dear god, please give me courage and strength to be kind to others, to put their well-being and hearts above of my own selfishness. dear god, please give me discipline, to do self-care, to work the Steps, and to love myself, so i can better love others. i ask you this, god, please, help me. … Continue reading a prayer
October 17, 2018 Mantras Action words: tackle, accept, grow, learn, love, forgive, face, let go, relax, dream, dance Value words: honesty, integrity, growth, love, dreams, family, curiosity, intrepidness, truth, faith, abundance, forgiveness, self-love, respect, kindness, patience, reliability Goal words: strong, powerful, big, self-love, fun, joy, travel, commitment, home, health, speed, faith, self-trust, confidence, language Mantras: … Continue reading Pretty Intense
I am in love with reading right now. There is a line in Cutting for Stone where the character talks about retiring to catch up on reading. Yes. I get that. I am reading a couple of different books right now: Cutting for Stone, 21 Days to Heal Your Life, Pretty Intense, and Eat That Frog. Cutting … Continue reading Bibliotherapy
(This seems so silly.) DAY 1 I want to like you. I want to really learn to love you. Let's go for it and really have some fun. I'm learning to really like you. I'm learning to really love you. I'm willing to learn to love you, Susan. I'm willing to learn to love you. … Continue reading Day 1: Mirror work – I want to like you.
I am feeling optimistic this week. Our big, annual meeting went off without a hitch. I can think of so many things I did wrong, but no one died, and plenty of people showed up a week post-Florence. I am feeling grateful for that, for my board, for my team, for my sponsor, for Ginger … Continue reading I am feeling optimistic.
Chantal asked if she could give me some feedback Friday night after the meeting. She said basically it sounds like I have some serious abandonment issues. Not for nothing, there is a reason I have struggled for so long in my relationship with Steve, stay or not stay. Sit with that. Try to understand what … Continue reading Friday night kindness
I love myself and make choices that are good for me. Deadline: December 31,2018 Writing this makes me feel optimistic, but can you really put a deadline on this kind of stuff? Seems OCD. My plan to reach this goal looks like some combination of my self-care/top lines with a little more intensive stuff: 1. … Continue reading #1 Frog for 2018
I am reading (rereading? finishing?) Eat That Frog! I love this book. It's the anti-– productivity book. The basic premise is you will never have time to do everything you want to do when your life, so you better damn well focus on what is most important. I relate to Funke's words read at her … Continue reading Eat That Frog!
Peace and self worth A family A partner and deep commitment Honesty and authenticity An international life The ocean A business A home overseas Income independence A comfortable home
Thank God for my Friday night friends. Our topic last night was "fear," and several people shared what their fears are and were, how they have overcome them and worked through fear, and saddest, where those fears came from. Several of our group have sad childhood stories of sexual abuse or sexual, emotional, and physical … Continue reading Friday night friends