Good Morning: What is Christmas Spirit, Anyway?

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” ~Roy L. Smith, (from Joy to the World, 2003; Hallmark Books)  Good morning!   While we check our light strings for working lights, and gather cookie-making … Continue reading

Good Morning: Make the Most of the Shortest Day

“In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer.” ~Albert Camus   Good morning!   While tonight is technically the shortes night of the year (for those of us in the northern hemisphere), it is a … Continue reading

Good Morning: Reflect on the Reason for the Season

“A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; it makes no noise at all, but softly gives itself away; while quite unselfish, it grows small.” ~Eva K. Logue   Good morning!   When my daughter was eight years old, she created a … Continue reading

Good Morning: Don’t Give up on Your Dreams

“Never sacrifice the permanent on the altar of the immediate.” ~Dr. Bob Jones Sr.      Good morning!   Rose sent this quote to me a long time ago and I just came across it again while searching through my emails. … Continue reading

Good Morning: Choose to be Positive

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of being.” ~Johann Wolfing von Goethe Good morning! A lot of women have asked me: “How do I stay positive … Continue reading

Good Morning: Enjoy All Your Senses This Season

“Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!” ~Charles Dickens Good … Continue reading

Good Morning: You Can Create and Catch Happiness

“The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness.  You have to catch it yourself.“ ~Benjamin Franklin   Good morning!   Today we are going to start our morning with a simple role-play, a technique I like to … Continue reading

Good Morning: Be the Sculptor of Your Own Life

“The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed – it is a process of elimination.” ~Elbert Hubbard   Good morning!   Think about the journey you have taken on self-improvement. … Continue reading

Good Morning: Are You Satisfied with Your Life?

“Open your eyes, look within, are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” ~Bob Marley   Good morning!   During our days we can become so occupied with our lists, tasks, and stressors that we forget to look at the “bigger … Continue reading