It’s Not Personal…

Have you ever heard this expression, It’s Not Personal? I’m going to go out on a limb and say most of us have heard this phrase used in one way or another. Whether in the movies, through business or relationships most of us are probably familiar with this saying. Has anyone ever said this to you? What was your reaction? Did it feel personal?

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Summer Time Blues

Do you know the song made popular in the nineties by Alan Jackson, Summer Time Blues? Originally by Eddie Cochran and even performed by The Who and others, the song talks about being stuck at work when he’d rather be out having fun in the sun. And being too young to vote he can’t get any help from the government to solve this perplexing dilemma. What’s he gonna do ‘cause there ain’t no cure for the summer time blues? But when I think of Summer Time Blues I think of right now. The time after Labor Day when summer is winding down and the kids are all back in school

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Labor Of Love

September is upon us and time to shift from long summer days into not-so-long autumn days. Some of us may be ready for the shift. Cooler days and nights. Bon-fires and hoodies. Brightly colored leaves and pumpkins. And we kick it all off with Labor Day.

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And They’re Off!

From Kindergarten to College, across the good ole’ USA, kids and parents alike are gearing up for back to school. This season can be filled with varying emotions ranging from joy to sorrow, relief to annoyance…

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“Are We There Yet?”

Ever take a road trip? A really long one? Like a trip that took two days or longer and you wondered if you were ever going to get there? If as a kid you took any such trips you may remember feeling some anticipation of reaching your destination…

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Running On Empty

Run to work, run home, run to the store, run the kids here, run the kids there, fix the dinner, do the laundry, wash the dishes, put the kids
to bed, then collapse into your own bed exhausted only to get up early the next day to do it all again. And we wonder why most people are running short on patience!

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“But I Don’t Want To!”

I mean, let’s be honest, don’t we all have thoughts about doing something like losing weight or finally cleaning out the closet or garage? And in our minds we are soooo motivated and think “Yeah- I’m gonna get it done!” But, when it comes time to actually do the thing, we scream, “But, I don’t want to!” and our positive mind-set quickly becomes negative.

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