Category Archives for Challenges

Things go wrong. Get over it.

Things Go Wrong. Get Over It. 4 Failsafe Ways To Do It

Don’t you just hate when things go wrong. No question mark needed on the end of that sentence. Because as humans, we hate when it happens. At least initially.And while I’m a proponent of feeling the hurt, pain, anger—whatever emotion—I know I can’t stay there.You know it too.And whether you had a career setback, a […]

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dealing with cancer

Near Death Brings All Of Our Emotions To The Fore

So I wrote a couple of years ago about my sister and her cancer diagnosis. Or more specifically, our emotions as we tumbled through it.Anyone dealing with cancer, whether personally or a loved one, knows the tumultuous roller coaster we ride. It’s a doozy.I’m happy to report that after chemo and radiation, her metastatic lung […]

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Fear of failure

Stop Holding Yourself Back

​Don’t we live in a world where success is just everything? All the motivational gurus, all the self-help books, all the talk shows and etc., etc. — all are espousing success and how to get there.And God knows, I’m not advocating for failure. Although it can sure teach us a lot.But so often what I […]

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The Liberal Media or is it?

You Can’t Trust That Liberal Media, Right?

“The lyin’ liberal media!”“You can’t trust that liberal media!”“It’s the media’s fault!”You hear this all the time, right? I can’t even begin to count how often I hear, read, and have people look me in the eye and say this. It’s just become a mantra.And what the mind does with a mantra is make it […]

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This Is What Happened When I Stepped Into A Man’s World

I had the funniest thing happen the other day.   And funny odd, not ha ha. Have you ever had your buttons pushed and you didn’t even know they were still there to be pushed? Always so enlightening! I’d just had a great hunt with my brother, extended brother, and another long-time family friend (also male). […]

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How To Be Brave And Confident When You Don’t Want To

How To Be Brave And Confident When You Don’t Want To

And we all run into that brick wall of not wanting to. You know the feeling—when you’ve been pursuing some goal, chasing a dream, and it just seems as though doors keep closing in your face.  Or, you keep failing at whatever task you’re trying to master.  Or your competition, foe, antagonist, whatever lies before […]

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How To Quickly Know If It Is Fear Or Instinct Driving You

Just yesterday one of my editorial writers corresponded when she received her edited manuscript and critique.  That’s always a bit overwhelming for writers, but she said the magic words: “I hear what you’re saying about this one chapter, but my gut instinct is I need it.” And my response was, “Absolutely follow your gut instinct!”  The […]

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It Was Breathtaking, And Not In A Good Way!

I have the world’s best friends. You may dispute me, countering that yours take the prize.  And I won’t argue that fact 🙂 But not only are my friends in my corner, continuously having my back, whenever necessary, in a crises, they rally to see me through. Last Friday, many of our dog friends traveled to […]

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What Internal Predator Have You Overcome?

The Internal Predator: The true monster at the gate. But you don’t have one of those, right?  No evil haunts your dreams, chasing you through the night.  You gave that up long ago, you say?  No hairy beasts nor malevolent men prey upon your nightmares like a serial killer run amok? Really? A funny thing […]

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Having Courage Doesn’t Mean You Never Fall Down

We talk a lot about fears and facing them, of pursuing goals and dreams and the fortitude necessary to achieve them.  About quests, and the myriad tasks to master, and demons to deal with along the roads to our destinies. But one thing rests below the surface of all of these things: The courage required […]

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