False-evidence-appearing –real, that is the acronym for fear and how true it is. I have found that fear is a major obstacle to achieving my personal goals. It disguises itself in many ways – but mostly through my procrastination. The truth … Read More »
As a single mom do you ever feel stuck? Do you want your life to be different? Do you want to see hope for the future? This column will empower you with daily tools to recognize and overcome the practical and emotional obstacles to your success while gaining the wisdom and courage to move forward.
Renee Blankenship, with over 15 years of professional and personal experience; and extensive training in working with women in crisis, founded The Life Connection, a personal growth program for single mothers who are at a turning point in their lives and are willing to take whatever steps necessary to rise above their circumstances and pursue a life of greater independence and success. She understood a mother’s lack of self esteem, life skills and emotional obstacles were what ultimately kept her in a nonproductive and destructive lifestyle.
Relationships — we love them and hate them at the same time. Why are they so hard? We can’t live with them and we can’t live without them. It’s easy to have a relationship with our children when they’re young — they worship us. What about … Read More »
As I drove down the road gazing at the beauty of the newness of spring, I realized I was feeling some old familiar emotions. It was Prom night and my daughter made it a primary goal to attend the Prom every year of high school. I recognized … Read More »
Organization is one of the greatest tools to success. To validate my point let me give you two examples from systems we rely on daily. If your child’s school has no daily schedule or lesson plans to follow, what would that school look like? … Read More »
Waiting is my least favorite concept in life. Sometimes waiting feels like torture; because while I’m waiting I have to trust that waiting is what I am supposed to be doing. It just feels like a waste of time - why do I have to wait? The … Read More »
Have you ever given labels much thought? In this context of labels I am talking about labeling people. Society seems to have a type of pecking order. If you’re successfulin title or income, you’re at the top of the pecking order — admired, … Read More »
Thankfulness, appreciation, gratefulness, praise; Encarta Dictionary: a feeling of being thankful to somebody for doing something A feeling... Let me think about that; most of the time I am not feeling grateful. I tend to look at the negative … Read More »
Detachment is one of the most difficult but rewarding tools in personal growth. My old way of detaching was to physically separate myself from someone with a resentment, which usually caused bitterness and unforgiveness. I never let the other … Read More »
Choices, choices, so many choices in life: What will I wear, what will I eat, how will I spend my time today? Some choices in life are absolute and some are random, some are conscious and some are unconscious, but we all have the power to choose — … Read More »
Did you ever have a conflict in a relationship that consumed your thinking? Someone who was taking advantage or doing something that affected you in a negative way. Then, when you finally get the courage to confront them and stand up for … Read More »