Entries by Tandy Elisala

Our Circle of Thoughts: 5 ways we hurt ourselves and 5 things to consider when telling stories

    Our Circle of Thoughts Aristotle said “We Are What We Repeatedly Do”. I want to share with you the cycle that occurs with negative self-talk. Negative thoughts lead to developing a negative belief that does not serve you. This leads to negative or limiting habits, which creates similar experiences to further reinforce the […]

Nothing Beats Love and Support from Family and Friends

“This is my wish for you: comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, […]

Take a 30-Second Vacation

  Everyone needs a vacation. Everyone DESERVES a vacation! You’d be surprised how relaxing a mini 30-second vacation is for you.  So, stop what you are doing right now. Take the next 30-seconds for YOU. Be sure you are in a safe place where you can sit down and focus all your attention on this […]

7 Ways We Caretake versus Caring FOR others

Caretaking versus Caring FOR others I have been a caregiver most of my life. Starting at the age of 11, I got my first aid and CPR certification and started babysitting. At 13, I cared for my beautiful sister. After I got married and had my three (3) amazing children, I cared for them. As […]

Making a Present of the Past

  There IS the perfect gift out there for everyone on your holiday list, and all it “costs” is time. When was the last time you sat down with a parent, grandparent, or favorite uncle and simply asked them a question or two about their life?… what they’ve seen and experienced, what were the important […]

Creating Powerful Goals for REAL Results

  Our first exercise this week is to spend time defining what you want. Sometimes, we jump to goal setting (whether in your mind or in writing) without thinking about our life long dreams and legacy. Before setting goals, here are ten (10) questions to consider: 1. What legacy do you want to leave your […]

Operation Gratitude and 168 Songs That Put You In A Good Mood

  About Black Friday…   Last year, my daughter Amanda decided to join the hoards of people on Black Friday. While she got some awesome deals and *really* helped me in the process, the night took a lot out of her. She braved the stores again this year. This time, she took friends with her […]