Ditch the Chaos!
May 7, 2017
"The road to hell is paved with good intentions." Have you heard that expression before? Perhaps some similar and less cryptic expressions saying the same thing might be "Talk is cheap," "Actions speak louder than words," or "Put your money where your mouth is."
Many of us have a way of dreaming up ideas of what we want our lives to look like, sometimes preceded by "if I only had [blank]..." Getting frustrated by the lack of progress toward our bigger dreams has an insidious way of foiling even the smaller attempts to better ourselves...
Expectations vs. Standards
April 6, 2017
In day to day life, it seems to be a common theme for most of us to strive to control and minimize the frustrating, annoying parts of life, while trying to maximize the rewarding ones. Inevitably, despite our best efforts, we often have to face that dreaded "d-word": disappointment.
March 25, 2017
Where does the time go? It's Springtime again; and for many, it's a time to take inventory of both our physical surroundings and our internal experiences. It must be something about the seasonal transition (although in New Orleans, you'd hardly notice) that causes us to take pause and examine our lives a bit closer: What is working? What's not? What do I need? What can I throw out? What gains have I experienced this past year? What keeps annoying me and refuses to leave me alone?