Alone

I have a wonderful family and amazing friends.  I am blessed with great kids and great health.  I shouldn’t complain about anything…ever.  That said, I’m going to whine about feeling alone during the holidays.  I’m not figuratively alone because the events that surround the season are endless and my friends keep me busy.  It’s just that…

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Coping with loss

Some people don’t look forward to the holidays.  There are a variety of reasons but I think the death of a loved one is the toughest to overcome.  Christmas is a time filled with special memories and consequently a reminder that life will never be the same.  It’s another day to survive…alone.  Oh sure, the happy family is milling about…

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Motivation: we need you

Why do we always make things so hard?  We have this one unique life to live and we feel buried by obligation and expectation.  There’s a saying that goes:  You’ve made your bed, now lie in it.  So we do.   We look for little things to make us happy because the big things take too much effort to change. …

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Benefits of adversity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmSkJ8aL66USometimes when we really have to work hard for something, we appreciate it more.  Sometimes adversity is worth the effort.

Fighting for feedback

We all like feedback when it’s positive.  It’s fun to get and easy to give.  I can’t underestimate the benefits of affirming people for a job well done.  We want to be recognized, especially by the people we admire.  It tells us we’re valued.  It builds relationship and trust.  It’s especially important when the effort…

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