How Did I Develop That Habit?

Have you ever found yourself doing something and wonder “how did this happen?”  It usually happens to me when I discover I’ve scarfed a full bag of white cheddar cheese popcorn.  Of course, I realize it after the fact, when I’m trying to artfully hide the bag in the garbage.  What happened?   I developed a habit unconsciously. Some habits are …

The Language of Emotions

Do you have an emotional vocabulary?  Do you use a wide range of words to describe how you are feeling or do you rely on “fine” and “okay?”  In our environment of rapid change and clipped conversations (verbal and through technology), most of us rely upon the expedient answer of “fine” when queried by someone, especially in a non-intimate environment …

Who Do You Want To Be?

  This week I’ve been struggling with doubt.   Self-doubt.  I was sitting in a meeting a few days ago and I wondered, “am I really contributing here?”  “Am I the right person with the right skills to help?   There is so much this organization needs and I feel so inadequate to help it move forward.  Am I the right person?   …

Turn, Turn, Turn

A friend mentioned that she was impressed that I could generate thought-provoking articles each week.   I replied, “It’s just whatever I’m thinking about at the time.”  I don’t believe I was trying to deflect the compliment, because I do write about what I’m struggling with, what I’m learning (or relearning), and/or what I’m noticing about myself and my environment. Lately …