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Steps to Happiness – As Long As You Live, Keep Learning How to Live!

January 26th, 2010

The tragedy in Haiti has many of us thinking, once again, about how precious life is – each and every day. As I write this article, on Monday, rescuers are still finding survivors of this horrible event. These people have a strong will to live! What about you? Are you going through life, taking things and people for granted? If tragedy struck today, who would you call and what would you say? Why are you waiting to make such a call? For the survivors of the quake in Haiti, as well as for the search and rescue teams, the volunteers, the medical teams and so on – it is taking confidence... Read More

How I Reinvented Health

January 19th, 2010 My 5 foot ten inch frame has always seemed more naturally built for basketball, yoga or cross country running but I found a sport 30 years after those dreadful high school physical education classes that is absolutely perfect for me at this point in my life. Ladies, let\’s just say I\’m keeping my day job but the sport of rowing is one which has grabbed me by surprise, triggering a new view on “health.” I made a decision that it was “time” to reinvent my life, including health, so I could sustain both weight management... Read More

Make It a Happy New Year

January 15th, 2010

Are you like me . . . dazzled by all the lights and decorations of the holidays, surrounded by the warmth of family and friends, and swept up with the magic? Are you then bummed when January comes and, as if with a flick of a switch, the parties stop, the mail is once again just bills, the lights are turned off, and we go back to life as usual? This is a difficult time for a lot of people – the dreariness of the winter months and the sudden letdown after all the excitement. I know it’s a huge letdown for me but at least I have work and all kinds of obligations to distract me. Sadly, it’s... Read More

Workin\’ it Out — Together

January 14th, 2010

In the early days of love, it all seems so bliss filled and romantic — and it feels like it will last forever. Then you settle down, get married, create a home, have kids and……where did the magic go!? There\’s so much to do, the errands never end, the house always needs work, the kids are demanding, and your love seems to have slipped away. Or has it? You wish you felt more connected. You wish it were more like it was in the beginning when you couldn\’t get enough of being together. And perhaps you feel overburdened and lonely doing the chores and making a living... Read More

What You Control

January 14th, 2010

Thanks to frequent-flyer points and a vacation club exchange, we spent a week in Hawaii for the cost of a rental car and food. While a fun and relaxing vacation, it was strange to be at an ocean-front Maui resort during peak tourist season, without the tourists. Several restaurants on this forty-acre property were even closed. The bellman who showed us around told us he\’d been working at the resort for eleven years and hadn\’t seen anything like it. “I used to work full-time,” he told us. “Now I\’m on a rotation with sixteen others and lucky to get one day a... Read More

Save Money when You Fly

January 14th, 2010

Over the past several months, my husband and I visited the Oregon coast for ten days, Boston and Nantucket for six days, and Ohio for five days. We’ve learned two ways to save money when flying to your destination, and I’d like to share them with you. Our trip to Oregon entailed a very early morning departure from an airport that is over an hour away, and rather than wake up in the wee hours and drive, we decided we’d like to stay close to the airport the evening prior to our departure. We discovered two sites, and that allow you to book a hotel/motel for a reasonable... Read More

Nine Tips for Getting Organized in 2010

January 14th, 2010

It wasn\’t until New Year\’s Eve that I realized the importance of this particular holiday: not only was midnight ushering in a New Year but a new decade as well. This is an opportunity to change your life for the better. Don\’t allow yourself, however, to get swept up into media hype. In other words, you don\’t have to revamp your entire life all at once. That endeavor is a sure fire invitation to fail! Now that I have the first three books out in the ‘One Year to…\’ series covering an Organized Life, Work Life and Finances, I thought I\’d share three tips... Read More

Mother of the Bridge/Groom

January 14th, 2010

One of my readers submitted a suggestion recently… Dear Sherrie “I finally have both your books and have read and re-read them. I\’m so glad that I can copy certain styles (looking at the models who have a similar body shape to mine), colors (thanks for including redheads – we\’re often overlooked), and combinations/accessories. If you\’re ever wondering what to write a blog on, I would really appreciate one entitled Mother of the Bride/Groom. I know there are some ideas in your books – love both the orange and the gold top/pants combos, but these might be... Read More

If We Were Meant to Fly…

January 14th, 2010

Ever heard the old saying, “If we were meant to fly, God would have given us wings?” Well, trust me, we don\’t have um, and we can\’t fly. Although some of us try. 2010 Lesson Learned: When you try to cram everything into one minute of time, you really need to reassess your pace. Picture this…You\’re rushing around trying to finish an article, the thoughts are flowing, the muse is on your shoulder and both of you are loving it. You two are actually laughing at your own stuff. Life couldn\’t be sweeter. DING! You get an email saying deliver the article post haste.... Read More

Lessons Learned During a Year Full of “Growth Opportunities”

January 14th, 2010

Here is a quick inventory of some of the “growth opportunities” I experienced in 2009. 1. Your Perception of the Economy Is What Matters Awareness is everything. Your awareness of how you literally have so much potential right inside of you will take you through all economic climates. Sadly, most people just don\’t have this awareness yet. All the external factors (our health, our economy, our financial situation) can be perceived in such a way that you can move through them no matter what. It is about being positive and about being aware of the energy and thoughts inside you... Read More