I used to be so certain

life is uncertain

There have been times in my life when I have been certain. Certain about what I believed, about my relationships, where my life was headed, and a thousand other things. I was pretty certain. I’m also certain I was probably a bit of a jerk. Not my intent by any means,…

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the narcissist in your life

narcissism

According to the Mayo Clinic, “narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of ultraconfidence lies a fragile self-esteem that’s vulnerable to the slightest…

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level 10 response – part 2

level 10 response

A level 10 response to a level 2 situation is how a friend of mine describes those times when someone flies off the handle for what is seemingly a non-issue. It’s that semi ballistic, totally unexpected, jaw dropping, huhnhn ……..what just happened here moment. When that happens, I often need to tell…

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level 10 response – part 1

level 10 response

A level 10 response to a level 2 situation is how a friend of mine describes those times when someone flies off the handle for what is seemingly a non-issue. It’s that semi ballistic, totally unexpected, jaw dropping, huhnhn ……..what just happened here moment. Sometimes that person with the level…

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moving from festering to action

Move forward 2

Sometimes I hit a festering doldrum. No wind in my sails. I start speaking in absolutes. ‘Nothing is working’, ‘Everything is going wrong’. You know, the woe is me cycle. For me, these are usually transient. A few hours, perhaps a day or two. I’m fortunate. I know it is possible to be stuck in these…

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silencing the voices

Van Gogh cannot paint

If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint”, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. Vincent Van Gogh I had no clue when I posted this 4 years ago how prophetic it was. A couple of weeks after this post, I went to…

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tending our own garden

tend my own garden

I like to fix things. And if I’m honest, I’d like to ‘fix’ others. But that’s an incredibly arrogant way of thinking – cause clearly I need a lot of fixing myself. I love it [insert sarcasm font] when I receive important messages in my social media feeds. Messages like:  …

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