Our life coaches, Style and Substance: advice from others

Michele Armani and Sally Meisenheimer

Michele Armani and Sally Meisenheimer

Dear Style & Substance:

We have decided that every tenth column we will let you give the advice…in other words, share the best advice you have been given. Let this advice given to and shared by others inspire you to discuss life’s trials and solutions; take this advice and add to it, molding it to help you in your own journey or when you are lending an ear and some advice to someone you care about.

Peg Tucker: Start each day with gratitude for a cozy night's sleep and for the simple things that start your day. The more you recognize the things that are nourishing you right now, the more you become aware of how much there is to be grateful for and the more you become aware of simple blessings every day.

Paul DeDominicas: Be mindful of the words we choose and how we speak to each other because once something is said it cannot be taken back; you can apologize but that is different.

Julie Houghton: Live within your means while actively and purposefully seeking a better life. Let go and let God provide you with guidance, strength and wisdom. Learn from all of life’s trials and tribulations.

Beck Meisenheimer: The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things like love, meaning and motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people recognize that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning and they generate their own motivation.

This man was driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than he knew yesterday. And along the way, lessen the suffering of others. He finished by saying, “You'd be surprised how far that gets you.”

Donna Fessette: Every problem is an opportunity in disguise.

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