JumpStart- Stop Crying, Wash Your Face, and Put on Some Makeup

AUDIO SYNOPSIS Many of you know that I’m going through a divorce right now. Yup. It’s very painful and truly a grieving process (I bounce back and forth through Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’s steps in the grieving process on a daily basis). However, the other day one of my...

JumpStart- Dog Music

AUDIO SYNOPSIS Sometimes, developing habits that support the life we want to live can be difficult. Especially if you’re a highly functioning person. You want to exercise, meditate, work,  be with family and friends and then…well, there’s the dog. Our dogs...

JumpStart- Starting Over

AUDIO SYNOPSIS What do you do when it seems like you’ve lost everything?  When thousands of hours of blood, sweat and tears vanish before your eyes? What do you do in those moments?  The answer is in today’s JumpStart. And here’s a hint: what did the...

JumpStart- Shutting down

AUDIO SYNOPSIS It’s been almost 2 weeks since I moved to Key Largo and yes, it’s paradise. The thing is: I’ve been so busy with unpacking and work that I’ve yet to just go down and lie by the pool. Not surprisingly,  because I’ve been busy and stressed I have had...

JumpStart- %^#$!

AUDIO SYNOPSIS I’ve done a couple of previous JumpStarts on cursing because I find it interesting how people use swear words in various cultures. Something I’ve realized recently is that when a person is extremely angry they are likely to curse. We get angry and so we...

JumpStart- Owning it

AUDIO SYNOPSIS The other day I was listening to a person lamenting all the problems in their life when this thought flashed in my mind, “You know, you can’t sell it until you own it.” The hardest part about self-improvement is accepting our flaws--owning those dark...

JumpStart- Make Your Bed

AUDIO SYNOPSIS I recently did a speech and before I went on stage I asked the event planner about the keynote speaker they’d hired the previous year. “He’s a retired US Army colonel,” She said, “And the one thing I remember him saying was, ‘always make your bed.’“...

JumpStart- Your Duty

AUDIO SYNOPSIS “To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.” -e.e.Cummings You will always find those who think...

JumpStart- Relationship power of attorney

AUDIO SYNOPSIS Have you ever picked the wrong person to date (or even marry?) Of course, we all have.  The problem is not that we attract bad partners – –  the problem is that we invite them into our lives and give them the key to our heart. If you or...

JumpStart- Giving up

AUDIO SYNOPSIS You may not expect me to JumpStart the value of Giving Up but sometimes it’s the right strategy. Doing something now “just because we said we would” a long time ago makes no sense.  BUT, does this mean we give up on things just because they get...

JumpStart- Self Reliance – Part 12

AUDIO SYNOPSIS “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your...

JumpStart- Self Reliance – Part 11

AUDIO SYNOPSIS “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson You think you’re special. You think you’re a unique individual. You think you’re one-of-a-kind, cut from your own cloth, unlike anyone else,...