Your Body as a Shame Trigger

Late January/early February is a time of great activity at local “Y’s” and fitness centers. The YMCA that I belong to was so packed when I went there the other day, I couldn’t find a parking place. I came back later. Inside, it’s a buzz of activity. People grunting, sweating, lifting, jumping, you name it; …

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Why Goals

Before we get too far into 2019, it strikes me that it would be beneficial to say something about goals. Some people detest goals and do what they can to remain uncommitted to anything. They like to let life “just happen” and then respond to it as needed. Others like to plan everything down to …

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Striking Out Shame

Welcome to a New Year! New life. New growth. New adventures. New discoveries. New… My hope around this blog is that readers will find helpful tools or insights that they can apply to their own relationships. I want to strikeout shame and the toxic environment it creates in our lives. I especially want to strikeout …

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Digital Help Needed

I’m a rookie. I need help. I want to sell books! I’m proud of them and want to share them. And, honestly, going into a second printing would be very cool. Will you help? “Swing for the Fences: Show up. Dig in. Suck less.” won an IPPY (Independent Publishers) Silver Medal at a ceremony this …

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Season’s Shame Trigger

‘Tis the season to be jolly. And anxious. And jealous, depressed, sad, lonely and (fill the blank). There’s something about the Christmas season that brings together two of the most common building blocks of shame, money and religion, as we’ve noted in other blogs. Money, because the constant barrage of ads, telling us to buy …

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Marinating in Affirmation

There are lots of ways that we offer affirmation to others without actually saying the words “atta boy” or “atta girl.” The effect, however, is unmistakable. We can notice an increase in productivity at work, a certain “can do/will do” attitude among team members to dig in to a project and see it through to …

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