65 Pieces of Advice – Part 2

Continuing with the Pieces of Advice, here are some more.  Do any of these prick your thoughts about giving advice to others? Tell people you love them (only if you mean it). Wear water-proof mascara. Dye your hair roots. Keep friends of all ages. Improve every day (from DeWitt Jones; photographer for National Geographic). Don’t let an old person into your body. Don’t [...]

65 Pieces of Advice – Part 22018-06-05T14:22:17-05:00

65 Pieces of Advice

Several years ago, a girlfriend attended a party of another friend turning the age of 60.  She had everything she needed and didn’t want gifts, so we continued to ponder what fun thing we could give her that would be unique.  We came up with “60 pieces of advice”.  Over the years, we continue to add more. Here are 15 pieces of advice [...]

65 Pieces of Advice2018-06-05T14:12:12-05:00

One Mistake, Two Mistakes, Three Mistakes, Four…

Minimizing Mistakes One Sunday afternoon, after enjoying time at home, I packed for a two-day workshop in Ottawa Illinois.  Although Ottawa is about a two-hour drive, both workshops start early each day and driving back and forth was not effective to be available to the participants.  I usually allow time while setting up for each day and finalizing the day for any questions [...]

One Mistake, Two Mistakes, Three Mistakes, Four…2019-01-08T11:42:57-05:00

I Know a Guy…Accountability

I Know a Guy…Accountability It took 10 years for my husband and I to agree on hardwood for our home.  Of course, that means when we built our humble home we put in carpet for later debates.  When you build a home, it is recommended to do the big ticket items in the home when you build.  Otherwise, it costs more time and [...]

I Know a Guy…Accountability2017-04-15T17:43:21-05:00


CLUTTER Microsoft Office now has a function that tracks what you do with your emails and starts moving things normally deleted to clutter without me looking at them.  I go looking through it occasionally to see if it’s really something I need to keep or can I just delete (aka as throw away).  I haven’t decided if I like it or not, but [...]



1. Look at your current level of control. Last Saturday was a “Family” day for my sister who has terminal cancer. My brother is unable to drive the 10 hours it took us to get there because he too is suffering from cancer. Although he is doing well, there are some limitations. My husband and I knew that our level of control could [...]

MANAGING YOUR STRESSORS – Road trip to Kansas2017-06-30T11:28:20-05:00

“Take Your Stress to Work” Day

“Take Your Stress to Work” Day The 4th Thursday of each April more than 37 million Americans at more than 3.5 million workplaces participate in “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work” Day.  This has been occurring for 21 years according to Carolyn McKuen, President of the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.    She offers some strategies to do before this [...]

“Take Your Stress to Work” Day2017-06-16T09:44:52-05:00

Shirley Stelbrink Recognized for Excellence in Consulting

Shirley Stelbrink Recognized for Excellence in Consulting CLINTON, IL, May 09, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Shirley Stelbrink, President of Learning Alliances Company, has been recognized by Worldwide Branding for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in consulting. Recognized for more than two decades of invaluable contributions to her field, Ms. Stelbrink parlays her extensive knowledge into her role with Learning Alliances Company, an interpersonal development [...]

Shirley Stelbrink Recognized for Excellence in Consulting2017-06-16T09:46:11-05:00

My Top Ten of 2015 (Part 2)

My Top Ten of 2015 (Part 2) 6 – This year, I’ve been told by a few that they want to be just like me when they grow up.  The question is, “Am I grown up?”  Just look at lessons 4 and 5 and you can see that they may not mean exactly what they are saying!  I really don’t know what “grown [...]

My Top Ten of 2015 (Part 2)2017-06-16T09:51:16-05:00

My Top 10 of 2015 (Part 1)

My Top 10 of 2015 (Part 1) It’s a new year and I have been thinking about my top 10 items.  Instead of making a New Year’s Resolution, what will you take with you into 2016 for better results?  These 2015 events served us to do better, taught us or reminded us of what’s important.   What I learned this year… 1 – [...]

My Top 10 of 2015 (Part 1)2017-06-16T09:52:41-05:00