Monthly Archives: January 2008

Life Is Uncertain, So Eat Dessert First?

Life is uncertain, so eat dessert first. That was the motto on a T-shirt I used to wear to group meetings when our organization was being downsized. It always lightened the mood somewhat…it reminded us that even though the situation … Continue reading

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Life Isn’t Always Perfect

Life isn’t the way it’s supposed to be. It’s the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference. —Virginia Satir Todd Goldfarb wrote a great piece on How to Cope When Things Go Terribly … Continue reading

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Are You Enjoying the Process?

There are few things more wonderful than knowing where you want to go and being on the path to getting there. –Earnie Larsen As I said in 2007–A Year of Adventure, I want to continue becoming more stress-hardy. I had … Continue reading

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Are You Giving Yourself Room to Grow?

They are able to tolerate ambiguity, uncertainty, and imperfection. They have a long-range perspective, so they give themselves and others room to grow. They can afford to be resilient, flexible, and creative because they are centered in their values. —#4, … Continue reading

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