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Good Riddance to Guilt

Good Riddance to Guilt

“Calvin : There’s no problem so awful, that you can’t add some guilt to it and make it even worse.” ― Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes The pressure is on. Just writing those words creates a little sense of panic in me, but the pressure really is on so many people right now. We are […]

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Looking for Permission

“Until we have begun to go without them, we fail to realize how unnecessary many things are. We’ve been using them not because we needed them but because we had them.” ~Seneca Thinking you’ll clean out the drawer of utensils, you panic at the thought of giving up that egg separator. You’ve never used it, […]

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Give It Just a Little More Time

“My father had warned me, “Don’t babble. Don’t bray. For you never can tell who might hear what you say.” My father had warned me, “Boy button your lip.” And I guess that I should have.  I made a bad slip.” ~Steak for Supper, Dr. Seuss Why didn’t we wait? What was the hurry? Pressing […]

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Snipping Strings that Seek to Control

“Prove yourself brave, truthful, and unselfish, and someday, you will be a real boy.” ~The Blue Fairy, Pinnochio Do these sound like things you’ve heard, or possibly said: If you do ___ for me, I’ll do this for you. I did _____, but they didn’t do anything for me.    People, including ourselves, have unfair expectations sometimes, […]

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