Stop Hesitating and Let Go

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For there to be space for new, the old has to come to an end. You have to let go. Think back to your playground days. Do you remember the row of rings that many play structures included? In order to get from one end of the rings to the other , you had to let go. Being shorter than the average bird, navigating the rings was tricky for me at first. It required a certain level of strength, coordination, and the determination to set aside my fears. After all, falling is never fun! With practice, I was able to … Read More

What’s the Opposite of a Rut?

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Let me confess up front: I am not a mountain biker. If possible, I prefer to keep my biking confined to flat pavement and allow my adventurous side to find other outlets. I do have a brother who is an avid mountain biker, as are many of my friends. They seem to thrive on the wild ride the natural trail provides. A soggy trail makes the ride less than ideal. That’s why mountain bikers are encouraged to avoid wet trails – not only does it create ruts and erode the trail, the mud takes a toll on your bike! It … Read More

Is Fear Keeping Your Life Tiny?

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Playful illustration of a tiny house being held between someone's index finger and their thumb.

Tiny houses – they are the latest craze! Often mobile, these wee homes that are typically between 100 and 400 square feet, rarely more than 500 square feet. That’s small! Perhaps, just a hair bigger than the room you had growing up! There are a variety of reasons people are attracted to the tiny house lifestyle, including the lower cost of living, smaller carbon footprint, and the ability to transport your home. I confess, I find watching the various tiny house shows on HGTV and other networks fascinating. It is remarkable how they are able to puzzle together so many … Read More

7 Myths about Perfectionism

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Perfectionism, Stuck, Success

I admit it – I am a perfectionist! Oh, I have come a long way in the last 30 years, but every now and then that perfectionistic leaning rears its ugly head once again! Take this past weekend for example. I created some nifty “love” magnets as favors for my daughter-in-law-to-be’s shower only to discover after the shower that one of the designs had a typo. Pierce my soul! Thank heavens there were three other mistake free designs! The perfectionistic rascal in my head began to chatter: “How could you do that? You should have noticed that typo while you … Read More

7 Myths About Your Comfort Zone

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Illustration of a man in a circle that reads "Comfort Zone."

Zorbing is an adventurous activity where people get inside a large plastic bubble and roll around on flat ground or down a hill. It was created about ten years ago by two creative souls from New Zealand, Dwane van der Sluis and Andrew Akerscame. While their original vision for global franchises didn’t take off as planned, the idea of doing various activities in a giant plastic bubble has grown. There are now locations worldwide where you can roll down hills, “walk on water”, play soccer, or even have “bumper bubble fights,” all in a bubble. Are you ready to go zorbing? … Read More