What Does Your Destination Look Like?

This Week's Simple Tip: The coronavirus lockdown has had an effect on each one of us. While the impacts have been different, it is safe to say we have all felt exposed and unsettled. As time goes on, people are becoming more anxious and vocal about varying opinions on how to best handle the crisis. But at times like these, it is best to remember that our beliefs are formed by our experiences. Our perceptions and needs are completely different. PLEASE read the poem below written by an unknown author that articulately describes the many dynamics and emotions in our world today ... WE ARE NOT IN THE SAME BOAT ... I heard that we are in the same boat. But it's not like that. We are in

Are You Doing Your Part?

This Week's Simple Tip: It is amazing to watch how life flows in full circles. A few weeks ago we had never heard of the term "social distancing," but in reality we had nearly gotten to the point of living it as we looked at our phones more than at one another. Now, forced to stay close to home, we are all craving human connection!! It makes perfect sense as humans were not designed to thrive in isolation. People need people. In fact according to social work researcher and author Brené Brown, “Connection is why we’re here; it is what gives purpose and meaning to our lives." She says that people's main concern about connection is the fear of disconnection. The coronavirus has demonstra

What Is The Most Important Thing In YOUR Life?

This Week's Simple Tip: I have always enjoyed Julia Louis-Dreyfuss who played Elaine on "Seinfeld," and more recently Selina Meyer on "Veep." She is always so full of life, even through her battle with breast cancer a couple years ago. Once she was cancer-free, an interviewer asked her if "it had added to appreciating things?" Her response was: "Well, it certainly added to appreciating life. Life doesn't go on forever, and so that sort of came right up to my face as a reminder. And so, yeah, I think I have kind of a pretty solid sense of priority moving forward now." It's interesting how all crises, just like this unfolding pandemic, will ultimately awaken your spirit and rearrange your

Are You Wasting Time On This?

This Week's Simple Tip: Yes, these are unprecedented times for all of us, and I have found it very interesting to see the way people choose to spend their time during this period of "quarantine." There seem to be two groups: The Mindless Worriers There are those who put their full focus on the virus - the good, the bad and the ugly. This sets them into worry mode which is a complete waste of time. Why? Because time spent worrying is time taken away from living in the present! Worrying is never about the present; people either worry about the past that they cannot change, or the future which they cannot predict. The Mindful Planners There are those that embrace the current situation as

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