Procrastination is EASY!

personal growth Jun 12, 2020

Procrastination is SO easy, especially if you combine it with finding other stuff to keep yourself busy, rather than doing the important (but tough) stuff you need to do. That way you can delude yourself into thinking your time was well spent.

Sometimes I fib to myself and say, "I'm too busy to get it all done." Or, at my worst, I find ways to blame it on Dixon (in my mind). Thank goodness, I rarely say it aloud!

Do you struggle with procrastination? Do you set goals...but rarely get them done? Do you feel overwhelmed and exhausted?

My sister, Jane, once told me: "It's not what you've done that makes you tired, its what's left undone." As I observe myself, I've found that to be true. 

I've also learned that getting aligned with myself is a key to accomplishing goals. Most of us have conscious reasons we want to achieve our goals...AND...some subconscious reasons we don't want to.

For example, an overweight woman may consciously want to lose weight. But unconsciously she may...

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Do you remember the Pina Colada song?

relationships May 14, 2020

I had to laugh when I read the following brief article from The Gottman Institute...but it's got an important point!

“Escape (the Piña Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes is a beachy, karaoke favorite about a husband and wife who discover they were planning to cheat on each other.

A less catchy title for the song could be, “We Never Talked to Each Other Then Assumed Infidelity Was the Only Solution Rather Than Changing Our Communication Strategy (the Piña Colada Song)”

Everyone’s sense of relief is shared as the couple in the song updates their “Love Maps and laugh about how they basically “Catfished” each other.

Their “same old dull routine” didn’t include room for champagne, piña coladas, or midnight lovemaking. Their relationship was, according to the lyrics, “a worn-out recording of a favorite song.”

How do you re-heat things in your relationship before...

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The World Needs YOU!

self love May 09, 2020

I believe the world needs YOU!

The unique person you are.

Your history, your story, your strengths (and struggles), your personality, and your heart are necessary to build a better world. 

I'm sure you've heard it said that no two snowflakes are alike. It's true! 

There are billions of snowflakes, each is unique, and together they create a winter wonderland.

Think of a bouquet of a dozen roses.

If they are plastic roses, they all look the same...boring!

But when they are REAL roses, each one is slightly different.

It's the differences that make the bouquet interesting and attractive!

Mother nature creates an abundance of variety in everything she does.

No duplicates, no repeats. It's the diversity that captures our mind and heart. 

Let's celebrate your uniqueness!

Quit trying to be like anyone else, just to fit in!

Think of Barbara Streisand....specifically, her nose.

She was told many times that she should have it "fixed."

But instead of changing, so that she...

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Interview with Happy Relationships Guidebook

relationships Apr 27, 2020
 

Leslie Capps, creator of The Happy Relationships Guidebook, interviews Angeline M Hart, author of the Amazon bestseller, "Gorillas Make Great Lovers!"

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Subconscious beliefs are like icebergs (the danger is under the surface)

relationships Apr 25, 2020

Like an iceberg, it's important to be aware of what's "below the surface."

If you have been repeatedly attracting the WRONG kind of men, even though you try to avoid them, then there is something in your subconscious that is limiting your success.

Usually it is a PATTERN that you learned when you were younger. 

As a teenager, in your desire to find love, you may have gotten in with the wrong crowd?

Perhaps you observed your father being disrespectful, or even abusive toward your mother?

Maybe your first husband seemed like a great guy, but had a mean streak?

Has it started to seem like all men are jerks?

Or the nice ones are either gay or married?

I have some GOOD News and some BAD News.

First, the Good News...I can absolutely guarantee you there are MANY good men out there (not just gay or married, LOL)!

And, the Bad News....you are going to keep attracting the WRONG men, because the pattern is running in your subconscious.

It's wired into your brain, just like...

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When we really love ourselves

personal growth Apr 15, 2020

Frankly, I find the above quote really annoying, because, of course, everybody would love themselves...if they knew how!

So, why don't we know how?

Because, early in your childhood you received numerous messages that you weren't okay; not perfect enough, or well behaved, or good looking, or not smart, or whatever.

Back then you were too young to filter out the messages you received.

You didn't realize that your parents criticized you because they didn't feel perfect enough either. They didn't really love themselves enough, so they tried to fix it by "fixing" you.

But, it didn't work....you just felt imperfect, and therefore not lovable.

So now what are you supposed to do?

Go into therapy? Good grief, it takes forever, and costs a mint!

Speaking of money, a LOT of people are spending a LOT of money on cosmetic surgery, to try to be more lovable.

I even heard of a woman who is having her second toes shortened, so her feet will be more perfect. Yikes!

There's a lot of...

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