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Attract what you expect, reflect what you desire, become what you respect, and mirror what you admire.

I had some interesting speaking engagements recently and it brought to mind this saying: Attract what you expect, reflect what you desire, become what you respect, and mirror what you admire. In Pennsylvania, I was speaking to those who are planning on running for public office. I teach Your Campaign Speech and how to engage… Read more »

Running away from your problems is a race you’ll never win

As I’ve gotten older I’ve really tried to keep myself out of trouble and I’m doing pretty well, thank goodness! It’s not that I go looking for trouble but sometimes it just seemed to find me – usually because of something I said OR it was something someone said I said. So I have had… Read more »

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year

As I thinking about what to give as a word of encouragement this week I wanted to share something that would be uplifting and not just educational or a training session so when I found the first part of this poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson I knew I had landed on my thought for this… Read more »

I choose to live by choice, not by chance

I choose to live by choice, not by chance~ Miranda Marrott To live by choice, not by chance; To make changes, not excuses; To be motived, not manipulated; To be useful, not used; To excel, not compete; I choose self-esteem, not self pity. I choose to listen to my inner voice, not the random opinion… Read more »

Be a lamp – or a lifeboat – or a ladder

Be a lamp – a lifeboat – or a ladder I came across this saying a while back and it made me stop and think about who in our lives have been there as a lamp, a lifeboat or a ladder. I’m sure for most of us it would be easy to choose someone who… Read more »

May all your dreams come true… even the ones they laughed at!

I recently came across a phrase that made me smile when I thought about it… because the truth it holds can be life changing. May all your dreams come true (even the ones they laughed at) There is something about this phrase that captures me… maybe it’s because I’ve had 1000 dreams, thoughts and ideas that… Read more »

Boundary of the United States

I walked along the border I came upon this imposing marker. It’s set into the fence line between America and Mexico. Anyone can easily scale the fence or swim around the jetty in the ocean and regardless of how or why you cross it, you’ve now crossed a border – a boundary line that either… Read more »