Anchors away

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I’m guessing here, but chances are that you know yourself pretty well. Or, at least you think you do, to the extent that any of us can. You probably have a pretty clear idea of your preferences, tendencies, strengths, maybe even weaknesses, and how you typically engage with others in different situations. Now, we’ve talked before about “self-knowledge,” and how it can sometimes be limiting to our growth, in the sense that we may not push ourselves to do things that we aren’t good at because we “play to our strengths.” It’s just good sense, right? Except then nothing ever changes, including you. The same goes for those amazing times in life when we are starting a new chapter, and encountering the unfamiliar on the regular. When we have the chance to start fresh, do we really? Can we really?  Read More


“No-Fail” Friday: Inner circle

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So, this picture doesn’t totally go with this post, but I couldn’t resist. If that’s not how it feels to greet Friday, then I don’t know what is. Am I right?

Hey there, weekend! Great to see you. Now, to get us back on track…

We’ve been talking a bit lately about different topics related to boundaries. A few weeks ago, it was the limits of our energy during new beginnings, and then the limits we place on ourselves in the form of “self-knowledge.” This week, we touched on the edges of our own ambition, and what to do when you start to realize your goals might be changing. In those scary moments, course correction takes a lot of courage, but it is possible. All of these experiences can present external obstacles, however, in the form of risks and revised plans, not to mention opinionated friends and family questioning all of it. Sounds like a mindfulness challenge if I ever heard one. But don’t forget, it’s “no-fail,” so you’ve got nothing to lose by diving right in.  Read More