Welcome to a Place of Insights, Resources and Thoughts to Ponder

Here you will find tidbits to reflect on, and new perspectives that may resonate with you.   It is a safe place to stretch and challenge your mind and heart, then view life from a new perspective.  Embrace what speaks to you, and leave the rest.

“Be still…….Stop thinking……..Feel……..Visualize……Take action………Repeat.”                 Mike Dooley

“The mind drives the cart, but the heart is the axle upon which the wheel turns.”       Frankie Robertson

“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“To make peace with your life, don’t try to change it, but rather change your attitude towards it.”                                                                                                                                      Bhante Sujatha                       

“Everything is a process of creativity.”

“Creativity is not something you do as much as it is something you allow.”                    James Twyman

“Dismiss whatever insults your soul.”                                                                                      Anatole France


A New Perspective

In setting intentions for our growth and expansion, begin with an honest look at our thoughts, attitudes and belief system.   These are the driving forces behind everything we think, do and do not do.    As Henry Ford so aptly pointed out, “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.”  Thus, it works like this:

  • Our thoughts trigger emotions.
  • Our emotions shape our attitude.
  • Our attitude drives our behaviors.
  • And our behaviors determine our outcomes.

To change the chain reaction of this series and produce a new/different outcome, we must begin at the root.    Do this by “noticing what we are noticing.”  What draws our attention?  What do we place value on?  What do we judge as right or wrong?  Can these thoughts/judgments be expanded to include shades of gray which are not necessarily right or wrong? Do any of our beliefs need to be reexamined and/or challenged?  Can we entertain a new perspective that can lead us to a different outcome?

This type of honest reflection can lead us to a new perspective that triggers a metamorphosis. Per Stuart Wilde, “A plane that changes its course by only 1 degree will arrive in a totally different destination.”  Thus, from challenging our thoughts and attitudes, a new philosophy may emerge that better suits us in our life journey.  Going back to our chain above,

  • A new perspective will lead to new thoughts.
  • These new thoughts will elicit new and different emotions.
  • Fresh emotions will change our attitude,
  • A changed attitude drives different behaviors.
  • And different behaviors will determine new and hopefully better outcomes.


Change your thinking, change your life!  Think and dream BIG!

May you experience an empowering  and joyful  life beginning NOW!


Thoughts to Nurture Your Soul and Support You On Your Path

When you fail at something, rather than viewing it as a “failure” with a negative label that you beat yourself up about, try thinking of it as “learning by doing”.  You have now experienced a way or a thought that does not serve you or get you where you want to go.  Therefore, realize that you have actually made progress and congratulate yourself!

Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.

Knowing others is intelligence;  knowing yourself is true wisdom.

Your values will shape and drive your destiny.  Make sure your values are in alignment with your heart!

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.  Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.


Book Corner

The Biology of Belief  by Bruce Lipton, PhD.

This book will definitely give you a new perspective on how very powerful our thoughts are in creating our health and well-being. Read this and become empowered to make changes you never thought you could!

Manifest from the Heart — Awaken Your Heart-Core Power  by Henk J.M. Schram

This short read will give you a whole new perspective of the mind-heart connection and the power it has to enhance your wellbeing and bring you joy.

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

This short book nicely lays out the power our thoughts play in shaping our world.

Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander, M.D.

A neurosurgeon’s journey into the afterlife.   This is a true story and a must read for anyone who is curious about what happens to us after death. 

Contacting Your Spirit Guide   by Sylvia Browne

An easy to read, yet powerful roadmap to realizing you are never alone.  You need only to ask for help and guidance to receive the help you need at any given moment, or with any quagmire you find your self in.  Trust that the guidance that is revealed to you is in your best and highest interest.   

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Active Steps Towards a Fulfilling Future

By Derek Goodman

Achieving a fulfilling life and realizing personal goals is a journey marked by daily choices and consistent actions. This article, courtesy of Sage Life Solutions, focuses on some impactful strategies that span across personal growth, career enhancement, and community involvement. Adopting these methods promises significant strides in one’s quest for a meaningful life. Let’s explore them.

Harnessing Persistence

Embracing persistence is a cornerstone in the pursuit of personal objectives. It’s not just about facing challenges but transforming them into opportunities for growth. This unwavering dedication involves adapting to setbacks, learning from them, and using these experiences as catalysts toward your ambitions. Developing resilience and an enduring commitment to your goals is crucial for achieving enduring success.

Setting Personal Boundaries

Establishing clear personal boundaries is pivotal in safeguarding your time, energy, and overall well-being. Recognizing and asserting these boundaries ensures that your efforts are in harmony with your priorities and values. Mastering the art of saying no to tasks and commitments that stray from your personal and professional goals is a significant step in self-care and maintaining focus on your aspirations.

Leveraging Online Education

In today’s digitally-driven world, online education offers a unique opportunity to broaden one’s skill set and deepen knowledge. Engaging in online degree programs and/or specialized courses, such as nursing, can significantly enhance one’s career prospects. This educational approach not only affords flexibility but also diversifies potential career paths, adding substantial value to one’s professional development. By embracing this mode of learning, individuals can tailor their educational experiences to meet specific career goals and personal interests, making it a strategic choice for career advancement. If you’re interested in the healthcare field, this program deserves a look.

Fostering Self-Awareness

Dedicating time to introspection is crucial for understanding your strengths, limitations, and core principles. This journey of self-awareness is a powerful catalyst for personal development and growth. It enables you to make choices that resonate with your authentic self and aligns with your core moral code, leading to a life that truly reflects your personal and professional ideals.

Nurturing Hobbies

Investing time in hobbies provides a much-needed respite from the monotony of everyday routines, promoting both relaxation and mental health. Indulging in activities that spark joy, be it through creative endeavors or physical pastimes, serves as a beneficial stress reliever. This engagement not only contributes to overall personal happiness and fulfillment but also enhances one’s ability to handle life’s challenges with a more balanced and refreshed perspective and nurtures resilience.


Participating in community service through volunteering is both noble and enriching. This act of giving not only benefits others but also enhances your own life. Involvement in community initiatives fosters a sense of belonging and purpose, contributing to personal contentment and societal well-being.

Embarking on a path to a fulfilling life and attaining your goals is a dynamic and ongoing process. It demands proactive steps, unwavering dedication, and a commitment to continual self-improvement. By integrating these strategies into your daily life, you pave the way towards a more satisfying and purposeful existence. Begin implementing these steps now and witness their transformative impact on your journey towards a brighter, more rewarding future.

Sage Life Solutions offers transformational life coaching services that can help you reach your goals. Have a question? Reach out to Janie Murray today.

Got the Bug to Be An Entrepreneur?

Starting a new business is scary. But once we move past our comfort zones, success is a wide-open field that we can explore without fear. Even in the face of prior financial mishaps, our future remains planted firmly in the palms of our own hands. In today’s post, we will take a quick look at a few ways you can get yourself – and your business – ready to welcome the challenges and benefits of starting a business in a post-COVID world.

Start With A Positive Attitude

There’s no denying that the coronavirus pandemic took a toll on mental health globally. If you are still struggling to see the good in the world after all of the negatives that 2020 brought to light, plan to reframe your thought processes before your negative feelings interrupt success. Sage Life Solutions offers one-on-one coaching that can help you discover the power of positive thinking. Remember, the only thing truly holding you back now is you.

Accept Past Mistakes And Move On

The last year has been hard on everyone, and, as Retail Dive explains, there have been many businesses thrust into bankruptcy, including large companies, such as Tuesday Morning, Pier 1, and Guitar Center. If you have found yourself with less money in 2021 than you started with in 2020, understand that you are not alone. Even if your waning wealth is the product of a bad decision, remember that you cannot go back and change your actions. What you can do is accept it and look toward the future.

Set Your New Business Up For Success

Part of looking toward the future is taking the time to get your business ready for whatever it may hold. As a COVID-preneur, you’ll want to do everything you can to protect your finances and limit your tax liability moving forward. One suggestion here is to form your business as an LLC. Keep in mind there are different rules depending on which state you live in, but you can use an online formation service to skip the attorney fees. Furthermore, you want to have a business plan in place, which you can reference and refine as you grow your company.

Remain Mindful Of Spending

You have to spend money to make money, but that doesn’t mean that you should not pay attention and spend with intention. According to American Express, tracking your business expenses is crucial. Not only do you have to have records if you’re audited, but knowing your expenses means that you can stay informed of your profitability as well as debts and liquid cash.

Do Your Homework

Getting to know your customers is another key component in your success. If your previous business failed because you did not provide what your customers really wanted, make a point this time to define your target audience before you get up and running. Bluehost explains that this involves knowing their needs, understanding how your customers will find out information about your business, and accepting that the world is mobile. Meet your customers where they are – their devices – and you’ll be that much closer to capturing their attention and their money.

Starting a new business during a pandemic, especially if you’ve had setbacks in the past, takes work. But, you are no stranger to rolling up your sleeves and diving right in. The quick tips above will help you ensure that your proverbial pool is full.

Article by Derek Goodman.    For more information, Derek can be reached at:  [email protected]