Tag: reality

  • 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…

  • The New Fear: Beware of FOPO

    The New Fear: Beware of FOPO

    There’s a new kind of fear rearing its head these days. Actually, that’s not completely true. The fear has been around for…well, forever. But the acronym that describes it is new. Actually, that might not even be completely true. But I just recently learned about it, so it’s new to me.  And it’s really important.…

  • 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…

  • How to Stop Being a Big Loser

    How to Stop Being a Big Loser

    Welcome to my post on how to stop being a big loser. It’s time to get started. Ready? Poof. You’re not a big loser. You know how I did that so quickly? I’ll explain through a quick ditty. Two days ago I auditioned for a role I really wanted, and I didn’t get it. Didn’t…

  • Lessons from a True Tale (Told in Ten Bullet Points)

    Lessons from a True Tale (Told in Ten Bullet Points)

    So last week was a bit humbling. It was a week that brought another valuable lesson. Part of what was so humbling was that I’d learned this particular lesson before. And then forgotten it. In fact, it’s probably happened more times than I care to think about. And it’s such an important one. And –…