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January 7, 2020
Am I Stuck Like This?

An Introduction to Discovery-Acceptance-Change Recently I was told that we cannot change our character. Is that true? Am I stuck? Are you? Certainly, some aspects of self are hardwired. I have blue eyes. I am five feet tall. I am female. I carry my extra weight around my middle. If I don’t get enough sleep, […]

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December 31, 2019
Why Did You Ask Me?

Has someone ever asked you for advice? Has someone asked for advice then not taken it? Has someone asked for advice then not taken it AND kept complaining about the situation? You sit listening to the whining for the thousandth time. But the person refuses your or anyone’s advice. Do you want to pull your […]

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January 9, 2018
What Will Be In My Campaign

In yesterday's post, I talked about developing a campaign for myself.  I listed several potential goals that I want to analyze and consider carefully before I choose to apply "aggressive activities" that direction.  With that in mind, I created the following questionnaire for myself and wanted to share it with you.  It's a living document […]

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January 8, 2018
Campaigning for Me in 2018

 “….. he ran a campaign of discipline not impulse.”  Do you campaign for yourself?  Before you roll your eyes at the absurdity of such a statement, read one of the definitions: Campaign: a systematic course of aggressive activities for some specific purpose dictionary.com Let’s break this definition down.  Specific Purpose Do you have specific purposes […]

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January 1, 2018
Accept Yourself in 2018

This year, I will continue to write about my goals/ habits/ trials/ success/ anguish.  I will let you into a mind that suffers.   I’ll continue to crack myself open so that YOU feel safe to be who YOU are, feel what YOU feel, realize YOU are not alone, trust YOU are valuable just because […]

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October 2, 2017
Do I Have To Be Excellent or Good Enough?

Last week, our daughter called to tell us she was struggling with a class.  She’d already dropped this class once so she felt some serious pressure to get through it.  And, she’s a people pleaser through-and-through so she is serious about getting good grades and keeping that GPA up.  I take credit – and blame […]

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September 18, 2017
Covering Your But...

Okay, I’ll admit it -- I stole this title from a cell phone commercial.  It’s so perfect I’ll take the risk …. I know you have a habit you want to build or a habit you want to stop or a goal you want to reach.  Likely there are several.  I’ve asked around and here […]

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September 4, 2017
It Matters ... It Shouldn't Matter!

Several weeks ago, I joined Orange Theory Fitness (OTF). It’s a pretty hardcore workout that pushes you to earn “splat points” or to be in the “orange zone”.  Now, I’m fit and doing the workout is tough but doable.  Yet, I cannot get those damn splat points.  I know I shouldn’t do it, but I […]

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August 28, 2017
Wanna See What Excess Emotional Energy Looks Like ... The Post That Never Happened

The Goal that Must Be Realized When Habits Stop Being Habits, Part 3 Over the last two posts, I’ve worried over good habits that just don’t stick.  One thing I realized is that I had some habits that I don’t need right now.  For example, in the last post, I analyzed the goal of eliminating […]

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August 21, 2017
Pulling My Hair Out for This?? When Good Habits Go Away, Part 2

Obstacles Do Not Block the Path … Obstacles ARE the Path Last week, I started to talk to you about keeping good habits – or, more accurately, why we don’t keep good habits.  I’m going to keep this theme going because right now I’m really struggling to re-build some good habits and stop some bad […]

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