Linda’s Blog

The Power of Systems

Beware of “shoulds”.  You know the ones.  “I should lose weight.”  “I should start a savings plan”, “I should exercise”, etc., etc.  If you made a list of all those “shoulds” right now, would it look like last year’s list?  Is there a particular “should” that has been...

The Value of Gratitude

When I moved to Florida, sight-unseen, from my beloved Colorado, I hated it and vowed I’d never stay.  I’ve now loved living here for decades and have created a life beyond what I ever thought possible.  How did I shift from hating Florida to loving it?  I learned to...

Why We Need Halloween

For a holiday with such vague roots, Halloween has become a huge tradition.  It brings us together and erases our differences.  Yet most folks don’t know or care what it celebrates!  No matter. It’s still an important holiday for us.  We get to feel anticipation and...

The Power of New Experiences

NOTE FROM LINDA September hiking in the mountains.  That’s my idea of a perfect vacation.  So, when my dear friend Pat and I began planning a joint vacation to Italy back in January, that was my criteria. Of course, we were planning for our husbands too, so as our...

Just Do It

When people learn that I do “crossfit-like” workouts outdoors at 6:30am, they often tell me they “could never do that!”  I used to believe that.  And when I went to a reception recently and refused the desserts, a woman standing near me said, “You have such...

All is Well

Have you ever noticed that when you work really hard at fixing something, you can actually make it worse?  I learned that years ago when I struggled with my weight.  When I worked hard at dieting, I gained weight!  I learned it again when I wrote a book.  I tried hard...

Embrace Change!

Lately I’ve been talking with professionals and fellow business owners, and a consistent theme I hear is one of massive change. In fact, I haven’t talked with anyone who says they’re succeeding with tools they used even last year! Shifts in our economic and political...

The Power of Appreciation

Have you noticed that when you’re happy, your day goes well? Have you noticed that when you’re unhappy, things tend to get worse? What if you knew that there were laws of nature that were causing both of those outcomes? The good news is that we can all learn those...

March Madness

How unpredictable is something that happens every year? March is a transition month weather-wise. So sometimes it’s wintery and sometimes it’s springy. That’s the beauty of nature; it operates according to predictable cycles. Don’t get me wrong; I love the feeling of...

The Power of Love

Have you noticed that when you are focused only on yourself, you soon become self-critical or low energy? And that when you expand your focus to include others whom you care about, your energy returns? Years ago, I read The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck. It...