Tag Archives: self determination

Difficult to be Original

Thank you, Monica Hadsall, for this seed sentence: “I find it difficult to be consistently original.” This sentence is a perfect example. It took me five tries to choose the word “consistently”. “Always” is plain vanilla. “Regularly” is boring. “Continually”? … Continue reading

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Is it time for new life patterns?

Are you cutting life from the same old patterns and habits, yet constantly frustrated because life keeps handing you the same old problems? Maybe it’s time to create new patterns for your life, or consider giving up patterns entirely so … Continue reading

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Breathe!

Some days, everything hits at once and the only thing that gets you through is breathing. Be okay with that. “Take life into your own hands and make it happen. It’s your life; Lead it!”  Follow this Cosmic Gathering blog … Continue reading

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Sharing Concerns or Complaining?

Today I found myself complaining about people who constantly complain! Whoops! Prompted me to sort it out with writing … What is the difference between “sharing a concern” and “constant complaining”? After observing my own behavior and working with clients … Continue reading

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Where Choices Take Us

I woke up this morning with thoughts about life choices flowing into my mind.  So I created this accompanying image as a reminder and filed it away. Then got a call from a friend who just lost his wife. What … Continue reading

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Whose Life Do You Manage?

We can spend hours conjuring up ways to manage other people’s lives. How they “should” dress. Behave. Work. Sing. Dance. Relate. Clean or don’t clean house. Dress. Drive. Raise their kids. Eat. (Feel free to fill in your own words … Continue reading

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A Perfect Life Unglued

On a steaming summer day in 1977, I was walking across my living room when it hit me. I was never going to create a perfect life. I’d been trying for years to get everything in order so I could … Continue reading

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5 Makeup Tips for Women over 50 – Not

5 Makeup Tips for Women over 50.  6 Techniques Guaranteed to Please Women.  7 Fashion Mistakes Seniors Make.  8 Ways to Increase Your Social Rating. These catchy hints don’t reflect real life. I’d love to see the following headlines replace … Continue reading

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Let’s Celebrate Failure!

Fear of failure holding you back? Maybe it’s time to celebrate your failures. Let’s do the math. Which one of the following two formulas describes your life? Failure + Blame + Self Recrimination = Failure x 2 Failure + Assessment … Continue reading

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Wag More, Bark Less

I saw “Wag More, Bark Less” again on a bumper sticker yesterday. That slogan always brings chuckles. What a great reminder! How many times do we enthusiastically nod our head at a catchy phrase, and then move on without applying … Continue reading

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