Monthly Archives: February 2011

Reconnect with an old friend: Weekly Challenge No. 8

In reevaluating our lives and how to move forward in a dreams-fulfilling way, it strikes me that there might be some wisdom in looking back. As kids, we were so pure in our thinking about what made us happy. We … Continue reading

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Chronological Blog, Weekly Challenges

Knock on Wood: Negative Positives

Following are my results to Weekly Challenge No. 7. But before I type the list, I’d like to comment on the challenge itself (see challenge post here).

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The mouse, the cheese and the owl; a lesson in motivation when you’re feeling stuck.

Mickey Mouse may teach kids some great moral lessons once in a while, but when it comes to teaching us about human motivation, I have to hand it to another cartoon mouse. This cartoon mouse was the star in a … Continue reading

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Chronological Blog, Positive Psychology, Shifting Your Perspective

Negative Positives: Weekly Challenge No. 7

I’m stealing this week’s challenge from a viral Facebook message. Instead of counting your blessings for all of the good things you have, this week count your blessings for all of the bad things that you don’t have. Migraines. Bankruptcy. … Continue reading

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That’s no lady; that’s my mother.

Sometimes life seems to get so intense, it’s not until I’m laughing out loud that I remember how good it feels. Tonight’s giggle came at a family dinner for my mom’s birthday. “It’s so nice of you all to come … Continue reading

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Chronological Blog, Miscellaneous

66 Days to the New You: Weekly Challenge No. 6

Have you ever pledged to start a new diet, go to the gym daily or never leave a dirty dish in the sink again; your resolution lasts for a week or two, and then you’re back to your old ways? … Continue reading

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Capacity to Change, Chronological Blog, Goals & Intentions, Weekly Challenges

Called out over coffee.

I had lunch this week with someone who has become an important mentor to me. One of the things I appreciate about our periodic talks is that he’s willing and able to challenge me to look at things from a … Continue reading

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Chronological Blog, Feeling Stuck, Shifting Your Perspective

Overwhelmed at work? A 4-step Weekly Challenge No. 5.

My light week of blog posts may give you a clue as to how busy I’ve been at work lately. So when I found the following article on getting unstuck at work via four simple steps, it seemed like a … Continue reading

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