LOL

Many of you know that several years ago one of my mentors suggested that I create a whole coaching business around “Get Your Laugh Back”. I totally got where she was coming from. I often have people tell me that I seem to have a “joie de vivre” and that spending time with me usually means having fun. You see, I don't want to be miserable. It's really that simple. Rather than look for the pitfalls I seek out ways to enjoy myself. I focus my attention and energy on the positive and draw it in whenever I can. As this week's Pleasure Peek (via David Simon) stated: "Laughter is a symptom of spirituality." This doesn't mean you have to go to church. It does mean that when you are able to get in

Being A Queen

I remember being fascinated with queens at a very early age. Some of it came from having fairy tales read to me and then reading them myself. Even though there were sometimes "bad queens", I rationalized that they weren't legit. And, since they often met an unpleasant end, I figured it was deserved (I think I became more compassionate with age). It might be that growing up in and around Boston, birthplace of the American Revolution, I also felt as if we were still a tiny bit connected to England which I always associate with monarchy. One other frame of reference was a TV show called "Queen for a Day". It was originally a radio show in 1945 that transitioned to television in 1947 and ran un

Stress Lesson

About 3 or 4 times a year I go through my emails to see if I need to clean up my inbox. Often, I tackle this right around the new year. Last week I found this and realized it was a good "lecture" to share with everyone. A great lesson on Stress A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience with a raised glass of water. Everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, 'half empty or half full?'... She fooled them all .... "How heavy is this glass of water?" she inquired with a smile. Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz. She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it.

Truisms For the New Year

Take what works best for you from this list. Let's plan on a rollicking, interesting, prosperous and abundantly robust 2017! Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue! However, take note if you're the statue too often! Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them. Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it might have been worth it. It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others. Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, becaus

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Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN
is a sassy Queen-ager, mentor, confidante and trusted guide who provides people with life support. 

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