August 9, 2011
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Sometimes I wish I knew exactly what to say that someone needed to hear. Each week I pray for that. If only one person might find something I’ve shared useful to their lives and relevant to their experiences, then I am most grateful.
My hope for you is that as this year comes to a close, you are able to look optimistically ahead to the new opportunities that await you.
I recently read the Zen of Listening by Rebecca Shafir and in the book there were a number of exercises designed to move one towards becoming a more mindful listener.
As I was thinking about what to share with you this week, I was inspired by a phrase in a song I heard: “Your delay is not a denial.”
Do you ever find yourself checking up behind your significant other, constantly questioning her/his whereabouts, or insisting that she/he spend all of their free time with you?
It is almost that time again. You know, time for making resolutions to start some things and/or to stop others.
What lies have you believed?
Take it one day at a time.
Murders, rapes, beatings.
If when you go to withdraw money from your bank account and receive an “insufficient funds” message, the immediate presumption is that you have not done a good job of managing your account.
If you’ve followed my writing for any length of time, then you might know that I love to use quotes by early writers and philosophers.
We have all heard that when opportunity knocks, we have to be ready to seize the moment. Well, assuming that the opportunity is a lawful and logical one, this might be true. However, to be ready does not mean that we should not consider carefully the terms, conditions, and long-term implications that a given opportunity might carry with it.
“Let go of the rope.” A colleague and I used this metaphor in our work with a client and I wanted to share a version of this with you.
I was cleaning out some things from my fridge one day and I realized that I had forgotten about some leftovers stored in a Tupperware bowl.
LaTonya Dunn talks about building ones image with imperfections and experience.
I think that sometimes in life, it is difficult for some of us to be OK with taking a break. We don't want to feel as though we are being lazy, we concern ourselves with others' expectations of us, and many times we are just plain too hard on ourselves.