it comes to new year's resolutions, making them is the easy part, … [Read more...]