You’re Probably Going To Regret This …


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”
~Mark Twain

Most adults have regrets. I know that I do. My biggest regret?

I wish I had more confidence in my teens and 20s.

worriedwomanAs a young adult, I let low self-esteem and a fear of ridicule that sometimes bordered on paranoia stop me from making more friends, dating more, traveling, and taking other risks that ultimately make life more fun.

Like so many people, I was stuck in IfOnlyLand. If only I were prettier … If only I had more money … If only I met the right guy …

Lack of confidence kept me from accepting myself as I was and living in the moment. Can you relate? Continue reading

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Don’t Wish Mindy Kahling ‘Happy Birthday.’ Here’s Why …


The courageous, smart and funny Mindy Kahling has a birthday this month. I would say she’s “celebrating” her birthday, but apparently she isn’t into that sort of thing.

“Anybody can have a birthday. It requires nothing. Murderers have birthdays. It’s the opposite of anything that I believe in. And I don’t like at work where you stop everything to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to someone. I feel like that’s for children.”

Well, let’s celebrate her wit anyway. Continue reading

Need A Burst Of Motivation?


Usually I am full of energy this time of year. The warm – sometime hot – weather and the abundant sunshine naturally get my engines revving.

Ian BrittonTypically, I’m busting with motivation to be more physically active, revitalize my social calendar, take on home improvement project, tackle a professional development project or learn something for fun.

Not this year.

It’s been unusually rainy and cold in the Twin Cities. I’m starting to wonder if spring will ever come …

Instead of waiting for an external cause to motivate me, like the weather, it’s time to stop making excuses and rev my own engine, so to speak.

Care to join me?

  • What tips do you have for boosting your energy or getting yourself out of a rut?
  • What are waiting for motivation to do?

Leave a comment below or on the DeniseMpls Facebook page.

You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”
~Mahatma Gandhi

Not sure where to start?
It’s not complicated. Here’s a list of things to do when you want something from life but are not motivated or not sure where to start.
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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
~Mark Twain

Bonus: Because summer is coming, sunshine or not, I’m nominating Sara Bareilles’ “Brave” as our summer anthem.

Leave a comment with your suggestions for positive energy boosters.