Take a Break

“Rest when you’re weary.  Refresh and renew yourself, 

your body, your mind,  your spirit.  Then get back to work.” – Ralph Marston



All Work and No Rest makes for a very imbalanced life.

More and more people in the workplace (and personally) are recognizing the importance
of taking breaks to refresh and renew themselves.

And, I don’t mean taking a ‘coffee-break‘, cigarette break, or vending machine break (unless it has healthy food)!

To truly feel rested and refreshed, we may need to break from routine!

Try something New – Different!

Or Renew a practice that you’ve abandoned.

I teach a lot of Mindfulness programs in the workplace.  And one of the comments I frequently here are how much more refreshed people feel afterwards.

Sitting quietly, focusing on the breath, the moment, and letting everything else go, is a wonderful way to renew your mind, body and spirit!

We need to give ourselves time to refresh ourselves so we can then decide what we want to ‘get back to work’ on.

Some of the things I’ve decided to Renew this year are:

After a holiday break, which included lots of rest and reflection, I am definitely ready to get back to work!

Work on my Goals. Work on my Business. Work on Myself!

How about you?  Leave your comments below.

Here’s to living a Heart-Centered Life filled with Passion, Purpose & Play!



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Reflect upon your Blessings


“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many,
not upon your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
” – Charles Dickens


Many of my friends echoed the sentiment
that they hope 2020 will be better than 2019.

It was a challenging year for many people all around the world,
between natural disasters, political strife and personal tragedies.

However, it was also an incredible year full of
Blessings, Opportunities, and Miracles!

The question is where are you Focusing your Attention,
upon your Misfortunes or your Blessings?

Are you looking Forward in Anticipation or Dread?

Here’s what Blessings I’m Reflecting on: 

  • While my family had many personal challenges, we all pulled together to support each other
  • My husband’s colon-cancer is responding to treatment
  • I have amazing people in my life
  • My health is good and I live a vibrant life
  • I have 6 cats currently (not sure that’s a blessing – but certainly entertaining)

This means I get to choose how I want to live it – every day!

I can wallow in misery about all my misfortunes (of which I have some), or celebrate my blessings – of which I have many!  Many more than I listed above!

Today I choose to look forward in Anticipation and Positive Expectancy!

I know that no matter what lies ahead, I am capable and able to handle it all.  I stay the course and focus on my goals, and when necessary – course correct! 

Hope you’ll join me in reflecting about your blessings! Post your comments & share below.

Here’s to living a Heart-Centered Life with Passion, Purpose & Play!




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Image of a road heading off into the horizon

“I am open to the endless possibilities of this year.” – Louise Hay


This quote is from my ‘I Can Do it‘ daily calendar
and it seemed like the perfect quote to kick off the new year.

As I started working on my annual goals for 2020,
I reflected back to see what goals I’d accomplished in 2019:

  • Launched ‘365 Days of Giving’
  • Developed a ‘Mental Health Awareness’ program for Int’l Publishing Firm
  • Coached a celebrity (non-disclosure clause precludes me from revealing who)
  • Created my speaking Sizzle Reel

The interesting thing I discovered was most of these accomplishments were unforeseen and unplanned!

It got me thinking!

How can I create goals and objectives that I DO want to accomplish,
yet still be open and flexible to the endless possibilities that could come my way!

Another way to think about this is Reflecting on what I did accomplish and why – or why not, and use that information to Renew those goals (or not) and Recharge my plans.

It’s like playing cards (kinda).  We’re dealt a specific hand and we decide what we want to do with it.  We can keep trying to get that ‘Ace’ or flush, or be open to changing our hand when other cards come our way.  We can still be a winner with a different outcome!


I was playing Gin Rummy with my kids last night and we went round and round waiting for the ‘right’ card to come, when we all realized that we may be better off changing our hand.  And, once we did that, someone quickly won that round.

Now, I’m not saying don’t pursue your goals or give up on your dreams. I’m 100% all for that!  (Watch my upcoming email about my new program to achieve your goals).

What I am suggesting is that we look out at the horizon that is 2020 and recognize that the endless possibilities that are awaiting us.

Possibilities that are Amazing, Incredible, and Infinite!

Hear’s to living a life of Passion, Purpose, and Play!



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Recommit to your Purpose


New Beginnings Month / Purpose Week


If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours

                                                                         – Henry David Thoreau


This has always been one of my favorite quotes!

I have found in my life when I’ve made a decision and committed to moving forward with my goals, opportunities show up that I could never have expected!

And, I’ve also discovered that when those decisions are tied to things that I’m passionate about and provide a sense of purpose, I’m much more likely to meet with success!

As I write this I know that things are unfolding perfectly for me to achieve the goals I set for this year.  Recommitting to my purpose of helping people live and work with more Passion, Purpose and Play, gave me the opportunity to do the same!

I’m committed to playing more – for sure!

I’m committed to appreciating life and living in the moments.

And, I’m committed to giving more to others everyday!

So – far 365DaysofGiving has been a success!  Day 18 & Counting!

How about you???  Post your comments, thoughts, and share this post.




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Reignite your Passion


Photo: Gretchen Miller

JANUARY THEME:  New Beginnings

M&M’s:  Motivational Musings

January 7th. – Passion Week


Oprah Winfrey said, “Passion is Energy.  Feel the passion that comes from focusing on what excites you.”

Can you feel her passion in this quote?  There’s nothing like feeling the energy of doing what you love.

I absolutely love doing what I do.  Workshops. Consulting. Coaching. Speaking. Writing.

How about You?  Are you focusing on what Excites you? 

January is the perfect time to begin anew.

Refocus on your Goals. Renew your Commitments. Reconnect with your Passion.

This weeks Affirmation:  “I reignite my Passion for Life”  


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{Schedule Time with Me!}  

Happy Almost 2019!

I’m excited about making plans for the New Year!  How about you? No???  Maybe?
Well – that’s where I can help!  I decided to get clear about how I can assist more people and I’m launching the ‘Year of Giving‘.  I’ll be giving away something every day of the year in 2019. (Watch for my upcoming newsletter).

But, I thought … why not start now!  I’m launching a new coaching program and scheduling strategy sessions  through early next year.

These 75-min. sessions will help you: 

  • Get Clear about What you Want to do in 2019
  • Create a Goal
  • And set-up Support!  

Don’t start the New Year Confused, Lost & Perplexed!  

These sessions are usually $250 but I’m offering a year-end 50% Discount.   

AND – I’m giving away my time to the FIRST 3 PEOPLE that register.  You will receive a FREE FOLLOW-UP session at no cost!  Plus, if you decide to enroll in the full-program,  I will apply what you’ve paid to the cost.

Don’t Delay!  Register Today!  Remember, the first 3 People get an additional session at NO COST!

Here’s to living a Heart-Centered Life filled with Passion, Purpose & Play!

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Just say Yes!


I’m honored to have been interviewed for EpiCoach series called ‘Three for Thursday’.  It’s a weekly blog highlighting different peoples wisdom about life!


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Volume II is just around the Corner


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Today is the Day! Grab your copy 9am-12p

Today is the Day! Grab your copy 9am-12pm PST. Get Motivated to live an Inspired Life! http://ow.ly/i/GrhJk

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If you’re tired of Status Quo and hungr

If you’re tired of Status Quo and hungry for better life – the Bigger Game workshop is for you! Saturday Global Truth Center

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