I still feel guilty sometimes when I take time off to relax and play …

I still feel guilty sometimes when I take time off to relax and play . . .   When I launched my photography business, 30 years ago, I didn’t have a clue about work/life balance.  Never even heard the term until years later. I threw myself into the business and loved every minute of it.  Worked in my home office, marketing and doing paperwork, all week long, then went out to photograph weddings and families on the weekends. And I did that for 15 years until my body gave out and I was forced to slow down.  Ahhhh… Gradually I learned to take Fridays off and one week of vacation each year.  I still vividly remember the first time we landed in Hawaii and stepped … continue reading

Overcoming Resistance to Change by Examining Your Limiting Beliefs

    “As much pain as negative beliefs can cause, we aren’t always  taught to evaluate them.  Whether we adopted them from  our immediate environment or they were passed down to us  from our parents, they often appear disguised as facts.  As we get  older we tend to settle into beliefs and think what we believe is  just how the world is – and, more dangerously.  This is just who I am.”  Jessica Ortner, author of The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss & Body Confidence     We all have stories we tell ourselves about who we are and how we are.      What is your story?       Do you find yourself struggling to start a new activity or continue once you’ve … continue reading