UNFINISHED. Why You Should Be. Why It Matters.

So here’s how this works, and you can probably relate… I get these brilliant ideas for a story, or a story idea — even a tidbit of juiciness–sparks of creativity—glimpses of genius—and I race to capture them.  Before they race away into the vast recesses of my grey matter.

So I have probably oh, I don’t know, 27 posts ‘pending’.  27 drafts. Works in ‘progress’.

This might bother a sane mind.

It would bother my insane mind if IDIDN’T have a bunch of inspiration to work with.  Cuz, Baby, you gotta strike while the iron is hot, the sparks are flying, guns are blazin’….  and ya gotta fit it in somewhere between the phone calls, the emails, the kids throwing toys across the room, and pouring yourself another glass a wine.

One of those juicy tidbits of mine was called, “Unfinished.”

Jumping Naked On A Trampoline. 3 Empowering Reasons You Should NOW

What are your plans for this Summer?

Picnic? Parade? Some fun in the sun and Swimming?

How ’bout the grill. Throw on some hot dogs…  which leads me to what I wanna do.

I wanna jump naked on a trampoline. And Dance. But lots of jumping.  High. And do flips. And toe-touches.

Here’s why it’s so important…  and why it can dramatically change your life for the better.

Empowering Qualities – Things To Do and Think To Empower Yourself Today

Want to Empower Yourself Today?

Here’s some tips.

What is it to EMPOWER? What is it to BE EMPOWERED?

The beauty and the POWER of it is: it’s as unique as YOU.

YOU are in control of it.  Whether or not you feel EMPOWERED or if you feel powerless.

It’s not magic.  It’s ACTION.

And it’s unique to you.

In other words, what works for someone else may not work for you – that’s the sheer brilliance and power of it all. You don’t have to follow ANYONE ELSE’s path. You don’t have to model yourself after anyone.  Can you use techniques and behaviors of others? Absolutely. But what works for you to uplift, inspire, make the changes you need to make: THAT is YOUR story.  And you have the ability to go from powerLESS to EMPOWERED.

It’s one step at a time.  It’s a journey.  But YOU can and WILL get there.

You must first believe in yourself – and if you can’t do that just yet (hang on- you WILL get there).

You must make some decisions: What is holding you back? What is it that you want? What is draining your power currently? What’s the first step/or area you want initial impact?

As you answer those – the behaviors create inertia for further change and improvement.

Make ONE small decision, just one small change TODAY.

You are now on your way to permanent change and on your way to EMPOWERING yourself.

Read these following examples of mind-changing attitude and behavior and look for upcoming posts for step-by-step guidelines and action steps to becoming fully EMPOWERED!

Start! 3 Empowering Things To Do Today To Change Your Life!

Want to Change Your Life? Want to start EMPOWERING yourself TODAY?

Two words.

Two small, simple words.

Just start.

That’s it.

Yes, it’s that simple. Read it again.

But there’s a little more to it.  Here’s HOW to make it count and work it to CHANGE YOUR LIFE…  Here’s the key..

After The Storms, Looking For Missing Loved Ones? Here’s Help. And How YOU Can Help Now After The Storms.

America’s Heartland is Heartbroken today.

Are you looking for a loved one, or just desperate to help others and don’t know how?  Here’s some essential information, websites and resources for you.

Right now, sites are already set up to assist locating those missing or others unaccounted for as of yet.

We are not helpless – you can make a difference.  Here’s how you EMPOWER yourself, your community, OUR world amidst devastating storms. Floods in the south, recent earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, and now tornadoes overnight virtually erasing the town of Joplin, Missouri off the map, and battering several other towns in Kansas, Missouri, and Minnesota.

Want to help, but don’t know what to do?  There ARE ways you can help now. YOU can help make an Impact after the storms.

And you can TEACH YOUR KIDS to help too.

Here’s some resources for all the latest information.

Star-Studded Weekend of Getting Crazy With Pat & Emmitt Smith – CrazyWithACause!

We got CRAZY over the weekend!

CrazyWithACause℠ that is – and this time it was a fabulous weekend of GIVING, GIFTING and GOLFING.

Oooooh child!  Let me tell you – the STARS and Celebs were out in force – and rocking the red carpet at the glittering gala!

I’m so excited I was able to take part and to help out with Media coverage….  check out some of the other juicy details with my exclusive behind-the-scenes access.

But Friday night was just the tip beginning of a star-studded affair, the excitement was only just beginning and you won’t believe all the events.

“Good Enough” is the New Perfect for Empowered Moms

Today’s Empowered Moms are constantly re-evaluating what it means to “have it all” and creating new ways to balance family and work.

“The Mommy Wars” of the past decades, which pitted stay-at-home mothers against those in the workforce, have changed. There’s less camaraderie now between women in both camps and more isolation as mothers have such varied lives, both at work and at home.

A Mother’s Prayer by a Famous Empowered Mom

I love writing. And writing well. It’s sort of like crafting a good recipe and meal.

I love to read good writing almost as crating it myself.

So when I came across Melody Godfred’s blog, Write in Color, it was like finding an old friend.  If you love good writing – go here – often.

When I checked in with Melody this morning, I was happy to find a brilliantly written Mom’s poem by none other than Tina Fey. Talk about an Empowered Mom!

So with props to both Tina (for the writing) and Melody (for the sharing), I want to make sure my peeps get a chance to enjoy this little treasure.

A Mother’s Prayer for Its Child By Tina Fey

First, Lord: No tattoos. May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie-the-Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches.

21 Easter Facts You Didn’t Know.

So given that it’s Good Friday, here’s some good clean fun!

This Easter Holiday, while you’re celebrating with your family and having fun with the kiddos – here’s some Eggs-cellent Easter Facts to fill your baskets.

Fill more than just your kids’ bellies – fill their minds by empowering them with some sucrose-laden Holiday Fun.

Can You Say Sugar Rush!

Easter is the second most important candy-eating occasion of the year for Americans, chowing down 7 Billion pounds of candy in 2010, according to the National Confectioners Association.

In 2000, Americans spent nearly $1.9 billion on Easter candy, while Halloween sales were nearly $2 billion; Christmas, an estimated $1.4 billion; and Valentine’s Day, just over $1 billion. In 2010 we gobbled up 8.2 BILLION dollars in sweets–so much for improving the American diet!