I’m going to show you what it means to me to get better — not older — in style. That was the name of my recent article. And there I talked about hydration, and brain activity, and gratitude. And I can incorporate all but the specific of hydration today, because I decided that I couldn’t carry my water bottle and my phone at the same time. So, I just decided to leave the water bottle at home. You know what it means to stay hydrated.
I was listening to some music recently and heard the phrase, “Oldies but goodies.” I had to stop and think about that for a second since here I am promoting that getting older is getting better. So, having the oldies but goodies seemed like a negative twist on that. Yeah, it’s saying we like them, but there’s still a ding, a put down in that. There’s something there that’s unsettling.
I recently wrote an article about finally learning my parent’s lesson, their lesson of a long life — of longevity. Longevity is a matching of lifespan and healthspan. But you and I both know that people can live a long time without having good health or good life in the sense of attitude and heart.
I recently wrote an article called Decide to Change, Your Future Depends on It. As a coach, I’m frequently asked, “But how do I make this change that we’re talking about?” And I eventually got to the point that I said, “Decide. Draw a line in the sand, step over it. Don’t look back. Continue forward with the new change, the decision that you just made.” It’s for your good. You want to accomplish specific things in your life, certain things, and until you change what’s holding you back, you can’t get there. And, you know, it’s easy to say. It’s not simple to do. It really takes dedication and being in charge of your mind.
I recently wrote an article about euphemisms and how they confuse conversation. I initially heard the concept when Simon Sinek and Brené Brown were talking. I loved the concept and was inspired to write an article about it. And that’s where I stopped. I didn’t know what kind of video to create to follow up on that…until I was talking with one of my coaches. She suggested that euphemisms also apply to human rights, different cultures, the genders, and different parts of the world. I don’t feel qualified to address that.
This week’s article is about embracing surprise. Fortunately for me, I enjoy surprises. It started when I was in grade school, it might have been my sixth birthday. My parents woke me up out of a sound sleep and said, “It’s your birthday. Go find your birthday present.” And in my sleepy stupor stage, I walked around and around the house, walked past the pile of gifts four or five times before they finally gave up and said, “Here they are.” — I had a good time.
I recently wrote an article called Your Resiliency Toolbox. In that article, I discussed the various, myriad ways you can maintain your resiliency, your emotional strength and power, and some of the differences of what helps you not thrive versus thrive beautifully.
It’s interesting to me where I see and hear people talking about knowing your Why. Brené Brown was talking about it in a podcast recently. I was in a mastermind meeting the other day and one of the other participants started talking about it
I’m using this video to continue processing and sharing my thoughts about the article, Getting Rid of Fear, which came about when a client who had just finished the course, Transform Fear Into Action, said, “You can’t get rid of all fear.”
I recently wrote an article about following rules and breaking rules. About knowing that sometimes rules are meant to be broken or bent, and in other times they’re meant to be followed strictly and carefully. There are often good reasons for rules, and often rules are just tradition. And advancements can maybe be better made when you bend and break the rules, create your own new rules.