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How Doing Live TV Changed My Perspective on Perfection

I love Brene Brown and her quote that is listed above is so true!! I have taken the words perfect and perfection out of my vocabulary.They just don’t work for me anymore in my language or thought. I have never reached “perfection” and whatever that means. I never will. I have reached Good, Great, stupendous, fantastic…..completion.

I do my best to put out good product. I work very hard to work hard. I am achieving based on that alone. I do LIVE TV. You can prep for a show. DO a great show rundown, and get a guest that is phenomenal. THEN the cameras comes on and your chair drops a few inches or the sound goes out for no reason. You have to roll with the punches on LIVE TV. That has taught me alot that I carry into life in general. You do the best you can, always! But don’t try to strive for a goal that you will never reach because in reality….it isn’t there.

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Posted by on March 4, 2018 in Life Coaching


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It’s Not Cheesy To Give Thanks!


Every day I stop and think of ONE thing that is good in my life. In the world of stress and pressure and strain, I find it important to look for positive things. Some days are harder than others but part of the growing process is to find the good even when it seems buried. It can be easy to go negative and boo the world! I decided that I will not let the universe bog me down and make me a sad, bitter, angry person.


SO today, I am asking each and every one of you to stop! Stop for at least a 2 minutes. Stop, and think of something good in your life. And it’s okay if you take longer than 2 minutes. It’s okay if it’s something small. It’s okay if it-s something only for today.  Just think of it. Say it in your mind or say it out loud. Then go on with your day. 

Start doing it when you are angry or feeling down. Maybe you will even do it everyday like me! Try it!

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Posted by on March 27, 2015 in Life Coaching


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One Sentence That Changed My Adult Life!


The Oprah Winfrey Show wasn’t appointment television for me. I watched the show from time to time. Usually I would tune in when she had a celebrity that I liked as a guest. Occasionally I would watch her self-help/motivation shows. One day I turned on TV and got sucked into one of those shows. Little did I know that it would change the course of my life. I don’t remember the name of the female guest. I just remember ONE sentence that came out of her mouth! It’s a sentence that changed my adult life!

“The Definition of Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could be any different.”

Those words brought clarity to my personal life! I invite you to read that sentence again. I encourage you to read the sentence again, but slowly this time. That sentence is SO true! When the guest uttered that sentence, I felt the angels descend down from the heavens. I saw multiple rainbows in the sky. It gave me a huge epiphany about certain relationships in my life.

Like many of us, I had residual pain from my upbringing with certain people in my life. I had a hard time letting go of the hurt. I also had relationships with certain people that we would come together, fight, separate, come together, fight, separate. I was tired of the cycle. I always walked away disappointed. When I heard that sentence, it helps me find the path to break the cycle. I now had a way to end the hurt and disappointments. I began to accept those people for who they are NOW. The healing began that day. It became so relatable to me. It made sense.

The PAST cannot be changed! What’s done is done! No matter what THAT person who “caused” the problem says to you NOW, the past will still be the same. For me, I found the courage to forgive people regardless of my current relationship with them; no matter if they admitted wrong doing or not. Forgiving them made me feel lighter and free. I stopped bringing up the past in arguments. I learned how to argue about the subject at hand. I know that sounds funny but it was true the first couple of years after this. Since then I have learned how NOT to argue. Instead I DISCUSS issues. And it can all be traced back to the sentence, “The definition of forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could be any different.”


Posted by on September 23, 2014 in Me


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