Random Question – Post #1

Admit it – we all have them.  When we’re kids, we seem to vocalize every random question.  I don’t know at what age we stop sharing them with other people.  I’m pretty sure we stop so that no one slaps us silly.  But, we all still have these random thoughts from time to time.  I… Continue reading Random Question – Post #1

Everyone’s A Critic – How To Turn Off Negative Thoughts, Part 2

In Everyone’s A Critic – How To Turn Off Negative Thoughts, Part 1, I shared some of the negative thoughts that plague me & tips from my stress management course on “unpacking” them. TANGENT:  If anyone knows the origin of the phrase “unpacking” to mean digging deeper into understanding a subject, please tell me all… Continue reading Everyone’s A Critic – How To Turn Off Negative Thoughts, Part 2

Everyone’s a Critic: How to Turn Off Negative Thoughts, Part 1

For a long time, I’ve wanted to talk about a free stress management course my gym offered.  Unfortunately, ever time I started, a voice in the back of my head piped up: “Stop, you idiot!  No one cares what you have to say.  No one will read your posts.  A 5th-grader could write better than… Continue reading Everyone’s a Critic: How to Turn Off Negative Thoughts, Part 1

The Good, The Bad, & The Shiny

2017.  There are still several holidays left to you, but I can’t wait to sing you off life’s stage. Well, if I’m being honest, I can’t wait to pelt you with rotten tomatoes & send the stage hook out to “encourage” you off.  Should the stagehand accidentally throttle you in the process, I wouldn’t complain.… Continue reading The Good, The Bad, & The Shiny