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Confessions of a Perfectionist

Confessions of a Perfectionist

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe     It came as a complete surprise when I realized that I was a perfectionist.  I had been told before, in jest, that I was a perfectionist.  But I always shook it off and said, “no way”. […]

Channeling Anger

Channeling Anger

“I want to say somewhere: I’ve tried to be forgiving. And yet. There were times in my life, whole years, when anger got the better of me. Ugliness turned me inside out. There was a certain satisfaction in bitterness. I courted it. It was standing outside, and I invited it in.” Nicole Krauss     […]

Tearing Down The Walls

Tearing Down The Walls

Be the kind of person you would like to be with. Some people come into our lives, make footprints on our hearts and we are never the same. People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.  ~Joseph F. Newton      With retirement comes major changes in one’s life.  I anticipated many.  The extra […]

A Saboteur Heals

A Saboteur Heals

“Sometimes you hit a point where you either change or self destruct.”  ― Sam Stevens   Life sometimes brings you messages, signals that if you pay attention will serve you well.  I missed many signals for a long time.  And while life brings on its own stresses some jobs add to it.  But we can manage stress in […]

Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

 “Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”  ~Ann Landers   I have been toying with the idea of retirement for a few years now.  As I neared the […]

Creating My Fear

Creating My Fear

  Fear has always been my greatest enemy.  It has controlled me.  And consumed me.  So much so that I prefered to remain invisible for many, many years.  I chalked it up to being an introvert.  I was just not wired to be out there taking risks.  Nice excuse and it served me well.  And I […]

Walking A True Path

Walking A True Path

This post was originally published 9/24/13 on Vision and Verb.  I am updating it a bit at the end. “Only by its own roots does a tree stand tall and only by its own light does the sun shine brightly and bring life to our world. So it is with you – only when you’re trusting, […]

Favorite Quote This Week:

“Make happy those who are near and those who are far will come.” ~Chinese proverb

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