Words to Live By

Desmond Tutu Quotes

On Sunday, the world lost an amazing man – Desmond Tutu, and I lost a man who changed my world. I’ve shared his importance in my life before, so I’ll keep it short. I invited him to join my first global hug event in 2008, and he said YES! He then joined a second time before …

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I’m choosy

I am on it! I choose to stand for LOVE. I choose to stand for kindness. I choose to stand for compassion. I choose to stand for peace. I choose to stand for justice. I choose to focus on solutions while not ignoring problems. I choose to be an ally for marginalized communities and continue …

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Puzzle pieces

Today is a puzzle. For some, pieces are coming together. For others, pieces are falling apart. Today someone is getting their dream job. Today someone is being let go from a job they needed. Today someone is getting married. Today someone is getting divorced. Today justice is being served. Today injustice is being handed out. …

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Care to dance?

Recently I was coaching someone through making decisions on what their next step is in their business. For years, she was known for one talent, yet she was ready to follow a new path and discover new opportunities in her heart. There were many apprehensions as she wanted to know how and when it would …

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Everlasting LOVE

As we approach Valentine’s Day, LOVE is in the air. People searching for LOVE. People in LOVE. People hurting from LOVE lost. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. Some people LOVE the holiday, while others say Hallmark created it to sell their products. Whatever the reason, it’s a time of the year that has our attention turned to …

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Can’t make me

Have you ever tried and tried to make someone LOVE you (or like you) and all your efforts seemed to fail? In my pre-Positive Focus days, if 9 out of 10 people liked me, I found myself focused on the one who didn’t… even if I didn’t like them. I would spend more time thinking …

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Ready for a new day

I LOVE sunrises! Well, I actually prefer sunsets, only because they show up at a better time of day for me. 🙂 I also LOVE to capture moments by taking pictures.   Chicago winters can be cold, snowy, and gray. I look for the sunrise each morning. Some days I know it’s greeting me behind …

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Happy New Year 2022

Happy New Year 2022! I know, you read the headline a couple of times and thought…TYPO. While typos happen, 2022 was intentional. 🙂 Stay with me as I explain why. Often when a New Year is upon us, we take time to think about, write down, and plan on goals that we want to accomplish …

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Tips to have a gentle holiday

While many people are joyful and excited about the holiday season, it creates great angst, isolation, and sadness for others. The 2020 holiday season has an additional layer of challenges with the global pandemic. Please know, there isn’t one particular way to walk through the holiday season. You get to choose how to move through …

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Have I told you…

The holiday season can be a hard time to get through for many. If you feel lonely, unworthy, or anything less than your truth of LOVE, let me tell you something… Have I told you that… The world is a better place because of you. Someone is smiling right now because they are thinking about …

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