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weekly chocolate-approval issues

July 30, 2010


I’m not sure where the following parable comes from. I first came across it in Michael Port’s Book Yourself Solid and it’s one that I refer back to often. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. The Old Man, the Boy and the Donkey An old man, a boy and a donkey […]

Superwomen are Psycho (and other uncomfortable truths)

July 29, 2010


I once knew a woman who was single-handedly planning her wedding, opening her business and completing an intense post-graduate certification process while, at the same time, decorating her new home and preparing for a month-long ¬†international trip (Where she would meet, for the first time, her fiance’s entire extended family who did not speak a […]

There is no “I” in Job

July 27, 2010


“Happy women know that part of their identity is tied to what they do, but they never let what they do become their whole identity.” -From What Happy Women Know Several years ago, I left my first career as a teacher to start a new one in the non-profit field. I didn’t go straight from […]

weekly chocolate

July 23, 2010


“Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.” -Annie Dillard

Self-Care is totally underrated

July 21, 2010


“Happy women know that if you want to take care of others, you must first-or simultaneously-take care of yourself.” -From What Happy Women Know I know you’ve heard the lauding about self-care before. I know you have because I see this topic in women’s magazines and self-help books and scattered all over the internet. The […]

You and Your Stuff

July 19, 2010


Happy women know that their worth is not determined by what they have or how they look but rather by successful relationships and emotional well-being. -From What Happy Women Know -Think of five relationships that are extremely important to you and your life. How would you rate these relationships? -Do you have a positive relationship […]

weekly chocolate-treating yourself well

July 16, 2010


“One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.” -Iris Murdoch Many of us wait until we’ve accomplished our big goals-a promotion at work, our goal weight, finishing our first marathon-to give our selves a big treat. Those big treats are essential; they are a tangible sign of celebrating our accomplishments. But […]

On Aging Gracefully

July 15, 2010


“Happy women flow gracefully into the next decade and the next because they find things to love about themselves throughout their life cycles.” -From What Happy Women Know Every decade of life comes with its own lessons and its own triumphs. Our society, however, seems to have forgotten this and instead, spends its time, energy […]

Why Being a Perfectionist is a Mistake

July 14, 2010


I just finished an insightful book called What Happy Women Know by Cathy Greenberg and Dan Baker. Over the next few weeks, I’ll take the scientifically proven data from this book and tell you what happy women know about relationships. Happy women know that they don’t have to be perfect to be in a great […]

weekly chocolate-reading people

July 9, 2010


If you enjoyed the posts this week on signs and red flags and you’re interested in learning more about understanding people and predicting their behavior, I’d like to recommend a great book to you. It’s called Reading People and the authors are Jo-Ellan Dimitrius and Mark Mazzarella. The book provides a clear and thorough look […]