Sherry A. Phillips

Suspense Writer

Find Your Passion

“A business has to be involving, it has to be fun and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” – Richard Branson When you read autobiographies or see interviews with some of the wealthiest, most successful people in the world, inevitably the question is put forth, “What makes you so successful?” Time and again their […]

Laugh Often, Live Well, Love Much

Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. – Grandma Moses Let me ask you a question. Who decides whether you are happy or not? There is only one answer … You! Your attitude, your happiness, your life is in your hands. I caught one of Oprah’s shows last year where […]

You Are Worthy of Success

Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons. Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible.
- Cherie-Carter Scotts I believe the reason so many people do not pursue their dream job or their dream life is because they are afraid. Whether they realize it or not, there is something inside of them that fears the […]

Move It or Lose It

Is your physical fitness improving, staying the same or declining? Every day we make a choice whether or not to improve our physical condition either by pushing ourselves past what we think we can endure, doing something that makes us comfortable, or grabbing a bag of chips and zoning out in front of the television. […]

He Had A Dream …

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream that one day everyone would be considered equal. That people would be judged by the content of the character and not the color of their skin. Many of us cannot imagine the kind of world Dr. King grew up in as I believe in many ways, his […]

Prayerize, Visualize, Actualize!

In the book, “The Power of Positive Thinking”, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale speaks about the explosive power of prayer, visualization and seeing positive results. I have seen this formula work for others as well as for myself. I will give you one instance which happened to me personally about 12 years ago. My husband, daughter […]

Stepping Stones to Success

“My mother instilled in me that failure was not something to be afraid of, that it was not the opposite of success. It was a steppingstone to success.” – Arianna Huffington As I was reading Success Magazine’s interview with Arianna Huffington, the above quote resonated deeply with me. Success does not mean never having failed. […]

What One Thing, If You Did It Today, Could Help You Reach Your Goals?

My husband has a Brian Tracy CD that we occasionally listen to while driving. There is a quote from this CD that we say to one another in the morning as we start our day. “What one thing, if you did it today, could help you reach your goal?” I’ve been thinking a lot about […]

Successful people keep moving!

Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit. – Conrad Hilton Sometimes, when you’re married, you have to help each other through difficult times and give one another pep talks to help each other over the bumps in life’s road. A while back, […]

W. Clement Stone Quotes

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star. – W. Clement Stone All I want to do is change the world. – W. Clement Stone All personal achievement starts in the mind of the individual. Your personal achievement starts in your mind. The first step is to know exactly what your […]

Choose your friends wisely

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them. – W. Clement Stone

Top Ten Longevity Tips

The photo above is of Ikaria, Greece. It is considered one of the world’s “Blue Zones”. The Wikipedia definition of a Blue Zone is as follows: A Blue Zone is a region of the world where people commonly live active lives past the age of 100 years. Scientists and demographers have classified these longevity hot-spots […]

Going Vegetarian

My husband and I are Orthodox Christians and attend a local Greek Orthodox Church. Usually twice a week and during certain times of the year (like Lent), we abstain from meat (and if you’re strict, dairy as well). We were usually pretty good about abstaining from meat; however, my meatless menu would include things like […]

Believe You can Make Things Happen

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.- Frank Lloyd Wright

Norman Vincent Peale Quotes

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all. – Norman Vincent Peale Any fact facing us […]

May the road rise to meet you …

As we head into a New Year, I give you this Irish Blessing for 2012: May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in […]

What are your creative opportunities?

“When obstacles or difficulties arise, the positive thinker takes them as creative opportunities.” – Norman Vincent Peale Dr. Peale is one of my favorite authors of positive thinking. Using a combination of Biblical teachings and psychological principles, he helped to transform lives during his life and continues to transform them through the many great books […]

Life is good!

“Every life is a story make yours a best seller.”

How do you reach goals?

“The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.” Years ago I attended a small session at a writing conference on goal setting. The session was held by a woman who started a small newsletter from her garage and this newsletter grew into one of the largest read magazines in the […]

You Ok!

I found this video last week and it’s still making me smile. Watch while Jessica assures her baby sister that she’s okay. I think we all should have a Jessica in our lives for times when things get a little tough.