Air Travel Made Easy: 10 Ways to Avoid Disaster and Plan the Perfect Trip

 Air Travel Made Easy: 10 Ways to Avoid Disaster and Plan the Perfect Trip

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

Travel can expose us to different cultures, diverse styles of dress, beautiful sights, new and cherished relationships, and tantalizing foods! But for many, the mere thought of pulling out luggage, braving the airport, and surviving hours flying at 30,000 feet in a cattle car leaves them panicked.

Whether you are preparing for a family vacation, a bucket list adventure, a search for warmer climate, or a business trip—air travel can be daunting. What makes the difference? Preparation. Here are 10 tips for making your journey a smooth and smart experience.Continue reading

Don’t Do This at Work

Don’t Do This at Work

Every job has its share of frustrations, and those frustrating moments typically have little to do with job responsibilities or technical issues.  Many of these office stress points are due to inappropriate behavior, dress, grooming or communication.  These aggravating situations often are the ‘elephant in the room’  that no-one is willing to address.

Here are some of the most common things people wish others would never do in the office.Continue reading

How to Be a Star Traveler

How to Be a Star Traveler

Travel season will soon be with us and for many that will include travel by air. Whether your get-away is for spring break, summer relaxation, a search for a warmer climate or the routine of work, travel can be fun, or it can be frustrating. What makes the difference? Preparation.

Preparation includes more than selecting your destination, purchasing your tickets, securing your hotel and deciding which sites you will visit. While these are important considerations, being prepared for the travel experience is equally important.Continue reading

The 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge

The 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge

  1. Call a friend and tell them how much they mean to you
  2. Notice how the morning light enters your home and be glad for a new day
  3. Be grateful for small favors
  4. Enjoy the laughter of one you love
  5. See the world through a child’s eyes
  6. Savor your favorite beverageContinue reading
The Power of Gratitude

The Power of Gratitude

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. ~Melody Beattie.

I love this quote by Melody Beattie. It speaks to the heart of gratitude. The ability to maintain a positive outlook when the world around you seems to be turning upside down is not easy, but it is possible when you shift your focus from what is lacking to what is present.

Here in Texas we have the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets. They don’t last long and if you miss them – you miss them. As beautiful as a photo of the sunrise may be,Continue reading