Browsing All posts tagged under »self-acceptance«

What the Heck Do I Do With My Word? 5 Easy Steps to Boost Your Word’s Magic

May 23, 2010


So, here you are, having chosen your magic word(s) and feeling pleased with your selection.  Now what?  Time to summon some magic!  Here are 5 easy steps to boost your word’s magic – try them all or pick and choose the ones that work for you: Make it big so you’ll see it – every […]

Don’t be perfect – be a leader

January 26, 2010


[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=arnold+palmer+swing&iid=6698315″ src=”5/1/c/3/Senior_PGA_Championship_c992.jpg?adImageId=9516147&imageId=6698315″ width=”427″ height=”594″ /] Arnold Palmer has one weird looking golf swing. Having a weird looking golf swing did not stop him from playing professional golf, from appearing on national television in front of millions of viewers.  It did not stop him from connecting with thousands of fans (it might have […]

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

January 7, 2010


[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 […]

Another inspiring story – you must read this!

December 22, 2009


Over at Copyblogger, Jonathan Morrow has written an incredible post about his own experience as a baby with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Totally inadequate summary: Jonathan was diagnosed as a baby with SMA and was supposed to die by the time he was 2 His mom refused to accept the doctor’s prognosis and kicked medical butt […]

Setting outrageous goals, Part 1 – What in the past year made you squeal, laugh, roar, kick, hop and dance with delight?

December 18, 2009


Wheeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! Time to set some outrageous goals.  Some scary, crazy, ridiculous goals.  And then to publish them. But first, let’s make sure we’re on the same page. Why do we need personal goals? Well, all of us chickens are sitting here in this blog-chicken house because we want to live lives that matter.  And one […]

Doing a personal year-end review

December 15, 2009


[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=analysis&iid=7312134″ src=”b/2/f/c/The_Cabalistic_analysis_2861.jpg?adImageId=8338383&imageId=7312134″ width=”234″ height=”380″ /] How did you do this year in terms of your calling?  Well, it depends on what’s important to you.  Your results may look better or worse, depending on what you decide to measure.  (a trick understood by every successful corporate employee)  What you decide to measure should […]

Why look for our calling?

December 12, 2009


It has been a while since my last post, and I’m wondering why motivation and creativity keep avoiding me, dodging and running when I start thinking about posting.  I do feel some post-Nano blues.  Writing that sucker was almost like having a baby, now, having no reason to skip TV (and no excuse to avoid washing […]

Day 16 – Self Acceptance = Growth + Progress

November 14, 2009


I have a wee, tiny confession to make.  Sometimes I yell at my son.  Loud, angry, guilt-inducing yelling. Until recently, Number 1 Son has been used to succeeding easily in school, waiting until the last minute to get things done and pulling great results out of the fire.  This year, he’s moved to a gifted […]