Seek First To Understand

For years one of my fellow Toastmasters, by the name of Fred Schuck has been insistent that we need to “seek first to understand” the people we meet and interact with. On September 11th, yesterday, my daily reading included this from Stephen R. Covey’s “Daily Reflections For Highly Effective People”. “Seek first to understand involves… Continue reading Seek First To Understand

Gratitude – thoughts about being grateful

Gratitude September 29th, one more day and we start a new month. It seems that the end of the month and the beginnings of the month are times that we think about what has passed and what is to come.  For instance, I was thinking this morning about gratitude and all the things I have to… Continue reading Gratitude – thoughts about being grateful

Challenges

It’s been a long time since I have posted here and there are many reasons for that.   I have encountered a few challenges over the past few months with my mother who is 97 years of age. She had been in and out of hospital for several months and I was spending my days and… Continue reading Challenges

Self Love part 3

Exercise regularly This one goes hand in hand with the above follow a healthy diet recommendation. Exercise doesn’t have to be a long gym workout or 60-minute exercise class. In fact, even just 20-30 minutes of exercise a day can be beneficial. It’ll help your mood which in turn will help you feel better about… Continue reading Self Love part 3

Self Love continued

Mediate on His word The best way (and easiest) to accept God’s love is to immerse yourself in His word. Pick a topic on what you’re struggling with, in this case self-love, and seek out the answers He gives through His word. A quick Google search using a tool like biblegateway.com will let you search… Continue reading Self Love continued

Self-Love

What Is “Self-Love”? First, let’s get clear on how we’re defining self-love. If you look it up in the dictionary, it has a negative connotation: The instinct by which one’s actions are directed to the promotion of one’s own welfare or well-being, especially an excessive regard for one’s own advantage. Dictionary.com That’s not what we’re… Continue reading Self-Love

Communication – The Key To Success

Communication – The Key To Success   According to Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D., and Katharine Hansen, Ph.D., Every employer is looking for a specific set of skills from job-seekers that match the skills necessary to perform a particular job. In addition to these job-specific technical skills, there are certain skills which are nearly universally sought… Continue reading Communication – The Key To Success

Healthy Living

  Incorporate Health Routines – Never forget the importance of health routines. Keeping fit is your responsibility and it doesn’t have to be sixty hours of cardio or 100 pounds of weightlifting. A simple power walk will suffice, but do it daily and stick to it. Pay Attention to What You Eat – You only… Continue reading Healthy Living

Start Your Day The Right Way

Start Your Day the Right Way – Start your day the right way with one positive thought, affirmation or conversation. If you read something positive, think something positive or say something positive, your day will be that much better and you will have done this by your own power. .   Laugh it Off –… Continue reading Start Your Day The Right Way

Setbacks

Dealing With Setbacks In A Positive Way No matter how hard you work on personal development, on positive thinking, and on how good you get at coming up with creative solutions to any problems and roadblocks you encounter, there will be a time when things simply don’t work out. Life isn’t all roses and sunshine.… Continue reading Setbacks