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Monthly Archives: December 2016

A bittersweet goodbye to 2016

Are you having a hard time saying goodbye to 2016? I really wasn’t having trouble saying goodbye until this morning. Funny how one small comment makes you question everything that you think you have all tamped into place and that you’re working on. Funny how old habits of negative thinking are really hard to shake. I have a confession to make. I’m not a positive person by nature or…

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2017 New Year’s Resolution Challenge – Adios 2016

Are you busy making resolutions for 2017? I’m totally getting ready to see what 2017 has in store. 2016 has been long, battering and bruising. We’ve seen the worst in a lot of people without seeing the best. We’ve watched a nasty election being manipulated by both political parties, and we’ve lost a lot of our iconic celebrities that were so important in our childhood memories. People…

Enjoying Christmas and Feeling Gratitude this Holiday Season

Ho, Ho, Ho and Merry Christmas! Christmas is only 2 weeks away, and I’m not really sure that I’m ready for Christmas to be here yet. We should have more time to get ready and enjoy the season rather than just feeling all of the stress and pressure of shopping and trying to find the perfect gift. I must be getting more used to Colorado because the weather betrayed me more…

Find your Why and Ditch your Cigarettes

I woke up this morning so mad at myself. I had been dreaming one of those technicolor dreams that you just feel like is real until you wake up. In my dream, I went smoking after having dreamed that I quit smoking. I told my neighbor all about the weird dream about quitting. Then I jerked awake this morning so furious and disappointed at myself for falling off of the wagon. It took several minutes…

Forgiveness – It’s not just for saints anymore in 2017

2016 was a bumpy year for a lot of people. The election cycle was brutal, and both Democrats and Republicans feel betrayed by their political parties and by their fellow Americans. The news said that a greater number of people feel like our country is moving in the wrong direction, and we fear for our country. I’ve been hearing that a lot lately that people are afraid and pessimistic. I challenge everybody to…