Kick It with Donna episode 30 The Joy of Decluttering Do you want to declutter your life? I’m not talking about people. I’m talking about stuff. Paid bills, old clothing, books. The list is endless. Do you ever ask yourself why you hold on to the stuff?Let’s go there.
Kick It with Donna episode 29 Grateful To Learn The Thanksgiving holiday is a reminder to be thankful. I am grateful to wake up everyday and be someone. I am also grateful to learn. I’ve learned so many good things from being in negative relationships. What about you? What have you learned?
Kick It with Donna episode 28 Brainwashed Once Once A Time I was a young child when my mother brainwashed me. She was a Born Again Christian and she took it to the extreme. I overcame the effects of her attempt to make me believe what she was teaching me. Have you ever been brainwashed?
Kick It with Donna episode 27 Masking Your Fear What does fear stand for? F=False E=Evidence A=Appearing R=Real. What masks do you wear and what benefit do you get from wearing them? Do you fear removing them because you won’t be accepted for who you really are?
Kick It with Donna episode 26 Forever Young We all want to look younger. How much does it cost to do that? The average woman will spend up to $300,000 in her lifetime on beauty and skin care products. A special guest joins me today to tell you how you can achieve your personal goal to look younger.
Kick It with Donna episode 25 The Purging of Assholes Yes, I said assholes. They come in all sizes and shapes. By assholes, I’m talking about negative, toxic people that absolutely drain the crap out of you. Some of them might be a child, a spouse, a family member or a friend. How do you deal with this type of person? Do you just accept it because you feel like you have to or do you walk away and hope that your rejection opens their eyes?
Kick It with Donna episode 24 Shit Happens, Now What? We all have shit happen. How we deal with that shit makes all the difference in the world. Do we go cry in a corner or do we get up and make lemonade out of lemons?
Kick It with Donna episode 23 Remembering 9/11 September 11, 2001. We will all remember that horrific day. A terrorist attack on U.S. soil. The Twin Towers are gone, the Pentagon was hit and Shanksville, Pennyslvania will always be remembered. The terrorists used our own airplanes to do their dirty deed. Where were you that day? What have we learned from the evil acts of others?
Kick It with Donna V. episode 22 Remnants What is a remnant? It's a fragment or a scrap. What do you do with them? We all have fragments. Memories, photographs, places we've been to. Do you let those fragments haunt you? Do they become baggage?
Kick It with Donna V. episode 21 The Dating Game Are you single? Divorced? Looking for a connection with that one person who floats your boat? I've been there. I finally found that one person but only after looking inside myself.
Kick It with Donna V. episode 20 Nature Vs. Nurture Nature vs. nurture is an age old debate. Is it your DNA that makes you the person you are today or is it the nurturing you received in your formidable years? I believe it is a combination of the two.
Kick It with Donna V. episode 19 Power of Forgiveness I read a quote once on Facebook. I don't know who wrote it, but it really resonated with me. "I never knew how strong I was until I had to forgive someone who wasn't sorry, and accept an apology I never received." Isn't that the truth? Forgiving someone isn't about that person. It's about you. The longer you drag around anger and angst hurts you not them.
Kick It with Donna V. episode 18 Angry Birds No, this is not about the video game your kids might play or Alfred Hitchcock’s movie The Birds. What does anger do for you? Is there a difference between positive anger that brings forth something good or negative anger that brings back negativity?
Kick It with Donna V. episode 17 Acceptance Accepting yourself can be difficult when unforeseen obstacles throw your mojo out of whack. Or, you were dealt a crappy hand and you have no choice but to deal with it. People deal with things in their own way. Do you overcome and make lemonade out of lemons? Can you accept yourself with pride and dignity?
Kick It with Donna V. episode 16 Are your kids home for the summer and driving you over the edge? You're not alone. Parents everywhere are dealing with the "I'm bored" mantra. How do you deal with this? Are you creative with ideas or do you just get pissed off and yell at the kids because that is the knee jerk reaction?
Kick It with Donna V. episode 15 Assholism I made this word up. It’s not in the dictionary. An ism is a practice. Something you do repeatedly. My definition of assholism is the practice of being an asshole always. Examples of assholism are on the road, in parenting, in the grocery store and in the workplace. How many assholes do you deal with everyday?
Kick It with Donna V. episode 14 Why Not? We all suffer from the Why syndrome. I am the best example of this. I have questions that I would like answers to. Sometimes those answers never come. I have to live with that. There is another way of looking at the why question. Is that question a negative? On the other hand, why not is a positive because it propels you to explore the other side of why. It will give you a chance to be open to new opportunities and all the gifts those opportunities...
Kick It with Donna V. episode 13 The Secret I have a secret I want to share with you. What you put forth in this life is what you will get in return. It’s called the law of attraction. If you think positive thoughts instead of negative ones, positivity will come your way. This sounds easy, but it isn’t. It takes practice. When I get agitated about something, I purposely think of something else that I love (a song, my kids, a favorite destination) to turn my mindset into a more positive...
Kick It with Donna V. episode 12 Girl Talk What did you do for Father’s Day? I upped the ante this time around with my sweetheart of six months. I took him to breakfast at a favorite place, then we went to Spa Castle and had a detox day that included a Swedish massage for him and a full body scrub for me. We had a glass of wine and some sushi and hung out at the outdoor pool. A little extra effort on my part made his Father’s Day memorable. What pampering do you do for yourself? Get your...
Kick It with Donna V. episode 11 Trigger Me There are a few definitions for the word trigger. The one I am using today is: anything as an act or event that serves as a stimulus and initiates a reaction. Let’s use the trigger of a gun as an analogy. When you pull the trigger, it goes bang! Then you have the recoil that pushes the barrel into your hand. There are two kinds of triggers. A positive one and a negative one. Ever have a word, a song, a smell or a place that takes you back to a...