Conscious Incompetence

Even coaches have coaches, and mine challenged me to do my first Facebook Live. ulp

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Celebrate the Ending

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly. ~Richard Bach
In the local newspaper, I recently read about a local artist, Jennifer Davey, who uses her art to help process violence.   It was her own brush with violence that brought urgency to the issue.  In 1999,

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The Four Indignities of the Cat and How You’re Already Provided for

Leap and the net will appear. Julia Cameron
This past week has been pretty rough in my household. My big ol’ sweetiepie long-haired kittycat, Mr. Monkeyshine, developed a cough, then endured Indignity #1: A trip to the vet. Thank goodness we had his favorite blanket along. What a good boy. The antibiotics over the next week created their own problem, even with the probiotics sprinkled on his food. You see, Mr. Monkeyshine has a fluffy butt like a Corgi. Fluff + diarrhea = a very bad combination; I really do not recommend it at all. Walking around with a stinky lump attached to his butt was Indignity #2. Yikes! It was way bigger than any matting I had ever dealt with. I needed help. Did I mention

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Choice – it’s all in your hands.

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discern who you are.
Now that Thanksgiving is over for this year, the hustle of our winter holidays begins. My Christmas tree is set up and covered with the angels I’ve collected since I was 16 years old. That’s a lot of angels. Beyond the not so subtle reminders of the accumulation of the years, the sometimes hecticness of the season also brings mountains of uncompleted tasks. Do you have a running to-do list too? I’m nowhere near finished crocheting a particular gift and am seriously considering stuffing

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5 Ways to Deal With Toxic People

People say I don't take crticism well, but I say What the hell do they know? Grouch Marx
Are you surrounded by the Seven Dysfunctional Dwarfs: Sulky, Moan-y, Shout-y, Crabby, Martyr-y, Touchy and Petulant? These evil creatures make your life more difficult and prevent you from living fully into your potential. Trouble is,

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When Change Takes Over: 5 Ways for Massive Self-Care

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. John Wooden
Have you ever been here? You check off your milestones and feel pretty good about your life. You’ve met goals, you have good relationships, and you feel satisfied on so many levels. But then, life kicks you in a very tender place.

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