Looking back on 2012

I want to take this time to reflect on the last 12 months with snippets of “On Life” that helped make this past year fruitful and enjoyable. I look forward to next year and all of the adventures that await us!

The guilt demon

The sooner we get over the phenomenon of guilt the better for everyone.

Beauty is

The end result is that you should feel good about you and let nothing that anyone say change that.

Happy 365 days of the year

Celebrate love on more than just one day.


Let’s get back to the basics of supporting other women and helping one another with our challenges and to reach our full potential.

Say no to self doubt

When we believe in ourselves then we have the ability to see it come to fruition.

Whose fault is it

The sooner that we figure out that the guilty party is us, the sooner we will accept responsibility and make peace with it and move on to better and brighter things.

Are we our brother’s keeper?

Let us live in a world where it matters if there is suffering and one where we are burdened to see wrongs righted and every single human being taken care of.

Stuck in a rut

Understand that being stuck is simply a state of mind and being unstuck is as easy as staying there because ultimately you are choosing one or the other.

Make every day a blank canvas day

Today is the dawn of a new day; yours to keep or yours to throw away and waste. Choose what you will do with it.

Speak it into existence

What you want and really desire is yours for the taking if you just believe first then say so and make it so.

Steps to success

Close the past to open your future.

Make a decision to bounce back!

Take action on your decision.

Do not quit.

Do not dwell.

Believe to achieve.

Getting past loss

When we lose someone we are left with a feeling of sadness because loss is hard to bear. It is as if a part of us has disappeared. Let us all take the time needed to mourn our loss and embrace the people that are still with us.

How will you be remembered?

Let us look at our lives while we are still here and make a difference to ensure that we leave good feelings behind.

What is the it factor?

There is only one of you and that one cannot be duplicated so start working on your dream and stop worrying about the competition because they are not you.

By the sweat of his brow

We have travelled too far from tradition where the sweat of our brow is how we shall eat and somehow we have gotten stuck. Make an honest living to take care of yourself and your family.

Knowing yourself

Before we can really grow and evolve we must first know who we are. We need to remind ourselves of where we came from to understand where we are and therefore where we are going.

Are you sure you’re right?

Listening to someone and seeing their side and seeing your role in all of it is essential for growth and ultimate happiness. So if you are not sure that you’re right, leave room to be wrong as often as necessary.

Build with the right attitude

Take care of what you have when you have it and it will be yours forever; repairs will be minimal and you will reap the benefits.

Is anger controlling your life?

Anger is the one emotion that will destroy you. It doesn’t matter what they said or did to you. If you’re still talking about it then it’s about you. If you’re not living in joy and in peace in your heart, then you are doing that to yourself. So let go and celebrate the gift of life.

Change your thinking and change your life

You have an incredible power within you and once you direct that power you’ll be able to have more, be more, achieve more and live with passion while doing what you really love- no matter what that is. Direct your mind to create what you really want.

Time waits for no one

When you do wrong to someone, you do wrong to yourself. You must live in the present on today’s deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness, and success! The clock is running. Make the most of today.

The way you see it

Don’t ever stop seeing that beautiful you no matter what age or what stage you are at on the journey. Keep sharing and growing and just be the best person that you can be and folks will come up with their own interpretation but the one that matters most is yours!

Planned neglect is the key

Is there something that you have been putting on hold for all of the other “important” things? Plan to neglect those things and get down to the business that awaits you.

And tell me how your week is going at [email protected]

Catherine Tyson is the author of I’m Somebody’s Mama and host of the Lighten Up Show With Catherine Tyson on Cayman 27.