Tag Archives: Acceptance

Do you ever feel the benefit of loneliness?

May 12, 2016

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“Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln never saw a movie, heard a radio, or looked at television. They had ‘Loneliness’ and knew what to do with it. They were not afraid of being lonely because they knew that was when the creative mood in them would work.” Carl Sandberg Have you ever […]

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Enjoy the ride

April 25, 2016

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Taking delight in the journey takes confidence. Seth Godin What would it take to keep a great attitude no matter what? How can you take pleasure in a day which doesn’t go as planned? How do you stay on the upside of life when circumstances don’t go the way you anticipate? Certainly when tragedy occurs, […]

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Five Essentials for a Great Week

March 28, 2016

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“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Yoda* Coming off of a beautiful weekend, I am reminded to do my part to love well. Maybe you feel the same, but are challenged when it comes to application. “Loving well” feels so broad […]

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Letting your actions speak

December 8, 2015

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“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” Andrew Carnegie This quote bothers me. I’m fine with the sentiment when I see hypocrisy in others, but I don’t want it to apply to me. I want my intentions to count for something. I mean well. […]

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What stories do people tell about you?

June 22, 2015

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“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” Shannon Alder This weekend I pulled the most heinous of social media crimes;I lied. OK.  Everyone lies to some extent, even if it’s just airbrushing a blemish away from their picture. But […]

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Give a good word

June 15, 2015

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“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” Ralph Waldo EmersonWhat was with people’s thoughtfulness this weekend? Wow. I had a flood of kind words come my way. One woman liked my shoes. One stranger stopped me to say she enjoyed this blog. (Seriously?! Thank YOU […]

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Whose fault is it anyway?

June 2, 2015

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Your day has fallen apart; do you know why? Your boss doesn’t understand you; do you have an explanation? Your friend/spouse/colleague isn’t cooperating with the plan, and it’s making you rage. When things go wrong, how quickly do you try to decide who’s at fault? What’s the problem, really? If you’re like me and, apparently, […]

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What’s keeping you from adventure?

June 1, 2015

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“Try is the opposite of hiding” Seth Godin, Poke the Box This spring I visited my friend Susan who lives in Oxford, England.  Our adventures started the day I arrived when we realized we had been talking too much (typical) and were going to miss one of the sights we wanted to visit. “Darn!” Susan […]

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Do you miss today by thinking about tomorrow?

February 2, 2015

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Is it possible to be too eager for the future? Do you ever find yourself so driven by the anticipation of big events that you take the current moments for granted? It’s easy to sell Monday’s short. (Hello alarm clock.) Many times we merely survive Tuesday. (Come ON Hump Day and get here already!) Wednesdays […]

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Do you think you’re not enough?

September 24, 2014

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“I don’t feel like I’m doing anything well. I’m not a great mom. I’m a VERY average wife, AND I’m definitely below average at work. I never feel like I’m enough.” This was a real-life confession from a friend. I wish I could say it was unusual. However, variations of these statements drift into far […]

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