Taking Responsibility - Traits of the Fearless Entrepreneur (#1 of 25)

Gaping Void is one of my favorite sites, as it has amazing art that tells a story.  Every couple of days, they send out a new piece of art to their email list.  So not only are they forward thinking artists, but they are solid marketers, allowing users to post their images on social media, as well as purchasing the art in various sizes, suitable for framing....more

Hard Lessons About Compassion

I consider myself to be a pretty compassionate person. I try hard to not react too strongly to anything without giving myself time to let intense emotions pass, and I work hard to put myself in the shoes of other people.  If I hear myself making some judgment about another human being, I can often stop myself in my tracks and try to identify what it is that I'm feeling, what might be driving that need to distance myself or put someone in a box. ...more

Up and At "Em

It would be a really good day to stay in bed and vegetate…but I won’t....more

Why It's Ok to Quit

 I take responsibility seriously. Probably too seriously. I can’t stand (Yes, read judgment here. I told you I don’t hide my sin.) when people say they’ll do something and then don’t follow through.However, my commitment to responsibility has lead me down some roads I shouldn’t have traveled. Ok. That’s probably not true either. Guilt did it....more

Playing the Blame Game

  http://dailymusingsbycarrie.blogspot.com/2014/01/playing-blame-game.html?showComment=1388689204291#c5560417816832450256 Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.” Genesis 3:12 NKJV...more


Only a few, who remain children at heart, can ever find that fair, lost path again. The world calls them its singers, poets, and story-tellers but they are just people who have not forgotten.L.M. Montgomery....more

Don't move. I'll be right back.

A tragedy happened last night. I'm sure that the twitter and Facebook users in my neck of the woods have been all over it, but since I don't do either, I'll have to blog about it.A child was knocked down by a moving vehicle when he ran into the road. He initially suffered a broken arm, but later succumbed to his injuries, so his family is now in mourning.His mother said that she went to the corner shop and told the child not to move. The yard where she lives is unfenced and is on a main road. The child was two years old....more

INDEPENDENCE DAY OF ANOTHER SORT......Divorce is ugly, mostly on the kids.

When you get married you NEVER even take a second thought about about "What would happen if this doesn't work out?"  Or atleast I didn't think that way.........so once divorced, things went awry immediately.  Well obviously started before then to become divorced DUH!...more


One of the trends I dislike in our culture is the reluctance of people to take responsibility, or to respond with care to each other. In my counseling practice, I hear a lot of self-justification, mind-reading, defensiveness, blaming and complaining; which is why relationships, friendships, business connections and day-to-day living are not going well for that client. Their lives are not about trying to understand their own role in the problem, so they can deal with it effectively, but to push the responsibility off onto someone else, and avoid it. ...more