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Get Real

Saturday, April 28, 2012

It's never too late to heed Mr. Roger's advice to be yourself. Why? Because authenticity is key for emotional well-being. Embracing your true self, warts and all, means you're choosing courage and connection with others over what anyone else thinks. To live more joyfully, adopt these real-deal habits:

Speak up. You have to put yourself out there to be genuine. If your book club buds pan a novel you loved, make your case. It's not to judge others' taste or to show off your literary smarts, but to let your identity come through.

Be kind. Don't beat yourself up for a goof such as misspelling a client's name; rather, trear yourself with the same sympathy you'd offer a friend ("Don't sweat it; we've all been there"), and then apologize for calling the client Sarah, not Sara. Being compassionate with yourself when you fail makes you more self-accepting.

Take a rest. Being insanely busy has become a status symbol, but relaxation is required to reconnect with your true colors. List the conditions in place when you feel great - you slept eight hours, went to yoga class, went to a work happy hour - then cross-check the list with today's to-dos. Rejigger your priorities so they encourage this best version of you.

  
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SHIROIHANA 4/28/2012 11:43AM

    Thanks for this blog... I wish everyone learned about being kind and stop being so harsh to each other.

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TEDYBEAR2838 4/28/2012 8:50AM

    Very True. We really need to do this more

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MAGGIE101857 4/28/2012 8:31AM

    Why is "being kind" to ourselves so hard??? Why do we push ourselves so hard to accomplish everything? Your blog is a good reminder of all that we need to do - think positive!!!

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Friday Funnies

Friday, April 27, 2012

A mother crocodile was extremely busy and didn’t have time to plan out dinner for her family that evening.

No big deal. She just grabbed a few things out of the fridge and threw them in the croc-pot.
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A zoo was on the brink of going out of business and needed a big attraction. So they hired a man to dress up in a gorilla costume and pretend to be the great ape. The trick worked well for most of the summer. The man played the part enthusiastically, but one day he got a little too excited and accidentally fell into the lion cage next door. “Help! Help!” cried the fake gorilla.

The lion let out a terrifying roar, then rushed at the gorilla, put his paw on his chest, and growled, “Shut up, or we’ll both lose our jobs!”

  
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SHIROIHANA 4/28/2012 11:40AM

    I loved the zoo one! Thanks, needed this.

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4-26-2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Clearing clutter is as good for the soul as it is for the living room.

  
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SHIROIHANA 4/28/2012 11:44AM

    Amen!

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DDOORN 4/26/2012 11:34AM

    Clearing clutter is good for EVERYTHING! Social life, emotional well-being, you name it! :-)

Don

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TEDYBEAR2838 4/26/2012 10:47AM

    I know you are right and I feel so good when I do it,
and it looks nice, but I still don't want to do it :) emoticon

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JUDITHANNIE 4/26/2012 8:01AM

    wish I could get rid of my clutter, we're both pack rats which isn't good.... emoticon

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Appreciate tradition

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Cultivate family traditions. They make occasions feel special and exciting, mark the passage of time in a happy way, and provide a sense of anticipation, security, and continuity. There’s no need to wait for traditions to emerge spontaneously. A “new tradition” may be an oxymoron, but that shouldn’t prevent you from inventing a tradition that you wish you had.

  
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SHIROIHANA 4/28/2012 11:40AM

    I completely agree.

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KATE620 4/25/2012 12:56PM

    Couldn't agree more. Family traditions are a rock - if everything else goes haywire, they keep you grounded and comfortable :)

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TEDYBEAR2838 4/25/2012 8:33AM

    Definitely something to think about !

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Aim High

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

“In the long run men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.”


—HENRY DAVID THOREAU

  
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SHIROIHANA 4/28/2012 11:44AM

    I love Thoreau

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TEDYBEAR2838 4/24/2012 7:01AM

    Having to ponder that one :)

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