Friday, April 19, 2019

Exercise Your Option to Change (Personal Growth)


We cannot grow without changing. New information may lead to new positions. Don't get stuck on ignorance. You have the inalienable right to change your mind when warranted. Become an intellectual tourist on a never ending journey today!

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Dictate Your Destiny (Inspirational)


Your future is not in your past. The choices and traditions of others leave a path but you always have the choice to take a detour toward a different destiny. You have unlimited potential. Live out loud!

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

SSYB -The Fear You Crushed Summit-Dr. Moe Anderson & Gigi Barnett



Dr. Moe Anderson was a successful dentist, who published several popular books; and, was a sought-after speaker. One night she became severely ill and thought she was dealing with food poisoning. A trip to the emergency room brought an unexpected diagnosis. Dr. Moe had a rare form of cancer. “They say that everything can change in a moment,” she said. “I say everything can change in a word. It was ‘mass’ that turned my world upside down.” She had two major surgeries since that fateful night. The cancer returned 18 months after an initial procedure to wipe it out. Dr. Moe put her business, books and speaking engagements on hold to focus on her health. The fight to stay alive took a toll on relationships, too. And, the fear of the cancer coming back still lingers. The cancer is in remission, but she has to take a daily prescription to keep the disease at bay, Dr. Moe said. “I get up every morning fighting that fear,” she said. “And, I decided that I am going to live and not die. And, when I decide that success is going to be a side effect of me putting one breath in front of the other, then I’m happy.” The joy of seeing a new day spills over. Dr. Moe has resumed her speaking engagements and writing books. Her latest release is called “Success is a Side Effect: Leadership, Relationship and Selective Amnesia.” She said she neglected herself before the cancer appeared. But, not anymore. In this episode, Dr. Moe unveils why she is adamant about her self-care regimen, which allows her to release toxic emotions, cut the doubts linked to her business and continue building her brand. “I schedule my pity parties,” said Dr. Moe. “I have a little ‘me time,’ where I just fall apart. We have happy hour…have your sad hour, too.” She also discusses: - Schedule self-care time and be diligent about sticking to it. - Reserve the right to be wrong and change your mind about decisions that others may not support. - Pay attention to the outcome of the fearful mind. Taking a different thought process can lead to positive results. - Don’t be afraid to fail. The wrap-up: “Who we are is really just a culmination of where we’ve been,” Dr. Moe said. “So often we want to separate work from home, like we’re two different people. But, if you find an unhappy employee, you’ll find a chaotic home situation; because, we’re not taking care of our base needs.” If you want to work with Dr. Moe or to learn more about her motivational speaking, workshops and books, head here: Website: www.drmoeanderson.com Instagram: @drmoea Facebook: @drmonicaanderson You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/user/drmoeutube

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Failure Is A Chance To Start Over (Motivational Minute)


You haven't changed in years is not always a compliment. If you've grown personally and professionally, you've changed. Taking risks means you are willing to fail. Are you willing to fail? 


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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Know Your Worth And Add Tax (Motivational Monday)


Enjoy this empowering excerpt from Dr. mOe's new audiobook, Success Is A Side Effect. Hear more and download on Amazon or Audible for free with a subscription. https://amzn.to/2CuR0hc

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Maintain Your Composure Like #GayleKing


We’ve all faced an R. Kelly-type family member, manager, or stranger over reacting to a situation. It is tempting to become angry, as well. Matching their tone, volume, and behavior will only escalate the situation. Trust me. I’ve been that girl. It is very hard, but try to maintain a posture of peace. If you can’t or if you lose your temper, end the discussion. Tell the other person you need “a cooling off period” and whether they agree or not, walk away. Don’t come back until you can respond rather than react.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Making Alzheimer's Personal

Alzheimer’s disease is more than a news story for me. It’s very personal. This disease is making headlines this week because of a story about famed restaurateur Barbara Smith aka B. Smith who was diagnosed in 2014. Her husband, Dan Gasby, is coping in a nontraditional way and many people have strong opinions about his choice. It’s become the latest “what would you do?” reminding me of what I could not do.
My paternal grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1980. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that progresses slowly causing problems with memory, language and disorientation. My grandmother successfully hid her mental lapses from us for a while. Then, one day, she almost burned her house down because she forgot about the food frying on her gas burner. Her doctor insisted the family be informed about her condition. HIPAA privacy laws be damned.
 As fate would so decree, the closest living relative was me. I am the only child of an only child. My father and grandfather died before I was promoted to middle school.  At the time of my grandmother’s diagnosis, I was a teenager living with the parents I still call Mom and Dad.
I remember traveling to grandmother’s house with my mother. We convened in the kitchen around the square table with the yellow Formica top and ribbed aluminum trim. The room smelled faintly of Pine Sol. It always had the aroma of food or Pine Sol.  The discussion was brief. There weren’t many options. Of the ones presented, my grandmother chose the nursing home. And we could not change her mind.
Yet, as I watched her wipe the same spot on her countertop, the faded, floral dish towel winding around, over and over, I knew she preferred to remain in her home.  Inimitable and independent, a college educated African-American woman born in 1899. She only bowed her head to pray. For so many reasons, it was a sad day. 
At that time, there were mostly good moments filling mostly good days. So she packed her things herself and stored them away. The first few months in the nursing home, she seemed depressed, but she was lucid. Our visits became increasingly difficult as she struggled to recognize me. Sometimes she seemed perfectly fine except that her conversation was from a period fifteen years in the past. As the months went by, she seemed to spend more and more time reminiscing. 
I thought she did that because it was a happier time, when her husband and son were alive. Then, it occurred to me that she was still packing–packing her memories–starting with the most recent. When she was done, she stored them, too, and locked them behind eyes that didn’t focus and a mouth that didn’t speak. 
Years went by.  I would visit her warm body as often as I could.  It was clear to me that her mind was like the living room in her old house. I was not allowed entry to either. Eventually, she stopped swallowing.  The remaining hours of her life seemed as short as the space between the last letter of this sentence and the period.
Perhaps you wonder why I share this story, so personal and still so painful. Frankly, I’m storing my memories, too, and I never want them locked away where no one, including me, can retrieve them.
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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Old Is The New Hip


Let's start with the obvious. I'm no spring chicken. For example, I'm old enough to use that phrase "spring chicken" but too young to have any idea what that expression means. Okay. Now, I have to look it up. Squirrel! Shiny thing! BRB...

If you're wondering also, here you go. Spring Chicken  

Anyway, I am now very confident that, by definition, I am no spring chicken. I am a certified Boomer or as my grandson told me recently, "memOe, you're old." He was smiling when he said that as if he believes I can handle the truth. I thought about his statement a moment while the faces of a dozen "old' people flashed through my mind. I thought of amazing, active people like Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Pastor Shirley "You Name It!" Caesar, Betty White, Peter Tuchman and Senator Bernie Sanders. Old is the new hip, I decided.

Yes, I'm old and I like old people. Not everyone likes old people. During the Christmas holidays, I saw an ad for an incredibly horrible game known as "Greedy Grandma." WTH?! In this game, a white haired grandma is sitting in a rocker with a tray of cookies in her lap. Players try to steal the cookies without waking grandma. Seriously, we're teaching children to steal from their grandmother? Wait for it. Yes, it gets worse. If you awaken the emaciated grandma, her arms and legs fly into the air as her ill fitting dentures fly out of her mouth. I kid you not! Who thinks it's funny to startle an edentulous, old woman as she naps peacefully in her recliner? It's bad enough reindeer are running over old ladies walking down the street, now it's not safe to take a nap in the house. I am not making this up. Bashing seniors is a thing now.

I swear if I see one more list of "25 tragically uncool things baby boomers won't let die" I am going to spit out my dentures! Why do you care if we like cruises, sending emails, and the news? How is this impacting your life? One list actually includes investing in retirement funds as a symptom of our uncoolness. In 2018, the stock market nodded off like Drake at a Kanye concert, but planning for the future is much cooler than bullying your grandmother.
Uncool? Us? Are you serious? Don't answer. Send me an email. I'll respond from the lido deck after Rachel Maddow goes off the air.

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