When I was a kid, I loved to write. By the time I graduated high school, I was planning on becoming a journalist. I just wanted to write! The first week of college, I remember sitting there so excited, being in college, living on my own for the first time. The head of the Journalism … Continue reading Everybody has a Story
A few years ago I was hanging out with one of my sisters and we were talking about judging others. Her mentor had suggested to her that instead of looking at a situation or person from a place of judgement, come from a place of curiosity. Here is a typical female example. You see a … Continue reading Judgement vs. Curiosity
I am sure that we all have that one friend that no matter how nicely we were to give them constructive feedback on something, being completely truthful, all they will hear is the criticism.
Hurt people hurt people. It is not an excuse, just a fact of life.
As I did this, I noticed something unpleasant. Someone had failed to pick up their dog's do-do and I stepped in it - multiple times! But isn't that just like life?
In my last blog, 'Are you experiencing SADness?", I listed some of the stressors that are currently going on in my life. One of the things I listed was my marriage. I would not say specifically that things are bad in my marriage, it's just that it could be better. One of the main challenges … Continue reading Are you connecting with your spouse?
I will be honest here. Things have not been going that well for me as of late. It is one of the reasons I have not really been writing. I have had a few meltdowns in recent months. I have missed a few days of work because I couldn't get out of bed. I have … Continue reading Are you experiencing SADness?
When I was about 10 years old, my mother took me with her to a popular craft store in the area that was having a massive sale. This store is still open and has this big clearance sale every summer. It was there that I was able to purchase, and get hooked on, a new … Continue reading Whose pattern are you following?
In my post a few months ago, "You do not have my consent!" I quoted Warren Buffet and his thoughts on having an emotional response to everything that is said to you. After some recent experiences and research, I kinda disagree with him. On Wednesday, I was on a conference call for the weight loss … Continue reading Hooked on a Feeling
According to Maslow's hierarchy of needs, the need to belong and be known is right in the middle. Some people look at being known and see it as the need to be famous, well-known or popular. On the other hand, people need people. They don't always realize it but they do. On Sunday, the sermon … Continue reading Will you be my friend?