Pick Myself Up, Dust Myself Off, & Start Over Again

A Brief Hiatus and Time to Regroup Hello again my friends. It has been a few weeks since I’ve written a new post, and I want to take this opportunity to explain. At this point in time, I probably don’t have enough readership for too many people to have noticed the disruption in my otherwise …

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Waking Up Is Hard To Do

I watch the blades of the ceiling fan spinning around and around. I roll to my left and give Hubby’s face a gentle shove—-he’s lightly snoring again. Inhale. Exhale. [...] Despite my best efforts, I really, really struggle to fall asleep at what most people would consider a “normal” time. Most nights, I spend a minimum of an hour awake in bed before my brain is willing to turn off and succumb to sweet, sweet slumber...

It’s All How You Look at It

The Fundamental Attribution Error in Action Not too long ago, as I was heading to work, I was sitting at a stop sign and waiting to turn out of my neighborhood onto the main road. It was a dreary day in the Chicago metro area---gray skies, a misty drizzle, and very foggy. Car after car …

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Please, Don’t Try to Fix Me

Have you ever confided in a friend or family member about something upsetting, only to walk away from the conversation feeling worse than at the outset? I know I have...Despite the fact that I, too, am guilty of at times responding by suggesting possible solutions when loved ones tell me about their problems, I can say with certainty: it is the wrong approach.

Someday…But Not This Day!

The Life of a Serial Procrastinator Procrastination is a popular topic for self-help gurus. Lately, it seems like everywhere I look, there's a new book or blog post or TED Talk dedicated to tackling the procrastination problem once and for all. The other day, I made the mistake of saving a spoof anti-procrastination motivational quote …

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That’s Me in the Spotlight

Thoughts on Performance Anxiety Once upon a time, in a decade long, long ago, I was a competitive figure skater (OK, it wasn't that long ago, but it certainly feels that way to me). Even though it has been many years since I laced up my skates and stepped onto the ice, I can still …

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New Year, (Not So) New You?

Drawing The Line between Self-Improvement and Self-Acceptance Another new year is upon us. It's that wonderful time when we all resolve to do better, be better, change our ways, achieve more. I don't know about you, but my social media feeds were flooded with posts to this effect: friends and family sharing their intentions for …

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