Sometimes when we’re too agreeable and readily defer to someone else’s preferences, we can lose ourselves in the process. Overriding our needs continually to please – not rock the boat, will eventually cause personal emotional and physical fallout. As the saying goes, “You can’t please everyone.” So don’t try to or you’ll lose yourself. And that would be a true loss for this planet.
Posted on May 24, 2013 at 2:11pm
Let your individuality, curiosity and creativity rule this long weekend. Answer your "what if I..." with "I'm doing it. You coming?" And if they're not, it won't matter. You're doing it anyway.
Posted on May 17, 2013 at 11:38am
It’s Mother’s Day and I’m lucky – I have a Mom who cares. Some people don’t have it this way. Whether by circumstance, intention or luck of the draw, theirs isn’t/wasn’t the Hallmark kind of Mom. And it must be tough to hear all about that wonderful, unconditional acceptance when you’ve never experienced it. I believe though that all of us have someone out there who thinks we’re special. It may be a friend, lover, brother, daughter who loves us for who we are. …Continue
Posted on May 12, 2013 at 8:34am
Rita Pierson*, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don't pay me to like the kids.” Her response: “Kids don't learn from people they don’t like.’” A blunt but true message about the authenticity of children that also rings true of adults who have re-claimed their genuineness. When you have the courage to step into yourself, you lose the desire and need to hang out with people who rub you the wrong way even though they may be influential,…Continue
Posted on May 4, 2013 at 12:30pm