Problems sometimes turn out to be unexpected gifts, so look for them.
By Beate Chelette
Can't all this move faster, I asked my herbalist the other day as I sat impatiently on the treatment table? I am smack in the middle of being rewired by nature and Steve is helping me through the symptoms of perimenopause, a biological stage that can't be avoided-or rushed-despite my insistence. With the utmost patience, Steve reminded me that my pace is probably exactly the pace it needs to be.
That got me thinking. Why are we rarely satisfied with the way things go? They are too slow, or too stressful. It's too much or not enough. Dissatisfaction thinking leaves us in a perpetual state of wanting something different, which can't be good for us. Nor does it allow for the unexpected gifts and experiences that show up instead.
What happened to me in Austin last week is a perfect example. I went to Wizard Academy to teach a two-day course on leadership, based on principles in TheRead More »from When It’s Right, It’s Right
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- Ellen Dolgen | Author Blog Posts – Mon, Nov 19, 2012 11:39 AM EST
I recently had a great conversation with Keri Glassman, nutrition expert, founder of NutritiousLife.com, and author of 4 books including her latest, The New You and Improved Diet: 8 Rules to Lose Weight and Change Your Life Forever, being released on December 24, which helps readers lose weight and "get stronger, calmer, healthier, and more balanced." With the holidays already upon us, I thought this was a great opportunity to combine Keri's advice with practical tips on how to navigate through the temptations we face around the holidays. The season of eating may have begun for you a few weeks ago when co-workers brought bags of left-over Halloween candy to the office. This week, of course, preparation for the Thanksgiving feast is in full swing, and then the holiday parties will begin with all of the sweet indulgences (well, maybe just a half a drink more) that go with them. With everything going on, friends to see, places to go, gifts to buy, and treats to eat, you may findRead More »from Menopause Mondays: Happy Nutritious Holidays! from Ellen and Guest Nutritionist, Keri Glassman
- Gretchen Rubin | Author Blog Posts – Mon, Nov 19, 2012 10:04 AM EST
teddybearphotoI remember reading somewhere that writer Anne Lamott thinks about herself in the third person, to take better care of herself: "I'm sorry, Anne Lamott can't accept that invitation to speak; she's finishing a book so needs to keep her schedule clear."
Similarly, I imagine myself as a toddler. "Gretchen gets cranky when she's over-tired. We really need to stick to the usual bedtimes." "Gretchen gets frantic when she's really hungry, so she can't wait too long for dinner." "Gretchen needs some quiet time each day." "Gretchen really feels the cold, so we can't be outside for too long."
The fact is, if you're dealing with a toddler, you have to plan. You have to think ahead about eating, sleeping, proper winter clothes, necessary equipment, a limit on sweets, etc. Because with a toddler, the consequences can be very unpleasant. In the same way, to be good-humored and well-behaved, I need to make sure I have my coffee, my cell-phone charger, my constant snacks, and my eight hoursRead More »from Why I Treat Myself like a Toddler. A Cranky Toddler
I am new bee from life to life
Dear i want watch the world at my living time and want love all
I am a person who wants to make a DIFFERENCE in people's lives.Read More »from WANTING to MAKE a DIFFERENCE
MAKING A DIFFERENCE "Never be afraid to do something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the titanic"
THIS ISN'T ALL ABOUT ME I MAINLY WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN TEENAGERS LIVES IN THE WORLD TODAY, I AM A TEENAGER MYSELF. BUT LIKE I SAID I WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
INDEED WE R HEROES AND ALWAYS WILL BE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ALWAYS BE POSITIVE NO MATTER WHO, WHERE OR WHAT IT IS.
E.G. * YOUR MOTHER TOLD U R IRRESPONSIBLE.
U REPLY AND SAY
MOM DON'T UNDERESTIMATE THE ABILITY OF A TEENAGER, WE R WINNERS AND NOT LOSERS.
IF U THINK U R 2 SMALL TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
TRY SLEEPING WITH A MOSQUITO
Well, technically, I'm 43, but....details. I've never really thought about my age much, but lately I've caught myself looking in the mirror, lifting my my eyebrows a bit, holding back the saggy skin on my neck, and nearly passing out trying to suck in that pooch that's gotta be due to bloat and surely not fat. I blame the U.S. Postal Service for all of this. No, I'm not a disgruntled employee who's dreading the holiday madness; I'm a mom who's facing a deluge of mail from universities all across the United States trying to lure my baby girl out of the nest. Now, let me assure you that I understand this is a necessary process (even though I never finished college) and a great one that will hopefully serve her very well, but it's also one big, fat tap on my shoulder that my job is done. Over. Done. CUT! How can that be?? I'm not only losing my daughter's vibrant, beautiful company, I'm losing the only job I've ever loved and I'm reminded that all of this means I'm transitioning to myRead More »from Life Experience at 40
- Michael Skinner | Author Blog Posts – Sat, Nov 17, 2012 8:15 PM EST
Read More »from Giving the Gift of Weird: Unique and Unusual XMAS Gifts
On Christmas Eve when everyone is opening gifts, would you like to say: Bet you've never seen one of those!
Or: Bet you have never seen one like that!
Well, you are in luck. Because that peculiar institution known as the gag, joke or unusual gift is alive and well even in modern times. You can still give the gift that defies explanation--just because. The season's the reason though you will still have the recipient wondering: What were they thinking?
If you happen to be the victim of one of these ah, gifts, remember, don't say the following aloud:("Thanks. Now, what do I do with it? There's not enough for TP and it won't fit in the birdcage...")
Star Shower Card
Geometric Sun Key Chain
Rainbow Gyroscope Postage StampPastel Starburst Magnet
Featured Products Greeting Card On the off chance you haven't learned your lesson, here is your ticket to the museum of Christmas Oddities: Weird, Wacky Strange, Unique and Unusual XMAS Gifts
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