Ep034: Accept and Embrace Your Imperfection

I don’t know if you’ve noticed… but I am not perfect.

I know… it’s hard to believe. But there it is.

And you know what? I bet you aren’t perfect either.

And do you know what else… do you know the MOST IMPORTANT “WHAT ELSE” is?

It doesn’t matter!

We are all imperfect beings. Accepting our own imperfections and learning to embrace the imperfections of others is one of the keys to happiness and fulfillment.

In this week’s podcast episode, I’ll share a list of my imperfections and how I stopped caring about them (or am trying not to care so much about them). Enjoy!

Show notes:

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Here’s one of my first goal setting videos… notice the blinky-blinky eyes and my crooked face. Sigh… it doesn’t matter… it doesn’t matter. 🙂

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Ep030: The Wonders of Water

One morning I awoke to the sound of rain hitting the skylight above my bed. The rain didn’t leave me feeling discouraged or bummed about the rainy day ahead of me. Instead I became more aware of the wonders of water.

From the soothing sound of rain on the window panes, to the comforting sound of a toilet flushing, to the refreshing taste of a thirst-quenching gulp–water is a wonderful and amazing gift.

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Until next time,


Ep021: The 5-Day “Reclaim Your Time” Challenge

Time management. There are books written on the topic; classes taught on the topic. It is something most of us want to become better at, but yet we don’t have the time or take the time to figure out a better way to do things.

In today’s episode I am introducing a new audio challenge program that will soon be released (hopefully it will be available upon publication of this episode) to help you reclaim some wasted time in your day. The goal is to free up 30 to 60 minutes each day so you will have time to consistently pursue activities to improve your health, relationships, or overall sense of satisfaction with your life.

The time to reclaim your time is now!

Show notes:

If you would like to participate in The 5-Day “Reclaim Your Time” Challenge, please fill in the boxes below. The course is ready–I think. I hope! 🙂

You might also benefit from my Start Today and Continue Tomorrow Facebook group. It’s a place for goal-getters to receive support and encouragement when life gets in the way of achieving our greatest dreams. I’d love to have you join us!


Ep019: Cranky Pants (or how to deal with stressful days)

We all have those days.

We wake up in the morning, we think we are putting on a pair of favorite blue jeans, but we get to work and discover…

“Oh no! I put on my cranky pants today!”


We warn anyone who crosses our path to beware. “Do not poke the bear!” we advise them. But some people like to live dangerously, don’t they. And so yes, they poke the bear.

In today’s episode, my last one recorded as a lovely (sometimes cranky) 53-year-old woman, I talk about dealing with the stressors in life. Some are self-imposed (as was my case this week) and sometimes we allow them to impose upon us.

In either case, we and the people around us, need to deal with the person we become. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde?

Show Notes:

I talked about some business goals that I had with May 1 deadlines. Here’s the rundown on how I did.

Update website pages. There are live links to the ones I managed to update in time for my birthday.

  • Home page – Done
  • Start Here page – Done
  • Nurture a Dream page – Done
  • Patreon page – Almost done. Still need to add a video. Testing for the site failed, so I have to figure out why my account won’t accept sponsor payments.
  • Video for Patreon page – Not done
  • NAQ/FAQ page – Not done. In progress

Online Training Course – Working on it

  • Finish editing training videos
  • Upload course materials to Thinkific website (hosting platform for the course)
    • Worksheet for the course
    • Videos for the course
    • Other notes and instructions
  • Test course accessibility
  • Create (then test) sign up page information/technology
  • Create (then test) payment option information/technology

Finalize branding information (colors/fonts/image style) for my business – Working on it

Yikes! That’s a lot of stuff I expected to get done for May 1st!

Here’s a bit of background on these goals. The website and Patreon goals were made on March 1st.

Then on March 6th, I enrolled in an online business training course that has been teaching me about developing online training courses. So I have also been working thru that training program and that is where those goals came from. Why did I use May 1st as the deadline? Because May 1st is my birthday and I love accomplishing BIG things on my birthday!

Have you checked in on the status of your goals lately? Are you on track? Are you ahead of schedule or a bit behind? Did you completely lose your focus and stop working on them?

Any answer is your answer. You are accountable only to yourself. But if it helps to be accountable to others (in fact, it helps most people stay on track better), please join my Facebook group Start Today and Continue Tomorrow. We’ll be your accountability partners!

Ep014: Being in a Constant State of Letting Go

Anger, hurt, frustration, and confusion are just a few of the emotions that can linger and fester after we’ve experienced a traumatic or disappointing event in our lives.

These feelings may even creep in when we are not directly impacted by the event. We share the pain and emotions of friends and family members when they experience trauma or disappointment.

I don’t deny that life can throw some tough stuff at us. Believe me, I’ve experienced my share. In today’s episode I briefly talk about one of the most devastating things a parent can experience.

Yes, life can be hard.

Although it can be easy to get trapped by the feelings of those moments, allowing ourselves to let those feelings linger and fester, will only slow down or completely stop our forward movement toward our goals.

Sometimes, Disney gets the message right. Sometimes we have to Let it Go.