8.11.2016

First Day of School Prayer 2016

This post is for all my mom & dad friends who are dropping off their children
at school over the next few weeks. I love you and praying for you.
A nine year Back to School tradition, such a blessing to share this poem.
If you remember, please pray for me August 19th as I will be delivering my babies to school.
Peace and Love.


1.10.2016

Selfies for Business Must Stop



If I see another entrepreneur post another selfie {or selfie video} in the name of business I may puke.
Who's with me?
We all try to promote ourselves in one way or another. That is why we can spot a shameless self promoter a mile away. This is also why self promotion is very ineffective.



Here are some tips to step away from the spotlight:

  1. Look at successful entrepreneurs - they rarely hog the spotlight. They promote their customers, team members or other businesses. 
  2. Instead of posting, blogging or talking about your success make it about a customer's success.
  3. Give the project lead to a team member. Don't have a team member? Highlight the vendors who helped you make the project a success. Your graphic designer, web guy or photographer who make you look great.
As a small business owner I realize your business is a reflection of you; your talents, success & hard work. The business success relies on the owner's ability to build/promote expertise. It is very hard for some people to step out of the limelight. I challenge you in any business, project, non-profit event or Facebook page, to begin promoting the people who are working with you, the process, the message, anything, instead of you.



Helping others should be the main reason to promote others. However, you may need another reason.
If you are working with bright, successful, fantastic people their light will reflect on you. Post a pic of them next time.




12.09.2015

5 Tips to Stay Focused this Holiday Season



This pic posted by our photographer put things in focus for me this holiday season.
I have a million things going on this season, I'm sure you do too. And like you, I'm trying
to keep my focus on what is important for myself & my family. I realize the presents under the tree, making sure our family has all the right invites or the perfect outfit for NYE is NOT what it's all about.
Here are five tips that may help keep priorities in focus & stress away during this time of year:

1. Sleep. Are you a night owl by nature? Me too. If I'm not careful I find myself still going at 2    
    am. We must strive for 8 hours of sleep per night. Start winding down by 9p. Lower lighting. Stop
    electronics by 10p. Diffuse Lavender essential oil or place a few drops on your pillow.

2. Limit Sugar/Alcohol. It's too easy during the holiday season to over indulge.
    When we do, it throws our body into a stress mess. Drink plenty of water, hit the veggie tray first
     & stick with protein vs. carbs. When you drink alcohol, limit the sugary mixers & juices. Sugar
    effects more than your waistline. It effects your mood, skin, hair & digestive system.

3. Remember the reason for the holidays.
    Keep in mind that the holiday season is about love, giving, celebrating. This should be a joyful
    time of year. A crazy, stressful holiday season is a choice.
    Focus on love, physical & spiritual health vs. materials things & perfection.

4. Serve. 
    Go out & give your time to a local food bank, church, shelter or organization. What are you
    passionate about in your life? Find a non-profit that aligns with those passions & give them your
    time/talents. Once you go beyond yourself & help others you are able to focus on what this season
    & life is all about. Gratitude. Love. Hope.

5. Plan Downtime.
    While you are scheduling every party, bow & cake, make sure you schedule some
    downtime. Give yourself time to sit & watch a favorite holiday movie while laying on the couch.
    It's important to rest & relax during this busy season.

May the spirit of the season bring you peace,
The gladness of the season give your hope,
The warmth of the season grant you love.


7.16.2015

First Day of School Prayer 2105


Last year's post is getting hits from Google, reminding me it is that time of year.
Such a blessing to share this poem.
An 8 year Back to School tradition.
This post is for all my mom & dad friends who are dropping off their children
at school over the next few weeks. I love you and praying for you.
If you remember, please pray for me mid-August as I will be delivering my babies to school.
Peace and Love.

8.13.2014

First Day of School Prayer 2014

Going on seven years to post the 1st Day of School Prayer.
It has been getting hits from Google so I guess it is that time of year again.
I feel so blessed to share the poem each year.
Summer seems to fly by faster each season. I long for a pause button.
My oldest is going into 7th grade. So not ready for a teenager.
This post goes out to my dear mommy friends who are dropping off their babies at school over the next few weeks.
I love you and am covering you in prayer. If you remember, please pray for me next Tuesday morning as I will be dropping off my babies.
This First Day of School Prayer has been a blessing to so many, I pray it is a blessing to you.