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Guidepost #5: cultivating intuition and trusting faith
Wednesday, October 16, 2019      12 comments

One of the most interesting things that Brene Brown says about intuition in this chapter of her book "The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are" is that it is "not independent of... reasoni... Read more
Adventures at the DMV
Tuesday, October 15, 2019      21 comments

You know those videos of airline staff who wake you up with humor in their safety announcements that we've (most of us) heard hundreds of times? I encountered a lovely lady at the DMV today who was doing much the same. Done in a kindly manner,... Read more
Guidepost #4: Cultivating Gratitude and Joy
Friday, October 11, 2019      26 comments

It's the perfect time to be talking about The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, by Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW. And in particular, it's the perfect weekend to talk about Guidepost #4, whi... Read more
Guidepost #3: cultivating a resilient spirit
Monday, October 07, 2019      21 comments

Resilience is not a new concept to most of us here at SparkPeople.com. One step back, two steps forward is a powerful statement of resilience. Brene Brown, in her book "The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to... Read more
Back to the book: Guidepost #2
Sunday, October 06, 2019      21 comments

Guidepost #1, to review, was to cultivate authenticity. Guidepost #2: Cultivating self-compassion. In this chapter of "The Gifts of Imperfection" Brene Brown addresses the link between perfectionism and shame. Interesting snippet fro... Read more
Writing longhand for insight
Saturday, October 05, 2019      28 comments

I'm quite certain I am not alone in sometimes having "blogger's block". I mentioned that I had made an appointment to work on "being stuck", and it was about more than blogger's block, for sure. It was about feeling "stuck" in life. This ... Read more
Back to the book: The Gifts of Imperfection
Wednesday, October 02, 2019      17 comments

I haven't stopped reading, although I haven't blogged about the book since Sunday. The basic structure of Brene Brown's "The Gifts of Imperfection: Your Guide to a Wholehearted LIfe" is build around what she calls Guideposts. These guidep... Read more
After the stinky dog leaves...
Tuesday, October 01, 2019      20 comments

By the end of the day, I had concluded it wasn't moth balls. That was my first and kindest thought. Let's be straight... dogs love to roll in stinky stuff. (Why is it that cats do not share this trait?) I'm pretty sure he found something the... Read more
Carl smells like mothballs
Monday, September 30, 2019      25 comments

Must be his new flea/tick/heartworm treatment, but this dog reeks today. Thankfully, he's been pretty well-behaved. We went for a mile and a third before breakfast, and he's been out in the backyard "helping" me with some Fall clean-up, too. ... Read more
Exercising resiliency
Sunday, September 29, 2019      29 comments

One of the interesting things about ALL the self-help books and programs is that they have many, many elements in common. And yet, as each of us individually "work" on our own "experiment of one", we have to learn what those common elements loo... Read more
How do you use resistance when you find it in yourself?
Saturday, September 28, 2019      20 comments

Those of us who do strength training are very familiar with the concept of resistance training. Pull exercises. Push exercises. With weights, or bands, or just our body weight, having something that resists the movement makes our muscles stro... Read more
Mouse in the house?
Friday, September 27, 2019      22 comments

Wednesday evening, just as I was settling in to watch the Big Brother Finale, I let the cats switch indoor / outdoor status, but sliding open the door to the deck. Prisoner held back a bit wanting out; Rubia jumped over him rushing in. But the... Read more
Moment of motivation
Wednesday, September 25, 2019      28 comments

What *do* we really want? What do *I* really want? This morning, well rested, still lying in bed... a thought popped in: "inner peace", "comfortable in my own skin", then "balance". We may use many words or phrases to describe what most ... Read more
The race that almost was
Sunday, September 22, 2019      22 comments

I did my part. I drove to Omaha yesterday afternoon. I did the usual "failed to pack" things, the most vital of which was socks... would you believe I didn't pack socks? So I was forced into wearing the same socks this morning that I had on m... Read more
Instructions from the kid
Saturday, September 21, 2019      21 comments

It is a gray day. It's supposed to start raining around 5 p.m. By then I should already be checked in to a hotel in Omaha with my packet for tomor... Read more

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