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Principles 2-5

To continue on the Principles I’ve gleaned from “9 Things you simply MUST DO” By Dr. Henry Cloud

2.  Pull the Tooth: I hate/love this one. I tend to hesitate, refuse to commit or make decisions… I waste time and energy worrying. Deja vu people do not allow negative energy to distract them. They don’t hang on to the bad stuff. Fix or finish the problem and move on. Stay focused on your heart’s desires and goals. We get stuck complaining, but that does nothing but distract us from what is good. So get to work, pull the tooth, fix the problem–complaining does nothing if it is not used as a motivator for change.

I’m skipping three cause I don’t remember it & so it obviously didn’t change my life…

4. Do Something: This goes along with Principle 2. Ask the question “What can I do to make this situation better?” Don’t be so bogged down by the blame game, how can I take action and make this better?

5. Act Like an Ant: Small steps to accomplish big tasks/projects. We don’t have to have it all together now, but we can be taking small manageable steps towards our goals.

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From IDK to IK

{Pardon the text lingo}

As a student nurse I found myself often using the phrase, I don’t know. You’re being taught, people are always telling you why and how to fix the problem. Obviously this is expected (it’s what I was paying for right?) and it gradually transitions and the pieces start to fall into place, but I still use the phrase IDK frequently!

But now…I am a Real Nurse (RN for short), and the phrase IDK needs to be removed from my vocabulary. The problem is there, how do we solve it, what should I be looking at? I may not have all the answers, but I need to be transitioning into I Know where to look. Enough of the deer-in-headlights response, I am a nurse, I can solve this problem.

And it’s not just in nursing this applies. There are situations that arise and seeking advice is not wrong, but am I seeking advice or someone to pass the problem onto? I’ve gotta step up & deal with the problems on my own. I’ve experienced a full (*23*) years and have seen others go through things, so it’s time for me to start saying, IK what to do!


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Asking Why

I stand looking in the mirror.

“Ew–this is not the dress for me. The waist hits in the wrong spot. The color just washes me out. I don’t know what’s going on with these sleeves, but they are NOT working. This is an epic fail.”

We’ve all been there. The terrible shopping experience of trying on an outfit or article of clothing that just…doesn’t work.

{But Why}

That’s the question you have to ask. If it looks terrible there has to be a reason.

I remember shopping with a dear friend (who of course will remain nameless) and she laughed at me as I twirled in front of the mirror assessing the outfit. Well of course I need to figure out what’s wrong with it so I don’t make the same mistake twice.

Asking why can be applied to so many areas of my life.

To ask yourself “Why are you doing that” or “Why isn’t that working” gives us a chance to fix the mistakes for the second time around.

So next time you try on an outfit and it doesn’t work, attempt a new diet and fail epically, try a new recipe and the flavor isn’t expected, or any number of things ask yourself why they flopped. By asking ourselves why we can change how we approach it and succeed.

“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” –Pat Riley

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I’m Back!

It has indeed been a long crazy {couple} weeks!

I spent a wonderful week with my teens in NYC> Honestly we have a fabulous group of teenagers! I can’t even explain their good attitudes, their willingness to work hard, it was such a challenge and a blessing to me!

My Friend & I exploring Little Italy & China Town, props to Dr. Morris for the excellent photobomb

Then it was onto wedding festivities! And such a week it was~

My Bestie is married~ Friend since 4th grade, and now…o my–She’s MARRIED!

Congrats to my Bestie ~ It was a beautiful wedding!

Life is constantly changing.

Friends are moving, people are getting married, careers are changing

But Change –it’s always my constant friend.

I had up until tonight planned…literally.

So now I sit {planLESS}

The Olympics have started

I look forward to the hours of Olympic footage I will be viewing in the next couple weeks.


{i am back} 

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time for {change}

“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” ~Albert Einstein

Do you ever find yourself being frustrated with how things are going in your life? Do you step back and think “wow things need to change?”

It can seem overwhelming, it can seem frustrating, it can be irritating.

But there is hope!

~We can change~

Study the scriptures, find information, gain knowledge, and then start to change. Make small reasonable goals, ask for help, seek the Lord and change.

2 Timothy 3:16-17: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

Proverbs 18:15: An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

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