Reflections on Traveling by Car

My traveling companions
Me, Frick and Frack

You get to meet many people

I travel in the continental US by car, usually with Frick and Frack. At the moment they are sleeping beside me on the bed at my resting spot at Motel 6 in Deming NM. And here I am writing my blog post for the Ultimate Blog Challenge.

My main route is back and forth along Interstate 10. I live in Sedona and my family is in Texas.… [Read More ...]

Do You Surround Yourself with People Who Influences Your Success

How Those Around You Influence Your Success

Let’s talk about those who influence your success… or don’t.

Imagine you grew up in a household of lazy underachievers. Now imagine you grew up in the household of high achievers. Do you think you’d be different depending upon the home you grew up in?

If your family cheered you on, encouraging you to be your best, you probably left home feeling confident about yourself.… [Read More ...]

Unleash Your Hidden Mental Strength

Unleash Your Hidden Mental Strength


We don’t need to be mentally or psychologically strong when life is running along smoothly. It’s when we hit those bumps in the road, and sometimes sinkholes, that our strength is tested. 

Advanced preparation will help you handle the difficulties that will present themselves. You can do almost anything if you set your mind to it.

Enhancing Your Mental Strength

Here are a few tips to increase your mental stamina and emotional strength.… [Read More ...]

Increasing Trust in Yourself

What You See May Not Be Reality

You may know
people who seem to be brimming with self-confidence. Recognize that you can observe
what they’re doing, not what they’re feeling. It’s possible their insides don’t
match their outsides. You can learn to trust in yourself even when you aren’t filled
with self-confidence.

Back when I
was in the convent, I was in charge of a particular function. The next day
someone complimented me on how much confidence I exhibited.… [Read More ...]

Make 2019 the Year You Consider Opposing Viewpoints

I can’t tell you how many people I’ve unfollowed on Facebook because
they were crude, rude and disrespectful to other people’s viewpoints.

I attempt to understand where others are coming from, but there are many I really can’t figure out. Their way of looking at the world is so very different from mine. Their values are so different.

When considering opposing viewpoints, you have to truly “walk
in their shoes.” Even more, you have to find a way to walk in their skin.… [Read More ...]

Facts about Low Self-Esteem

Let’s Look at Facts about Self-Esteem

I’ve been posting about causes of low self-esteem. These posts have been expansions on the post Low Self-esteem: 10 Causes. With this post I’m shifting somewhat. I want to give you some basic facts about low self-esteem.

What is Low Self-Esteem?

 Low self esteem is a pervasive sense you are flawed, not good enough, unworthy or unlovable. It doesn’t matter how much you accomplish, you just feel less than.… [Read More ...]

Low Self-Esteem: Poor Academic Performance

Poor Academic Performance Can Beat You Down


What happens to us as children stays with us the rest of our lives. When you can’t succeed in the area that children spend most of their lives, in school, you carry with you the shadow of not succeeding. Many people think they aren’t smart. Maybe so. There are two other causes of poor academic performance which have nothing to do with motivation or how long you study.… [Read More ...]

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