All posts by YvonneG

I lost most of my sight in 2004 due to illness. After going to college and receiving a bachelor’s degree in social work I and currently working on my life coaching certification. I discovered a need to help newly disabled people create their new life. So I started Fresh Outlook Coach and helps the now disabled create their new life to see all their possibilities. I just launched a new program 10 Lessons to Empower Yourself When Newly Disabled. And is starting to do training and consulting for hospitals and doctor offices.

more excuses

“Not managing your time and making excuses are two bad habits. Don’t put them both together by claiming you ‘don’t have the time’.”

Bo Bennett

“We need to hear the excuses men make to themselves for their worthlessness.”

Margaret Fuller

And here’s a short poem to end the week with – enjoy!


reach out

“If someone is not treating you in a way that you like, remember that there are so many nice people out there. The problem is that when you love someone, you make excuses for that kind of behavior.”

Natalie Morales

“Negative thinking is subtle and deceptive. It wears many faces and hides behind the mask of excuses. It is important to strip away the mask and discover the real, root emotion.”

Robert H. Schuller


October 17 Let’s Talk Low vision with Dr. Bill

I post information about this call each month, CCLVI offers Let’s talk Low Vision with Dr. Bill this month’s call is especially important with all the emergencies going on in the world, so please listen in and learn how to keep yourself safe.


Please join the Council of Citizens with Low Vision International

(CCLVI) for our monthly telephone series, "Let’s Talk Low Vision with Dr.


On Tuesday, October 17 2017 at 5:30 Pacific & 8:30 Eastern


is your imagination in focus?

"You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."

Mark Twain

“If you really want to do it, you do it. There are no excuses.”

Bruce Nauman

How is your imagine? Is it in focus or do you need help getting it back in focus? Do you believe that people with disabilities can do whatever they want to do or do you think they can only imagine doing fun things?


what’s your answer?

“The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself.”

Henry Ward Beecher

“It doesn’t matter if you come from the inner city. People who fail in life are people who find lots of excuses. It’s never too late for a person to recognize that they have potential in themselves.”

Ben Carson


Are you?

“It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.”

William Arthur Ward

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”

Benjamin Franklin


Are you in the 1%?

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours — it is an amazing journey — and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.”

Bob Moawad

“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.”


No Excuses Get Motivated

“Most people don’t have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims.”

Carlos Santana

“If you really want to do it, you do it. There are no excuses.”

Bruce Nauman

Are you tired of making excuses for why you are not getting things done?

Are you ready to find a way to get motivated once and for all?

Want to learn how to make and keep your goals?


try new things

“For what it’s worth … it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”


laugh it off

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”

John F. Kennedy

“Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.”

Leah LaBelle