Tag Archive: stress

Jul 01

Whose voice are you listening to?

Four weeks ago, I gave myself the gift of taking a blog vacation.  My attitude toward seeing and celebrating miracles hadn’t changed, but my attitude toward sitting down and writing several times a week had – I was feeling tired and uninspired and like I was working too hard for not enough joy.  So I …

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Sep 19

Do the hard thing FIRST

At some point when I was in college, I came up with the mantra, “Do the hard thing FIRST!” I put it up on signs, which solicited many giggles – we were all frisky teenagers, after all.  🙂

For me it was never about tackling the hardest project first. Rather, it was about making the …

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Sep 17

Miraculous Jewelry

This vacation in Maine was one of the best I’ve ever had. There are a bunch of reasons for that, but one of the biggest is… MONEY!

I’ve been on various kinds of vacations in the past:

  • the ones where someone else was paying and I was stressed out about how much money they …

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Jul 16

A huge shot of adrenaline

I have the luxury of not having to punch a time clock at work. As long as I keep within reasonable limits and get all my work done, no one says much about when I come in or leave. Which means that while I always have good intentions of getting in by 9 a.m., I’m …

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Apr 22

The silver Tylenol award

I’ve been thinking a lot about perfectionism lately. It’s come up as a topic in numerous conversations, and there’s a chapter on perfectionism in my upcoming book The Year Of Miraculous Living.

Today a memory popped up that had me laughing at my own perfectionist streak.

By the time I was in fifth grade, I …

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Dec 18

Overwhelmed

Hello friends,

I haven’t been the most consistent blogger the last few weeks.  The truth is that I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed.  Even for a non-Christian, this is a busy time of the year.  I’ve also had a bit of personal upheaval to sort through.  All of this has left me without a lot …

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Sep 17

The Miracle Challenge – Day #3

Some declarations are still being made and miracles are being posted – what a beautiful thing to watch!

If you’re enjoying the process of looking for miracles in your life, tell your friends – it’s never too late for them to join!

Here are a couple of things that caught my attention in the past …

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Sep 12

Stopping the terror

Recently I noticed an interesting and increasingly predictable shape to my weeks at the newspaper – Mondays I was close to useless, which stressed me out.  Tuesday I started getting myself together and making some phone calls, none of which were returned, which stressed me out.  Wednesday I made more phone calls and got a …

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