Spirituality

What Will Your Reaction Be To The Terrorist?

Posted: 9 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Spirituality | Read Time: 2 minutes, 17 seconds
{Fans along the route of the New York City Marathon}Malaise...that is the word that comes to mind as I have lived through the days and hours since the Boston Marathon Bombings. Malaise as defined by the Free Merriam Webster Dictionary means "a vague sense of mental or moral ill-being". The sadness that I feel for the victims and their families is...
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Life Management

Time For A Late-Life Crisis?

Posted: 9 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 15 seconds
{New York City Stone Ponies}I did not get to have a mid-life crisis. My ex-husband beat me to the punch, exiting my life and the lives of our children with the declaration that he was leaving for where "the whole shack shimmes" and a motorcycle. Somebody had to stay behind to take care of the kids and pay the mortgage and that somebody was me. I...
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Intentional Living Series

Intentional Living Series Week Twenty One: Cognitive Gridlock

Posted: 9 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Living Series | Read Time: 2 minutes, 22 seconds
{Painting the Get-Away Room}"All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking." ~Friedrich NietzscheThe post from Week 20 was about having enough energy so that you can lovingly care for those you love. Today's post addresses how to jumpstart cognitive gridlock. Robert Frost described the fork in the road as  "two...
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Life Management

Running The Numbers On Time

Posted: 9 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 1 minute, 28 seconds
{Cherub Longing For Spring}In my business I often tell a client that I need to "run the numbers" in order to ascertain the cost of a project. It is a pretty straight forward process and it quickly reveals whether the client is serious about going forward. In my own life, I have started to run the numbers...on time. Since the death of my parents,...
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Family & Relationships

Once Your Parents Are Gone: Time To Heal

Posted: 9 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Family & Relationships | Read Time: 2 minutes, 15 seconds
Off and on for the last two months, I have had periods of sadness. Nothing as serious as depression or melancholy just a bit of sadness. I recognize that my feelings are tied to the death of my mother last June and truthfully that surprises me. The last year of her life and the months after her death were difficult. Doctors, hospitals, hospice, funeral planning, lawyers, distribution of my parent...
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Intentional Living Series

Intentional Living Series Week Twenty: Relationships

Posted: 9 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Living Series | Read Time: 2 minutes, 51 seconds
{New York City Subway Mosaic}"Treasure your relationships, not your possessions". ~Anthony J. D'AngeloWeek 19 was about the importance of limiting meaningless distractions so that you can remain focused on your priorities. Week 20 is about caring for your relationships. Stress is a reality in life. As you drive the kids...
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Life Management

How To Let Go

Posted: 9 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 1 minute, 44 seconds
The proliferation of blogs both by professionals and non-professionals has resulted in a wealth of inspirational and useful information. I have learned a great deal from others as they work to navigate a world that is over-stimulated, shallow and driven to consume at a frenzied pace. As I worked to organize my closets and basement, I crafted my plan after reading how others appro...
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Life Management

What Is Your Happily Ever After?

Posted: 9 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 1 minute, 27 seconds
Once upon a time...I listen in anticipation when I hear those words. I know I am about to be transported to another world where I can experience the struggles suffered by the heroine and yet, end up experiencing the classic ending, and they lived happily ever after. There is a story playing out in the sports world that could have started with once upon a time. Florida Gulf Coas...
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Intentional Living Series

Intentional Living Series Week Nineteen: Stay Focused!

Posted: 9 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Living Series | Read Time: 2 minutes, 25 seconds
{The Hat Factory-My Office}"Life is too full of distractions nowadays. When I was a kid we had a little Emerson radio and that was it. We were more dedicated. We didn't have a choice. ~Stan GetzLast week I wrote about how the Crazymakers in your life can throw you off course and keep you from living your priorities. In week 19, we are g...
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