Everybody’s Talking At Me

  • Debbie 

When I visit Facebook I’m struck by the thousands of people talking about themselves, inviting me to like their page, or attend their event. I’m reminded of the Harry Nilsson song lyrics, “Everybody’s talking at me, I don’t hear a word they’re saying.” I feel bombarded. I wonder if I’m the only one. When did we all become so brash as to constantly talk about ourselves and what we’re doing?… Read More »Everybody’s Talking At Me

30 Years Ago This Weekend I Said “I Do”

  • Debbie 

My husband Louie and I are celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary this weekend. Thirty years is a long time. We’ve been through a lot together. Some tough times and some truly wonderful times. There was a time I didn’t think we were going to make it. I’m guessing anyone in a relationship that’s stood the test of time has experienced the same thing. As I reflect back on why we… Read More »30 Years Ago This Weekend I Said “I Do”

Shades of Gray

I’ve always been a very black and white person. For me, things are right or wrong. You go all out or you do nothing at all. There’s an edge to living this way that enables you to accomplish a lot, but can be viewed by others as harsh or uncaring. And, it’s how I’ve lived most of my life… until now. As I’ve been writing about on this blog, my… Read More »Shades of Gray

Embracing the Ebb and Flow

During one of my recent interviews for my book, Breaking The Spell, the topic of embracing the ebb and flow came up. It’s not something I’ve done well in the past. As a business owner for 13 years, it’s been something I’ve come face-to-face with on many occasions. Business booms, and then it slows down. While I’ve tried to build in some practices over the years to balance things out… Read More »Embracing the Ebb and Flow

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Breaking Up. Letting Go. Moving On. Very often the right thing to do, but definitely not easy. I’ve had two experiences with this in the past week, one personally and one through my daughter. We both needed to let go of something we weren’t quite ready to let go of. For my daughter, it was her college. She graduated in May and it was tough for her to leave. Then,… Read More »Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Why Being Present is So Important

As much as I focus on trying to stay in the present moment, I admit I’m human and often find myself worrying about the future. The idea of being present has been drilled into my head, and I fully appreciate it. I get that worrying about something that may or may not happen is futile… it’s wasted energy. Yet, the planner in me persists. And unfortunately, more times than I… Read More »Why Being Present is So Important

Running is Easier Downhill

I realized something fairly obvious on today’s run, it’s a whole lot easier to run downhill. It’s also easier—when it’s warm—to run in the shade, and with a slight breeze. A lot like life, I suppose… it’s much easier with perfect conditions. When everything is going our way, we breeze through life. But just as on my run there were challenging moments when the sun was beating in my face,… Read More »Running is Easier Downhill

Drawn to Water

Lately I seem to be drawn to water. Not sure why, but I’ve been honoring it. Instead of running through the park or my normal “street” route, in the past week I’ve headed to the beach and the lake. I’ve been a bit stuck in my head as I’ve been writing my book and I’ve found my water runs are helping me tap back into my heart, and inspiration. They… Read More »Drawn to Water

Success: Could It Be An Addiction?

  • Debbie 

I spent most of the past week working on my book manuscript. I have a deadline of July 31 to submit my book proposal into a contest where I have the opportunity to win a publishing contract or one of a handful of other prizes that could help my book be more successful. Of course, because of my predisposition to wanting to succeed at everything I do, I have my… Read More »Success: Could It Be An Addiction?