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I am wearing a simple ring that I made possibly 25 years ago. For decades it lay in the dark, unworn, because it was a failed, imperfect piece. It was hidden, in the same way I hid occasional creations – … Continue reading
A habit of self-defeat….
I was thinking about my life-long love of ‘discussion’, when it struck me that focusing on a subject in solitude was more productive and rewarding, because there is more time and space to dwell on each thought that arises, with … Continue reading
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Fear of Judgment
I am about to give my last speech in Toastmasters. Not because I don’t need more learning, but because it’s time to move on to a different approach. Working on my fear of public speaking (the #1 fear in North … Continue reading
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We all have something worth sharing.
It’s so much easier to see flaws in others, to see how they need to change, than to see ourselves. I can spot a critical-judgmental response in a friend or relative, and have a hard time noticing it in myself. … Continue reading →