Never Suffer From Holiday Stress Again

Here we are at the end of the year. Recently, I put 15.09 gallons in a 16-gallon gas tank. The dashboard gauge had been warning me for days that my fuel was low, but I continued to go one more day.


What prompted me to finally stop was when the needle was well beyond...
Read More

New Year, New...Endings?

With the Holiday Season here, this is a great time to think about a fresh start. Sometimes people make resolutions or new objectives, thinking about what they want to do. One common approach is to capitalize on the upcoming new year and simply design something or restart something.


Read More

"No" Is a Complete Sentence

What about this word, “no?” It’s a simple word. Only two letters. Yet, saying “No” out loud is harder for most people than saying, “I’ll be glad to.” That, by the way, is 11 letters. Or you’ll say, “When you need me to,” which is...
Read More

Stand On Your Story - Feedback

After the Stand On Your Story retreat/workshop on Sept. 12, one participant wrote: "Just finished a great retreat/workshop with Jane Bishop where we learned how to leverage who we are with reinforced confidence to live forward."

In their own words...

Read More

The Power of Play

I recently led a women’s retreat that focused on Living4ward.  It was refreshing to hear laughter and giggles while the participants were blowing bubbles.  Some their comments were: “I had forgotten how to play;” “This is forcing me to play again;” “I...
Read More

New Year, Fresh Start

The beginning of a new year generally results in “new year resolutions.” Really?  Again?  How will this year’s resolutions be different from previous years?  


As each New Year begins, it provides a natural time...
Read More

Soul Care (Part 1)

"The soul has often been deemed integral or essential to consciousness and personality, and may be synonymous with spirit, mind or self."  And yet, many in today's culture have little time to nurture their soul.  The noise of each person's life has somehow become a necessity...
Read More

Necessary Endings

The beginning of a new year is time for a fresh start with new opportunities and a new focus.  One common approach to capitalize on a new year is to simply design what to begin or restart.  Little thought, however,  is given to what must be ended.  “Great is the art...
Read More

Quiet Please

In certain public venues where people have collected, it becomes necessary to utter these words “quiet please.”  Tennis matches, golf tournaments, movie theaters, etc.  For some, it is a challenge to be quiet for a few seconds much less an entire movie.  Our lives are...
Read More


One of the most interesting sights I have seen is a Smart Car nestled between sedans and SUV’s moving rapidly on a six-lane interstate!  It literally evoked a chuckle and a smile.  How out of place it seemed!  Yet, it was keeping the pace with all the bigger vehicles. ...
Read More

Change It Up!

There is a pitch in baseball known as the “changeup.”  It is an off speed pitch that is thrown to look like a fastball but it arrives at the plate slower.  “If thrown correctly, the changeup will confuse the batter because the human eye cannot discern that the ball is...
Read More

The Power of Attitude

"A Native American boy was talking with his grandfather.  'What do you think about the world situation?' he asked.  The grandfather replied, 'I feel like wolves are fighting in my heart.  One is full of anger and hatred; the other is full of love, forgiveness, and...
Read More

Life is Wabi-sabi

On a recent trip with friends, one in the group called my attendtion to a small store with "Life is Wabi-sabi" in the window.  Being the curious person that I am, naturally I had to go in and see what that was about!  As I was looking around, Brian (I later learned...
Read More

Clutter and Passion



Noun:  Collection of things lying about in an untidy mass.

Verb:  Crowd (something) untidily;...
Read More

Recapturing Your Life

The purpose of a battery is to reproduce an electrical current when the positive (anode) and negative (cathode) is correctly connected with a device.  The center part of the battery is the console where chemical energy ingredients are stored waiting to be turned into electrical energy. ...
Read More

Reapplying Your Gifts

What if someone said to you......"Your assignment, should you choose to accept, is to list 50 of your accomplishments."  How would you respond?  I invite you to take the challenge and create the list!  Then review the list for gifts/skills that have been put in a box and...
Read More

Readjusting Your Attitude

"There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative."  --W. Clement Stone

Did you know it takes more facial muscles to frown than smile?  If...
Read More

Reactivating Your Passion

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forward." - Kierkegaard

Lance Wubbels has captured the essence...
Read More