Why Don’t You Knock It Off With Those Negative Waves!

This is one of my favorite sayings.  It comes from a 1970 counterculture World War 2 film called Kelly’s Heroes, starring Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, and Donald Sutherland along with quite a number of actors that were popular during that time period.  It has become quite a cult classic and has fans of all ages and genders, (which  quite surprising to me).Donald … [Read more...]

Your Physical Condition Can Give You Brain Fog

What is your dream car? Let your mind run wild for a moment. If money were no object, what would you be driving around town? The options are nearly endless. You could customize a high-end sports car, or you could put big tires and a nice lift on the truck you’ve been eyeing for years. Maybe you’d prefer an antique car that’s been kept in pristine condition. You can mix and … [Read more...]

Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude

 How many clichés do you hear on an average day? When I think about what statements I commonly hear day to day, plenty of examples come to mind.“You are who you hang out with.” “If you dream it, you can do it.” “You are what you eat.What makes a statement a cliché is its overuse. In thinking about that, one has to wonder why these phrases become … [Read more...]

Ignoring Negative Opinions

 (It is a bit snarky, and we don't want to ignore folks totally unless they are really abusive, but I just couldn't help but use this pic.  Besides, you can never go wrong with Marilyn in the picture no matter who you are.  Enjoy the post.)Albert Einstein was thought to be mentally handicapped before he became a world-renowned genius and Nobel Prize … [Read more...]

Controlling Your Self-Talk

I love this picture.  Doesn't that sometimes feel like what's going on? Think about how many times a day you talk to yourself. It probably starts in the morning. You envision what complaints your boss is going to make today, and you retort back with some snappy comeback or, in your wildest dreams, a resignation. When you get to work and your boss asks you, his employee, to … [Read more...]

Don’t Believe Everything You Think (Yet)

 For decades, scientists, philosophers, and teachers have argued the nature vs. nurture theory. Do we think the way we do because we are trained to by society or because it’s simply how we were born? As interesting as the argument may be to discuss over Sunday brunch, the source of the thoughts pales in comparison to what we do with our thoughts. Regardless of … [Read more...]

Letting Go of All That Holds You Back

 If you were to take a backpacking trip for one week across parts of the Appalachian Trail, what would you bring with you? Your end goal is a beautiful mountaintop in Tennessee. Remember that you will not see civilization for seven straight days. Also keep in mind that you have to carry everything you pack. You would likely decide to take a basic first aid … [Read more...]

Pick Your Battles Wisely

pick your battles wisely

 Think about the last time you had to climb a ladder. Maybe it was to hang holiday lights at the beginning of December. Perhaps you had to change a few burnt out light bulbs in the dining room chandelier. Did you take a trip up to the attic to dig out some old memorabilia and keepsakes from your high school years? Imagine what it was like to climb high up on … [Read more...]