Yesterday a friend offered to give me a pair of adorable shoes she no longer had room for. They were perfect red pumps and I was excited to try them on. Then I found out they were size 7. I’m a size 8 but the shoes were so stylish that I really wanted them to fit.… Continue reading What’s in a name?
Habits are like two sides of a coin. On one side we curse bad habits which can bind us to potentially enslaving addictions, activities or consumables. On the flip side our good habits appear to be a blessing, allowing us to effortlessly perform thousands of boringly repetitive tasks. Every day we shower, dress, eat and complete… Continue reading Routine or ritual? The choice is yours
Many of us struggle with perfectionist tendencies. You know who you are…the ones for whom good enough is never enough. Often these tendencies have to do with childhood insecurities or beliefs that we are not safe – especially not safe to be ourselves. For me (and many of my siblings) we grew up believing if we did things… Continue reading Watchmaker or Bricklayer?
As we go about our daily lives, without fail we end up having an interaction with another human being on this planet that ‘pushes our buttons’. It can be a family member or a complete stranger. The first thing you’ll notice is the label you place on the button-pusher. “He/she is so ______________!” (You can… Continue reading Same Kind, Different Flavor
I woke up today thinking about euphemisms. A euphemism is the substitution of an expression for one thought too blunt. “To pass away” is a euphemism for “to die”. However so is, “kick the bucket” which seems decidedly more harsh since its reference comes from kicking a bucket from beneath a person in a noose. There are euphemisms… Continue reading Turning the Corner
Have you ever wondered why superheroes are so popular with children? Is it the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound, shoot webs from your wrists and take down the bad guys? Or is it the cool costume? Many think the clout is in the cape but I suggest the real power comes… Continue reading Power in a Pose? Supercharge a more Confident Child in just Two Minutes.