3 Good Choices: Accept It

SF_ThreeGoodChoices_COVER_121317 resizedSometimes we can’t change a situation.  Or it is not worth the time or effort to change it.  Then we need to consider accepting the situation.  This video discusses when accepting might be the best option.

My book, 3 Good Choices: Change It, Accept It, or Leave It; A Woman’s Guide to Self-Empowerment, provides additional details and contains exercises to assist you in deciding if accepting the situation is best for you.

There is something at the very end for you to encourage you to watch the entire, very short, video.  Accept it, you look marvelous!

I Can Survive Anything…

dreamstime_xs_38146874My second year of college was an extremely difficult one.  I had a full load of very difficult, time-consuming classes and labs with multiple projects and papers.  In addition to that, I was working 30-40 hours a week at three different jobs to pay for college.

One of the most important lessons I learned during that year was that I could survive anything, as long as it was temporary.  The class would end, the lab would end, the work shift would end, the semester would end.  Many days that was what kept me going.

At some point, I realized that it is all temporary.  Everything is temporary.  Life is temporary.

“I can survive anything, as long as it is temporary.  And it is all temporary.”  I still remind myself of this today when I feel overwhelmed and need to put things back into perspective.  Maybe it will help you, too.

3 Good Choices: Change It

SF_ThreeGoodChoices_COVER_121317 resizedIf there is something we don’t like in our life, why not try to change it?  We have nothing to lose and we might have everything to gain.  This video discusses aspects to consider in trying to change situations.

My book, 3 Good Choices: Change It, Accept It, or Leave It; A Woman’s Guide to Self-Empowerment discusses in more detail changing situations.  It also includes exercises to assist you in determining if changing the situation is the best option for you.

As with the other videos, there is a tidbit at the end.  Sometimes changing the world, or at least our little piece of it, means making it safer from rogue elements.

Life is Like a Buffet

dreamstime_xs_111703210I’ve been cleaning my office of books and reference materials that I haven’t used for years and probably won’t need again.  Doing this made me realize that I have done a great deal with my life professionally.  It also made me realize that I could have done more.

This led to the thought that life is like a buffet.  There are many, many options available.  We can go through and sample a little bit of each.  Or we can select fewer items and really savor those rather than trying everything.

Maybe I have done alright by fully experiencing fewer items, especially since if I had done more professionally I would have had less time for personal pursuits.

What are your thoughts?  Would you prefer to sample as many items as possible, or sample fewer and savor them more?

3 Good Choices

SF_ThreeGoodChoices_COVER_121317 resizedIn life, we generally have three good choices in any situation.  This video discusses the synopsis of my book, 3 Good Choices: Change It, Accept It, or Leave It; A Woman’s Guide to Self-Empowerment.

After the last slide is a picture of three of my great choices.  Some of you will understand!

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

hWe have all heard the phrase, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”

The only thing that matters is what you behold when you look in the mirror.

Don’t let others tell you that you are not beautiful—you are.  Don’t tell yourself that you are not beautiful—you are.  We all are.

“3 Good Choices: Change It, Accept It, or Leave It” is Available for Purchase!

SF_ThreeGoodChoices_COVER_121317 resizedI am very excited to announce the release of my latest book, 3 Good Choices: Change It, Accept It, or Leave It; A Woman’s Guide to Self-Empowerment.  The video provides additional information.  Look for the extra at the very end.  Trust me, I am much more excited about my book than I was about having a third baby brother.  (Although he did turn out just fine.)

In this empowering and easy-to-follow guide for women, learn how to enact change by making positive choices, acknowledging acceptance, and letting go of troubles in all areas of your life.

You can purchase it in paperback from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

You can purchase it as an eBook for Kindle, Nook, and from Smashwords.

If you order the eBook, please go to my website to download a copy of the tables.  The tables are in the eBook, but it’s difficult to record your thoughts and reflections in an eBook.  For that reason, I am providing complimentary PDF tables.

For additional information and books go to my website and/or my Author Central Page on Amazon.  You can follow me to receive updates on my works.

Thank you!

“3 Good Choices: Change It, Accept It, or Leave It” Is Now Available!

SF_ThreeGoodChoices_COVER_121317 resizedI am thrilled to announce that my latest book 3 Good Choices: Change It, Accept It, or Leave It; A Woman’s Guide to Self-Empowerment is available in paperback and as an eBook!

In this empowering and easy-to-follow guide for women, learn how to enact change by making positive choices, acknowledging acceptance, and letting go of troubles in all areas of your life.

You can purchase it in paperback from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

You can purchase it as an eBook for Kindle, Nook, and from Smashwords.

If you order the eBook, please go to my website to download a copy of the tables.  The tables are in the eBook, but it’s difficult to record your thoughts and reflections in an eBook.  For that reason, I am providing complimentary PDF tables.

For additional information and books go to my website and/or my Author Central Page on Amazon.  You can follow me to receive updates on my works.

Thank you!

Options Change Everything

dreamstime_xs_37903913I grew up knowing that I had options.  I also knew that choosing certain options would require work, but I had options.  I had the option of working to put myself through college.  I had the option of working hard to gain promotions.  I had options on where I lived, what I did, and how I lived my life.

Recently I have realized that I have a new set of options.  My husband has been retired for a couple of years.  This has created time to do many things that we never could before or could not do very often.  Financially, I could retire, too.  This realization that I have new options has changed the way I view everything, especially on how I want to spend my time.

Professionally, there are many things that I still enjoy doing.  But do I enjoy them more than the things I could do personally?  The answer for many items has been, “No.”  I’m working on finding a new balance between professional and personal.  I’m not ready to completely retire but cutting back on some professional items has worked well.

What this has made me realize more than anything is the importance of knowing that we have options.  If we don’t know we have options, we will never even investigate them, let alone do them.  Knowing that we have options creates our future.  Knowing that we can create options might be the first step in creating the life we want.

Are you aware of all the options open to you?  Do you look for options or do you do what you have always done without even considering that something else might be possible?

Facts and False Conclusions

dreamstime_xs_83110761Just because we have a fact, or facts, does not mean that we (or other people) connect them correctly to form accurate conclusions.

Let’s use the following as an example:                           FACT:  All people born before 1880 and ate apples are dead. CONCLUSION:  Apples cause death.

If we were to read or hear this, rather than automatically believing it, we should ask ourselves some questions.  These could include:

  • Are the people born before 1880 and who did not eat apples also dead?
  • What other things could cause death in the people who were born before 1880 and ate apples?
  • What about the people who are currently alive and eat apples, who have perhaps eaten apples for decades? Do they show any signs of imminent death not related to acute illness, chronic disease, injury, advanced age, or other factors?

We live in an era where information is abundant and easily accessible.  Unfortunately, misinformation is also abundant and easily accessible.  It is our responsibility to question what we read and hear, to think about it, to determine if the conclusions drawn are accurate.  We cannot simply accept everything that is out there.

This applies to what we read and hear related to health, medicine, business, the economy, politics, society, the world, everything.  It also applies to what we read and hear about people, both individuals and groups.

An important question to ask is, “What is the source of this information and is the source knowledgeable, credible, reliable?”

The follow-up question is “What is the purpose, or why is this source disseminating this information?”

It is all too easy to take facts and twist them to serve a purpose other than promoting the truth.  Sometimes all it takes is to omit certain facts.  Sometimes there aren’t even any facts involved, just assumptions, or even lies.

Or, the person might not be trying to intentionally deceive anyone.  She might truly believe what she states, but that does not mean that she has all the facts and is a credible source of information.

I urge you to empower yourself to question what you read and hear rather than blindly believing it.