Get REAL: Get Up, Sitting is Killing You

Just coming off my sixth day with a stand up desk. Why? Studies now show sitting is a lethal activity. What? Yep. If we sit more than 9 hours a day, we could be inviting the Reaper before our time. If you’re like me and you have a “sitting job” (which they say is not…

Get Real: Redefining Success

I’m not a #1 bestselling author. I don’t have a thousand subscribers to this blog. I’m not a member of a country club or invited to the hottest parties in town. I don’t jet-set nor do I have a rock-hard body. I can’t easily take a vacation and I gulp every time a new dance…

Get REAL: Relationships, Foster or Forget?

Pretend for a moment that you’re a judge on a new reality television show called Relationship Idol. One by one, all the people you have a relationship with come up the mic, but instead of singing, they stand there and look at you. REALLY look at you. And you REALLY look at them. Then the…

Get REAL Sleep: 5 Tips to Better Shut-Eye

Our year-long Get REAL challenge continues with week 3, getting real about sleep. I hope you’ll join me in putting more awareness into our lives and staying in the present moment. It’s amazing what a little attention to these wellness matters will do to our overall health and outlook. I’m not an expert on these…

Get Real About Food: What are we really eating?

Hi, friends. I’m feeling pretty pumped about the results of my daily log on where I spend my time – our week 1 awareness challenge. While I did find I go off track fairly often, I was able to control how much time I spent online and realizing I don’t allocate enough time for diversions…

What is the Universe telling you?

First a bit on vocabulary. On my blog, you’ll find I use the words Universe, Higher Self, Authentic Self – all pointing to the soul/divine Purpose/celestial string that connects us all. You may prefer the term, God or Messiah or Abba or simply Energy. In my view, we’re all talking about the same thing –…

Something New and something really new

Is there a time of year you’re most creative? A lot is written about the time of day we’re most creative (the brain seems like the 9-11 a.m. slot), but what about time of year? Place? Summer definitely slows down my creative output. It’s not that I don’t get new ideas, but with my current…

5 Surefire Ways to Turn a Bad Day Around

When you’re having a bad day, the last thing you want to hear someone say is, “turn that frown upside down.”  But if you’re willing to hear me out, here are five things you can do to make your sucky day bearable. 1. Leave. Get up and physically remove yourself from the situation. Heck, take…

How to not lose your mind in transitions

I can’t write a lick this week. Okay, I’m writing *this* but as for fiction, I’m toast. My energy is wonky and for good reason. My household is in transition. My husband started a great new job this week, my boys returned from 5 days in California (missed ’em!), I’ve been to three schools for…

Personalities, Personal Truth and Prizes

What’s personality got to do with it? Frankly, my dear, everything. When looking at our creativity and mojo, understanding our personality is key to what drives us. What closes you off and what opens you up? How can you tap into the well of creativity and what dries up the well? I love to study…