Lost in the Woods?

Lost in the Woods?

"You’ve got to figure out who you are and what you want. I can’t do it for you, and I’m tired of waiting.” It’s the last part of what she said that scares me the most. Actually, the whole thing is scary. Jean’s been mad at me plenty of times before, but this time I...

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What’s In Your Junk Drawer?

I have a junk drawer both at home and at work. My junk drawers are filled with things that I might need one day, or maybe not. You never know. It contains things that are sort of broken, but not completely useable either, mementos of trips I’ve taken or things I’ve...

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I Can Be as Happy as I Want

“I Can Be as Happy as I Want" For some, this phrase will be obvious, and for others, it might appear ‘Pollyannaish.' Even if the phrase is obvious to you, do you really know what it means? I certainly didn’t. While I knew what the words meant, I didn’t understand the...

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Children Are So Bold – What About You?

I was sitting in the large communal eating space at a local Whole Foods the other day. The place was crowded with folks stopping in from the nearby offices. The whole area was jam packed with people rushing through lunch heading off to a meeting or getting together...

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Do You Get in Your Own Way?

Have you ever thought about what you REALLY want? FYI - If you don’t know what it is, it is going to be hard to get it. AND - You may not recognize it when it shows up. Often, when we say we want something we also have feelings about not wanting it as well....

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You Usually Get What You Expect

The other night Beth and I were sitting at the bar of a local restaurant. We were enjoying a drink and having an appetizer when I noticed a guy standing next to us. He’d been standing there for a while. He ordered a drink and finished it. He didn’t sit down, even...

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Contentment Scale – What’s Yours?

The other day I was walking home after going to a meeting where everything worked out wonderfully. I was enjoying the walk, thinking about how well the meeting went and in a great mood. The weather was nice. The few people out and about seemed to be having a lovely...

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Do You Ever Feel Overwhelmed?

I used to feel like a drowned rat, and now I don’t The other day, I was talking to a friend who told me about some of the challenges she's facing. She said, “There is just so much to do, and not enough time to do it." I asked if she was meditating. “I try to,” she...

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Feedback Is Complicated

I was thinking about feedback recently. I was trying to explore it from both the perspective of the sender and the receiver. I also wanted to take into consideration the various types of feedback. Some people offer feedback with the intent to help, and others provide...

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Do You Avoid Drama?

I hate drama. I don’t like to see people fight. I change the TV channel when people are yelling at each other. I am happiest when everyone is working together, with smiles on their faces.  I also know some people love drama. They enjoy watching the housewives TV...

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