Amy Rees Anderson

Always Share What You Believe In!

For so many years we have had it pounded into us that sharing our religious beliefs is considered “off-limits” or “taboo” especially in the workplace.  For years I myself was afraid to say anything about my own religious beliefs at work because I certainly didn’t want to ever do anything inappropriate or offensive to anyone

Overwhelmed

Last week I was traveling out of town and then I returned home and ended up sick in bed for the remainder of the week.  I am not a person who is sick very often, and I am not a person who can handle slowing down very well, but this last week I didn’t have

Tips for Being a Good Communicator

A while back I was able to attend a seminar by Dr. John Lund on communication. He gave some amazing advice on how to communicate better with others and I absolutely loved learning from him. I thought I would share some tips he gave that you can incorporate into your communication with others. The best

Make Every Day a Special Occasion

Isn`t it funny how in life we have that room in the house we keep everyone out of in order to save it for that “special occasion”, or the china plates that we only eat from on a “special occasion”, or the towels in the bathroom that can only be used on a “special occasion”.

Too Many Choices?

Is there such a thing as too many choices?  Are too many choices a bad thing?  Are 31 flavors of ice cream better than 3?  Do you want paper, or plastic, or the green reusable shopping bag?  Do we want kiddie sized, regular sized, medium sized, or super-sized meals?  There are a million options every

The Wisdom of Years

A man, whom I have tremendous respect for, shared a poem he wrote himself over the course of many years of his life, starting when he was 68 years old and finishing it at the age of 88.  It tells a fantastic message of why we should embrace the process of growing older, as growing

A “Not-So-Coincidence” Day

As those of you who follow my blog know, I try to write each day about the lessons I am learning in my life.  Those who know me well know that I also don’t believe in coincidences in life. Rather, I firmly believe that things happen for a reason. So the events of today led

“Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.”

Tonight I had a really fun evening.  After enjoying a great dinner with my sister-in-law who is in town for a conference, I brought a group of 16 and 17 year old young women from my church group that I teach, to my office so we could sit down and go through tips on how

The Master of the Art of Living

“The master of the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which; he simply pursues his vision of excellence in whatever he does, leaving others

How to Overcome the Doom and Gloom of Tax Day

So it’s tax day April 15th.  Oh my gosh there is just no way to say that without bringing everyone’s mood down into the dumpster.  So for my blog today I thought I would put together a list of suggestions of things you can do to help get over the sadness and gloom that comes

Kindred Spirits

Have you ever had the experience of meeting someone for the first time, but having that feeling that you already know them?  There is an instant connection and an immediate comfort as if you have known them all your life.  You feel totally at ease sharing things with them because there is that sense of

Channel Your Inner SuperHero – Expand Your Self-Concept

Our self-concept is made up of two things.  The picture of ourselves performing today, and the picture of our ideal self – the person we want to become.   The beautiful thing about our self-concept is that we can choose to replace the current picture of ourselves with the picture of who we want to be

Why Me? (Forbes Article)

We all go through difficult times. Whether it’s not getting a desired job, dealing with a difficult coworker, struggling to get along with a boss, hurting financially, coping with health problems, or nursing a damaged relationship, we all have to face adversity and trials in our lives.  Sometimes the struggles we go through are the

7 Lovely Logics

I don’t know who came up with these 7 Lovely Logics, but whoever did is an absolute genius!  I happened upon these today and I have to say that I love it when you come across something like this and it totally hits you in the very moment you need it to and brings your

Be That One Person

“Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren’t any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn’t be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life’s challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make

Be A Kid Again

Why is it that when we are young we just wish we could be a grown-up – then we become grown-ups and we can’t help but wish we could be a kid again.  I can’t recall where I got this list about being a kid again, but it brings back the memories of just how

Five Incredibly Important Lessons to Live By (Forbes Article)

Five incredibly important lessons to live by in your career and in your business: First – Only do business dealings with people of character and integrity.  And no matter what, never ever let yourself break that rule.  It will never, ever, be worth it.  Not ever. Second – All the contract language in the world

A Truly Inspiring Example!

As many of you know, my husband and I are building a new home.  Our architect is a man named Lyle Beecher of the firm Beecher Walker.  Lyle is a phenomenal architect and he and I had worked together in the past when he designed the office space for my former company, so I knew



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