One Strategy for Practicing Unconditional Love

One Strategy for Practicing Unconditional Love

I’ve had a few hard conversations this week and witnessed some other folk’s difficult situations.

Parenting, eldercare, working with people, relationships of all kinds give us opportunities to learn.

Opportunities to be present.

To see and be seen.

To accept.

To love.

Sometimes in my exuberance and enthusiasm for the possibilities about what can be learned and changed, I don’t realize that what someone might be hearing or feeling is:  

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From Fear to Celebration: 5 Strategies to Transform Your Approach to Rejection

Fear of rejection and putting yourself into the world limits your ability to learn and grow. Celebrating rejection, instead of fearing it, transforms the person experiencing rejection from a victim of others choices, to the courageous chooser of opportunity. You can learn to change your mindset about fearing rejection to celebrating rejection.

As with most celebrations, celebrating rejection will make you happier. And if it still sounds impossible, there are at least five practical steps that you can take to get better at being rejected. You can choose to transform your relationship with rejection to allow yourself to bravely pursue your goals as you ask hard questions, try new things, and do what matters. 

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6 Strategies to Help Embrace Discomfort and Challenges

We all know that life is full of challenges we can’t control, and dealing with challenges and new learning can be uncomfortable. But why embrace discomfort and challenges? How is that different than just “sucking it up” and powering through? Embracing discomfort and challenge makes it easier to find the joy in what ever journey … Read more

Self-directed Learner Mid-year Mobility Check

Mobility is a beautiful thing. Physical, social, or intellectual Being able to move, to be fluid, to progress. To change. To choose. To feel the power and joy of moving, reaching, stretching, walking, growing. Last week I lost my physical mobility for a few days after overdoing it with house and yardwork, party prep, high … Read more

Solstice End of Year Reflection: What’s Really Important?

This has been a hard year.

My mom was diagnosed with ALS in February, followed by two feeding tube surgeries, a move back east and rapidly progressing symptoms. One sibling had a bad fall with complications. Another sibling needed a brain surgery and still needs a different surgery.

And yesterday, the longest night of the year, I’d started my year-in-review that often morphs into  me beating myself up about all the things I didn’t accomplish that I intended to, like:

  • only 16 blog posts/28 newsletters instead of 52
  • no speaking gigs
  • just a few books sold and no marketing plan
  • still piles and piles of mama’s files to be gone through
  • my messy, messy house

The list of what didn’t get done, or done well, could go on and on.  

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