Crop Over

Right now in Barbados, thousands of people – Bajans and international revelers – have gathered for Crop Over. It is their annual holiday to commemorate the harvest – after months of planting and nourishing, it is time to reap the crop and celebrate the yield. I, too, planted something and it’s not quite time to…

3 Reasons We Don’t Get What We Want And What To Do About It

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and the shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocked it shall be opened.  The quote above is from a familiar passage in the Bible – Matthew 7:7-8. Well-known thinkers of…

Falling In Love, Bachelorette Style

A woman gets her pick of 20 something men, all attractive, all well dressed, all interesting insome  way. She gets to learn basic things about them over the course of some extended time period, they go to interesting locations and often, you hear one or the other say, “this place (insert exotic location here) is…

What Do You Do When You Can’t Do Anything

What do you do when you’re feeling stuck snd you can’t figure out what to do about it? I try to be a pretty upbeat person. When I feel a little anxious, I run, I pray, I write, I watch TV, I do a puzzle, I lie flat and stare at the ceiling and chant…

Be A Cheerful Giver

But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give, not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.  The above text from 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 is the basis of…

The 4 X 4 To Living A Full Life

One of my favorite texts in the Bible is Luke 2:52: And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man. That statement encompasses the four stages of development we should strive for in life, and pay attention to everyday. Here are 4 ways to engage these 4 areas. 1. Wisdom – Mental stimulation There…

Proverbs

What is a proverb? Pro-verb My Bible study this week focused on Proverbs 14 and the 5 things that differentiate the wise from the not-so-wise, namely: Humility Value for learning and knowledge Cautious Calm Compassion and sensitivity Pro-verb. Pro, positive, verb, doing something. So a proverb should be about doing something positive. The book of Proverbs…

Currently

Watching: NBC Today show and visualizing myself as the next guest, promoting my latest success. It’s one of the goals on my Vision board and I can’t wait for my sit-down with Matt Lauer. Writing: Trying to come up with a few bridge chapters for a book I’m working on. Reading: Tony Robbins’ blog – change…

Transforming is Becoming

3 weeks ago, my friend, T, and I decided to start seriously working on the lives we want to live. We decided to do a weekly check-in to keep each other focused on the goals. She was planning to go back to school this semester but her plans got a little railroaded for the next…