Remind yourself what you deserve

When we are feeling rejected by someone or something, it’s easy to get down on ourselves and come up with all the reasons why it happened to us. It’s easy to try to rationalize someone else’s actions or decisions or find ways to defend them, even if they hurt us. It’s also common for usContinue reading “Remind yourself what you deserve”

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Do you doubt yourself before you’ve even started?

I knew I wanted to write about this, but I didn’t know the title until one of the new trainers on The Biggest Loser said it to a contestant tonight. Aha! I said. But realizing that the answer to that question is often yes for me is not quite as fun. If you’re already feelingContinue reading “Do you doubt yourself before you’ve even started?”

What is uniquely you?

We all have things we like or love such as food and movies (crawfish, Tom Hanks films), hobbies (tennis, quilting), activities we’re good at (writing, cooking), or random quirks (ambidextrous). And some of us excel at certain things — maybe we always have, or maybe we’ve newly grown into it. If you’re like me, you’reContinue reading “What is uniquely you?”

Small steps for a grand plan

Today I had one of those come-to-insert-higher-power-of-choice moments. It started as a slight scolding from someone who is looking out for me in more than one way (which I deserved), twisted and turned into “I’ve been where you are” stories, and ended on a positive, action-oriented note. “Help me help you” isn’t just a memorableContinue reading “Small steps for a grand plan”

My next leap is all about me

This post was originally posted on Simply Leap, as part of the “My Next Leap” blog series. **************************************************************************** For much of my life, I’ve tried to live up to what I think other people want from me. I’ve tried to please them, make them love me more, like me more, want me more, and needContinue reading “My next leap is all about me”