Category archives: Life Reflections

Grab the brush and get painting Bookmark and Share

I'm not a huge Oprah fan, but her blog post on the HuffPost today, which talks about what she wished her 21-year-old self had known, was definitely a "dancing queen" kind of post. If you missed it, definitely check it out:

My favorite line: "When you come to know this, you realize that even though the canvas of your life is painted with daily experiences, behaviors, reactions, and emotions, you're the one controlling the brush."

Grab the brush, fellow dancing queens (Oprah says so surely we must!).

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Manic Mondays Bookmark and Share

Manic Mondays

Anybody else out there singing “Manic Monday” this morning? (Admit it, The Bangles rocked). I wouldn’t classify today as a manic Monday. I’m the usual tired and not quite ready to head back to work, but in terms of Mondays, this one is a pussycat. And yet, as I was blow drying my hair, out of nowhere came this blast from the past.

As soon as the song popped into my head, my mind journeyed back to sixth grade and Mrs. Tonn’s English class where I’m doing an end-of-year air band with Amy P., whom I ...

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Patience and love in the new year Bookmark and Share

Patience and love in the new year

Experts say that if you want to keep your resolutions, you should make them very specific and measurable. So that’s what I did last year—with mixed results.

My list for 2012 included things such as call brothers once a month (lasted until April), run twice a week (started, got injured and restarted), watch one movie a week (not a chance in hell), finish lavender sweater (ditched the sweater and went for a scarf instead, which still isn’t finished) and a host of other items.

These were all good resolutions, but they didn’t seem to really change ...

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Reflections on a year of clarity Bookmark and Share

Reflections on a year of clarity

For many of us New Year's Eve provides that time of year for looking back on the past year before looking forward to the next. For me, the last year has been all about seeing things more clearly. Learning to move in life’s sweet spot, which is what this blog is all about, has required lots of moments of clarity. 

And those moments have felt a bit like walking outside on a sunny day when it’s just snowed. The world is bright and glittery and so very beautiful, but the longer you stare at it, the more ...

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My power struggle with work and how I finally won Bookmark and Share

For Christmas my boss gave me a copy of the book he’s been reading, “Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity.” I feel it both ironic and mildly amusing that the book now sits on my nightstand next to one I’ve been reading, “When Work Doesn’t Work Anymore: Women, Work and Identity.”

Work and identity—for me an almost impossible puzzle to figure out. You see, I started working at age 14 and my job soon became a place of refuge. At my job, I could be a superstar. I was noticed. I was ...

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