Posts made in November, 2013

When you fertilize, don’t forget to water!

When you fertilize, don’t forget to water!

So I totally just gave away my takeaway with title, but bear with me anyway. I laughed at myself for using a gardening analogy, because even though I love playing in my garden, let’s just be honest. I am not very good at it. This year was yet another checkmark on my box of miserable gardening failures. Why didn’t I post many pictures of my garden this year? Because it was really...

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Facing my fear

Facing my fear

I have a confession about my fears. I’m afraid of a lot of seemingly dumb stuff. Fortunately, I’ve been able to avoid a lot of the things I’m afraid of. I mean, why face your fears unless you really have to, right? Okay, fine. I’m a pretty avoidant person. But sometimes, I’m forced to do things on my own, even if I really don’t like it. Today was one such day....

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The pain behind the productivity

The pain behind the productivity

Tonight was a great night. I got to spend time celebrating the launch of my friend’s book. It was one of those mountaintop moments when you’re bursting with pride because of your friend’s success. I talked with friends, and a couple of them commented on how my personality is such that as soon as I make up my mind to do something, it’s done. I don’t see myself that...

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What pisses me off… an exercise in humility

I’m doing a couple of personal growth type classes right now, and I’m really enjoying myself. Well, most of the time. Okay, to be perfectly honest, I’m having to do a lot of digging into my heart and into places I don’t really want to dig. I think that’s been making it hard for me to blog, because there aren’t a lot of great things I have to say right now....

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Loving your body

One of the things I’ve learned over the past few years, but really hit home with me when I finished my weight loss plan is our desperate need to simply love our own bodies. A few months ago, and I was talking with some friends, and as part of the conversation, I mentioned that I had recently looked in the mirror at my own naked body and declared myself hot. They were horrified. Apparently,...

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