As people we are constantly being challenged in all sorts of ways, by those individuals that are strategically placed around us in life. It is initially our job to make sure that the people we are in community with daily are able to contribute to our emotional, as well as physical and spiritual health in a positive way.
When we allow people outside of those negative criteria’s to enter into our life, we may then find ourselves unbalanced in every sort of unhealthy way. Here is a question to ponder on....more
In my role as Section Editor for Career & Business at BlogHer I get to scour the internet looking for quality content to help you succeed. Career and business is central to many of our lives and yet it can sometimes feel hard to find voices that resonate with our heart, provide practical advice, and generally make us feel not so alone in our own journey.
I wrote not too long ago about thinking about my direction in life, in particular where I'm going in jewelry design. More than a few people emailed me expressed the same feelings, and I did what I could to encourage and to help people submit their work to magazines. I'd love to see some new blood in those pages! A lot of people have said they feel like "why bother" when they see many of the same names month after month, and with as many blogs as I read -- I know there's a ton of amazing people ...more
Recently, my coach told me to "have fun!" before my swim workout. I realized that I really lost track of why I was training for an Ironman. I know I want to qualify for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, and I know I want to be on the podium, and I know that I want to eventually become a professional triathlete, but sometimes I forget why I even started at all. ...more
In my last blog I wrote about how I had a bad experience with a business. When I hung up the phone on Friday I thought that was the end of that bad experience. I wrote in my blog about it and called it a day. I basically filed it away and figured nothing else would come of it....more
The same thing keeps happening when I try to work on my novel. I have to get geared up, as there is a lot of guilt involved in leaving it alone for so long. Then I have to remember where the thing is about and figure out if I start in the beginning of the 300 pages, or wherever I last left off (if I remember) or just burn it and start anew. When I get started, there is the up-and-down of hating it, then loving it, then hating it, then remembering why I want to write it and getting excited about where it's going next. And then: interruptions....more