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Tag Archives: self-preservation

Returning To Blank Pages

Five years ago, I wrote about blank books and blank pages. I talked about a wonderful book called, Leaving a Trace, which I still pull off the shelf for inspiration. Please do yourself a favor – find a blank book, a good pen and pick up a copy of this book! Blank books and blank pages …

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Hi Me, It’s Nice To Meet You!

A work in progress… Your Masterpiece CHERYL FASSETT ♦ MAY 19, 2016 ♦ A few years ago, I came across an article on HuffPost called “Your Body Is Not Your Masterpiece.” Someone shared it again on Facebook last week and it continues to resonate with me. I have had an issue with body image forever. Ok, maybe not forever. When …

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Self-Talk Becomes Your Truth

This. The Names We Call Ourselves CHERYL FASSETT ♦ APRIL 21, 2016 ♦ As a spiritually curious person, I have read a lot about different religions and faiths. One of the pagan rules of the universe that has stuck with me is that you get back what you put out there. Do good, and get good back. Do evil …

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Squelching the Inner Mean Girl

Even after a year, I still have to work on this self-talk thing… The Opposite of Fat CHERYL FASSETT ♦ MAY 26, 2016 ♦ Last week I talked a little bit about my body and how mean I have been to it my whole life. I do nothing to strengthen it and bond with it and yet I expect …

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YES is a Gift!

I think I have known for many years that saying yes to myself is important. Growing up we hear “no” so much that we learn to say it to our hearts. Too often, when we are adults, in the midst of our adult responsibilities, we say it to ourselves more than anyone around us. Yes …

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A Little Reminder For Myself and Others Like Me

Last year, I stretched my comfort zone a bit. I taught a workshop for certified medical coders. Yes, I got up in front of a room full of strangers and spoke and put myself out there. I was terrified and exhilarated at the same time. I didn’t think I could do it, but was so …

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You are here. Again.

I must have seasonal effective disorder, but instead of hitting me in the winter months, it strikes in the middle of the summer. Last year, around this time, I had a case of it. And it is here again… My disorder affects my writing and creative endeavors. While I am going all out with new …

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For the Recovering Perfectionist in All of Us

Still working on this daily… Little Miss Perfect CHERYL FASSETT ♦ SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 ♦ Hello, my name is Cheryl, and I am a perfectionist. We need to start an intervention group for perfectionism. Maybe they exist already. [Note to self: Google this because you need help.] I am one of those folks who let …

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