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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Let’s Cerebrate!

If socializing in a party setting doesn’t come easily to you, you still have options other than staying home – options which include being yourself. To cerebrate means to use the mind, to think or to think about. Rather than psyching yourself up to be a party animal, consider musing your way through the festivities. […]

Dr. Zeff Talks about the Benefits of Sensitivity

Douglas Eby, of the intergalactic-sized website Talent Development Resources, interviewed Dr. Ted Zeff, author of The Highly Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide, on the topic of how people can benefit from being highly sensitive. (Click on the little blue circle under the stars to start the audio on or access it from Douglas Eby’s website.) […]

The Power of Positive Shrinking

Oh crap. A glance in the rear-view mirror shows a cop car closing in. I’m so nailed, in so many ways. I turn right onto a dirt road, park, and wait. By the time the cop’s gadget-festooned torso fills my open widow, blocking the sun, I’m ready. “Registration and insurance,” he says, holding out his […]

Friday Photo | Pounds

“Every second the Earth is struck by four and one-half pounds of sunlight.” Einstein Revealed * * * { FRIDAY PHOTOS offer the lift of beauty } Related viewing: Friday Photo | Story Flickr photo: Green Paradise, by Richard0

Sloppy Methods and Devious Bribery

We care about process. We value details. Each step on the journey from A to B is worthy of pride. We’re all about the honour of deep quality. …What? The deadline passed? But my application took weeks to complete. It’s a work of art, a sure thing. …He died? You’re kidding, right? But that means […]

Friday Photo | Underneath

“One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, “What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?” ~ Rachel Carson * * * { FRIDAY PHOTOS offer the lift of beauty } Related viewing: Friday Photo | Lift Flickr photo: sometimes the underside of […]

How to Create Space

Toss out the unloved and unused Don’t finish Put up a temporary wall Say “I don’t know” Loosen your grip Don’t tell anyone where you’re going Let them talk Clear the decks Hire help Excuse yourself and leave Expand your view Put down the sword Go where you can be anonymous Wing it Don’t equate […]

Friday Photo | Nest

“Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.” ~ David Lloyd George * * * { FRIDAY PHOTOS offer the lift of beauty ] Related viewing: Friday Photo | Lift Flickr photo: (untitled), by dawnzy58

Visions of Success

It’s easy to fall into step behind someone else’s vision of success. The lifting strut of the popular mayor as he chats his way through his kingdom. The long line-up in front of the restaurant where the five-star chef concocts her masterpieces. The buzz. The fame. The crowds. The face on the billboard. If I’m […]