Criticism

Criticism can come in many forms and from just about anybody. Not only do we receive criticism, but we also give it, sometimes without even realizing we are. A lot of people, myself included, have a deep fear of criticism. Sometimes that fear is all-encompassing, sometimes it is about specific forms of criticism. And sometimes our criticism is actually us showing we care about a person.

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Episode 42: Criticism

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Episode 42: Criticism
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I had a conversation with someone recently that prompted me to really think about criticism I have received and then I saw a quote by Lewis Howes that kind of put it all together. Today I am going to share my thoughts from this about giving and receiving criticism.

Episode 36: Childless or Childfree?

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Episode 36: Childless or Childfree?
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What does being childless mean? What does childfree mean? Does it matter? To some people it does and I share my opinion about that.

Childless or Childfree?

Today’s topic may be a trigger for any of you who might be or have in the past been through the journey to conceive. I will be discussing my journey and my thoughts about the communities that we unintentionally become a part of.

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You’ve Changed

You’ve changed. I can hear people saying that about me right now, and I am pretty sure some of those closest to me don’t like the changes I’ve been making in my life. Change happens to each of us. It’s what we do with that change that determines the course of the rest of our life. Yes, I’ve changed, and I am still evolving. I am always changing and growing and changing. If I don’t allow myself to change for fear of what friends, family, or even acquaintances think, then I am not true to myself.

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Episode 23: You’ve Changed

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Episode 23: You've Changed
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Change is inevitable, whether we embrace it is not. I am choosing to change and evolve and it means that I might be changing away from people that I’ve been close with. Sometimes this change is exactly what we need to move to the next level.

Talking About Our Problems

A few years ago I was part of a group that was all about productivity, growth, and success. One of the things they shared quite frequently was about how we should focus less on the negative things in life. I brought that into my life and practiced it for a while, except when I got drunk. But then I grew away from that group and shrugged my shoulders and thought I could focus on the positive while also allowing complaining and negativity back into my life. And I did, for a while. Until I realized that I was more stressed and had a more negative outlook on life than I liked.

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Episode 17: Talking About Our Problems

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Episode 17: Talking About Our Problems
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Our problems can either be a speed bump or they can rule everything about our lives. Talking about them continuously can and will determine our outlook on life. Today I talk about what I’m doing to overcome talking about problems.

Episode 12: Less Noise, More Depth

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Episode 12: Less Noise, More Depth
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When there is so much going on in the world around me, I have found that I need less while also needing more.

Episode 11: Never Say Never

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Episode 11: Never Say Never
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We always are told to never say never and there are many times that never holds true. But there are a lot of times that never doesn’t actually mean never. This episode talks about one thing that never didn’t mean never.