As my readers know, I have been absent from my blog for a long time. Much has happened. Nothing good. My beautiful mom got sick in May and died suddenly in July. Her death has taken its toll—I miss her more than I can say. My mom was always a great comfort to me, and,
Imagine you’re at the end of your life, and you’ve been given an opportunity to go back in time and help someone by giving them an important piece of advice—what would that advice be? Whatever it is—do it now, for yourself. Copyright 2016 Michelle Kerrigan
As this is Presidents’ week, I wanted to re-share this post. It’s a wonderful reminder of the power of confidence and perseverance: “He failed in business in ’31. He was defeated for state legislator in ’32. He tried another business in ’33. It failed. His fiancée died in ’35. He had a nervous breakdown in
Today, many people will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with flowers, chocolates, jewelry, and romantic dinners. And, many people will feel alone and rejected because they have no special person with which to share the day. Well—no matter what, guess what? It’s time to celebrate! Everyone has a special Valentine—you! Yes–You! Starting today—and everyday—give yourself love.
Life is filled with change. It is also filled with choice. Success is largely based on the choices we make when facing change. Many of the changes we face are not welcome and quite challenging, such as getting laid off; going through a restructuring; and, even more importantly, dealing with a serious health issue, such
I am having a truly anxious week this week, and it’s only Tuesday morning! Even though fighting fear is one my specialties, even I have to remind myself of the following rule to get myself into a more calm and confident place. I offer it to you as well: Be compassionate to yourself. Be your
There are many times throughout your career when you can lose your motivation. Your creativity slows to a crawl and you feel lackluster and uninspired. I know–I’ve been there. I’ve found myself starring at a blank screen, wondering what to write next. And then I realized that I didn’t have to reinvent the wheel, and
While revisiting the first series of Downton Abbey last night, this quote—said by Mrs. Hughes to John Bates—caught my attention. I have advised many people over the years who have felt defective in some way. Sometimes, they were fired from a job. Sometimes, they suffered an illness. Sometimes, they succumbed to panic attacks and depression.
It’s Sunday. A day of rest. So, today, make sure you take time off. Time off from feeling guilty. Time off from thinking you never do enough. Time off from worrying. Time off from hurrying. Use all that free time to enjoy yourself! Really enjoy yourself! After all, who deserves it more than you?
As women, we’re trained to wait To be passive, not aggressive Like ladies-in-waiting Never telling, always suggesting We wait for approval We wait for affection We wait to be asked out We wait for perfection We wait for prince charming We wait for proposals We often wait so long to be loved It’s alarming We
“If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less.”—General Eric Shinseki I recently heard this quote at a conference, and found it fitting this Memorial Day weekend as it comes from a war hero who is the first Asian-American 4-star general. The rate of change in the world has never been this
I just came back from visiting my niece up at Bard College before she graduates. We had a fabulous time! While we were out to dinner, I took a picture of her. When I showed her the photo, she told me that she doesn’t like how she looks in pictures. I told her not to