Tag Archives: Growth

Commitment

3 min read This year rather than make resolutions, which I rarely keep, I’m going to set priorities and make a commitment to doing them.  This sounds fairly simple on the surface, but I should explain my current logic with regard to … Continue reading

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Blame

3 min read Lately the topic of blame has been coming up often in my reading.  Jeff Haden lists it as the number one thing to stop doing in his article Be Happier in Business and Life: 10 Things To … Continue reading

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Loving Kindness

3 min read Loving kindness.  It’s a common term in Buddhism and it’s a great idea – treating each other and ourselves with loving kindness.  When I am sitting at home, and all is well, I am all for loving kindness.  … Continue reading

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Follow-Up

2 min read I know you’ve heard it before … follow-up is extremely important.  It’s one of those things that we know but we sometimes forget, or choose not, to do. When I know of someone who is job hunting, I … Continue reading

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Total Control

2 min read I am in total control.  Envious?  Don’t be, you are in total control too. My teenage daughter gets very frustrated when things don’t go the way she planned.  Slowly, very slowly, I am trying to teach her … Continue reading

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Negativity Bias

3 min readDo you ever wonder why we focus on the negative?  You can be having a great day, the best day ever, then one negative thing happens.  Do we think about the 497 things that went right that day, or … Continue reading

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Wait a Moment

4 min readPatience is not my strong suit.  When something needs doing, I like to act right away and get things moving.  Not doing makes me feel like I am not getting anywhere.  In fact, I have these words posted on my … Continue reading

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Skin Deep

2 min readI remember reading once that just because you buy a product from a health food store doesn’t necessarily mean it is healthy.  I didn’t really believe it.  It goes against everything I’ve always believed to be true.  You see I … Continue reading

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Barriers

4 min readI’ve heard the example of the elephant and the wooden stake used several times to describe how we limit ourselves by our thoughts.  A baby elephant has his foot tied with a rope to a wooden stake.  When the … Continue reading

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Compassion

3 min readLately I’ve been reading a book by Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk.  This particular book, Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames, is very simply written but offers some great insight into anger. Hanh explains that “When someone says … Continue reading

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