Tuesday, September 30, 2014

How to be happy.

Sounds simple enough ...

How to be happy -
Decide every morning that you are in a good mood.

And, when you find your mood dropping, eat some chocolate. Chocolate is always a good idea.


Saturday, September 27, 2014


Above: My cousin and her hubby - Congrats. May you always be in love!

PS: I believe in love. I believe in the ability we have to give and receive love ... I believe love is the most powerful force there is. Love lifts, heals, inspires, supports, gives, reaches, helps, touches, and most of all, it helps us become the best version of us there is.

Love. It matters!

Friday, September 26, 2014

It's ALL in your head.

Many years ago, a friend of mine, told me this: "Wendy, It's all in your head."

"ALL in my head?" I asked.
"Yes. All." He replied.

Think about that, everything starts with our thoughts. Our thoughts then turn into actions and reactions and form the shape of anger, envy, sadness, happiness, frustration, and so forth.

Change your thoughts, and you change your world.
It really is ALL in our heads.

Today, weed out the negative, destructive thoughts and fill your head with quality material.

Here's a few quality thoughts to get you started ... (for added power say them out loud) -
I am looking forward to -
I do make a difference!
Today matters.
I am a child of God...

Thursday, September 25, 2014

'Bad' days happen. Hang on! The Caterpillar became a butterfly ...

Have you ever had a really bad day? Maybe a bad week, a bad month or a bad year? I think we've all had a bad something ... when it felt like we just couldn't endure anymore.

And then, the day, week or year got better.

And we find ourselves glancing back and thinking: "Wow! Look who I've become through that."

Hang on. There's a reason for our challenges, struggles and tough days!
They are there to refine, polish and turn us into something even better - and more beautiful.

PS: During the tough 'caterpillar' days - don't forget to pray and endure the challenge with patience and with as much positive energy as you can dig up!


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

What's your focus?

What's your focus? Is it on what's wrong and missing in your life?
Or is your focus set on finding, appreciating and dwelling in the positive realms of life?

Our focus, it matters. Zoom in on the good stuff.
Life looks better in that view.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hello Fall!

Your colorful, beautiful leaves remind me that seasons change ...


And how important it is to slow down and enjoy each moment ... 

Fall is full of my favorite flavors and colors and clothes ...

Dear Fall, I welcome you with open arms. :)
xo - me.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Inspiration from Rocky Balboa

I'm a big Rocky fan ... love his grit, guts and 'go get 'em' style!

So true, how hard can you get hit (life throws some pretty hard punches) and still keep moving forward?

One thing I know for sure - stay in the ring. Fight your fight. Hold your head up high and don't give up!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wednesday Wisdom: 20 seconds of insane courage

Love this line from "We Bought a Zoo" - All you need is 20 seconds of insane courage and I promise you something great will come of it.

Can you think of a time you were insanely courageous? I can. I was in my pajamas in my front room and I called the President of a publishing company to ask him to consider publishing my book. (Yup, that took guts). Twenty seconds of pure courage.

Did he publish my book? No. Three days after that phone call, he called me back to hire me as his publicist.

Courage. It matters.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Our ultimate freedom is ...

"Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us."
 ~ Stephen R. Covey

We give our power away every time we allow ourselves to be victim to the stuff outside of us - (circumstances and people). We always have a choice as to how we will let it affect us.

This is not always easy and takes practice but it is the ultimate freedom.

Monday, September 15, 2014

We all have a unique curriculum for our lives.

We all have a unique curriculum for our lives.
I heard that statement earlier in the summer and have spent some time thinking about it.

Let's start with the definition of unique
: very special or unusual
: belonging to or connected with only one particular thing, place, or person

Next, lets find out what the dictionary has to say about the word - curriculum
:  the courses offered by an educational institution

What this means to me, is that each of us has a very special and unusual course for our lives that will help us grow, learn and become.

Inspiring to think about. 

Look at the road before you, it's full of adventure, challenge, heartache, happiness and more. 
Go - keep going! It's there just for you ...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wednesday Wisdom: Learn to select your thoughts

Wouldn't you agree? It takes effort to have a great wardrobe, to work out, to have good relationships, to excel at your job and to be happy!

Effort is another word for work. If you want something to last, or to be good, or to have meaning - you work for it. Well, that's my philosophy.

I bumped into the above quote today and agree. It's true, you can put forth effort to have happy thoughts. It's a learned skill. One you work on every day. :)

Wisdom: Choose your thoughts and live a life you love. Fill your mind with the good stuff and see the impact it has on you and others around you. Positive energy inspires, lifts and edifies.

Out negative thought. Out. - Oh, there's a good, uplifting thought, I choose you!

Tuesday, September 09, 2014