Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Year, New Thoughts, and New Goals

I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday. It hardly seems possible that an entire month went by and I haven't done a post. Life got in the way, work, kids schedules, and of course the holiday. Now a couple of days with no commitments for me to evaluate my priorities for the coming year. As the week winds down many people anxiously await to celebrate on New Year's Eve. I'm not one of those fans! I'd prefer to sit home and read a good book and reflect on where I've been and where I need to go. This week will give me the time and space to reset the clock. I have been debating whether or not to continue this blog since it requires some work. The intention of my blog is to inspire, inform and educate my readers on topics that are important to us and give you the links, books, and resources to go out and continue to find the information that you find useful. I have decided to keep managing the blog and hopefully you will appreciate the information and reply back as you've done with your comments.
Have a nice New Year's holiday. It's time for me to settle in for a couple of days and finally enjoy my kids!
Take care,

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Empowering Women by Louise Hay

Empowering Women
by Louise Hay
Over the Thanksgiving holiday I picked up at the library the above book by Louise Hay. It's quite an old book as the first printing was done in 1997. However, I hadn't read it and it turned out to be a quick read in one evening.
The premise of the book is to address all the areas in which women have experienced limited beliefs in the past surrounding
Getting older
Financial independance
It also address' Women's self esteem and choosing positive thoughts and beliefs.
I did find the book a bit dated in this day and age however, I would have to assume that there are still some women that are working on the above areas and could use some support.
What I did appreciate about the book was that for each topic she did site some other books to go for which offered support. She didn't just limit it to her words on page.
Of course the book was filled with affirmations that I do find helpful and we should all be using in our daily lives.
I liked this quote from Louise at the start of the book:
"Now is the time for women to break the barriers of
self - limitation. You can be far more than you ever dreamed possible."