Fall: Change Lies Ahead

Fall: Change Lies Ahead

  We all go through lots of changes in our lives. Some are developmental changes that happen without our conscious participation. Others are changes we can predict will happen, whether or not we’re happy about them. Some of those changes come as a complete...

Furloughed with Time to Think

I could go on at length about the government shutdown, what it says about our political system and how bad it is for the country but will refrain. Instead of doing that here, let’s see if we make something good come out of this furlough mess. If you’re...

Using My Own Ideas

Today I listened to my smarter self. The one that writes about prioritizing “want-to” items on the daily “to-do” list. I did my “want-to” first thing in the day, before it got too hot and I got too busy. Before 7 a.m. I was out the...

How’s Busy-ness?

One busy day in 1992 my former executive director and I were en route to an early afternoon meeting. We were running a little late. She asked me to stop so we could pick up lunch. “Marie*, do we have time?” I asked. She replied with a smile,...

Help! I’m Stuck!

When making changes in our lives, we can get stuck for all sorts of reasons. For me fear is a big one. I can get a case of the “what ifs [insert feared result here] ” and have trouble moving forward. Here’s an exercise that can help. Use it to list...

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