2014 Can Be Your Best Year Yet

Amazing 2014

2014 Can Be Your Best Year Yet

I have terrific news. The 2014 Creating Your Amazing Year Workbook from Leonie Dawson is out!

The 2014 Create Your Amazing Year workbook & calendar is an incredibly popular & useful tool to help you plan out & make happen your most incredible year in life or business (or both!). Over the last five years, thousands of women have used this workbook with the most amazing results. It’s the best planning tool available to help you make your year your most exceptional yet!

Used by entrepreneurs, artists, mamas, creatives, coaches, teachers and women of all ages, the Create Your Amazing Year in Life and Biz workbooks are filled with dozens of pages of powerful worksheets & a printable calendar to help you create your amazing new year.

I used the 2013 version and it helped me more than you can imagine. Please click on the link above to buy a copy of the best planner + workbook combination I have ever seen!



Learn how to be a goddess (or god)

Recently, I found the wonderful Leonie Dawson and her Goddess Guide. Her website is a revelation in being happy, being  yourself, loving yourself and so much more. I was so inspired I signed up for her email “eZine” and bought a 2013 Calendar & Workbook. See more about this below.

I downloaded Leonie’s “Incredible Year” planner on Feb. 14, 2013 and printed it out soon afterwards. I started working on it immediately and love her art work. Click on this link — 2013 Create Your Incredible Year Calendar & Workbook — to order yours for the low price of $9.95. It is absolutely amazing.

Also, I highly recommend Leonie’s Biz & Blog Star Workshop which is free just for subscribing to Leonie’s eZine Signup Page.

Now, I will give you the link to her Main Shop Page because she offers a ton of other goodies.

Time to go for now. I promise to write more about this incredible woman and the miracles she helps create.

J is for Journal


Journal (Photo credit: basykes)

One of the most important things in my life is keeping a journal. I highly recommend that each of you Keep A Journal, especially if you suffer from any form of mental illness.

A journal can serve multiple purposes. You can write about whatever you want and whenever you want. You can write about bad times, good times and everything in between. You can ask questions and see if your mind can come up with an answer without really thinking about it. You can write your goals and dreams 100,000 times. You can do the same with resolutions and plans on making either of those come true.

What I often do is make specific plans to do something important such as write every two days or more often and then not follow those plans. That’s why I write them again and again and again.

Sometimes I think I’m lazy and/or that I really don’t care. But, if I don’t care, why would I write down “I will write every two days?” If I’m lazy, why would I have twenty or so notebooks that have writing of some sort in them (even if it isn’t related to my current “work in progress”)? I must care if I’m bothering to remind myself, and I must not be totally lazy if I have so many journals and other writing already.

“It’s called a pen. It’s like a printer, hooked straight to my brain.” – Dale Dauten

So, what is it? I think my pen connected directly to my brain and came up with at least a partial answer to this question in the rough draft of this piece about Keeping a Journal. I’m not 100% sure, but I think I’m afraid of putting my writing “out there.” I’m afraid of recording my thoughts and then sending them out to anyone.

Having found at least a partial answer for myself, I challenge you to ask a question in your journal and let yourself write until you find an answer.

J is for Journal

J is for Journal (Photo credit: basykes)

Brought to you by the letter "J"

This is part of my “A-to-Z-Challenge.” For more information about Mental Health, see “C is for Counseling.”

Ideas for Running Errands

     Almost everyone has to run errands. To me “errands” include grocery shopping, picking up prescriptions, going to the library and much more.
     Some people have very little trouble getting these things done. But, people with ADHD tend to have a lot more problems with this chore. We forget our coupons and/or what we need from the grocery store. We don’t plan our route and/or forget one of our stops. We don’t give ourselves enough time to get everything done before we must be somewhere else.
     If you have any of these problems, something like one of them and/or if you run errands for more than one person, here are some ideas for you: 

     1. Give yourself extra time! This can range anywhere from starting 15-30 minutes earlier than normal to doubling the amount of time you think you need. 
     2. Keep something to write on (and with) handy at all times and make lists. List each stop you need to make and what you need to buy, pick-up or drop-off. Many people recommend using an envelope to write your grocery list on and then putting coupons inside the envelope.
     3. Take your cell phone and make sure that it has a good charge. This is especially important if you are running errands for someone else. 
     4. Combine errands. Many grocery stores now have pharmacies, birthday cards, gift wrap and more. If you still need more than one store, try to find a shopping center where you can buy needed items and park between the stores. If you can accomplish most of of your To-Do list in one place or at least in one shopping center, you will save time and gasoline.
     5. If  you’re running errands for someone else, make sure you ask them to list everything they need. Once you are finished with that list and headed toward their home, do not go back! If they call with one or more additional items, decide if you can purchase them in between where you are and their house but don’t be afraid to tell them no.
     6. Reserve one or two days per week for running errands and grocery shopping. Do not go buy bread, milk or prescriptions every day. 
     7. If you’re new to the town or specific area where you’re traveling, use a map or GPS to arrange your stops in an orderly fashion. Otherwise, look at your list of stops and decide the best route before you start.
     Now, if you try some or all of these suggestions and you still have trouble with your errands, remember this: Do NOT berate yourself! Don’t let anyone else put you down either. If you gave something your best effort, then pat yourself on the back and say, “Good job,” or at least, “Good try.” Perhaps you can find someone who will do your errands in exchange for something you can do such as childcare, cleaning, mowing the yard or pet sitting.