Big Lights, Little City

Big Lights, Little City

The Hot Club was one of my absoulute favorite places to hang out when I lived in RI. I started going there in high school and when I had an office job, this 'wood shack' was my spot after work. It was on the water, and it had character.... and characters..... badump-bump! The last time I was in Providence was November of 2011, and I stopped in. They'd cleaned it up a bit.... yet, it was still that bare-bone bar. What's really cool is that they are now part of 'Night Lights,' along with their patrons and some other local businesses. Each night around 830P, they flash their red neon sign 4 times to say 'Good Night Hasbro Hospital.' It's something the kids and staff at the children's hospital have come to look forward to, and the kids have started flashing back at them. It's a wonderful testament to goodwill. Giveback is important. I volunteer whenever I can, and I do a fair...
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An Irish Blessing

An Irish Blessing

I received an Irish Blessing a few years ago as I was graced with a wonderful client and colleague, the late, beautiful Peg Roach Loyd. I dubbed Peg my 'Biggest Rocker in Little Rock.'  Besides being a talented writer and singer, she also taught herself how to play all of the Celtic instruments. She had amazing spirit, humor and zest for living. Thank you for all you have shared Peg, I am grateful to have known you!   An excerpt from Peg: "I’m embarking on a journey I do not know where it will lead It may result in my triumph, or leave me behind in defeat Either way I’m feeling grateful, just for being able to take flight To spread my wings and take a chance, for what might be waiting on the other side When I think back to what has stopped me, and kept me hesitating to leave the nest It seems so minuscule and so silly, so very foolish to not take that...
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You Deserve All Good

You Deserve All Good

You Deserve All Good When was the last time you took a time-out to see how lined up your life is? Doing anything other than "what you're supposed to" without feeling guilty Sometimes you get so caught up, you aren't consciously thinking about anything other than getting through what's right in front of you. It may even mean blowing off time with friends and family to get to what's necessary. Allow your mind to expand with different questions Sure, you may have written out some goals at some point, you just didn't follow through. And then you get so busy, you began to lose sight of them and they slipped away. And then you're grasping at anything new to bring different results. Give yourself time to daydream and think of other possibilities Maybe you have a vision board propped up somewhere in the corner. When was the last time you visited with it. That's right. Not just looked at it, but experienced it. Because...
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Can You Grow Up To Be President?

Can You Grow Up To Be President?

This Week's RESET: Can You Grow Up To Be President? Would you vote for yourself? Worthy Candidate You have to be a worthy candidate to put yourself in the race. What does it take to be a worthy candidate? If you don't feel you're worthy, no one else will. Give yourself a moment to list the areas of your life you feel worthy..... or not. Traits Of The Greats - Integrity, Strength, Diplomacy Who is your favorite President? WHY? What are the traits that appeal to you? How did he serve? Do you have those same traits and level of service? Make a list of all the similarities you have with your favorite president. How do you measure up? Can anybody really grow up to be President?! What would it take to get you elected? Would you have to improve your level of commitment? How do you do under pressure? Do you need more charisma? Are you inspiring? What issues and causes do you...
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This Week’s RESET:  Going For The Win

This Week’s RESET: Going For The Win

This Week's RESET: Going For The Win Did you catch the Superbowl? I did...... kind of, lol. Hey, I'll admit it, I just went for the party! There comes the time you just need to take a break and let loose... those are my favorite times. I don't even know when the Panthers became a football team, and I'm pretty clueless on most of the plays, but I do love a good game! And, for me, it's always cool to see the athleticism of an "I can't believe he caught that!" catch. I suppose that is just the heart and inner drive from a gal who used to dive for the ball and end up in the mud during softball practice. I'll bet you're a lot like me, and isn't just about saving it for the game - it's about your heart and soul being in it all the time. You don't have to try, it just is. And that feeling is in...
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