Gaining the energy to face the day
A light supper, a good night's sleep and a fine morning have often made a hero of the same man, who, by indigestion, a restless night and a rainy morning would have proved a coward.
- Lord Chesterfield, diplomat
We found out that ge... Read more
How do you keep everything in perspective?
Way back when I had my twin girls and life was crazy, I was overwhelmed, felt incapable, and like a horrible mother.... I learned slowly that I need to set boundaries for myself. I can't please everyone, I just need to please myself. If I am not... Read more
The Value of a Supportive "Family
My family doesn't hold me accountable, because they just love me the way I am. So even if I were to tell them, that they need to help me watch out to stay away from chocolate, and remind me that a second helping is not really in my best interest... Read more
Do you really know what you're made of?
My core is pure happiness and a deep rooted joy of live, and love of nature. Anything that comes my way gets filtered through that. I think my mother taught me a lot of that. She was never jealous of anyone, she was content with what she had, an... Read more
The beneficial beauty of selfless acts
I have a little problem with the selflessness. A lot of times it starts out for the common good, but then people take for granted what you have to give, and start to expect it. I only like to be selfless when it actually is fun for me. I am not ... Read more
Thinking for yourself in the face of doubt
This used to be real hard for me in many ways. I don't like to be a pioneer, and I don't like to draw attention to myself. Not negative attention anyway. But over the years, I have become much less of a follower, because I noticed that the thing... Read more
Finding and celebrating the joy in life
A long time ago I realized that happiness is not something that some people have, and others don't like blue eyes or long legs. Happiness is something that comes from within, can't be bought, can't be coming from others. And in order to make any... Read more
What do you take a stand for?
I am not a big hero, but growing up, I realized that there are many people who are being pushed around by others, just because they don't wear the right clothes, don't fit in, are shy or insecure. That always bothered me. I still step up when I ... Read more
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