When You're Putting Off the To-Do List

If you were to write out a list of things to do, are there some things there that you have been putting off and putting off? 

Maybe you’re like me. If it involves stepping out of my comfort zone, like making an uncomfortable phone call,...

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How to Give a Compliment - Even When It's Hard

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It can feel good to get compliments (when we let them in, see How to Take a Compliment from last week), and it can also feel pretty good to give them too!  So why don’t we give compliments more often? There’s a few reasons I...

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How to Take a Compliment

Have you ever been given a nice compliment then proceeded to deflect it?  There’s a few ways to deflect.  Here are some examples. See if you recognize some of them!

Person 1: “Nice shirt!”
Person 2: “Oh thanks, it...

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An Age Limit on Fun

We were thrilled to have some of our nieces and nephews over for a movie night, featuring Boss Baby. (Very imaginative movie. I recommend it.) After the movie, the light of the tv shut off and the house became dark. The eight-year-old...

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Changing Your View on Change

Change has never been very easy for me. I like things the way I like them. I may be in a rut but I like my rut. It is quite comfortable to me.

However, undoubtedly, life brings change. These changes come whether I am ready for them or not....

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Road Rage

I have calmed down quite a bit in recent years. I am less reactive, less grumpy, and less volatile. Note that I said “less.” I’m not saying that I am never those things anymore. If you take a drive with me,...

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Life Lessons From Tough Places

Our family went through an especially challenging weekend. Our mom had a not-so-common type of heart attack that led to her being hospitalized for a few days, even a day in the ICU. Now that it is all over and Mom is back at home and...

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Wanting Something Isn't Enough

There are so many things that I want to do.  I want to do yoga. I want to get in better shape. I want to play the violin. I want a super well-trained dog. I want to repaint my bedroom.  But I don’t do any of these things. Why is...

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How to Get Past the Little Things to Appreciate Life

Imagine giving a Christmas gift to a loved one. You have spent some time thinking about it, and planning it out. Maybe you even created the gift yourself! On Christmas morning, you hand the gift to your loved one, so excited to see how they will...

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You Don't Have Time

I hear it all the time from family, friends, clients. Too often, I say it myself. 

“I don’t have time.”

What are we keeping so busy with? Work? Errands? Cleaning? Making more money?

What about spending time with family? How...

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