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The Best is Yet to Come

Living in Iowa, we have some pretty cold, long winter seasons.  During the winter, we have less daylight hours, frigid temperatures, snow, ice and powerful wind.  After several months of this, we sometimes get an early taste of spring… you know, the bright sunshine,...

One Moment Please While I Put You on Hold

I was recently at a women’s event when I overheard a woman share with others that she doesn’t have to time to focus on her marriage right now. She went on to explain that she plans to do that when her kids are in college. Those who know me well, know that statements...

Four Ways to Decrease Your Stress Today

In my coaching practice I have found that all too often we create our own stress by the way we think. Last week’s blog called, No More Stress, stated that the simple realization that you’re in control of your life is the foundation of stress management. Today, we are...

No More Stress

“I’m so stressed out!” This simple phrase is used daily by all ages, yet growing up, I don’t ever remember hearing people talk about stress or being stressed out. I decided to do some research and I was right!  I am going to age myself now, but stress wasn’t really a...

What’s Your Life Grade

Seriously, if you had to give your life a letter grade today, what would it be? A B C D F Pretty deep thought huh, for a Monday morning. Many years ago, I had this thought and I gave myself a “C.” Average… I loved my family, and I had a job I enjoyed, but, I had this...

Itinerary for Life

When you are planning a vacation, do you take it for granted that everything will fall into place and it will just be a perfect vacation or do you plan a perfect vacation? First you pick the destination, and then you have to figure out the best way to travel to your...

Never Give Up

I love basketball and it doesn’t matter if it is a parks and rec league, high school, or college, I just enjoy watching the game. My son plays on a 5th -6th grade parks and rec team this year and he is excited that he is on a winning team. They have had a great season...

The Freak Out

Friday afternoon was quickly approaching and I was excited for the weekend. I was wrapping up a few must do’s when I lost my internet connection. Now, this is not completely unusual, so I quickly reset the router, hoping to wrap things up. After about 10 minutes of...

Do You Have What it Takes?

Sunday nights have been called family movie night in our home for years. When the kids were young, it was easy to pick out the movie, but as they’ve grown older it seems like everyone has a different opinion of what the movie should be, which as you can guess, might...