You Be You

You Be You

I have always loved the phrase “You Be You” because I love the self-acceptance behind those simple words.   Years ago, when I was a photographer, I almost named my business Be You Photography.  Today, I tried a new class at my local gym.  A friend had suggested it and...
Living a good life

Living a good life

Today I met the most wonderful man working at a McDonalds about 3 hours south of Kansas City who had the best philosophy for how to live a good life.  My husband and I were south of Springfield attending the regional Color Guard Championships for our youngest child. ...
Resolutions or Background Music?

Resolutions or Background Music?

I’ve never been one to set New Year’s resolutions.  I always found the process discouraging.  I typically had lofty goals that were too difficult to maintain over the course of a year.  My early lack of success with this pretty much killed my desire to make this an...
Work-Life Balance

Work-Life Balance

It’s so difficult to achieve balance and to set boundaries for yourself when it comes to volunteering or feeling you are helping others out. This is especially true if you are a helper by nature. Trust me, I know this from personal experience. Years ago, when I worked...
Gratitude is a key to happiness

Gratitude is a key to happiness

Gratitude – the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Are you truly happy or do you feel unhappy and unfulfilled in life? Did you know that doing one simple thing every day could make you enormously happy?...