Betty Franklin

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 […]
October 19, 2017

Get Rid of Emotional Clutter Once and For All

“Start cleaning house. Each piece of emotional clutter you clear out will bring you closer to your soul.” – Melody Beattie Have you noticed how easy it is to accumulate possessions and clutter in your home; the things you pick up along the way? Have you noticed how easy it is […]
October 12, 2017
6 - Perseverence

Can’t Keep Up? How To Persevere Every Day

“The reality is, success rarely “shows up”; it is lured and attracted day by day, by the right actions, thinking and heart.” – Doug Firebaugh It is easier to begin something than to finish it. When we start something new, we are excited and receive enthusiastic support from others. But […]
October 5, 2017

How To Move From Loneliness & Isolation To Being Connected

“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.” – Albert Schweitzer When I got involved I got better. There are many ways to reduce our […]
September 28, 2017

Say, “Yes!” – It’s Powerful.

“It only takes five years to turn your life completely around. But it will take you the rest of your life to continue living like you are.” – Jeff Olson 2017 is leading me to reminisce and make new plans. It is, again, the end of another 5 years for me. […]
September 21, 2017

Can You Really Trust Your Friends?

“Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise.” – Zig Ziglar A friend from the past emailed me after receiving my latest blog. That brought back pleasant memories and the statement, “People come into your life […]
September 14, 2017

The Zen of Laughter

“When I woke up today, the blahs were back again”, a friend told me. “Then, I switched on the TV and a comedy was on. Soon, I was laughing out loud. It made me feel so good!” Laughter energizes, enables and inspires. It helps you cope, be more creative and […]
September 7, 2017

How Safe is Your Day from A Minefield of Thought Attacks?

I wake up and my mind is already under attack. Managing my thinking to avoid pitfalls that slow down or stop my day from moving forward takes effort. If I don’t work at it, the chance of being hit by a bomb increases immensely. Having lived with major depression and […]
September 20, 2016

Property Lines

A helpful tool in building healthy relationships is learning to identify who owns what. Then we let each person own and possess his or her rightful property. If another person has an addiction, a problem, a feeling, or a self-defeating behavior, that is their property, not ours. If someone is […]