It’s Not Over by Joshua Gagnon | Book Review

How big is your dream? Is it a regular dream or is God-sized? In his book, It’s Not Over, pastor and church pioneer, Joshua Gagnon, shares his thoughts on how to recognize and pursue your God-sized dream: A God-sized dream is a compelling vision, goal, or longing that drives us toward something too big for…

Integrity

A few weeks ago, I was part of a conversation where someone, I thought, accused me and others of my group, of not having integrity. That statement hurt me in a way that I couldn’t immediately articulate. Others of my companions said it wasn’t a big deal and I should get over it. It took a lot…

Own It

Remember the professional clothes that women wore to work in the 1980s? They were tailored suits with shoulder pads that made them look like they were heading for a career in the NFL. That was just one of the many attempts us women have made to disguise our femininity so we could be seen as part…

What Do The French Really Have Over Us?

For centuries, French women have been admired and imitated. When I was in my early twenties, I watched Meg Ryan in the movie French Kiss, competing (but not really) with a French woman she had lost her fiancé to. Back then, I wondered why the quirky, funny, blond, beautiful character Meg played just seemed to accept her fate?…

VIP = Very Important Project

Say you have been given an important project to complete at work. The assignment is to take over managing a client that isn’t reaching their potential, figure out the problem and find the best solution. How do you handle this project? Do you just start suggesting alternatives right away or do you do some background…

The Art of Good Habits

“If we have the courage to be authentically ourselves, keep an eye out for what blocks us, develop positive self-talk and positive behavior habits, and don’t overcomplicate things in our minds, we can grow love in our lives.”    That’s one of my favorite sentences in the book, The Art of Good Habits by Nathalie…

Once Is Not Enough, Part 3

I started a life-plan series some time ago so I recommend you read Part 1 and Part 2 for some background before continuing. As an overview: Part 1 addresses the need for consistency Part 2 deals with moving from dreams to goals Part 3, today, discusses the need for proper nutrition Part 4, will provide a meal plan that you can…

Act Like A Success, Think Like A Success

Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success: Discovering Your Gift and the Way to Life’s Riches The title is the book. If you want to be successful, your actions and your thoughts have to reflect that desire. How does a successful person act? They try new things because they prefer to try and fail than…