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Tag Archive for ‘Introspection’

From Sadmiration To Admiration

Do you ever catch yourself slipping  into “story mode” by rehashing a difficult time or a personal injustice? It could be about anything – health, finances, a former employer, an ex, or, in my case, parenting. Here lately, when asked how things are going with my son, I hear myself saying, “We’re in a really good groove.” It’s a true statement. I could stop there or elaborate on his awesomeness. Instead, I […]

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Introspection: Head Heart Gut

What do you listen to? Not who, but what? For me, it always comes back to trusting my gut. My head can get confused, wielding logic, reason, and calculating judgments when threatened. My heart can be compressed with unreleased emotion that clots my own feelings of well-being. My gut. That trusty anchor that, no matter how turbulent the waters are, remains steady. That’s what I tune into. When the airwaves […]

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The Parenting Mantra: I Am Tired

“I am tired.” That was on constant repeat in my mind for the first year of my life as a mom: Sitting on the couch for feedings…every 3 hours for at least a half hour… “I am tired.” Showering…you know, every three days or so… “I am tired.” Putting on makeup…my 5-minute rush job of concealer, powder, blush, mascara… “I am tired.” Driving… “Why are there so many bad drivers in this […]

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