Tag: satisfaction

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • Life Lessons from the Buffet Line

    Life Lessons from the Buffet Line

    There’s a special place in my heart for a special place near my house. Hubbie and I visit it regularly…as in, at least once a week. It’s that awesome. It’s Souplantation. And it makes me Souper happy. If you don’t know Souplantation (also known as Sweet Tomatoes in certain areas), it’s one of those soup/salad/lots-of-other-stuff…

  • Why Looking Bad Can Be Good

    Why Looking Bad Can Be Good

    Over the last few months I seemed to have a problem when it came to running down hills. I kept falling down. I stumbled all over the place. With absolutely no grace. If you’ve ever experienced this kind of trend, you know it can get pretty old. It all began last year, when I decided…

  • 8 Things to Do (and Not Do) When Things Go Foul

    8 Things to Do (and Not Do) When Things Go Foul

    So, it’s been a foul week. Things just haven’t gone as planned…unexpected tax bills and gross flu symptoms and canceled projects and back-pain that’s led to sleepless nights. They’ve all happened this week. The kicker? My beloved Jeep, the topic of more than a few recent posts, sent a signal that its own foul-ness might…

  • What’s in your Mystery Basket?

    What’s in your Mystery Basket?

    Truth time. I’ve got a little obsession. And I know I’m not alone on this one. It combines some of my very favorite things: riveting drama, diverse personalities…and food. It’s the television show Chopped. And I looooooove it. In fact, I record it regularly so I can watch it every morning as I prep for…

  • The Truth About Life’s Bumps

    The Truth About Life’s Bumps

    So, my beloved ’99 Jeep died recently. Long-time blog followers will understand the implications of this tragedy. They’ll also know that this is not our first, shall we say, incident.  (Behold…this photo from last year’s mildly embarrassing post). This time around (which was totally not my fault by the way), the story goes a bit differently. I…