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Choose to Stand Out

It was a cool spring day on the Loop. The children were lining up down the old dirt road to play dodge ball.  I was the little girl with pigtails, a dainty dress, glasses, and little to no coordination. 563 more words

Habit Power

Habits are powerful. Very powerful. They will make you, or, they will break you. Simple as that.

Yet, what’s a habit except a repetitive behavior engaged in until it becomes automatic. 29 more words

Getting Better

Dealing with Criticism

Everyone has been criticized at some point in their lives.

Why didn’t you get that promotion? You should be doing a better job with the kids. 399 more words

Personal Development

Improving communication

Active listening is a topic that, personally, I find really interesting. It is the principal foundation upon which quality communication is created.

Maybe it is because, wrongly or not, I consider that communication without active listening is just a monologue. 375 more words

Coaching

Taking action when conditions are not perfect

There are a number of factors that can interfere with the successful implementation of our personal development plans.

One of these is, of course, procrastination. 118 more words

Personal Development

How To Avoid Ruining Your Life

Rocky Road

I stopped taking Prozac sometime around January. Being honest, it’s been a bit of a rocky road since then, especially over the last 2 or 3 weeks as the last traces of medication seem to be long gone from my system. 1,558 more words

Depression

Fear of Failure and Other Leadership Gremlins

I read to my five year old most nights.

We are slowly working our way through the various fairy tales in her bookshelf, but one of her all-time favourites (and one I am ordered to read over and over and over again) is a book which is (somewhat alarmingly) called The Snot Goblin. 625 more words

Leadership