The Secret to Eliminating Expectations

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This year, my full of spunk grandson was old enough to participate in a creative project, so part of our post-Thanksgiving celebration included decorating gingerbread men and a gingerbread house together. Artfully arranging decorations (we never called them candy – in fact it was only by accident that he realized they were edible after all the decorating was done!) on the gingerbread men and the house provided hours of entertainment. Exceedingly longer than would normally be anticipated for a 2 ½ year old! When all eight men and the house were complete, he was pleased as punch at what his … Read More

Have You Been Asking the Wrong Questions?

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Only the disciplined are truly free. The undisciplined are slaves to moods, appetites, and passions. -Stephen Covey When it comes to discipline, there are those that seem to gravitate towards it and those that resist. I’ve held a bias for as long as I can remember for doing life in a disciplined way – heavily anchored in habits and routines. Now habits and routines can be a powerful thing if they are the right habits and routines. They can also become a burdensome if you let them. When it comes to shifting to a more free way of doing life, … Read More

7 Reasons to Revise Your Questions

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Small girl with questions in thought bubbles over her head

I will let you in on a little secret: I talk to myself in the car. Most people probably think I’m talking on the phone. I talk to myself while working and doing things around the house as well. Sometimes I speak out loud. Other times the dialogue is all internal. Lest you think I am like an eccentric woman on the edge of sanity, I feel pretty certain you talk to yourself as well. Sometimes I am acutely aware of the conversations I am having with myself. Other times I am engaged in a conversation and I didn’t even … Read More

Let the Ugly Work for You

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Illustration of a heart with discouraging phrases like "I'm a failure" on it

Not that long ago I had a “dumper day,” – a bad, discouraging, bummer sort of day. It was ugly! In the midst of this I said a lot of things: “I don’t care,” “nothing matters,” “I can’t” were some of the tamer murmurings. There were circumstances that contributed to my feelings. You could say I had a right to be down. The truth: I allowed myself to get pulled off center. Yep! Even a life coach sometimes gets off track! How does that happen? While circumstances and people can be frustrating, they trigger feelings I have about me. Feelings … Read More