personal growth

If you don’t have a gavel, why do you judge?

“As long as we continue to live as if we are what we do, what we have, and what other people think about us, we will remain filled with judgments, opinions, evaluations, and condemnations. We will remain addicted to putting people and things in their “right” place.” ― Henri J.M. Nouwen      What you think of […]

Life is a people business…Make it a pleasure

Dealing with people is probably the biggest problem you face, especially if you are in business. Yes, and that is also true if you are a housewife, architect or engineer. ~ Dale Carnegie      I have been dealing with people for a long time.  It started probably fifty years ago, when  I was born.  There […]

Letting Go of Anxieties and Casting Cares

“Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined  anxieties about real problems” ― Epictetus   My imagination has  been the root of more problems than have ever existed on their own. I’m not sure when it began, but I think that my female intuition figures in there somewhere, which has […]

Seeing life more clearly, from a distance

“A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.”   ― Robertson Davies      One of my favorite things to draw is the picture my art teacher taught me in elementary school. […]

Embracing Our Failures

“Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place.” ― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass       For his first four years, Albert Einstein didn’t speak.  Einstein’s parents were concerned that he was mentally challenged.  As a Nobel prize winner and a brilliant physicist, Einstein’s failures […]

The Gift of Independence

“The proverb warns that, ‘You should not bite the hand that feeds you.’ But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself.” ― Thomas Stephen Szasz   Perhaps, if my children had bitten my feeding hand long ago, I would have been able to offer them two important things:  dignity and independence.  I’ve learned a […]

It’s Been So Long….

I found this, and I felt it was worth sharing.  Apparently, there are lots of people with pain… “I know how this works….you think you are better than others, and so you allow them to fall to your superiority. It’s a stupid game I’ve played for most of my life–the trying to make every group […]

Are You Taking Care of YOU? I haven’t been…

It hit me like a (pardon the cliche’) ton of bricks.  I have been getting ticked off and aggravated by the smallest things.  It’s been going on for a month or so, and I just have hardly taken a breath to figure out why.  This morning, in the middle of a meeting with people who […]

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