Tag Archives: perception

Don’t Take it Personally

How much time have you wasted worrying about why someone was seemingly curt or rude to you?  Ruminating about what you might have said or done that offended them?  If you are like me, probably too much! I recently ran … Continue reading

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Experience Your Life

We recently moved our 18 year old, adult, daughter into university in Toronto.  She is only 90 kilometers away but everything has changed.  We are no longer a cohesive three person unit.  We are now two separate entities.  We have … Continue reading

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Fake It Until You Make It

My mother was never really heavy, but she was often dissatisfied with her weight and the way she looked.  When I had my own daughter I decided that I didn’t want to pass on that legacy.  Every time I looked … Continue reading

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Change Your Reality

I changed outfits three times before going to a recent networking dinner.  I was working on a project that had some glitches and didn’t get ready to go out until the last minute.  Not only didn’t I finish the project, … Continue reading

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Illusion

I recently read an email from my sister-in-law where she mentioned her “baby food processor”.  When I jokingly wrote back that I wasn’t even going to ask why my babyless sister-in-law had a baby food processor, I found out that she … Continue reading

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Preconceptions

Preconceptions … we all have them, about everything – that guy looks mean, she looks smart, that course will be hard, that jacket will be expensive.  We form a judgement “in advance of adequate knowledge or experience” – the definition of preconception. … Continue reading

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Compassion

Lately I’ve been reading a book by Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk.  This particular book, Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames, is very simply written but offers some great insight into anger. Hanh explains that “When someone says or does … Continue reading

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