Mindfulness Creates Resilience

Mindfulness Resilience @CactusWrangler.com

Resilience is within reach… it’s inside you! We are the sum total of our choices and those choices can enhance or destroy our Resilience. “We” meaning the human race, this country, this world, your family, your friends, YOU, Me: Each taking different roads. We make Continue reading Mindfulness Creates Resilience

On Parenting and Babies

Many couples are questioning the wisdom of raising children at this time in our history. Some feel pressure, and some  aren’t ready. A reader just sent me this: “Beth: This irritates me. Do some woman exaggerate their love of children so they’ll seem more  perfect?  Continue reading On Parenting and Babies

Thinking about your future as you prepare to vote

As we move into the election cycle once again, it seems prudent to re-post some notes on Thinking. I recently wrote a very small book that encompasses an entire day’s seminar: Thinking About Thinking. I made it cell-phone sized so our electronically connected public would Continue reading Thinking about your future as you prepare to vote

Small Towns: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Common wisdom is that small towns are great places for kids to grow up. Yes and No. My first town had a population of 70, the next one was 800, and the next was 5,000. When my very large family moved away from each of Continue reading Small Towns: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Get Back on the Horse!

I slipped and fell in an airport and broke three vertebrae in my neck. The next year was a blur. Surgeries, neck brace, lost voice, lost time on the speaking circuit, lost my memory for a bit. Found my friends and supporters. Found I had Continue reading Get Back on the Horse!

If You Can Read This You Aren’t Done Yet

Have you ever watched a painting take shape? All art starts out as a rough approximation of what it will become — much like humans. Twenty-somethings think they need to already be what they are going to be, but it doesn’t happen like that. Time Continue reading If You Can Read This You Aren’t Done Yet

Distraction Conniption: Making Distraction Work For You

Look! A butterfly! Wait, what? … We’ve all been there. In this tech-crazy world, distractions are the norm. We don’t need to let them derail us. Here are some hints on making Distraction a friend instead of an enemy. Image Courtesy Dreamstime   Our entire Continue reading Distraction Conniption: Making Distraction Work For You

Resilience – Finding Inner Strength

It’s dicey out there! Buckle up, the ride isn’t over yet! People are reporting feeling more stressed now than they did one year ago according to the American Psychological Association. But it doesn’t have to derail you. What can YOU do about your own stress Continue reading Resilience – Finding Inner Strength

Can I have a Do-over?

She sat across from me at the restaurant and went down the list of her failures: in relationships, career, family, personal goals. Girlfriends do this with each other … we listen and let our friends vent. It’s good for us: raises the oxytocin levels and Continue reading Can I have a Do-over?

Motivation is Tricky Business

We think we know how to motivate other people, but when it comes to getting ourselves out of the chair, away from the ice cream and into the gym we aren’t all that great. I thought if you find something you love to do, the Continue reading Motivation is Tricky Business