3 easy ways to kick start your Spectacular New Year


Feeling Spectacular means eating in a healthy way. Think through your food selections. Make your nutrition choices something worthy of the Spectacular life you will be living! That means you quit the all-day snacking. Stop reaching for the junk food. And forget about skipping meals. Feel better about your life by feeding your body better. Picture yourself in something SaSS-Y! (rather than sweatpants.)

Drink More!

Water that is. Replace some of the calories from juice, soda and alcohol. Fewer calories could mean weight loss. Which always makes us feel better. And feeling better is a big part of living a Spectacular life. Refocus on that SaSS-Y! image you generated earlier in this post.

Be Merry!

Can’t live a Spectacular life if you are wallowing in a negative attitude! Bust out of it! You decide how you feel about your circumstance. Turn that frown upside down. You don’t have to whistle a happy tune, but you do have to reframe your thinking. Find a joke, silly song or comical sit-com rerun to get your mood elevated each day.

You are well on your way to living 2021 in a Spectacular way! Reply to let me know what you are doing to move into the Spectacular you

Looking for a way to Spectacularize this holiday season? Send me an email from the contact page. Just type the word ‘GIFT’ in the message box. And I’ll send you 6 Ways to Merry Your 2020 Christmas. A gift from me to you – to brighten your holiday season

On the Way to SaSS-Y!

SaSS-Y! is a state of mind. One would think it would be a short time before arriving there. But for many it is not. That is because we have to ‘un – do’ before we can make the ‘new’.

I have been watching re-runs of the HGTV show Home Town. Ben and Erin Napier work together to transform older structures into something spectacular. They focus on bringing out the best in what may have been neglected or overlooked. They use reclaimed materials when possible. But they always focus on what will enhance the vision that has been established.

Much like the journey to Spectacular! We are working to bring out the best in what may have been overlooked or neglected. We want to reclaim the bright, the shiny, the sparkling about ourselves.

We want to establish a vision, dress it up and put our Spectacular selves out there for the world.

Put your Spectacular self out there!  SaSS-Y!


We have reflected, connected, committed, and transformed. All on the way to Spectacular. Reached out to old friends. Rekindled faded relationships. Examined ourselves. Determined what kind of SaSS-Y! we want to be.

But what about the Spectacular that we used to be? What have we put away, forgotten of our Spectacular past?

I recently shifted through boxes of ‘stuff’. Some of it old, some of it ancient. But it was all my ‘stuff’.

Stuff I had forgotten. Accomplishments. Accolades from customers, clients, and colleagues. Talking points from speeches I had delivered. Souvenir programs – with my name as participant or honoree. Workbooks from workshops I conducted. Proposals that were prepared at client request.

So many sparking moments in my past that I had allowed to become dim. I put them away in dark, dusty boxes.  Forgot they ever occurred. Lost them in the sea of time.

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Well. They have been liberated. Revived. Brought back to life. And they have given me new life. As I thought back on those events, those interactions – I felt myself back in the moments they occurred. I felt surges of Spectacular that increased with the opening of each folder, envelope, and program book.  I saw myself anew in the old photos and bio posts.

What about you? What of your Spectacular self needs to be re-introduced? Which moments of light do you need to uncover? With whom will you Re-Connect when you look back on your past? Who will emerge when you open those dusty boxes and allow the Spectacular YOU to shine through?  

Who have you grown to be?

Many people feel that being alone is isolating and restrictive. I say it can be nurturing and liberating.

Often, we manage our lives, our behavior, even the expectations we set for our future based on what other people want or expect for us. Their ever-judgmental presence lurks as a foreboding shadow over our thoughts. Over our decisions. Our actions. Even, sometimes our dreams.

Without the imposition of other tainted opinion, we can reflect on our actions. Observe ourselves from a different perspective. Look back in a way that allows us to see ourselves in a clearer context. And determine if our past supports the future we envision.

Whether your solo situation is newly imposed, voluntarily selected or a self-affirming decision, the aloneness allows a freedom that others do not enjoy. We can navigate without the mask required when in the company of those who feel they ‘know best’ what is best for us.

Our aloneness allows us to see ourselves as we desire to be. Allows us to form affirming thoughts and supportive routines as a foundation for the life we strive to build: SaSS-Y!