Archive for February, 2015

  • Good Energy Tip: Encourage Yourself!

    Date: 2015.02.27 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0

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    Whenever I ask for change, it’s the one thing I’m sure I’ll get. Actually, it doesn’t matter whether I ask for it or not. But the thing is, the process of change can be overwhelming. Ever been in a classroom or work or relationship setting where it felt like everybody was smarter, better, faster and more adept at it than you? I’ll raise my hand on that one and admit that nothing about it feels good. In fact, when the learning or experience curve feels too steep for my comfort, that’s when I’m inclined to leave. But what we know about the comfort zone is that it’s not where the change happens.

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  • 10 Ways to Check a Miserly Mindset

    Date: 2015.02.21 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0

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    Do you know any cheapskates—those people who hold so tight to their money, they kill those dead presidents all over again in their grip? Beyond being frugal, cheapskates are downright excessive in their non-spending habits. To be clear, there’s a difference between budgeting—or being broke—and being straight-up cheap. Cheapskates are easy to spot; they’re also hard to be around for any length of time.

    But what about the other kinds of misers? Using money’s a good example because it’s so familiar to us, but there are lots of ways to be scrimp through life. After a whole bunch of setbacks, I finally put together this list, which is by no means exhaustive, but it’ll help you spot similar tendencies in your own life and offer ways to do a 180º by turning them into opportunities for growth. As the saying goes, acknowledging the issue is the first step toward changing it.

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  • Today’s Good Energy Tip: Name It

    Date: 2015.02.19 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0

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    Have you been feeling stuck or overwhelmed lately? Has your energy been ‘off’? I ask because I’ve certainly felt that way here and there lately. Whether or not it was the Mercury retrograde business these last few weeks, my communication—specifically, my internal self-talk—was inconsistent and riddled with mixed messages.

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  • Is your vision bored?

    Date: 2015.02.03 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0

    woman in the midst of paper stacks

    When I was little I did fashion shows, hair, and painted and pampered the hands and feet of anyone who’d let me; I chain read books, sang loud into hairbrushes and broomsticks for an imaginary audience of many; I wrote my life out in crinkled letters to pen pals a world away; I told stories and acted dramatic scenes in the neighbors’ yard; I rode in wheelbarrows, played bingo with old ladies, and hopped on Buddy’s wheelchair whenever I saw him sitting out front two houses down; I snuck into my mother’s high-heeled Candie’s and I danced, breathless, to Michael Jackson: I was off the wall.

    Whatever I imagined myself as, I became.

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