The Possibility Box

What positive messages appeared to you today?

Encouraging Signs for Your Quest and Mine

For a long time I have been avoiding writing publicly about the quest to write and publish my first book — The Possibility Book.  I haven’t posted much detail here within the Possibility Box, even though the box is supposed…

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Seven Ways Out of a Slump

This morning I didn’t want to do anything. I didn’t want to get out of bed, plan tonight’s meal, go grocery shopping or workout. I didn’t want to not workout, either. And I CERTAINLY didn’t want to write a post…

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A Few Favorite Sources of Positive Messages

Every week Kevin, the sensei at United Studios of Self-Defense in my hometown, displays a different inspirational quotation on the white board outside his studio. Positive messages like these can matter and make a difference in our lives, if we…

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Change Is Coming

During a fitness class this week, the positive message on Stephanie Newland Oseguera’s shirt caught my eye. It says, “Change. One Rep at a Time.” Stephanie told me she loves this message from the American Council on Exercise because it is helping…

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Loving What You Do for a Living

“I loved The Alchemist!” a woman exclaimed at a cocktail party when I mentioned the book recently. There’s a lot to love in this bestselling parable by Paulo Coelho, originally published in 1988. According to Wikipedia, The Alchemist “has sold more…

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One-Word Secret for Defeating Fear

Pictured here are some beautiful products with positive messages from artist, author and inspirational-decor creator Kelly Rae Roberts. Here’s why I’m featuring them in a post about the one-word secret for defeating fear. Recently my older son and I were watching…

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It’s Not Just My Imagination

One day my 7-year-old asked me, “Mommy, what is your most favorite song ever?” I thought for a moment and said, “If I had to pick just one, it might be ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon.” A day or two later,…

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Tea with Einstein

One morning a few years ago, I stepped into Cocola bakery and patisserie at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, California, and doing so probably changed my life. That might sound like dramatic overstatement, but when you think about it,…

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A Worried Mother Walks Into a Bar…

I recently took a trip to NYC to attend the Writer’s Digest Conference in the hopes of pitching my book to dozens of agents. I was nervous from the moment I booked the trip, to the second I stepped on…

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Dream Chaser

I headed to a very expensive week long class in New Mexico, an investment in a new career direction. But of course, I had many second thoughts about it. I arrived and woke early the first morning so found a…

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