What’s Calling You?


Take a moment…




“The answers are already within you.  All you have to do is listen to your heart”.            Wise words during a conversation with my coach that inspired me to continue on my search for something more.  And sure enough, when I took the time to quiet myself in stillness, the answer presented itself to me.  All I had to do was listen and be open to receive.

Are you where you want to be in your life?  Are you headed in the direction of your passion?  Do you know what drives you?  What’s your purpose? Are you spending your time doing something that you love?  If you answered no, there’s hope!

Take the time to hear what’s calling you

Life is too short to spend it on something that you don’t LOVE.  I implore you to take the time to understand what you love.  For me, it’s helping people understand their value, helping them believe in themselves and what’s possible, and taking action.  That’s what makes me feel connected.  It’s what fills my soul.   You too are on this earth for a purpose.  You have a gift.  Your responsibility is to figure out what that gift is, what fuels you, and then figure out a way to bring that gift to others.  The world needs you!


How can you figure it all out?  That’s up to you.  Take a first step. Try prayer, meditation, journaling, music, exercise, a good talk with a friend or confidante.  Think about what makes you feel the most connected to the universe, what makes you feel joyful.  Identify it, envision it, describe it, then find a way to get more of that in your life.  We need more joy in our world.  You deserve more joy in your life, and the universe deserves you at your very best. 


What Matters Most

I was sitting by his hospital bed watching him breathe.  During his last few weeks, he told me stories of his wonderful life.  He was ready to go and passed peacefully at home surrounded by family.  I write and share his Eulogy to celebrate his life. I love him so much and will miss him dearly.

I hear news of a friend who has passed way too soon.

I hear of another who is living his last days.

These experiences have me pausing to reflect.  Have I identified what is important to me?  What are my goals? Am I spending my precious time on what matters most? Am I spending time with those who matter most to me? Am I spending my money on what I value? Am I making a difference?  How long do I have left on this earth? Do I tell those I love how I feel about them? How will I be remembered? Am I happy? Am I nourishing my body, mind and spirit? Am I going through the motions or living my live with intention and by design?

I’m taking time this week to sort out these feelings, answer these questions, and act on them by reassessing  my values. I’m writing long term and short term goals, which I do every year. But this year it feels different.  I’m acutely aware of the preciousness of time.  We all hear “life is short” but sometimes you’re jolted into a raw understanding of the feeling that we are mortal and our time is limited.

My hope for you is that you take the time to reflect and answer the questions I posed above.  Be your best you.  Live your life with intention.  Spend your valuable time in a way that is meaningful.

One tool that I have found helpful is the image below.  Review each aspect of your health and your habits.  What are your priorities in each area? Where do you need to change? What would good look like?  What can you do to get to “good”?

Holistic Self


Take ten minutes every day to reflect.  What are you thankful for?  What are your priorities for the day?  Read your goals EVERY DAY and take one action to get you closer to your goal.

Wishing you a healthy, happy and intentional 2018.  Be well, and live your best life!

“I Could Never Be Like Her”

Uniqueness is a Blessing

“What does she have that I don’t?”  

“Of course she’s successful, she  <fill in the blank>”

“I could never be like her”

Do any of these questions sound familiar? Do they dance around in your head like the mean kid in grade school, telling you that you’re not good enough?

“I can’t do this.” “I’m not strong enough.” “I’m not outgoing enough.” I’m not hip enough.”  Regardless of where we are in our journey, we all have those doubting thoughts enter our minds. What we do with these thoughts makes all the difference in the world.

Think back to when you were unstoppable.  Five years old?  Seven? Fifteen? No one could steal your dreams or convince you that your dreams were ridiculous. You didn’t care that someone was different than you.  You didn’t compare.  You were simply you.

What’s your dream now? Take an inventory.  What would your ideal life look like?  Travel? Retirement? Philanthropy? Home ownership?

Let me tell you – it’s all possible. Whatever your dream.  The difference between those who achieve their dreams and those who see them as out of reach comes in what you do with those words in your head.  Do you allow them?  Do you listen to them?

I encourage you to draft a vision for your life.  Really.  Do it.  Grab a pen and notebook, and start writing.  What’s your fairytale life?

Next, identify one next action to get you there.  Whether you use a proprietary program to help you write your life vision, goals and actions to get you there doesn’t matter.  What matters is that you KNOW WHERE YOU WANT TO GO.  Doesn’t even matter if you know yet how you’ll get there.

Keep your life vision at top of mind.  Review it daily.  BELIEVE it.  And begin to act on it.  One step at a time.  You’re brilliant and can be who you want to be. When those negative doubts creep in, remind yourself of your vision.  The bigger purpose for your actions.

Stop comparing yourself with people who you think are better than you or have more than you. Sure, watch successful people.  Learn from them.  Remember that we see the successes but we don’t see the struggle it took to get there.  Everyone has their highlight reel that we see on social media.  What people don’t share is the struggle.  The tears. The doubt.  They have it, believe me.  But they choose to overcome it and act anyway.

Know that you are unique.  You have strengths, capabilities, and personality traits that make you who you are.  Be proud of them.  Showcase them.  Grow them.  And don’t ever make excuses for who you are. This quote hit home for me when I was struggling.  Hope it helps you too:

“Comparison will strip you of power, grace and influence.  Each person is unique.  How, then can you possibly compare unique to unique?  You can’t, and why you try, you annihilate your brilliance.”  Amy Larson

Be your best self.  Wishing you the life of your dreams.  One step at a time.

Who I Am and Why I’m Here


Change your perspective from “I can’t because….” to “I can, if…”.  That’s who I am and why I’m here.  I’m someone who believes that we can influence our destiny.  Our outlook, our self-talk, our actions, and who we choose to have in our lives can shape our future.  I’m someone who believes that whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right.

As I interact with people, especially young people, I bubble up inside, wanting to help them understand their potential.  We all have so much potential, but few actually reach it. Why?  Because of limiting beliefs and therefore limiting actions and behaviors.  Do we all have it easy?  Of course not.  Do some of us have HUGE barriers to overcome? Absolutely.  But if we have the desire and the belief, anything is possible.

So this blog is my way of communicating my beliefs, in the hopes that the words can help others see their own potential.  My most fulfilling passion is to help other people “get it” and realize their talent, then act on it to fulfill their dreams.

I hope you find wisdom in these words.  Your Life CAN be Designed by You!