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Ok. Seriously folks. Is anyone else super tired of the “find your passion” and “follow your dream” crapola?! Does anyone else feel like a big fraud in life because you don’t have a “passion” (except for maybe tacos… people seem pretty pumped about tacos nowadays)? Is your job good enough, it pays the bills, it’s …

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This is a book review of “Be Feel Think Do: A Memoir” by Anne Bérubé… and I desperately don’t want to insult her. Heck, Anne lives in my area! I think it’s AMAZING that she wrote this book and got published! SO COOL! This is the challenge of reviewing “self-help” books… some are a good …

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Wow. So. I kinda feel like bawling my eyes out after doing this exercise (How to write your own eulogy). Whew. Powerful stuff! I do not need a list of accolades regarding my “successes” or “accomplishments” at my memorial. I do not need awards, rewards, medals due to being super duper awesome at something. I …

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“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” Mark Twain Who do you aspire to be? How would you like to be remembered when you die? How do you live your best life NOW? I had a lovely Facebook experience recently. …

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“Carl Jung teaches that water represents our emotions” – Estelle Thomson, Painting Under the Sea, 21 Daily Creative Leaps Waves push and pull… Do I want to be pushed to shore where it’s “safe”, or pulled out to sea – the big scary deep unknown? Day 19 of the 21 Daily Creative Leaps is about …

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As I read The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary, PhD, I reflected as a clinical social worker/family therapist, as a daughter, as a wife, as a step-mother, and as a mother… my roles and my close relationships. In the past when I have done family therapy, the main objective was never to “fix” the child. …

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Whoa! I’ve been blogging for over a month. Whaaaaat? That went FAST! This also means I’ve been #goaldigging hardcore since the end of June. So! To give myself credit for the hard work I’ve been doing, to keep myself accountable for what I could be doing better, and to stay motivated – let’s review!

“No truly happy person feels the need to stand in front of the mirror and recite that she’s happy. She just is.” Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck F*CK YEA! Ok. Ok. This may not be toootally fair. Many people need to start a journey of self-acceptance with some intentional hard …

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