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Month: April 2016

What Stories Are You Telling Yourself?

What Stories Are You Telling Yourself?

I lie to myself about money and food more often than I do about anything else. About two years ago we moved to a house where there is a McDonald’s just around the corner, at the end of the street. Growing up, McDonald’s was a treat for me. I remember my first Big Mac. I remember the joy of dipping McNuggets in little white cartons of honey. I still love their sausage egg biscuits. Moving into a place where McDonald’s…

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Letting Go of the Pursuit of Security

Letting Go of the Pursuit of Security

At the end of 2015, I sat down and did a big year-end reflection. I have this article by Dr. Margee Kerr to thank. The short version: Resolutions don’t work because they force us to look at our shortcomings and failures. This focus on negative factors kills our motivation to do better. Instead, a healthier approach is to list successes and then, when focused on times we’ve been awesome, to list out our fears. “Why make a list of fears…

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