Category Archives: Authentic Self

Thought for the week.

For many people the thought of spending time alone is not a pleasant thought. But when  we spend time alone it gives us the opportunity to know ourselves instead of shaping ourselves to the desire of others. Knowing your authentic … Continue reading

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Thought for the Week

Everyone has their own perspectives, tastes, preferences and desires. And since they do, we will always be subject to criticism from people who don’t like something about us -what we believe, what we do, how we act…it could be anything. The … Continue reading

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Taking a Chance on Change

Change. It seems like it should be so easy. Things are this way. I want them to be that way. I’ll simply do it differently. If only it worked like that all of the time. But too often it doesn’t. … Continue reading

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What’s Good for the Goose…

A friend shared the following article by Emma Gray (via The Huffington Post) titled 23 Things Every Woman Should Stop Doing with me. She loved the article, as do I. Her most interesting comment was that she thought this advice applied to … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Who We Are…

A friend recently sent me a link to a Ted Talk that I hadn’t seen. I’ve talked about Ted Talks in the past but if you are a new reader what I’ll say is that Ted Talks are amazing. You … Continue reading

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When Unraveling isn’t a Crisis…

For those of you that follow this blog you know I am a huge fan of Dr. Brene Brown, especially her Ted Talks. I’m currently listening to her book The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re … Continue reading

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What Makes Me Me?

I’ve had a rather unusual experience the past few weeks that has caused me to ask myself about what makes me me. Google lets you set up an alert, a search for a certain term so you can keep up … Continue reading

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