Top 10 Lists

Top Ten Ways to be Appropriately Assertive

Today’s post is inspired by the recent presidential debates we have endured on television. In my opinion, neither the presidential nor vice presidential candidates receive exemplary marks for their behaviors.  And while I give props to one moderator, the other could step up his game. This is not a political blast, but rather a simple […]

The Top Ten Things That Made Me Smile Today

Hello! I know it’s a little late for my Friday Top Ten List, but today’s list needed to be postponed until the day was nearly done. At least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! I enjoy life. Not the over-the-top, constantly on the go, big city, fast cars type of life, but the […]

Top Ten Ways to Turn Dread into Anticipation

From time-to-time, I encounter a situation that is more of a have-to than a want-to. If I allow myself, I can quickly become consumed with dread, resentment, and a feeling of entrapment. However, those do not serve to improve my situation, so I take a different approach. Instead of looking at the negatives, I seek […]

Top Ten Ways to Tweak Your Personal Foundation

If you were in the market for a new car, would you buy one with a beautiful body, but no engine? Would you buy a high-performance engine, without a chassis? Would you purchase one without seats or a fuel tank? No, you wouldn’t because you know an automobile is a compilation of components, and all of […]

Top Ten Pick-Me-Ups

From time to time, life can knock us off our feet. When this happens, we supposedly have two choices: stay down or get back up. I don’t buy that! I believe we have ONE choice and that is to get back up! When the time is right. We might have a little stumble from which […]

Top Ten Ways to Become the Hero in Your Own Life

By now you may realize I am a big proponent of personal accountability and self-actualization. As adults, each of us has a responsibility to ourselves to make the most of our lives, to do our best, and to carry our own weight. Yes, I know…you have medical issues, you weren’t given the opportunities others were […]

The Top Ten Basic Daily Self-Care Habits

After a couple insanely busy weeks of back-to-back, time-consuming and physically exhausting projects, I’m back to blogging! During my marathon projects–which included rebuilding our water garden, giving my bedroom and bathroom a major face lift, and completing a client’s project–I maintained my energy and balance, for the most part. However, I noticed myself slipping a […]