Starting a New Year – Is Everyone As Freaked Out As I Am?

  • Posted by aplanforliving
  • On January 8, 2016
The first workday of the new year has come and gone.  When I woke up in the new year, I wasn’t feeling as refreshed and excited about things to come as the media was touting I should be.  I was actually quite fearful of everything I needed to get done and the uncertainty of change that […]
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Is Happiness Really A Choice?

  • Posted by aplanforliving
  • On January 4, 2016
Is Happiness Really A Choice? I have discussed with friends, therapists, and support groups on whether happiness is really a choice.  I have been presented with scenarios like dealing with death in a family, a terminal illness, a chronic condition (especially bipolar disorder, depression or anxiety), personal failures and professional failures to name a few. The […]
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Becoming My Own Best Friend

  • Posted by aplanforliving
  • On December 2, 2015
One of the most interesting lessons that I have learned in my life is the realization that I am the only person that thinks about me as much as I believe others do. In growing my own businesses over the years, I used to obsess when clients wouldn’t pay for work.  I would have internal conversations […]
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It’s About Practice, Not Perfection!

  • Posted by aplanforliving
  • On December 1, 2015
Life was feeling out of control one day last week.  Everything seemed to be breaking around me.  Relationships felt as though they were failing.  Deadlines were being missed.  Employees were late or taking off.  My pants weren’t fitting as comfortably as I would like them to, and I didn’t feel as though I had a […]
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Another Opportunity to Learn

  • Posted by aplanforliving
  • On December 1, 2015
I recently found myself coasting through life a little bit.  I was happy and content with where I was and what I had accomplished.  I am not sure if I was starting to get distracted from the things that helped me accomplish everything I had.  I can’t say for certain at what point I found […]
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4 Powerful Tips For A Happy Mind During The Holidays

  • Posted by aplanforliving
  • On November 25, 2015
As the holiday season kicks off and families begin coming together, many of us will take pause to give thanks for all the good things in our life. We might celebrate the past or the upcoming future. I find myself truly appreciating everything I have in my life at the moment – the good and […]
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What is the greatest deterrent to achieving happiness?

  • Posted by aplanforliving
  • On November 5, 2015
I believe that the single greatest deterrent to achieving happiness is all the clutter or “noise” going on in my mind at any given instant.  For example, I wasn’t even able to write that single sentence without updating my to-do list, responding to an email and, in general, thinking and re-thinking about exactly what I […]
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Monday is just another day

  • Posted by aplanforliving
  • On September 21, 2015
I recently had a conversation with a close friend on a Monday morning.  Before we go into catching up what had taken place over the weekend I asked the simple question “So what’s going on?”.  His immediate response was “I’m just feeling off – I guess it’s because it’s Monday.”  Without much more prompting he […]
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Does Prayer Freak You Out?

  • Posted by aplanforliving
  • On March 27, 2015
To be completely honest, it used to freak me out also…and I am still hesitant to say the “P” word when talking to people for fear of them misunderstanding me.  Unfortunately, there isn’t a better word that I have found to represent my connection to something outside myself.  It doesn’t have to be God or […]
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