Tag: fail

  • 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…

  • Three Simple Nuggets to Cut Down the Panic

    Three Simple Nuggets to Cut Down the Panic

    So it’s been a while since we’ve been together. I’ve got a few good reasons. I’ve been busy with some cool things, like implementing my new mindfulness trainings for organizations (yay!). And of course, there’s the beloved MagicWrap project, which I won’t go into again here*. I’ve also been busy with tricky things, like keeping…

  • 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…

  • What We’re All Getting Wrong About our Freak-Outs

    What We’re All Getting Wrong About our Freak-Outs

    You know how this is an uncertain time? And how lots of people and articles and bloggers (including me) have been talking about how scary uncertainty is? So…we all had it all wrong. Let me show you what I mean. The other day I had one of those freak-out moments, when the uncertainty around this…

  • A Knowledge Nugget: How to REALLY Deal With Our Current Fears

    A Knowledge Nugget: How to REALLY Deal With Our Current Fears

    No doubt about it. It’s an uncertain, scary time. Social distancing has many of us feeling isolated. News stories filled with speculation have us scared and confused. The every-side-is-doing-it blame game fills us with anger and frustration. We worry about our loved ones. We worry about our bank accounts. We worry about how long this…

  • How to Stop Making Things Worse for Yourself

    How to Stop Making Things Worse for Yourself

    So, this happened… Now that I’ve begun with some melodrama, allow me to bring it down. I actually chose this situation. It was a planned, fairly major foot surgery that was decades in the making. One of the reasons I’d put it off is that it’s notoriously gnarly. In fact, many people who’d been in…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • How to Make Life’s Bad Things Better

    How to Make Life’s Bad Things Better

    Recently, a lovely friend of mine named Meg ran 100 miles. As in 100 miles for real. All at once. On purpose. It was part of a race in the mountains. Shortly after she finished the event she and I were on a morning run. (Yes, a run. How she was moving, I don’t know.).…

  • 8 Awesome and Not-So-Awesome Things that WILL Happen to You in the New Year

    8 Awesome and Not-So-Awesome Things that WILL Happen to You in the New Year

    I begin today’s post with a few obvious facts. I am not a time traveler. Nor am I a psychic. But I am an observer. And I take lots of notes. And so I know a few thing about you. I know, for instance, that a few things are going to happen to you in…