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336 Days ’til 40: Facing Your FEARS

We all fear something.  Some people like to pretend that they have no fear, but in reality they are only kidding themselves, and I am guessing that even they are not truly convinced.  We all have worries and concerns and are terrified of various realities that life may bring us.  The fears that we have can be on a variety of levels, from work to family to finances.  Here are some of the most common fears I hear: Read the rest of this entry »

 

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343 Days ’til 40: Your OWN Space

My oldest daughter is the inspiration for this post today.  She was HORRIFIED to learn that I wrote about PMS yesterday, “Mom, that is SOOO embarrassing!”  she said.  She is 10.  I then asked her what topics she felt I should be writing about.  She replied, “What a great idea, I can come up with good things for you to write about!”  One of her first suggestions was to write about getting your own room.  This is very important to my daughter, as she currently shares a room with her younger sister.  My oldest is desperate for her own space.  Thus, the title of today’s post.

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346 Days ’til 40: Surviving Guilt Trips

Do you ever feel like people in your life are trying to plow you over with guilt trips?  Some blame this on their religious upbringings (though I have personally heard members of almost EVERY religion mention guilt trips, so I think they have more to do with human nature than a specific faith structure)!  I have found that guilt trips Read the rest of this entry »

 

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350 Days ’til 40: Radiating Joy and Love

Do you ever wonder how some people do it?  How they seem to radiate a love, joy, and kindness 24/7.  They always seem to have a smile on their face, are always positive, cheering people up, patting individuals on the back, offering hugs and condolences.  Their cups are always half full.

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357 Days ’til 40: Slammed Doors, Opened Windows

Doors of Closure, Windows of Opportunity

Every individual I know has had doors shut (or slammed) in their lives.  These closed doors can bring great stress and devastation in a person’s life.  I am going to use my sister as my example (without her permission, Read the rest of this entry »

 

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358 Days ’til 40: Music as Therapy

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I have often thought about the significant effect that music has on my life.  I am not going to spend this post musing about the benefits of playing classical symphonies to your developing child while they are in the womb.  I want to look at how music affects us as we go about our days.  Many people will use music as the soundtracks for their life, and those Read the rest of this entry »

 

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360 Days ’til 40: The Importance of Dreams and Fantasy

Today I wanted to say something about the importance of allowing ourselves to have dreams and fantasies.  In this particular case, I am not talking about a one night stand with your favorite celebrity, but rather, dreams and fantasies about your life and your future.

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366 Days ’til 40: Birthday Blues or Birthday Bliss???

I always find it fascinating to see the way in which people relate to their birthdays.  Some individuals want lavish parties and bask in the glow created by buckets of attention heaped upon them.  Others are horrified when personal attention comes their way and they would rather allow their birthdays to pass quietly.  Some Read the rest of this entry »

 

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368 Days ’til 40: Performance Anxiety

First of all, just to make sure everything is clear – this post is about general performance anxiety in life, NOT about sexual performance anxiety (perhaps a post for another time!)

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369 Days ’til 40: Body Image – Perception vs. Reality

We are humans.  We come in all different shapes, colors and sizes.  There are people who tell us that this is okay, yet, even so, have you noticed there seems to be a vast differential between self-perception and reality for many people?  Why is it that we struggle so much to see ourselves as the world sees us?  Is lack of Read the rest of this entry »

 

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