Seashells & Sand Dollars: Inspiration from the Beach – How to Face Adversity and Offer Hope

I just spent a week at the seashore, watching waves pound the beach, dragging sand away from its quiet place on the shore and into the bigger ocean. Yet the ocean, like life, gives back, even as it takes, scattering seashells along the shore: perfect ones, broken ones – just like our lives. It’s inspiration from the beach … and three simple keys to help you overcome adversities and offer hope.

Dealing with Emotional Pain

Have you ever had life slap you in the face? More than once? In the same day? Have you ever been severely disappointed, even devastated by circumstances beyond your control? How did you react? I have to tell you that all of it happened to me this week. Talk about an emotional roller coaster! And […]

Your Power of Positive Expectancy

“Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”   ~  Viktor Frankl  Have you ever noticed that negative people seem to be immersed in lousy situations?  Does it seem like […]


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In my part of the world, the leaves are changing and mornings are kissed with frost. Both are a sure sign of winter’s approach. It’s not my favorite season, but it does bring me closer to spring.  Seasons … are happening in my life as well. It’s always been interesting to me that we can’t see […]

Ignore Discouragement and Don’t Quit

We had the privilege of spending three days in Virginia Beach watching artists create amazing sculptures from piles of fine-grain sand.  The individuals and teams had 26 hours to turn a ten-ton pile of sand into a masterpiece. They started Wednesday morning, forming and framing the piles into pillars of damp sand, tamping it together […]

Step Out, Step Up & Step Into Your Destiny

“It’s a strange thing, you have said it thousands of times I am sure… you will never know what you can do until you try. However the sad truth is, that most people never try anything until they know they can do it.” — Bob Proctor I received an email from one of my readers […]

Personal Inspiration

Ed and I just got back from a motivational seminar in Buffalo NY. The speakers delivered inspiring, life-changing messages for anyone who wanted to apply what we heard.  I’ll be sharing more with you about their information in upcoming  issues. People like me – coaches, mentors, encouragers – need to refill our own mental and […]

No Worries! – Get Off the See-Saw of Stress

If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it. ~ George Burns Is your life a celebration or a crisis? I have a friend who see-saws between ecstasy […]

One Small Step to Success

It’s the little things you do that can make a big difference. What are you attempting to accomplish? What little thing can you do today that will make you more effective? You are probably only one step away from greatness. ~ Bob Proctor If you’re anywhere near my age, you remember that momentous day when […]