I am not about to tell anyone that their lack of status as a home owner is because they have Netflix. I know better. However, I have learned that there are ways in which we do make less than optimal decisions around our finances. Everyone does it. Whether it’s stress shopping, overspending on gifts, or… Read More Self-Care Saturday: Save up
In my writing files I have a story I first drafted in 1993. Why isn’t it finished? Well, life and raising children intervened. I saved it, faithfully converting the document type from version to version of Word. Now, releasing that story would require a complete overhaul. I’d have to alter some of the tropes in… Read More Writing Wednesday: Newbie Pitfalls: Wrong Time Period
Dear Future Me, I’m proud of how I’ve handled the last few years. Between a pandemic, personal health crises (yep, all of them), and a manager who is in desperate need of leadership training, I’ve held up well! I haven’t stopped looking for that path forward. Now, it’s time for a change, and I know… Read More Freeform Friday: Dear Future Me
It can be hard to get motivated, but more than that, it can be a herculean task to stay motivated.
The answer to how to stay motivated isn’t complicated, but it can be slippery to nail down. The answer is, know what moves you.… Read More Motivational Monday: Know what moves you
I’m sharing this in part because I feel I owe everyone an explanation for dropping off the face of the earth. Also, it’s possible that somewhere in here, I’ll have information that will help someone who is just beginning their struggle with post-covid symptoms. This will be a long post as there is much to… Read More Freeform Friday: An abbreviated version of the past year of my life.
Today I’m tackling another skill that has been subjected to a lot of scrutiny and criticism, generally from those who don’t understand what it’s about. Radical acceptance is a powerful tool for change and reducing internal turmoil. In hopes of avoiding triggering anyone, I’m going to use an analogy and let you translate that into… Read More Top-Skills Thursday: Radical Acceptance
I had a conversation with a friend recently and we discussed what we expect in a relationship. She’s hoping to find someone, but not having much luck. I asked what she expected and what I got in response was a list most would agree is a bare minimum for a relationship that isn’t toxic. We… Read More Motivational Monday: Don’t Undersell Yourself
I had to admit that “Funny Friday” wasn’t going as smoothly as I wanted it to. I’m better at humor in the moment than I am planning it out. I’m worse at sharing humor from the web when I know a million people already saw it. I don’t even share funny things to my friends… Read More Freeform Friday: Birth of a Poet