Motivation

365 Gathered Truths

365 Gathered Truths

"True, that's some good food for thought," a fascinating phrase when I think about food to give me thought. Of course, it has a meaning of something too stimulating you to have a perspective of something or to think through something. Over the past two months, I have sought out ways to give my soul something to ponder, work through, understand perspective, determine what, if any is a takeaway which I can learn from. A means to drive stimulation in my brain, evoke a feeling in my heart (both posi[…]
Clarity?

Clarity?

Returning to Yoga last month has improved my physical but even more, my spiritual health. Each journey was concluding with food for thought leaving my mind racing. Yesterday, Tricia shared the intention, "Clarity." Clarity defined as; the quality of being clear, in particular. the quality of coherence and intelligibility. The quality of being easy to see or hear; sharpness of image or sound. With each movement, I continued to remind and reinforce, Clarity. The class ended, but the journey conclu[…]
An Apology to the Sun, God Moments, Day In The Life

An Apology to the Sun, God Moments, Day In The Life

The long haul flight boredom helped me discover the sitcom Jane the Virgin. For those who have not watched the series, the name may perplex you. The show about a mistake impregnating has light humor and enjoyable moments when Jane’s imagination takes over. A snippet of a short sponsored by Wells Fargo aired on TV which I curiously went online to see the complete version. Wells Fargo? This is an ad campaign with Wells Fargo sewn throughout but, I was wrong. For those on my Facebook, I have highli[…]
The perfect piece of art, a song, and a napkin #MondayMotivation #Music #theHumanElement

The perfect piece of art, a song, and a napkin #MondayMotivation #Music #theHumanElement

Over the weekend Nick and I stumbled upon Sugarboo & Co at Town Brookhaven. I entered the store and froze, gazing at a piece of art while a song (Spotify: Heartbeats; Jose Gonzalez ) hit my heart giving me a sense of calm. A minute... or two passed, unaware of the price I grabbed the art and gave it to the employee to purchase it. This store has incredible things, all unique, many intricate things that you cannot find anywhere else. This new addition to the house needed to be in the heart of[…]
Undercover Boss, Clergy and a Californian #HumanElement #TuesdayTakeaway

Undercover Boss, Clergy and a Californian #HumanElement #TuesdayTakeaway

My adventure to Europe with my sister is coming to an end, posting this from Delta 170, CDG-MSP. Heidi with Delta has been top notch, a great trip back to the US. Trump, that’s the Apprentice... am I the Undercover Boss… say what? Over the past week I had three interactions which made me reflect on my journey in life and give thought to pivotal moments that changed me. A quick search through my site, I found a post from July 2, 2011, Helping out a Stranger in the Armed Forces, Reflecting Back on[…]
If not me, then who, if not now, when? #MondayMotivation #MakeItHappen

If not me, then who, if not now, when? #MondayMotivation #MakeItHappen

I experienced unexpected challenges during my host provider change the last two weeks. The kinks worked out, the site now loads in 1/3rd the time. Now back to the good stuff... Happy Monday!  Can you believe that we are in June already? The many times I discounted my father's wisdom,  time flies quickly as we get older... He was right. For several months I sought out paths for a "creative" avenue, I pondered art classes to take, things to study but nothing resonated to my core. Thinking back to […]
Effie, Brace yourself, Thank You Mrs. Doubtfire… #TuesdayTakeaway

Effie, Brace yourself, Thank You Mrs. Doubtfire… #TuesdayTakeaway

Today's Tuesday Takeaway, Mrs. Doubtfire In 1993, Thanksgiving ushered in a new character named Mrs. Doubtfire who continues to bring laughter some 21 years later.  I'd like to share with you one of my favorite scenes of the movie, the interviews. Do you have a favorite character? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is0RMnx0sAo My favorite inquiry is a toss-up between I am Job and don't make me get the hose. While traveling over the weekend I debated whether a Mrs. Doubtfire clip from the movie woul[…]
The Detox I start tomorrow! I need your help! #TuesdayTakeaway

The Detox I start tomorrow! I need your help! #TuesdayTakeaway

Good Morning! Today's Tuesday Takeaway, time for a Detox. Phew, are we busy, busy, busy, busy people? First things first on the docket today, rollover to check my phone, tweet, update my Facebook status, comment on my friend's status, Facebook Messenger, post to Instagram, Home email, work email, junk email, send texts.... (lather, rinse, repeat) I can't fathom a world without social media, how would I talk to people? I would miss out on that post about the SNL skit and I just might offend […]
How One Restless Night Changed My Life #theHumanElement

How One Restless Night Changed My Life #theHumanElement

Mantra: man-tra (noun) - (Originally in Hinduism and Buddhism) A word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation. A Vedic hymn a statement or slogan repeated frequently I often thought the phrase Happy Monday was an oxymoron. For those in the corporate world, it's the start of the work week and conclusion of the short two day break. The past thirty days has forever changed my perspective on life which will continue to ignite my pursuit in the better of humanity.  People […]
Can’t Sleep? Maybe you are NOT living #TuesdayTakeaway

Can’t Sleep? Maybe you are NOT living #TuesdayTakeaway

Happy Tuesday! Today I contemplated what would I post for a Tuesday, taking a Mad Libs approach to guide me to the answer. Tuesday ______________ (Tidbit... Tangent... Takeaway... Takeout...) Today’s  Tuesday Takeaway is a quote by Michael Xavier. Quote: The reasons we can’t sleep at night are usually the same reasons we don’t truly live during the day. Michael Xavier Many of us, myself included, spend countless nights staring at the ceiling attempting to turn our mind off.  Restful nights are f[…]
A 2 Minute Journey Along Moon River #mo·ti·va·tion #Monday #spotify

A 2 Minute Journey Along Moon River #mo·ti·va·tion #Monday #spotify

Motivation: Mo-ti-va-tion - The general desire or willingness of someone to do something. Today I ask for 2 minutes of your time in a challenge to motivate you to connect your mind with your body.   I remember my first flight to Europe, 1996 JFK-FRA on Delta Air Lines. Filled with excitement to arrive in Europe, experience such a larger jet, I found myself gazing outside the window for hours. Mid flight I noticed the ocean far below us lit by a beautiful full moon over the Atlantic. Thinkin[…]
ACTION! Postcards 4 Parker, Relay 4 Life Challenge #Pulling4Parker

ACTION! Postcards 4 Parker, Relay 4 Life Challenge #Pulling4Parker

( PLEASE SHARE THIS POST -  http://j.mp/ForParker ) In March, Jane Mitchell an Atlanta based flight attendant, kicked off fundraising for the annual Delta Airlines Jet Drag team benefiting Relay for Life. Jane’s donation link: http://j.mp/Relay4Life4Jane .  What is a Jet Drag? A Jet Drag lasts only seconds involving a team of 20 people tugging on a rope to get a 757 to move a set distance. The 757 is my top domestic plane for her design, speed, power and climb.   Delta has 9 variants of the 757-[…]
A Journey to define The Human Element (THE)

A Journey to define The Human Element (THE)

A month ago someone asked me, in 5 years, what will your brand be. Not an MBA question nor where will you be working, what will YOUR brand be. This thought provoking question left me also slightly unnerved. What would my brand be? In 5 years, what would my life have shaped up into? For several years I have engaged in lengthy conversations on The Human Element (THE). This is not our evolution to the automation of processes to reduce human error or our impact to global warming but an innate connec[…]
A Retrospective Look at 9/11, Eleven years later

A Retrospective Look at 9/11, Eleven years later

Enjoying Helen today and as it approaches to 1am, I have spent a few minutes of time reflecting on that day in history, 9/11. A day that for our generation will be paramount similar to where were you during Pearl Harbor or when JFK was shot. No doubt you remember where you were when you heard the news, but my story I often try not to think about as it all seems too surreal to fathom. My good friend is a flight attendant for United Airlines, at the time we had all plans to visit NYC, explore the […]