Author Archives: Stuck-to-Stupendous

On blowing up your life, changing gears and blooming late

Maybe it’s the economy. Maybe it’s something in the water. Whatever the cause, I’ve noticed a lot of people these days who are going through experiences of “blowing up” their lives, getting laid off unexpectedly, suffering major financial or personal … Continue reading

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Capacity to Change, Chronological Blog, Shifting Your Perspective

From what black wells of possibility…

Poetics by A.R. Ammons I look for the way things will turn out spiraling from a center, the shape things will take to come forth in so that the birch tree white touched black at branches will stand out wind-glittering … Continue reading

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Post Feast Feat of the Feet: Weekly Challenge No. 16

Well, you did it. You survived Thanksgiving. If you’re like me these days, that means you survived the grocery-store-cart derby, ate way more than you really needed, endured the backhanded compliments from family, and didn’t die from the baggage that … Continue reading

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Weekly Challenge No. 15: Worthy for A Day

When the subject of worth and worthiness comes up, my mind first goes to a mental image of Saturday Night Live characters Wayne and Garth bowing down to some ’80s rock god, saying, “We’re not worthy; we suck.” Then my … Continue reading

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Chronological Blog, Positive Psychology, Weekly Challenges

Know your worth – and you just might get it

How well do you know your worth? Do you ever assume that you will never be able to make more income than you currently make? Have you ever agreed to a job, only to discover later that you seriously under-negotiated … Continue reading

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Weekly Challenge No. 14: Create a Daily Relaxation Routine

Weekly Challenge No. 14 encourages you to spend the next several days building a practice of relaxation and stress relief into your daily life. First, so that you have some form of measurement to gauge results, rate how stressed you … Continue reading

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How to Relax in 10 Minutes or Less: 10 Easy Methods

The fine art of relaxation becomes lost to many of us, particularly when we are so busy we don’t even feel we have the time to relax properly. However, we can’t wait for annual vacations to let go of stress … Continue reading

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The Lost Art of Relaxation

I’m two months into my sabbatical, and it’s safe to say the reactions I’m getting are still mixed. People are amazed. Worried. Supportively jealous. Looking for small-town gossip regarding why I quit my job. Judgmental. Encouraging. I notice those reactions … Continue reading

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One-Minute Health Solutions

If Weekly Challenge No. 12, “One Easy Step To A Better Life,” didn’t have enough examples of simple steps you can choose each day to improve your life, then an article from Rodale.com ought to provide some inspiration. Check out … Continue reading

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Acting “As If” Brings Rewards

Can pretending to be something you’re not ever be a good thing? Contrary to popular belief, in some cases it might be. A well-intentioned bit of make-believe, known as “acting as if,” may help you achieve your goals. “I remember … Continue reading

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