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Apologizing for emotions
Tuesday, December 08, 2009      7 comments

"Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth." ó Benjamin Disraeli The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary! Find your success by first working hard toward the end result. ó Denise Au... Read more
Belief in ourselves...
Monday, December 07, 2009      9 comments

"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit." ó e. e. cummings Today I am fighting with myself. Last month I wrote over 50,000 words. I won the chall... Read more
Friday, December 04, 2009      5 comments

Wow! Itís already the end of the first week of December. How did that happen? Last time I looked it was the day after Thanksgiving and I was rejoicing that I did not need to be to work by 3AM to face the hordes on Black Friday. Well, Ií... Read more
Status report
Wednesday, November 18, 2009      7 comments

I havenít checked in or blogged since my post of weirdness last week so Iíll give a brief recap here. My (old) boss is still in the office as he did a lateral transfer within the company. He has been working hard to make sure the transiti... Read more
Weirdness ensues (long blog ahead)
Thursday, November 12, 2009      7 comments

There are so many things in life we can't control, but here's something you can: your attitude. Make it positive! ó Denise Austin "Luck is the by-product of busting your fanny." ó Don Sutton So I started this blog yesterday, but ne... Read more
Just keep doing what everyone starts out doing.
Thursday, November 05, 2009      6 comments

"I just kept on doing what everyone starts out doing. The real question is, why did other people stop?" Ė William Stafford About William Stafford American poet William Stafford is best known for his first book of poems, Traveling Throug... Read more
Today's ramble
Monday, November 02, 2009      7 comments

"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." - William Arthur Ward When I read this quote today on Nancy Howardís Daily Spark blog, I just knew I would have to write about... Read more
Happy Halloween!
Friday, October 30, 2009      5 comments

Itís my favorite holiday of the year! At least it used to be. First you got to dress up in clothing that you donít normally wear! WooHoo! I always love being someone Iím not. If Iíd been born in a different area and/or my life was a little ... Read more
Confidence or conceit?
Wednesday, October 28, 2009      4 comments

"Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed." ó Channing Pollack Aim to do three things that you're proud of each day, and congratulate yourself on each small victory. You can do... Read more
Ramblings in my mind
Tuesday, October 27, 2009      6 comments

Posture speaks volumes. Make sure yours says "Confidence!" ó Denise Austin "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood." ó Marie Curie I read these quotes this morning and theyíve been percolating in my brain ever... Read more
NaNoWriMo and me
Monday, October 26, 2009      7 comments

Well, here it is one week from the start of November and the start of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and I have decided to seriously take on this challenge. The challenge is to write a piece of fiction of a minimum of 50,000 words in ... Read more
Can one be a success with out reaching a goal?
Friday, October 16, 2009      5 comments

I read an article by Jen Mueller on this topic this morning. She ran the Chicago Marathon, but didnít meet her goal time. Was she a success? Personally I think so. After all she did complete the marathon. Wasn't that the ultimate goal. ... Read more
79 Days to a better me
Wednesday, October 14, 2009      4 comments

Raise the bar! Set tiny goals for yourself, and as you meet them, set more. The sky is the limit! ó Denise Austin "The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the en... Read more
Friday Oct 09, 09
Friday, October 09, 2009      3 comments

Well, this week has gone away and gotten away from me. Outside of a slow walk on Monday I havenít exercised. There isnít even a real good excuse. Sure I was achy and tired, but I so often am that it really isnít a valid excuse. Then there is... Read more
How I came to embrace fitness.
Tuesday, October 06, 2009      5 comments

When I was young I played active games a lot with the neighborhood kids. We never thought about it as exercise. I was never good at the games though, I have a depth perception problem that I didnít know about then. So I kept missing the ball ... Read more

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