Category Archives: Positive self-talk

Defining Normal: Who Says I want to fit in… thinking about perspectives…

Defining Normal: Who says I want to fit in… thinking about perspectives Originally Posted on April 17, 2011 – This post has been republished as part of the Define “Normal” Blogging Challenge started by my wonderful blogging friend Renata over at … Continue reading

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Who am I? This is far more complicated than anticipated…

So I have been challenged by a blogger friend of mine to write a theme post: Who Am I… and I love a challenge! But now I am sitting here wondering if this should include a question mark as punctuation, … Continue reading

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Who says I want to fit in… thinking about perspectives

As I shared in a previous post, I have a magnet on my fridge that reads, “Who says I want to fit in?” For me this message serves a function on a number of levels. It reminds me of strategies … Continue reading

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Bounce… Bounce… Bounce… The skills of resiliency

❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀ It just so happens that Resiliency is my super-power. I cannot jump tall buildings, or stop a bullet mid-flight, and my son will certainly confirm that, although my lightsaber style is developing a certain flourish, I am sadly lacking … Continue reading

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The truth about the unexpected cereal fiasco

I tried a new cereal for breakfast today. It was really just a slightly different version of my regular cereal: Flax Plus – The Sequel (aka: TNG). At first I was worried it would be too sweet, and I had … Continue reading

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