Have you observed athletes, entertainers or entrepreneurs that are uber successful, who did not spend a lot of time, maybe just the minimum in school? It’s something to think about as you weigh how to allocate your dollars and energy on higher education. A formal education teaches you a body of knowledge. It grooms you on how to think, how to be resourceful, how to endure challenges. What it may not do for you is open up lucrative income. That part is going to be up to you. Part skill set, part creativity, partly what you embody.

It’s not one’s pursuit of a particular course of study that guarantees open doors. Instead, it’s who you know you are that translates into opportunities. Go to school? Yes, but take the limits off yourself after you do, and go for what’s in your heart.

Let it move you

Out on my walk this morning, this was the first song on my play list. Hearing it caused me to feel exhilarated!… in touch with the divine. 

Put your ear buds in, close your eyes, and let it move you. Move from one stagnant thought to an energized one, move from pain and discontent to gratitude. If you can hear this song or feel the vibrations of it. Let it move you.

And what about us?

I discovered this fact from Nova yesterday on social media: Nearly 90% of all deep-sea species shine from within.ย image

Reading this begged the question,ย what about the human species? If 90% of deep-sea creatures are equipped with light to traverse the darkest depths of the sea, what about us humans? We need a light! We need light to see our way in dark places. We need light to energize our bodies and nourish our bones. We need inner light to propel us forward with hope when uncertainties abound. From whence cometh our light?

“Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.”
Psalm 119:105

“Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, โ€œI am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of Life.” John 8:12

Gain access to inner light in the devotional One A Day Nuggets For Success Journal Your Journey.ย 

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Not next, now… 2/2/2016

Whether you made New Years resolutions or not, It’s still early enough to set a solid course for yourself. If you want progress, the work starts within. This daily devotional is your companion guide for living in 2016. It will ground you, provide encouragement, and give you fresh insight!image

Carry it In your tote bag, keep it at your desk, on your night stand, or read it on the train. Invest some time in yourself early each day. Shore up your spirit and prepare to thrive!

New Year

Be your authentic selfimage

Pursue your authentic path

Do it with gusto

Now that the balls have dropped, the stars have risen, the horns have been blown. Let’s go!

Happy New Year to you and your family from me and mine. Grace and Peace be with you as you run your race this year. #Counsel4Living

Food is fuel

imageWatch what you put in your body. Food is fuel for life. If the food you’re eating makes you feel bad, reconsider your nutritional choices. Take the time to determine what foods don’t agree with you and search for a more beneficial alternative. You can’t do life well without health.


Music brings all people together.

It’s the day after Thanksgiving. Relax and enjoy your family, your friends, yourself. Take a look at this video of superstars jamming on class room instruments, having a blast and follow suit.

Find what makes you feel joyous and focus your attention right there. Practice living a little more carefree. I know life may not be a full time party, but why not lighten up anyway? Why not? Doing so just may cause the shift that you need to occur. Hello!


Giving thanks

So thankful for all of you – readers, tweeters, bloggers, family and friends. What an awesome year it has been! From my family to yours with tons of gratitude๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ

Powerful message

Tell your teenagers it’s okay to be who they are. Encourage their individuality. Help them find the outlet for it. And while you’re supporting them, parents or mentors, hit the refresh button on this message for yourself. I love it! It’s on the play list.