Monday, November 25, 2013


Happy Thanksgiving All We have so much to be thankful for Whenever you find yourself being critical or complaining, identify and focus on at least one thing to be grateful for. When you do this, your entire state of mind will change. Just like the law of physics, two objects cannot occupy the same spaced as the same time, the brain cannot be negative and positive at the same time. As the words of Vicktor Frankel, we do not always get to choose our circumstances, but we can always choose our attitude. I choose to be positive I choose to be grateful I choose to be with family and friends I choose to be happy I choose to serve I choose to care I choose to love others I choose to love myself I choose to serve God What are you thankful for? What do you choose? Make a Great Day Dr. Susan

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Time Management

Most of us feel that we do not have enough time to "get everything done." This is an accurate statement. We do not have time to get "everything done." Thus, the problem. We try to do "EVERYTHING" we cannot. We then feel overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, worried, or many other negative feelings. Time is the one thing that is equal for all of us. Our day is only 24 hours. We cannot buy, save, barter, borrow, or steal time. We can only spend it. Shorten your "To Do List." Have a relational goal, a professional goal, a task goal, and a personal goal. Always schedule yourself some time for relaxation and self care. (Even 5 -15 minutes) By doing this you will actually be more effective and efficient when you are doing other things. Always set priorities. "Will this use of time be helpful for me next week, next month, and next year?" Ask yourself is this the best use of my time? If you are worrying, or anxious about something, it is not an effective use of your time. Time management includes lightening up on yourself. Do not put more on "your plate than you can eat." The longer the task list the more stressed we become. Focus on what you get done, rather than what you do not get done. Appreciate yourself at the end of each day. At the end of each creation day, God pronounced the day "Good." That is a great example for each of us to follow. Set good boundaries with self, family, friends and co-workers. Be able and willing to say "No" without explanation or guilt. Be willing to forgive yourself during the day for a mistake or for not getting something done. Become a good friend to yourself. You get to be with you everyday - be kind. Compliment yourself throughout the day as you would a friend who is helpful and kind. Catch yourself and others doing kind random acts of kindness and then pay it forward. Every day notice something you are grateful for, something that is positive, and be sure to LAUGH. Make a Great Day

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Follow your HEART more than the rules Eat Ice Cream Hug and don't let go Hold an Elevator Door Take the SCENIC Route DANCE when you can LAUGH more than you whine MESS UP DAILY!!!! Take your whole life to Grow Up Never act your age Enjoy a moment and a person every day

Friday, May 10, 2013


Does your day get stressful? Basically, if you are alive, you will experience some stress every day. Stress is not necessarily anegative thing. It can keep us motivated. One key to managing stress is to remain focused on the here and now. Many people spend too much time evaluating and judging the past and/or worring about the future. Our time of power is NOW. Learn from the past, do not live in it. Plan for the future, do not worry about it. Every day, find something positive, something to be grateful for, and something to laugh at. MAKE A GREAT DAY!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

What Every Child Needs

According to Nanny McPhee, there are five lessons every child must learn: (1) Go to bed when told (and to say "please"); (2) Get out of bed when told; (3) Get dressed when told (and to say "thank you"); (4) Listen; and (5) Do as told. According to my grandson Reed, who was 8 at the time (now 14), there are five things every child needs: (1) Be loved; (2) Be listened to; (3) Know they can learn; (4) Be thanked; and (5) Be taught. I think he is very wise.