Five Reasons to Start Before You’re Ready

It will shock no one to find out that I’ve always been a planner.  An extreme planner.  And, although I’m familiar with the phrase “start before you’re ready”, I’ve never followed it.  Until recently.  For years, I said “no” to doing anything before I felt completely ready.  To do otherwise seemed a bit crazy. I’m learning that starting before you’re ready is truly sage advice.  Especially when it comes to doing something new or scary.  Because I won’t ever “feel” ready to do any of those things.  Which means I haven’t been doing them.   So, even though my ultra […]

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Truth Series, Part III: Being Authentically You

When I first started practicing law, I was mortified by the way that many of the partners I worked for practiced.  They were constantly fighting fires that they created – without any awareness that they had created them.  This caused a lot of stress and made our work quite overwhelming.  They often took work from people they didn’t like.  And let me tell you: there’s nothing like working over the weekend or late nights for someone you don’t like.  They often over-promised when completely unnecessary (it really isn’t necessary to promise something difficult can be done in 3 days when […]

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Letting Go of Holiday Perfectionism

Do you have issues with holiday perfectionism?  I have suffered from it for years.  It all started with the “perfect” Christmas tree.  Ever since I’ve been married and had my house, my Christmas tree had to have the right amount of lights – several strings of lights deeply set within the tree and several more strings of lights on the outside branches.  One year early in my marriage, my poor husband tried to help.  After an hour of fighting he swore that he would never help me with the tree again (and he hasn’t).   Jeff didn’t quite understand why […]

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Dealing with Uncertainty

  I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity. — Gilda Radner       Uncertainty.  It is one of the most difficult things about living.  We like to plan everything out and live according to our plans.  However, life has a tendency to get in the way of our plans.  A lot.  And with […]

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There once was a girl…

  You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice. — Bob Marley         There once was a young girl who was afraid of her own shadow.  This young girl was full of self-doubt and inner demons, who she could have sworn were eating her away from the inside.  She thought that she would never be good enough, pretty enough, strong enough.  She thought that God didn’t care about her – she was nothing important.  A nobody.  If only she could have seen how beautiful she truly was.  But she couldn’t.  At […]

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