Motivation Café

Drop in anytime for some motivation, inspiration, and conversation. We’re open 24/7 and the “specials” change every week. Thanks for stopping by!

Why Gratitude is the Key to Being Rich

“Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” “You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” “Sometimes, we have to witness what others have lost in order to truly appreciate all that we have.” Despite all that we currently have to do without, most of us are surrounded by abundance. You only have to look for… [Continue..]

Why It’s Absolutely Okay To Embrace the Ups and Downs of Your Life

Life is a series of ebbs and flows. There will always be periods of challenge and hardship as well as times of peace and plenty. Scarcity alternates with abundance. Joy takes turns with sorrow. Confidence rotates with insecurity. Embrace the ups and downs of your life, knowing that they are two parts of a greater… [Continue..]

The Worst Advice I Ever Received

Many years ago I attended a women’s business retreat in the hopes of propelling my business forward. One of my challenges at the time was being stuck on a technical chapter of a book I was writing. I was frozen in fear and my writing had been stalled for months which was causing me a… [Continue..]

The Lessons of Scarcity

Because of a shortage of paper table napkins in the stores, my husband and I started cutting ours in half at the fold to conserve. That leaves us with a 2-ply napkin instead of a 4-ply one which works quite well. We realized that we don’t really need a whole napkin at every meal. I… [Continue..]

Are You Addicted to Self-Help?

Be careful not to get “addicted to” self-help books, workshops, and so on. It’s great to use them; I do myself. But many people get trapped into believing that they must first “overcome” their fears, “conquer” self-doubt, and “breakthrough” obstacles before moving forward in their lives. There is no substitute for planning, doing research, setting… [Continue..]

It’s Never Too Late to Follow Your Dreams

I recently presented to a group of women and spoke about how important it is not to lose oneself in caregiving (whether a parent or taking care of an ill, elderly or disabled loved one) and that it is vital to maintain something for/of themselves. Afterward, a woman came up to me and shared that ever… [Continue..]

5 Tips to Enhance Your Happiness and Improve Your Health

Ah, happiness. Even simply thinking about being truly happy can bring a smile to a person’s face and the feeling of pure joy. Some say happiness is learned, while others believe happiness is innate. I venture to think happiness is a fundamental part of who we are — consider an infant squealing with delight while… [Continue..]

Nature Calls: 5 Health Benefits That Will Do Your Body Good

The mere thought of watching a majestic sunset, tranquil river, or tree-lined forest may bring about a sense of joy.  But do you make time to spend in nature? Juggling a partner, children, aging parents, work demands, or health issues, among other things, may make adding one more item to the already jam-packed schedule seem… [Continue..]

Observe and Elevate Those Around You

During recent air travel, I had a very short window of time to catch my connection. Plus, my connecting gate was a considerable distance away in a large airport. So I asked one of those airport transport vehicles for a lift. The driver began to bob and weave through a sea of people, many oblivious… [Continue..]

Unlock Your Music

Each of us is capable of doing much more than we ever realized. I’m not talking about getting more things done in a day. I’m talking about developing aspects of ourselves that we never knew existed. For example, when I started in business, I was convinced I had no ability to write. However, I knew,… [Continue..]