It was a cold, windy morning in early January. I was riding my bike as I did every morning when I was very young, to a small school in Florida that I attended for a few months each winter. I’d had pneumonia as an infant and doctors had warned my parents that it would be “dangerous” if I had another bout...and that the “lake effect” snow and wind in Cleveland could not only turn your face red and your nose blue but wreak havoc…Continue
Added by Gail Blanke on February 25, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Best book I've read in months: "Emotional Blackmail" by Susan Forward. FANTASTIC.
Reading this and applying it will clear the clutter in your mind regarding manipulating people in your life and it just may open your eyes to people who are manipulating you without you even knowing.
Added by Cynthia Medley-Evanetski on February 21, 2013 at 10:15am — No Comments
"BE ALWAYS GOOD"
Not all that easy, right? Not in this "Barnum & Bailey World...” (Remember? "...just as phony as it can be...”) with its stunning hypocrisy, lying, cheating and stealing, its "how much can we get away with?" attitude, its relentless, tamped down, boiling up rage, resentment...and the resulting revenge on our brothers and sisters. It's hard to seek out good when bad is ever present. It's hard…Continue
Added by Gail Blanke on February 19, 2013 at 3:48pm — No Comments
THE OTHER SIDE OF FEAR...
Our fear of failing is huge. So is our fear of looking foolish. Or being ‘“wrong.” Or…Continue
Added by Gail Blanke on February 11, 2013 at 11:50am — No Comments
Forget bland, boring perfection. Flaws are good. In fact, having a few flaws, whether you’re a pizza company, a big time celebrity or just a regular guy, can make you even more than awesome, it can make you uh, “Flawsome.” Yes, Flawsome is a word all right. (I heard it might’ve been coined by a senior executive at Pepsi but that could be “flawed” info.) You might be rolling your eyes but it’s more than a cringe-worthy…Continue
Added by Gail Blanke on February 3, 2013 at 11:51pm — No Comments