This is me better

In the past few months I have taken a couple beach vacations. I know…don’t hate me. I am sure it is just me, but prior to each of them I felt just the slightest pressure to “shed a few” before each trip. So I was a bit more cautious about what I ate and drankContinue reading “This is me better”

Unpacking CONTENTMENT

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Striving to death

I tend to be a woman of extremes. I struggle with neutrality. Or maybe the word is contentment. If you are in my sphere, you have probably heard me utter phrases like, “I’m burning up!”, “I am freezing to death!”, “I am so full I may never eat again!”, “This always happens to me!”, “ThatContinue reading “Striving to death”

“What you think of me is none of my business.”

What other people think of me is crucial (good or bad). Other people’s success is a threat to mine (especially in areas that I wish to be successful). If I am not “as good as” someone else, I am inadequate. If you read my blog about a month ago (A Beautiful Beatdown), I listed aContinue reading ““What you think of me is none of my business.””

Ladder-Life: The Rungs of Comparison

One of my many character defects has been blowing me up lately. As far as I can tell, it has been triggered by a combination of new life-circumstances, some exciting and some frustrating. I have been involved in some opportunities relating to my blog/book which is very exciting. I have also been struggling at workContinue reading “Ladder-Life: The Rungs of Comparison”

The comparison trap

I love it when a good blog topic comes together! I always know I am supposed to write about something when I get this kind of affirmation from God. Let me tell you what led up to me sitting on my couch talking out-loud about one of my hugest character defects: Comparison. If you everContinue reading “The comparison trap”

Sneaky Perfectionism

I should know by now that in order for me to learn something, I have to experience first hand. Just knowing about it or reading about it don’t get it done for me. This week I rode the learning curve yet again. It came to a head while I was attempting to learn my altoContinue reading “Sneaky Perfectionism”

Embrace The Madness

March Madness. In our house it’s almost considered a holiday. When my husband was in college, he would actually grow his hair out all year and ceremoniously shave it the day March Madness began (I am speaking of a month long frenzy of college basketball play-offs, in case you are not the sporty type orContinue reading “Embrace The Madness”

Soul-Selfie

I am terrible at taking Selfies. Just ask my teenage daughter. She has it mastered, like most teenagers. But I struggle, people. I struggle. I never know where to look—that’s the first problem: at the screen, so I can see how I look, or at that little hole so I don’t look cross-eyed? Then there’sContinue reading “Soul-Selfie”

Great-er Expectations

If I have Great Expectations of others, I have even Greater Expectations of myself. Where I am apt to extend grace and understanding to others if they fall short, my go-to reaction to my own short-comings are anything but. I was talking (read: whining) to my sponsor the other day about just such a responseContinue reading “Great-er Expectations”

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