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weekly chocolate-approval issues

July 30, 2010

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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

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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

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“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

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

Self-Care is totally underrated

July 21, 2010

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“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

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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

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“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 […]