Tag: vulnerability

I was reading Dare to Lead  by Brene Brown and she described this values exercise. She took a list of values that was three columns on a page. Words like kindness, generosity, love, respect, and accountablilty filled the page. According to Brown to …

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The gang was back together. It had been several months since the Best Life team was together for a conference. It was far enough away that it required traveling the day before. This meant an old lady pajama party. We …

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I was asked to officiate a wedding ceremony for a couple I had never met. I have only done a couple of ceremonies and prefer to know the couple. So, the dilemma began. What do I say to a couple I …

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Confirmation bias is the tendency to interpret new evidence as confirmation of one’s existing beliefs or theories. We latch onto information that supports what we already believe. We ignore or deny information to the contrary. We ignore or deny opposing …

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I love a good fire. They are relaxing, calming and a great way to end a day. The logs, however, are always consumed. I was reading a book called Falling Upward when I read this quote. It left me eyes wide …

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We all have those days when the best parts of us are hidden from those we love. We say things we don’t intend. We are harsh and unkind. There may have been such an incident in our house, recently. I …

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I can go about my days assuming my current state is just who I am. Have you ever said, “It’s just my personality?” I would often make that  reference when talking about my negative personality traits. It was a way …

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I am the first to admit that I don’t like to be told what to do. I can get rather defensive and crabby in response to someone’s sage advise that I didn’t want to hear. My first reaction is usually fear followed …

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“Don’t look at me like that. It’s like you think I’m stupid.” “This is a look of confusion,” I replied. “I have never thought of you as stupid.”  This exchange reminded me of how difficult communication is and how much …

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For years, I have been teaching others about forgiveness. I teach about forgiveness being the beginning of healing not the end. I teach about forgiveness being about self-healing. It’s not about the offender. It doesn’t condone actions. It doesn’t mean …

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