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Ruts Happen

The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth. I heard that somewhere once and it has always stuck with me. Some would say it is a depressing quote to keep around in the brain file, but I like to think of it more as a good swift kick in the butt …

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Sit Down! You’re Rocking the Boat!

Have you ever noticed that tiny little voice in your head that starts to panic the moment you edge closer to something new? A thought, a project, an adventure – it doesn’t matter. That little voice suddenly gets very loud! I blame the survival instinct. It is human nature to want to protect ourselves. And …

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Ready? Set? Go!

“Ready” is a crutch. It is the oldest excuse in the world. It is the sound of another brick being added to the wall around your comfort zone. I have to agree with Hugh Laurie. You are never truly ready for anything – not the performance you have practiced for weeks, not that test you have …

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Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight

It seems I am always in a place where I am learning new things. I get stale if I sit still too long. And one thing I have had to get past time and time again is the fear of failure. For many years, this fear kept me from going out on the limb. I …

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Sit Down and Shut Up

I have realized that the universe sends us lessons when we need them. And I should always follow along… I have been taking an online workshop on self-hosted WordPress and the Genesis theme and extender plug in. It is my hope to some day move my little ol’ blog to a self-hosted site where I …

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When Wishing Isn’t Enough

I know I am not alone in this. Have you ever had a dream that seemed too big? Too far away? Or maybe it was just a project that seemed insurmountable? How did you tackle it? Did you run at it wildly or take it step by step? Did you even try? Or did you …

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Do It Anyway

I think a lot of us are coming off a rough year. 2016 seems to have been a beast for a lot of people I know. The last four to six months have been a complete stress sandwich for me as well. I swore that I would not make resolutions on New Year’s Eve for …

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Stay Together and Hold Hands

Fear has a way of stopping us in our tracks. Sometimes, though, life decides it knows what is best for us and delivers a good swift kick in the butt, forcing us out of our comfort zones and into the unknown. This has happened in my household over the last six months. My husband and …

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