Monday, November 22, 2010 1 comments

Dream Big

A friend of mine posted this video on facebook and I love it.  What's your big dream? 
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 1 comments


Do you have fifty things to do in a day, but only time for 20?  What about that workout plan you swore you'd keep up with at the first of THIS year, so you'll just renew that resolution next year.  What about those books that are on your list?  Is blogging and facebook time diverting your attention from just moving your body?

I know for me, it's been hard to get away from the computer. I have had office jobs my whole life - sticks you in a chair behind a desk for the bulk of the day.  Between the time behind the desk and the commuting time (used to be 2 hours a day), my poor body was crying out for some much needed activity.  Since I've been out of the mainstream workforce I've been able to add in some activity: work in the yard, organizing the house, helping in the greenhouse this summer (sweating like I was in the Philippines every day).  But now that I'm starting my own businesses (coaching practice and jewelry shows), I spend more time behind the computer again.

A friend of mine on facebook inspired me with a solution!  She had created a laptop desk of sorts for her treadmill!  I loved it so much that I found some materials in the barn and created my own.  Check it out!

This is a fantastic set-up!  I walk about 1.8-2.2 mph and can still type or read or write notes...fabulous!  It takes me longer than normal to get to a mile; however, movement is movement!  Now I'm getting back in the groove of getting some more weight off!  And this is the best form of multi-tasking EVER!
Thursday, November 11, 2010 0 comments

Risk Poem - Memorize this one!

To laugh is to risk appearing a fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk despair.
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing.
Hey may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, live.
Chained by his own fears, he is a slave. He has forfeited freedom.
Only a person who risks is free!

PS:  Thanks to all our Veterans who've sacrificed lives and family who have sacrificed loved ones taking the risk of protecting others.  Thank you beyond all thank yous!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 0 comments

Law of the Garbage Truck

This has to be one of the best emails I have received in a long time because when when you sit and think about the meaning, it is so true.

Law of the Garbage Truck

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport
We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us.

My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really friendly.
So I asked, 'Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!'
This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, 'The Law of the Garbage Truck.'

He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment.
As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they'll dump it on you. Don't take it personally.

Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don't take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.

The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day.

Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets,
so ... Love the people who treat you right.
Pray for the ones who don't.

Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!

Have a garbage-free day!