lung cancer and my sister (mid-40’s) who’s brain tumors that 17 yrs later turned to cancer caused their deaths. All three suffered in pain physically, mentally and emotionally.
You are going along your day when suddenly something triggers a thought. You think about your friend that you haven’t spoken to in a while – for whatever reason you’ve drifted apart, and you pick up your phone to reach out. She does not answer but sends you a pre-written text …”Can I call you later?” and you know deep in your heart it’s an excuse for not wanting to connect. You crave those intimate conversations that you used to have with her, those thoughts that you could share with no one else. You miss that. You begin to feel a loss and start to spiral down. What went wrong?
Episode 25: Brian Rollo Interview
What’s your life story?
For me, 2020 was a year spent reflecting on my life story and I thought, “Boy I could write a book!”
Something I think ALL of us have in common when we look back….I mean, everyone has at least one book in them, right? This made me ponder, what is my life story?
I was reminded of a high school reunion I went to for my dearly departed sister. It was awesome seeing old school mates that shared great stories about her…but what struck me was that I felt most people saw me as someone with tremendous loss. It was something about the way they looked at me.
CIRCLE OF COMFORT: Getting 2021 Ready
Circle of Comfort… is what we know is safe from change. What we are comfortable in – that area of our life we know and we control. The cup of coffee in the morning, the warm and fuzzy slippers, the beach vacation that has you laying on the beach in a hazy lull of delicious splendor in which you never want to leave.
Comfort. This is life. We tend to get into a rhythm, one that we know and expect.
The older we get the more we tend to stay in our Circle. The years pass, our dreams are shreds of the past, and we go on plugging – wondering “what would have been if…” but we shrug it off with too old, too late. The things that we are comfortable with, the ones that we are used to, are now the standard. No more adventures, no more living “la vida loca,” just day in and day out sameness.
Holiday family gatherings have become smaller and more intimate this year.
As we approach the season, I am reminded of a time when I was a child and how I would sit, in front of the Christmas tree 🎄 just before bed time. I'd marvel at the lights shining off the sparkling silver tree as the color wheel spun hosting shades of magenta, turquoise, and violet.
Transforming Dark & Scary Times into Opportunities
Today’s economic and political events have made people anxious and fearful about their futures. To help power up your sense of direction, confidence and capability in all areas of your personal and business life check out these 3 strategies for transforming the negativity and unpredictability of these dark & scary times into opportunities for growth, progress and transformation. I hope this insight on how to not only survive these times but to thrive in them when events seem to be beyond your control, will support your creative thinking, communications and actions.
Episode 21 - Divine Grace Life & Business With Soul
When you think about a life vision...what does that entail? I don't know about you but that has been a topic on my mind ever since my marriage ended. I wondered, how do I get back the lifestyle I had and enjoyed?
I was a stay at home mom, then started a business with my X, so basically was unemployed for most of my life. Starting over was not what I thought it would be. I found myself spiraling and was unable to fully support myself and my kids on my own...but that's a whole other story.