The Power of Words

Spoken Words Have More Power Than You Realize Jasmine often called herself unattractive names. Sometimes, she did it when she was with friends and making self-deprecating jokes. But other times, she did it when she was angry and wanted to express her disappointment in herself or her behavior. Tracy, a good friend, finally called Jasmine… Continue reading The Power of Words

Choosing A New Path – Pathways

Toastmasters International has introduced a new educational program entitled “Pathways”.  It is designed to fit in more with the way people learn and work by choosing a new path instead of following the old manuals. Those who have been using the old or Legacy program for years are having some difficulty with the new program,… Continue reading Choosing A New Path – Pathways

Practice Makes Perfect in Public Speaking

Practice Makes Perfect in Public Speaking and Presentations   Why is it that some speakers captivate our attention and move us to action, while others put us to sleep? How can you learn to be one of the good ones? It takes Practice!! Contrary to popular opinion, great speakers are not born—they are made.  You… Continue reading Practice Makes Perfect in Public Speaking

Suspend Limits

Kick Start Creative Thinking By Suspending Limits   Let’s talk about suspending limits and how we can use it to kick start creative thinking. It’s a great way to start a brainstorming session, or use it on its own whenever you’re having a hard time coming up with creative solutions. Here’s the big problem with… Continue reading Suspend Limits

Say Yes

Challenge Yourself To Say Yes More In yesterday’s post, we talked about taking risks and how that relates to creative thinking. Toward the end of the post, I encouraged you to take a few more risks. One way to do this is to say “yes” more often. “Yes” is a powerful word that can have… Continue reading Say Yes

Open Ended Questions

The Power Of Open Ended Questions And Discussion   There’s a lot you can do to encourage creative thinking in all areas of your life. In yesterday’s post, we talked about changing the climate and culture around you, as well as, your environment. That’s one strategy to get you there. Today I have another one… Continue reading Open Ended Questions


How Journaling Can Help You Cultivate Positive Thinking Habits Do you keep a journal? It’s a great way to think things through and find patterns in your life. It’s a great way to record memories and personal growth. It’s also an excellent way to cultivate positive thinking habits. “Habits” is the key word here. How… Continue reading Journaling


Affirmations Can Help You Stay On Track Creating new habits is hard. Changing your thought patterns is even harder. It takes dedication and constant reminders to make it happen. Without those, it’s too easy to fall back into our old ways. That’s where affirmations come in. They can help you stay on track and serve… Continue reading Affirmations

The Many Faces of Communication

The Many Faces of Communication Facebook Messenger Instagram Snapchat Facebook Live Blogs Face Time Books Records Podcasts YouTube Text Messages Telephone Fax Telegram Handwritten note Speech Radio Email Voice mail Skype Twitter Newspaper Face-to-Face What is your favourite way to communicate? How well do you communicate? Do you ever misinterpret a message? Are your messages… Continue reading The Many Faces of Communication

Attitude of Gratitude

Back in March 2017 I wrote about keeping a gratitude journal. I just came across this post by Felcia Slattery. “By becoming thankful for the wonderful things in our life, we invite even more of what we want to join us on our Journey. Writing in a gratitude journal takes no more than five minutes… Continue reading Attitude of Gratitude