Let Go of Lil Miss Perfect!

Don’t Force It

Today, choosing love is not forcing it.  Perfectionist-me feels like she needs to write everyday for the next 90 – well, 82, I believe now – and today, Real-me say that choosing love is not forcing it. Choosing love means that this blog gets to be a canvas for my loving artistry.  I do not…

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Marshall Goldsmith

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

Marshall Goldsmith, NYT bestselling author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There and preeminent executive coach, lectured at the most recent class in my masters program.  As I mentioned, his book inspired this 90 Day Challenge, so when a classmate emailed me this picture of Marshall and I tonight, I thought him great…

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Slow Down

Making Time for Breakfast

Hit the alarm; roll out of bed.  In and out of the shower and dressed.  Out the door to pop into the favorite local cafe for my latte, muffin, and friendly exchanges.  My day begins on-the-go.  Sound familiar at all? That has been my normal for the better part of the last year or so. …

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Owning The Whole Truth – Brene Brown

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through the process is the greatest thing we will ever do. Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.  Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy –…

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Viola Davis on Success & Finding Your Purpose

“I imagined that success would be more fulfilling.  I didn’t imagine it do be so isolating.  But it is because not everyone is for you…The disillusion is that all the things that defined success and could fill you up was defined by other people, not by yourself.  You have to stop and ask…what makes you…

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Thank You For Being A Friend

Is there something in your life that is too big for your to carry alone?  Have you been dealing with something forever and have accepted that’s just the way things are yet you don’t want them to be that way?  Chances are, there are friends who want to help you lighten your load.  When I…

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90 Day Love Challenge

Welcome to my 90 Day Love Challenge! Inspired by a recent class in my masters program and the book we read in it called What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith, I decided to take on a 90 Day Challenge to change a habit.  We were challenged to do so, and I…

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Alice I choose Love

A Year In The Choice

One year ago, I started this blog.  I thought that “choosing love” seemed important and possible.  I was inspired by nature, Martin Luther King, Jr., the Dalai Lama, and an idea conveyed by Rumi and A Course in Miracles that said I was not to seek love but instead find all the barriers within myself…

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Burnt Sienna

If you’re like me, there are some things past that you wish others didn’t have to know about – that dusty box of mistakes and heartbreaks – memories stored away neatly and labeled: “Do not open.” I call that place my Burnt Sienna. I wish that place wasn’t in my Crayola box, but it is. …

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The Journey by Mary Oliver

One of my favorites: The Journey by Mary Oliver One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice — though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. “Mend my life!” each voice cried. But…

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