Tag: ability

  • The Surprisingly Good News about the Change You Want to Make

    The Surprisingly Good News about the Change You Want to Make

    I had a little incident a few months back. It involved some heavy furniture, an awkwardly executed lift-and-twist on my part, and some resulting back pain. And by back pain I mean super gnarly spasms that beat out any pain I’ve ever experienced. (And if you’ve been following my blog at all, you know I’ve…

  • A Few Things I Need to Admit to You

    A Few Things I Need to Admit to You

    I begin with an admission. The first of a few, actually. This admission is that there have been plenty of stomach rumblings and tumblings going on inside this body of mine lately. They haven’t felt good. The reason for them, though, is good. Because they have to do with a new side hustle project that…

  • This Post was Supposed to be about Letting Go

    This Post was Supposed to be about Letting Go

    Letting go sure ain’t easy. I’ve wanted to write about it for a while, but, frankly, haven’t quite been able to figure out how to do it. Recently, though, I thought I was getting close. It all came to a head when a buddy of mine finally got me to give rock climbing a try.…

  • How to Stop Sinking Yourself

    How to Stop Sinking Yourself

    I begin today’s post with a brief tale involving a friend of mine. His situation may sound pretty familiar to you. He decided to read a book. A very, very popular one. He eagerly began the first page, then got a bit further in and realized he wasn’t quiiiiiite loving it. By page 30 or…

  • The One Blog Post You Should Read Today

    The One Blog Post You Should Read Today

    I have a confession to make. I begin by admitting that last week I told a friend of mine she should get a new accountant. I told another friend she should read a certain book during her vacation. And I told another he should quit a board he’s sat on for years. Oh, and I…

  • Some Very Crappy, Very Good News

    Some Very Crappy, Very Good News

    I have some crappy news for you… …but, if you choose to take this quick ride with me, you’ll soon see it’s actually quite good. I begin with a series of crappy events in the life of Deirdre over the past month: Got a nasty ick bug that lasted a good two weeks. Didn’t get…

  • The Incredibly Surprisingly Simple Way to Do the Thing You Can’t Get Yourself to Do

    The Incredibly Surprisingly Simple Way to Do the Thing You Can’t Get Yourself to Do

    So it was time to do the bills again this week. If you know anything about me – or you’ve read a few of my posts on the subject – you know that I hate doing bills. Really hate doing them. Maybe even more than you do. Why? Because doing bills isn’t just about paying…

  • What to do about the Dumbest Word on the Planet

    What to do about the Dumbest Word on the Planet

    There’s a really dumb word floating out there, and most of us use it. A lot. It’s a mean word. A soul-sucking word. A horrible, no-good, terrible word. I reveal it through a few quick ditties about people just like you and me. See if you get the theme. Rachel was super-excited as her second…

  • A Sincere Letter from Me to You

    A Sincere Letter from Me to You

    Dear You: I hope you are doing well. No…scratch that. I hope you are doing wonderfully. In fact, I hope you are as happy as you can possibly be. Are you? My guess is you’re not. You might be somewhat happy, or you might be pretty happy some of the time…but as happy as you…

  • The Truth About Your Guts

    The Truth About Your Guts

    Guess what? I’m a quitter. Yep, Deirdre’s a quitter. A QUITTTT…TER! Why the proud proclamation? Because I am proud. And because lots of people wouldn’t be. Or think I shouldn’t be. Because lots of people believe that quitting says something terrible about us.  It means we can’t hack it. It means we’re weak. You’ve heard…

  • The Truth About Your Factory Settings

    The Truth About Your Factory Settings

    Guten tag! I’m writing this trip in the midst of a visit to the lovely country of Germany. The whole family is really into it. This being said, and despite LOTS of planning, not everything has gone as…planned. My finest example? Our reservation at a hotel located smack dab in the middle of all the…