Tag: motivation

Dealing with Envy in a Productive Way

by Lois Barth, Courage to SPARKLE, Human Development Expert, Speaker, Coach, and Author Guess What? Envy doesn’t make you a bad, terrible, or pathetic person! It makes you human, and vulnerable, and full of wants and needs, AND is a spiritual compass to teach you what you hunger for the most. I should know. I… Read more »

Are You Self-Soothing or Self-Numbing? By Lois Barth

  When it comes to stress, change, and challenging times, for the most part, as humans, we tend to fall into two categories – the self-soothing type – or the self-numbing type. For years, I was in the self-numbing club. I learned it at an early age. I remember my first trip to the beauty… Read more »

Lessons Learned in 2013 thus far. Not what you’d expect!

I was very much looking forward to a quiet New Year’s with our dear friends Pat and Kim, up the road from us. A beautiful simple dinner, one of my favorite recipes, Rosemary Chicken with New Potatoes and Fennel, followed by watching a movie in their fantabulous home theatre, complete with surround sound and theatre… Read more »

Are your roots deep enough to weather the storm?

Another luscious life lesson on my Country Curriculum Tour. Every time I go for a walk in the rural surroundings of my upstate New York, home, where I own an old farmhouse, l am immediately enrolled in the classroom of life. My teachers, are rarely human beings, but rather nature in all its iterations; maybe… Read more »

How to Be a Better Public Speaker

10 Top Tips to Keep Your Presentations in Tip Top Shape by Lois Barth, Speaker, Coach and Trainer Facts Tell, Stories Sell– While statistics can be compelling in the moment, nothing has longer staying power than a story that houses your expertise and touches your audience’s minds and hearts.  Audiences will rarely remember what they… Read more »

Losing Momentum…and Getting Back on Track

I get really psyched about a goal then lose momentum fairly quickly. Why does that happen and what can I do about that? Human beings are pretty funny (as in peculiar as well as ha-ha) creatures. We often crave what we fear, and we also fear what we crave. What I find with both myself… Read more »