Every experience and condition is a useful experience and these are either made as stumbling blocks or stepping stones. Edgar Cayce. H3B

Week 20 – Turning Stumbling Blocks Into Stepping Stones

Feb. 15, 2017 by

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Stumbling Blocks This week and next we’ve been asked to consider how we may use fear, hurt feelings, anger, guilt, and/or unworthiness to expand our comfort zone. Emotions, whether we consider them positive are negative, are neutral.  We make them

Curiosity is the spark behind the spark of every great idea. The future belongs to the curious.

Week 19 – Self-Control & Curiosity

Feb. 10, 2017 by

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This week my Franklin Makover virtue is self-control.  I feel this particular virtue has been a big bugaboo for me, ever since my Mom introduced “virtues” to me when I was a kid. Over the years, as I would examine

Reversing the Reversal, Surfing the Wave of the Heart, H3B

Week 18 – Reversing the Reversal

Jan. 31, 2017 by

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Reversing the Reversal… There’s an interesting exercise I learned about 20 years ago that goes like this: Find another person, and place your hands together, palm to palm, and have them push your palm. Or vice versa. Watch what happens.

Horsetail Falls Yosemite, H3B, Know

Week 17-A What Am I Pretending Not To Know?

Jan. 25, 2017 by

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To Know Or Not To Know… Once every year, the sun hits Yosemite’s Horsetail Waterfall just right to make it light up in a golden hue. This week in our mastermind we added a card to our Herald card deck.

Practical Wisdom, H3B

Week 17 – The Franklin Makeover, Living Knowledge Into Wisdom

Jan. 18, 2017 by

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Practical wisdom “is the ability to do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason.” Back in the 90’s a first grade teacher shared something with me that until that time I had not considered.  She was

Franklin Makeover. Words. So powerful. They can crush a heart or heal it. They can shatter dreams or energize them. They can obstruct connection. H3B

Week 16 – I’m Loving the Positive Twist to the Franklin Makeover

Jan. 12, 2017 by

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Every once in a while, someone will do a small kindness that becomes a gift of a lifetime. There are two moments I have with my Mom, that for whatever reason shine in my memory like living diamonds.  These moments

Off Task, But On Purpose, Shoes and Buck, H3B

Week 15 – Off Task, But On Purpose

Jan. 9, 2017 by

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Sometimes life can seem to get in the way of what we think we “ought” to be doing.  However, I’ve discovered, when you’re clear on your purpose, from the inside out, even being off task, can still be on purpose.

Sometimes you can't really listen to what anybody else says. You just gotta listen inside. Miss Riley, October Sky. H3B

Week 14 – October Sky Movie Review

Dec. 30, 2016 by

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October Sky … October Sky is a 1999 coming-of-age film, set in a coming-of-age time in America’s mid-twentieth century, 1957.  The movie hearkens to a time before American innocence was lost.  And the nation as a whole was forced to

Love Is The Way I Walk In Gratitude

Week 13 – Gratitude IS The Cause

Dec. 20, 2016 by

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In Sunday’s webinar Mark said something that continues to stick with me, “Gratitude is the cause, not the effect.” I love that!!! When I heard him say that, I thought about how I say, “Appreciation is how I create.”  They

Fostering My Focus

Week 12 – This Is How I’m Fostering My Focus

Dec. 13, 2016 by

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Last week, I had an insight that I shared in the Master Key Mastermind Alliance Mental Diet Group, I feel the greatest benefits of the Mental Diet are that it helps me gain Self-Mastery and helps me Foster my Focus.