Category Archives: Growth

When Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone Sucks

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have already guessed that this post is about the party/networking event I attended at a bar in Orlando on Friday night. If you don’t follow me on Twitter (or do and just … Continue reading

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What I Didn’t Learn About Rejection From Metallica

This week has been filled with angst, rejection, insecurities, and pity parties at my house. All of them mine. I’ve worried that “nothing will work”, that I’m “not good enough”, and that I’m “putting myself out there for nothing.” I … Continue reading

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Why People Are Mean

“Why are people so mean?” I think that’s something we have all asked at least once in our lives. Of course, when we ask it we’re talking about other people. We want to know why that person over there is … Continue reading

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Do you have too many values?

“Just do what makes you happy.” People said that to me over and over again when Jared and I were separated. It was well-intentioned advice, but every time I heard it I was overwhelmed with the urge to punch some … Continue reading

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Life Is Not a To-Do List

I adore the concept of bucket lists. I love reading “life lists” my friends have posted online. In theory, I think the idea of keeping a running tally of things you want to do before you die is fantastic. In … Continue reading

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Getting Perspective on Priorities in First Class

It’s not very often that I fly in First Class. There are dozens and dozens of things I’d rather spend my money on, and it seems a bit silly to me to pay what would amount to the cost of … Continue reading

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Is This The Key to Self Esteem?

Yesterday, I spent about 30 minutes of my work day in a live web chat talking about cheerleading with Varsity and The Motherhood. Oh, yes, I did. One – I was paid to participate and promote the talk beforehand via … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Not To Pursue Your Passion

I believe that every single one of us has a purpose – a role in this world that we were made to fill. I believe that we are most happy when we are actively filling that role, whatever it may … Continue reading

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Why Bother With Extreme Happiness?

You don’t have to pursue a passion. You don’t have to make dramatic changes to find a deeper sense of happiness. You can choose to be perfectly content in the everyday joy of being alive. There is absolutely nothing wrong … Continue reading

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The Freedom Of Temporary

I met Rusty Croft on Navarre Beach when he was competing with other sand sculptors in a contest designed to promote tourism in the area.  It was like an exhibition game for sand sculptors that involved two days of creating … Continue reading

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