Browsing All posts tagged under »experiment«

Chain, Chain Change – Are You Ready to Change?

June 8, 2010

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I just read a super-short post from The City Girl Chronicles wherein Marjorie gives herself an incredible birthday gift. The gift?  FREEDOM. How did she wrap the gift?  In a resignation from a job she disliked. This gift was a long time in coming, even though the job was unfulfilling, the environment was hostile, the […]

Time for fun – try the Magical Quest-o-Meter today!

May 17, 2010

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I think my innately Serious Person side is creeping back, perhaps the result of completing a few job applications. CAN YOU HELP ME!  I need someone to help me have fun. So, I have added a new feature to the blog: The Magical Quest-o-Meter Tadaa! [Cue musical flourish] What, you may ask, is the Magical […]

Energy = Chaos Unless It’s Managed

March 14, 2010

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I’m developing a theory about children and animals and energy. My theory is that children and animals are bundles of untamed – and continuously generating – energy, and that energy portends chaos and consternation for the would be parent or pet whisperer.  (Anyone who has witnessed a toddler meltdown or an incorrigible dog knows what […]

How to become good at anything – Try, Do, Experiment

February 27, 2010

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“Mom, this is the best dinner, ever.”  Surprising words from one of my picky eaters, especially when applied to my cooking.  Cooking is not a particular passion, but I have been doing a LOT of it recently for all the usual reasons (control over nutrition, variety, family values, budget, etc.).  Although I’m not an expert […]

Why the virtuous path doesn’t work for me – or, using play to accomplish your goals

January 7, 2010

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[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=kids+race&iid=31242″ src=”0030/61c63a52-f22b-4cb6-9dc4-5e7b25fa135f.jpg?adImageId=8850021&imageId=31242″ width=”380″ height=”253″ /] I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints . . . The sinners are much more fun.  – Billy Joel I’m a 40-something wife, mother of 3 and occasional Very Serious Professional, and I’m still rebelling against the ‘should do’s.  I don’t want to […]

Achieving your outrageous goals with MAGIC!

December 30, 2009

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[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=magic&iid=5102865″ src=”2/1/4/9/Person_waving_magic_044f.jpg?adImageId=8732567&imageId=5102865″ width=”234″ height=”321″ /] Magic!  That’s all we need – something that will make achieving our goals effortless, mythical, astonishing.  When guilt and longing (and procrastination and intimidation) fail to make it happen, magic will help you achieve your goals. Well, okay, I don’t actually have a magic trick to make […]

Outrageous Goals – Outrageous Ideas, we got ’em

December 26, 2009

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Everyone have their outrageous goals for 2010?  No?  Just for those of you who might be feeling stuck, or unmotivated or blase about your goals for 2010, here are some ideas to get your brains going: Find your calling, follow your passion – Start a blog! This one’s not just for writers.  Even if you’re […]

Setting outrageous goals, part 3 – write the story of your life

December 21, 2009

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Updated to add the picture: Sitting on stone by artist Timur Tsaku.  Click on the picture or on the link to see more gorgeous work by this artist. Once upon a time there was a witch who spoke the truth.  And the people were afraid of her, for no one wanted to hear the truth. […]