Rock, paper, scissors (1)

Where do you get stuck, over and over and over?

Do you get stuck in the same way over and over and over? That’s usually a sign that something isn’t working. I know, duh!  You are stuck because you can’t figure it out. You know if you did it (whatever it is) differently, your life would be easier. Here’s the real problem, you don’t know what […]

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Shrine Pass Trail

Mister Rogers – Kindness and Success

Fred Rogers has been quoted as saying, “There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.” I think that kindness refers to both being kind to ourselves and kind to others. Whether at work or at […]

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Humpty Dumpty St Charles Park (1)

Are You Running Around Like Your Hair’s on Fire?

There’s a difference between being busy and running around like your hair’s on fire! We often confuse the two, thinking that if we are really, really busy it must mean we are getting things done. Additionally, we often think if we are busy it must mean we are effective. So, that brings us to the […]

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Procrastination – or is it?

Procrastination must be the word of the week. I have read at least 5 articles about procrastination in the past few days. Here’s a new spin on it. Waiting until the last minute, distracting yourself with Facebook, or starting something new so you don’t have to do the dreaded to-do list could all be examples of […]

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Grandma's Roses

Joy From the Little Things, a Note to Self

Sometimes we get so involved in trying to solve life’s problems that we forget to experience joy in the little things. The picture above is from a rose bush that originally came from my grandma. It has to be at least 80 years old and is likely much older. I love seeing these roses bloom […]

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Coffee shop graduation musings

Personal Reflection and Inner Stories

Last week I was sitting at a coffee shop in Philadelphia waiting for my son’s med school graduation ceremony and was struck by how everyone was going along with their regular day. The young woman sitting next to me was doing homework on her computer. People were walking to work, enjoying the beautiful day. Some […]

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