• The #1 Book that helped me navigate the empty nest

    The 7 Minute Solution – It’s more than time management I’ve made it a practice since about 2007 to read 10 pages from a “good” book every day. It may be a self development book, or a book teaching me a new skill, or maybe an informative journal or magazine. Recently, I decided to add a previously read book from 2012 into to my reading plan. I thought the book was going to be about Time Management, which at the time I was struggling with. However, it was so much more. I was also still transitioning through the reality of the Empty Nest. I never expected a book that I…

  • Sum Sum Summertime

    It’s Summertime! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1DEi0hqaYs[/youtube] Here in the South  Summer time officially kicks off after Memorial Day.  We don’t have to worry about any more cold weather.  It’s time for sandals,  school is out and it’s time to get into a Summer time routine. When I was a child  Summer time was not just for fun and games, although it was full of that too.  It was a time of special projects.  I always had a book in my hand.  I can’t tell you how many Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew mysteries I read through the Summer.  It was also a time of special projects of perhaps a summer job or some…

  • Is Opportunity Knocking?

    Back in February I started reading a book called “The 7 Minute Solution” by Allyson Lewis.  I saw the advertisement in January issue of “Success Magazine”.  After reading a quick preview about the book on Amazon.com I knew this was a book for my season in life.  I was tired of just trudging each day putting one foot in front of the other and feeling pulled in several directions.  I knew it was time to focus on creating a life of meaning. I’ve almost completed my first 90 days of focused intention and can’t say enough about the principles Allyson outlines. In fact, I am going to start another set…

  • Deliberate Actions

    A while back I posted some quick thoughts – The 3 Big D’s of Accomplishing The Things You Want to Do Deliberate Determined Diligent Let’s talk a little bit more about Deliberate. I have a cat that’s like most cats.  She lives the life of luxury sleeping 23 hours a day and eating her food.  She is like a queen and our home is her domain.  Daily she graces us with her presence.  I can be in the middle of doing something on the laptop, or reading, or perhaps sleeping.  But when she has decided it’s time for some “kitty luvin’ ” she won’t quit.  She will deliberately place herself…