Thoughts to Ponder

Is there Hope for Happy let alone Happily Ever After?

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A woman I saw today asked me an interesting question.  She said “you go around the country motivating people, right?”  I chuckled and gave her my stock answer about motivation being an inside job. Then came the interesting part of her question, “don’t you find that life is too hopeless and people are too down to really feel motivated about anything these days?”

Yikes!  Too hopeless? Too down to feel motivated?  Are we?  […]

By | July 4th, 2016|Believe in You, Choose Your Attitude, Finding Happiness, Something to Think About|Comments Off on Is there Hope for Happy let alone Happily Ever After?

Quick Tip for Improved Self-Esteem

Here is a quick tip for improving self-esteem

On the days I get up early, do my hair, put on makeup and a clean outfit (jeans and a t-shirt  are fine when I intend on staying home – I put on a nicer outfit when going out) I feel 10,000% better physically, emotionally and spiritually!

Had I realized that the little extra effort to look the best I can no matter what my plans were for the day… would change my self-concept, self-esteem, and my attitude, I would have changed the way I did things much sooner.

My encouragement […]

By | May 20th, 2014|Choose Your Attitude, Self-Esteem, Something to Think About|Comments Off on Quick Tip for Improved Self-Esteem

The problem with positive thinking

All the evidence I’ve seen shows that positive thinking and confidence improves performance…  In anything.

Give someone an easy math problem, watch them get it right and then they’ll do better on the ensuing standardized test than someone who just failed a difficult practice test.

No, positive thinking doesn’t allow you to do anything, but it’s been shown over and over again that it improves performance over negative thinking.

Key question then: why do smart people engage in negative thinking? Are they actually stupid?

The reason, I think, is that negative thinking feels good. In its own way, we believe that negative thinking works. […]

By | November 9th, 2013|Choose Your Attitude, Something to Think About|Comments Off on The problem with positive thinking

Food for Thought!

Tall Green Tree

Noticed remnants of a tree that succumbed to the recent storm. Within a few yards was another tree seemingly untouched by the blasting winds. I thought of the power and necessity of resilience. Emotional Resilience is the ability to flex rather than snap under pressure and to rebound from disappointment. It’s the ability to bounce back when the chips are down and keep moving forward towards your destiny. When the storm passed, the resilient tree remained standing.  — Michelle Har

By | August 30th, 2013|Choose Your Attitude, Something to Think About|Comments Off on Food for Thought!

Getting Past the FUNK!

I am very good at giving advice… sometimes not so good at following it.  And every once in a while I drop off the face of the planet for a couple of weeks.  I too get stuck from time to time in a FUNK or a Brain Warp  as I call it.

Today’s advice is about these Funks or Brain Warps:

There is always a light at the end of the tunnel! 

Path Through Tunnel

Some may say the light is from a train coming at them…  bad attitude!

And there are times when […]

By | August 15th, 2013|Choose Your Attitude, Learning, Something to Think About|Comments Off on Getting Past the FUNK!

Guest Article by Janice Madariaga

When will things improve?

A woman I saw today asked me an interesting question.  She asked me “you go around the country motivating people, right?”  I chuckled and gave her my stock answer about motivation being an inside job, then came the interesting part of her question, “don’t you find that people are too down to really feel motivated about anything these days?”

Yikes!  Too down to feel motivated?  Are we?  I certainly hope not!  Her questions caused me to think deeply about what is happening in our country right now.  Are we feeling a lack of motivation?  Just listening […]

By | July 30th, 2013|Choose Your Attitude, Something to Think About|Comments Off on Guest Article by Janice Madariaga

Gift of Love

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I had the opportunity one night not to long ago to listen to (yes I said listen to – cell phones are my friend when I’m traveling) people receiving a gift of a lifetime.

Three weeks earlier a family from Salt Lake City, Utah was visiting Moab, which is about 4 hours south of Salt Lake. They were separated from one of their family members, their sweet little doggie! After searching for several days they finally gave up and returned home. They then hired a “pet detective” (I didn’t […]

By | July 15th, 2013|Choose Your Attitude, Something to Think About|Comments Off on Gift of Love

Never Give Up!

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By | June 30th, 2013|Believe in You, Something to Think About|Comments Off on Never Give Up!

Father’s Day and Memories

Ralph D. Healthier Later Years

With Father’s Day upon us, I was thinking about my Dad.  He always had an answer for everything.  Some answers just wouldn’t work but he was going to try anyway.  He was a man of great determination and a man who was willing to try, try, try.  I think you’ll find this story funny.  I still do!

My Dad and the Fridge

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Many years ago my parents moved from their home in Salt Lake […]

By | June 16th, 2013|Believe in You, Learning, Something to Think About|Comments Off on Father’s Day and Memories

Food for Thought!

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Today’s Challenge for positive living is to drink water.  This is great for stress relief, depression and for the body’s health!

8oz. of  water in 5 minutes produce 2 endorphins that help to lower the stress levels in your system.  Caffeine creates stress so your morning coffee and or diet coke do not count as water intake!

See if you can drink an 8oz glass of water each in a 5 minute period of time, 8 times a day.

Let me know if this helps you feel better!  I trust […]

By | May 30th, 2013|Something to Think About|Comments Off on Food for Thought!