Try this exercise – to reflect on your wonderful life

July 17, 2010

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Try this exercise to review your life.  I think you’ll find the results eye-opening, perhaps emotional and hopefully uplifting.  It comes from Friar Jim Van Vurst, O.F.M. – ‘Father Jack’ to his fans, and it’s an exercise that he conducts at retreats to reflect on participants’ lives, from birth to death and beyond. You’ll need: […]

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The ProBlogger 7 Link Challenge – version.ak (or – 7 thought-provoking posts from my blog)

July 16, 2010

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Darren Rowse at ProBlogger challenged his readers to share 7 interesting posts with their readers, so I thought I’d share my version of the challenge here: Your first post: Getting Started reflects where my life and blog were back in October 2009 when I decided to start blogging.  I have learned so much since then, what […]

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What would you dare to do – to live a meaningful life?

July 15, 2010

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Hello friends!  Sorry for the long break – we have been visiting family in California for  a couple weeks.  Lucky me – one of the things we did while we were in California was visit an alpaca ranch.  The owner knew her stuff, knew the business side of things and the history and culture behind […]

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Ignore the shushing sounds and shine, shine, shine (forget decorum!)

June 27, 2010

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[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=unique&iid=261041″ src=”http://view3.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/261041/woman-expressing-success/woman-expressing-success.jpg?size=500&imageId=261041″ width=”500″ height=”338″ /] Have you ever been told to pipe down, shush, pay attention, keep it down? How about when you were singing or dancing or yelling or jumping for joy, with exuberance, filled with energy and optimism? I have an embarrassing story to share.  You decide who should be […]

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How to Say No – and Succeed – in a Yes Culture

June 21, 2010

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[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=prohibited&iid=155021″ src=”http://view.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/155021/off-limits-stenciled-wall/off-limits-stenciled-wall.jpg?size=500&imageId=155021″ width=”500″ height=”333″ /] Do you ever feel overwhelmed by your work, your commitments, your ‘to do’ list? Do you feel pressure to do even more? Do you feel guilty if/when you can’t deliver? Maybe it’s time to learn to say No. This is hard.  We live in a Yes culture. […]

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Don’t hate me because I’m arguing with you

June 20, 2010

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Last post relating to Abby Sunderland, I promise.  And really, it’s not about Abby.  It’s about me.  And you. If you’ve been following the story, teenager Abby Sunderland set out to circumnavigate the globe via sailboat nonstop.  Equipment malfunctions de-railed the nonstop aspect of the trip, but Abby continued on her voyage until storms in […]

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Abby Sunderland update – magnificent failure

June 11, 2010

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Some of you may have read my post on Abby Sunderland, the 16 year old girl who set out to be the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe without stopping.  She did stop – but then continued her voyage. Well – in the last couple of days she encountered stormy weather and high seas in […]

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