Positivity is something we can cultivate. If you walk around all day telling yourself you’re no good at something or berating yourself for the way you handled a situation earlier, you are going to believe that you are no good at that thing or that you didn’t handle that situation right.
This isn’t rocket science. We all know that we should speak kindly to others and to ourselves. But how many of us really, I mean really do it? Continue reading
I’ve covered this topic before. D.E.L.E.T.I.N.G.
It feels good to clean out. I admit, I don’t do it often enough. For some reason lately, I have been on a rampage to clear the clutter.
I’m not sure why. Perhaps it was the epiphany I had in the shower? (Ever notice how most epiphanies occur near water? E.g., in the shower, while washing dishes, in the bath, while scrubbing the floor, Christ’s baptism by John the Baptist in the season of Epiphany. Just saying.)
So, I went hog-wild and cleaned out my Inbox again. I got rid of emails that I have been saving since 2009 (and the odd straggler from 2007).
I didn’t just hit DELETE as I have done in the past (and then panicked later when I discovered that I had tossed an email that I actually still needed). Continue reading
Last week, Husband sent me an excited, adamant text message mid-way through the day stating that he was done with crappy eating and he was cleaning up his act.
I jumped on his band wagon, eager to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. Continue reading
You may recall I recently wrote about the incredible indecision that is plaguing me. If you need to catch up on that series of posts, you can do so here, here and here. Oh, and you could also check out this one.
Well, I have been thrown another curve ball. Continue reading
I’m cleaning out. And not just stuff like old clothes, shoes, junk, etc. I’m going to do it. I mean really DO IT. Continue reading
Lately I’ve been feeling calmer. So have my kids. I don’t know what has come over me. I’ve read two parenting books, both fairly different in their philosophies.
But both books spoke to me and centered me. I am, rather suddenly, a more confident parent. Continue reading
It’s Friday! You know what that means! I’m linking up with Lisa-Jo over at The Gypsy Mama today and stretching my writing muscles.
The word today is together. The exercise is to write for five minutes, without backtracking, do-overs, editing or over thinking. Then link back to The Gypsy Mama and invite others to join in. Oh, and don’t forget to visit the person who linked up before you and comment on their post!
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I have finally found a way to get over my incessant need to fix every single letter that I write on pieces of paper.
Since grade one, I have engaged in an obsessive compulsive behaviour that has brought my mother down to the school on more than one occasion for a meeting with my teacher(s).
This behaviour has followed me into adulthood. (Although I kind of have control of it myself now. There’s no one standing over me with a ruler, demanding that I not give into my natural instincts.)
What is this natural instinct that has caused a lifetime of annoyance to me and those trying to instruct me, you may ask? Continue reading
This morning, while sifting through my personal email to delete some of the advertising messages before opening the good stuff from friends and family, I checked what I thought was the box beside the first email and proceeded to hit delete.
Suddenly, all my messages were selected. You know, the ones that I’ve been saving for the past three years because I just might go back and read them at some point? Yeah, those messages. Continue reading