Right Now, This Moment is a FRESH START

Fresh Start




Had a “bad” morning?  Lots of traffic?  Had a “bad” day yesterday?  Guess what… this moment, this second, right now, you can move forward.

What happened before this exact second is done, gone… you can’t go back, you can’t change it.  BUT, you CAN move forward with a new thought, new attitude, new direction, new choice, new path, new _______________ (FILL IN THE BLANK).

I didn’t learn that… I grew up in a Catholic / Jewish home.  I learned guilt, oy-vey, and how to repeat, retell, retell and retell some more.

I’ve learned our behavior is learned — learning to “beat yourself up” over a circumstance, disagreement, “bad” (we label that by the way – more on labeling tomorrow!) choice or some other error… (etc.) is really self-defeating and unproductive.

We are a product of our learned behavior.  If it does not make you feel good, stop retelling.  

We are not born with self-awareness, we learn it.  As I have written these past few days, try to not let the negative voices tell you stories.  When you hear them, STOP.

Remember that this moment is a FRESH START.  Make today, what is happening right now, your focus.

I believe that it’s time to enjoy your life.

I believe that it is TIME to Play <3


Doreen Guma

PS — for coaching for Self-Awareness, one of the 26 Emotional Intelligence skills, please call the Time to Play Foundation, 631-331-2675 or email doreen@timetoplay.com

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Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC:  Doreen holds a Bachelor of Science in Management, a Masters in Business and Policy Studies, is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Certified Social and Emotional Intelligence Coach, Certified Professional Coach, Certified Life Coach, and the author of the book, If I Knew Then What I Know Now, Our Quest for Quality of Life.

Doreen is the founder of the Time to Play Foundation, a 501c3 not for profit organization with the mission and purpose to enrich the lives of others through programs, public awareness outreach activities, events and learning opportunities that further the concept of enjoying life.  The Foundation’s website, www.TimetoPlayFoundation.org, has resources, events and articles for a person to learn what they need to know for a better life.  Contact Doreen at 631-331-2675 or email: doreen@timetoplay.com

The Foundation offers an unconventional approach in a non-threatening manner to provide solutions for the life situations that people may encounter.  Working in healthcare since 1987, and with her background in quality improvement, she has followed statistics showing our society’s current evolution to be more “sick and sad”.   She developed the Time to Play Philosophy:  you have to be happy, healthy, have money and a work / life balance for quality of life and believes everyone has the ability to enjoy life.

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