Betty Franklin

January 11, 2018

Life Truly Lived Is Risky Business – Seven Steps Towards Truly Living It

Life truly lived is risky business, and if one puts up too many fences against risk one ends by shutting out life itself.” – Kenneth S. Davis Another holiday season has passed and we’re into a brand-new year; a time for letting go of the old and making way for new opportunities. […]
December 21, 2017

Are You In Charge of Your Giving This Year?

“Conventional wisdom would say that the less you give, the more you have. The converse is true. The more you give, the more you have. Abundance creates the ability to give; giving creates more abundance. I don’t mean this simply in financial terms. The principle is true in every area […]
December 14, 2017

Three Steps to Looking Beneath Your Feelings

Emotions are messengers from the front lines of our mental fitness battle zone, but … we tend to kill the messenger instead of listening. When we listen, we find out how to fight the war successfully. I’ve discovered that spending spend time reflecting upon my feelings helps to grasp what […]
December 7, 2017
little girl rubbing her eyes crying

What feelings can teach you about yourself – Let them out!

Oh, how the following resonated with me! “Looking back on my childhood, I don’t remember any secrets. I just remember not talking about certain subjects such as sex, money and religion. My family also had trouble communicating about love, fear, insecurity and anger. Years later, my husband, children and I […]
November 30, 2017

Anger Alert: Dealing with Anger in a Healthy Way

Two friends were discussing how angry one was at having grown up in a dysfunctional family with an alcoholic parent. The other friend began to explain how she overcame her anger from growing up in a similar environment and how she now has a loving, adult relationship with her Mom. […]
November 23, 2017

It’s Just Too Hard

When life’s struggles and challenges show up I’m reminded of the line, “In this world you will have trouble,” and, something my mother-in-law often said, “Out of something bad, comes something good!” How can you take the troubles in life and create something good, something better? How can you overcome […]
November 16, 2017

Warning: Unearth Your Unexplored Adventures

“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” – Brene Brown A friend sent me the following email: My Facebook page showed a memory I had posted one year ago, […]
November 9, 2017

The “F Words” – How to live a healthy, balanced and abundant life

Throughout my years as a nurse, I often fought with limits in my ability to help those I served and cared for. I made a difference, but it didn’t seem to be enough. I became frustrated, cynical and even burned out from the frontline clinical work and moved my career […]
November 2, 2017

The Five-Year Plan – Do you have the GUTS to do it?

Tomorrow is the twentieth anniversary of the day I entered a women’s shelter with my three children, ages 15, 11 and 4. It was a time in my life when I didn’t know what else to do, nor where else to go. I lived away from family and friends; my […]
October 26, 2017

OMG … I Blew It!!!

I’m frequently challenged to keep moving forward; to stay focused on what I started and where I am going. One of those challenges is writing my blog to you each week. I question my ability to give you a piece of inspiration and motivation that truly helps and makes a […]