How to Enjoy the Uncomfortable

Waiting in an uncomfortable state feels as though there are ants crawling out of my skin. I can’t remain calm in my thoughts and it’s hard for me to sit still. I notice I scratch my head more, play with my fingers, tap my foot… anything to not let me feel the discontent of sitting in the uncomfortable.

Why is it so hard to wait in the discomfort?

Coming from a person who will do anything to move away from … Read more

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Time to Make the Donuts

Why was the 1981 commercial for Duncan Donuts so successful? Not sure what I’m talking about? The 1981 commercial starred one man known as the ‘donut guy’, similar to the modern-day Subway Jared or Verizon (now Sprint) “Can you Hear Me Now?” guy.

The ‘donut guy’ was a man who in every commercial woke up at O-dark-30 just to put on his usual work uniform, have his wife kiss him goodbye as he walked out the door in a catatonic … Read more

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5 Ways to Grow Your Gratitude

Positive thoughts and energy are cultivated with learned behaviors that focus on the good in the present moment as opposed to the bad or the negative.

Starting off your day, you may feel as though ‘this will be a good day’ and by the time someone cuts you off on the way to work, or the morning coffee order is not right, or the day just don’t seem to be going as planned, you may begin to turn inward with … Read more

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The Art of Communication

In this age of technology, we are more accessible to people throughout the world and yet we are continuing to grow more disconnected in knowing and practicing how to verbally communicate in a way that is effective and fruitful for the health of relationships.

What is the biggest issue that causes tension in communication between two people?

Here are a few that come to mind: stress, anxiety, lack of sleep, too high of expectations, assuming everyone is on the same … Read more

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Organizing Your Day

Waking up on a Monday and anticipating all the things that need to get done the upcoming week can be a bit much to handle. Even when the things on the ‘list’ are fun, they can pile up to become debilitating. The thought of all the ‘to-do’s’ of the day can be daunting. Sometimes the overwhelming list can cause us to want and pull the covers over our head and go back to bed until everything goes away.

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It’s an Odd Year

I must admit, I have something with odd numbers and always feel a little bummed when an odd numbered year comes around.

Personally, I don’t understand why. It has something to do with odd numbers not having a partner, it’s as though they are unbalanced or something.

It brings a couple of chills to my body when I think of odd numbers, and it being an odd year, feel it’s going to be an off year for me.

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Not Sure Where to Go After Flying the Coop

photo-1430826473320-fc1ccf2ce791My wings were ready to carry me away. I was ready to fly and desired to much to soar high within the freedoms of young adulthood, and yet I was scared to make the wrong decision.

Where are you going to school? What are you wanting to major in?

The typical questions a junior and senior in high school are asked, on a regular, nagging basis. Both questions come out of curiosity and genuine care for my well being, and … Read more

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I want to change the world… I just don’t know how

actress-cartoonI have all these ‘great’ ideas in my head of things I want to do and ways I want to become better and to make a difference in the world around me.

When I was little, I wanted to be famous. My dream was to become an actress and be in the spot light. Every Halloween I would dress up as a singer or a cheerleader… both roles were ‘on stage’ in front of crowds and I loved every … Read more

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Enduring ‘the meantime’ of life

architecture-768432_960_720I often struggle with space between what once was and what will be. The in between spaces of my life that I feel are fillers or dead air-time (as radio stations call it). One song has ended and I’m waiting for the next to go on, and there is that uncomfortable silence that lingers in anticipation of what is to happen next. I often find myself filling my time with ‘fillers’- activities and focuses that are good for the time, … Read more

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Drinking Through a Firehose

firehoseMy days are full and I have a never-ending list of things to do. Not to mention, each time I check something off my list, 2 more get added to it.

I guess this is part of the gig of starting and running my own business. I have always heard people talk about the various hats small business owners need to wear, and yet I feel like it’s all becoming real to me all at once, and it takes everything … Read more

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