• #microblogMonday,  Motivation,  Women Over 50

    #MicroblogMonday 23–Making Progress

    “You don’t make progress by standing in the shadows, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” –Shirley Chisholm. There is much to do and each of us has the power, wisdom, and influence to make changes in the world today. Refuse to stand in the shadows or sit on the sidelines of life. Find something you care deeply about and do something. Say something. Do something. It matters.

  • #microblogMonday,  Creativity,  Women Over 50

    #MicroblogMonday 21—Beginner’s Mind

    “A beginner’s mind is curious and open to life’s possibilities…and most likely will be uncomfortable at first.” Uncomfortable for several reasons. We are not yet proficient when we begin something new. Our confidence may have left the room as we struggle with self-doubt, our perfectionism, and our inner critic who whispers about how crazy we are to even be doing the thing. These are all normal. Feel the fear and just do it. Action is an antidote to fear. Bring your sense of humor, your compassion for yourself, and above all the willingness to feel uncomfortable.

  • #microblogMonday,  Motivation

    #MicroBlog Monday 18 The Power of Small Moments

      Don’t underestimate how small moments can illuminate the darkest of times. When I reflect back on the day, I am most grateful for the small moments that happened. Often unexpected and seemingly insignificant, they become cherished memories and offer us hope. Birds chirping outside–the first sounds of the morning. My granddaughter wraps her little hand around my finger when we’re walking in the neighborhood–a precious act of love and trust. The burst of flavor of a warm, ripe cherry tomato–the first in this season’s garden to nourish and delight the senses. Consider all the unseen small moments in life everywhere. Moments of beauty. Acts and words of kindness, love…