Month: October 2019

What is the best thing that can happen?

Our immediate reaction to something new is usually “what’s the worst that can happen?” It is ingrained in our culture and everything about our lives to ask what is the worst thing that can happen. It is the glass half empty outlook. I’m going on a hike by myself, what’s the worst that can happen? Get mauled by a bear, kidnapped, etc. I’m switching … Read More What is the best thing that can happen?

Fear

Fear is a topic that is everywhere I look this week. More than one of the coaches that I learn from have spoken about fear through one of their channels. With one coach, it’s just a focus of theirs. With more than one, yeah, it is something I need to talk about. I don’t know if people are focusing on fear this week because … Read More Fear

Recovery

Recovery can mean many things to many people. It can be quick, or it can be a process. The most common thing I’m learning that most people in any kind of recovery face is misunderstanding by others. Then the feeling of loneliness. I was having a conversation with a friend yesterday, who is also recovering from surgery, and I realized that no matter how … Read More Recovery

Defense

I don’t remember where I first heard this quote, but it turned on a lightbulb for me. You see, I jump to defensiveness immediately. It doesn’t matter if the statement is nothing is sarcasm, a compliment, or a deep conversation. Defensiveness is my first reaction. There are probably many different interpretations of this quote, but I’d like to share mine. Every time I go … Read More Defense

Weight

Why do we care so much? Why do we berate ourselves about it? Why do we develop eating disorders to battle it? Why do we feel less than if we aren’t a specific weight? Society. Social media. Movies. Hollywood. Modeling. Media. Everything we created as a society to put people front and center in our lives. That is why we care so much. Our … Read More Weight

Assumptions

Assumptions are my kryptonite. I frequently devise my own assumptions before I know truth. I have always battled my assumptions and I assume I always will. An assumption is defined as something that is accepted as true or certain to happen without proof. My assumptions are what Eddie and I disagree over the most. Eddie pretty much doesn’t ever assume anything. I tend to assume everything. One … Read More Assumptions

Last Three Months

Now that we are in October, we are in the last three months of the year. Not only that, though, we are in the last three months of the decade. Let that set in a minute. We are in the last three months of this decade. When I heard this fact stated, I felt like my mind had been blown. I hadn’t even thought … Read More Last Three Months

Words of Affirmation

I started listening to The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman. I’ve taken the quiz before, in fact, multiple times, but I had not yet read or listened to the book. I can’t even remember what I determined my love language is. As of writing this, I can’t even tell you all of the love languages. What I can tell you is what … Read More Words of Affirmation

Vulnerability

I never thought I would openly quote Chelsea Handler in anything motivational. I honestly do love listening to her comedy and really connected with her when I was younger. I chose to buy Life Will Be the Death of Me: …And You Too! on Audible thinking it was another comedic book that Eddie and I could listen to on our most recent road trip. I … Read More Vulnerability