Isn’t this the truth? I found this quote online a number of years ago, and have shared it with audiences now and then. It seems as though so many are enduring extreme challenges right now. And while, at any time, every person you see is going through something (hey, it’s the reality of life), it is possible to endure challenges while still holding on … Read More
Good. Consider yourself lucky. You know the feeling. Senses spark. Focus narrows. Heartbeats quicken. Far from our comfort zones, stomachs begin to jump and flutter. Perhaps it’s almost time for the big presentation. Or, you’re about to walk into an interview. Maybe it’s moments from going live on-air—or perhaps your deadline is ‘tick-tocking’ away on the clock. The butterflies within you … Read More
I saw what joy looks like.
And not the liquid kind that squirts from a bottle.
I believe our greatest purpose is to achieve and experience joy. The real deal. The emotion intended to fuel our spirits and propel us through life. The antidote that heals hurts and eradicates negativity.Read More
When urgencies and deadlines rule your world, all else in life can float by without notice. I’ve been there. For YEARS I was there. An earthquake in Nepal? No kidding! My kid’s doctor bill is overdue? Oopsie. And, how old is my dog anyway??? I ask simply because I really don’t know. I’ve been too busy, buried within work trenches for the last decade to lift my gaze and see life passing me by.Read More
I want to provide some helpful guidance to my friends who are experiencing huge life transitions. Some people are going through divorce (something I’ve experienced), some are undergoing cancer treatment (like I did many, many years ago), some are experiencing job loss. Does it feel like your world is caving in? In many cases you can feel like your world … Read More
Anger is a funny thing. It quietly lingers and grows within. It preys upon the conscience. It weighs heavily on our emotional state, at times nearly crippling our very identity. Sound familiar? Anger can be all-encompassing, overpowering all logic and control. So learn to harness it. Address it in a healthy way. After all, anger is the temporary dam between … Read More
My tiny tennies stood motionless in the grass as I faced a mass of boys exiting my house. There he was. Laughing amongst my big brothers and their friends. Then our eyes met. And he stuck his tongue out at me. Man, I hated that kid. Childhood memories aside, in the adult world actions still hurt. Words sting. And even those … Read More
We hold the key to inner joy + happiness. It’s within the mind…Read More
Ever had one of those days? You know, when you SHOULD’VE looked in the mirror? For yours truly, that day was today. There was a time in my life when this never would have happened. Perhaps I was once more vain. Or, perhaps I just wasn’t as busy. Yes, in those days I wore high heels and perfect makeup every … Read More
Let’s face it. There are dishonest people in our worlds.
And dishonest people suck.
Common traits include manipulative behaviors, they’re poised as forever-victims—and when layers are peeled away, intentions are virtually always self-indulgent.
With these folks, what you see is not what you get.
It can be a difficult journey having these characters in your life’s periphery—and worse if within your circle. Whether a family member, co-worker or neighbor too close for comfort, it’s far too easy to expend unnecessary energy, focusing on their antics instead of staying steadfast with our own growth and positivity.
They’re just darn difficult. You know the type. He complains incessantly, then asks for direction or advice. You provide. He does the opposite of your suggestion—then comes back for more advice. It’s great to be a caring ear and voice of logic—but when the cycle is a repeated ritual of time invested, wisdom shared and then ignored, it’s tremendously deflating. Right?Read More
There’s just so damn much to do, isn’t there? How is it even possible to stay energized? To maintain motivation? To keep on keepin’ on with enthusiasm? It’s tough. And it’s a challenge for every soul who traipses about this planet with hopes of any personal direction or aspiration. The whole premise of InSuesShoes.com was based upon the inevitable imbalance … Read More
Happiness. As holidays jingle into life, a time intended for joy often morphs into flashbacks of disappointment and hurt for many. What a shame so many relationships suffer this time of year. Nerves are shot. Irritation levels soar. People everywhere disappoint. So what does it take to be happy? What does it look like? Sure, we envision a smiling couple … Read More
Do you or someone you know, become anxious when you don’t know what’s coming next?
This is referred to as anticipation anxiety. It’s caused when you don’t know what’s coming next and assume it’s more likely to be painful. Why do this to yourself?