Hi friends, I'm taking a break from writing blog posts to focus on what my 7-year-old self dreamt about accomplishing in her adult years. Finally making it a priority. Go forth and be. <3 Shannon
Take criticism as a sign of others' belief in your abilities. How much more connection could there be if the norm was to engage in tough conversations with engaged listening and less defensiveness? Something magical yet also extremely uncomfortable has been happening between me and my mom lately. We're having an honest and raw dialogue … Continue reading Why Getting Curious About Criticism Is Good
I have high respect for people who are great at empathy because it's a rare skill set to find in others. A lot of people will claim to be great at empathy because they're sympathetic or give great advice. This isn't empathy, for instance: Think back to a time where you were trying to be … Continue reading The Ins and Outs of Empathy: Recapping Section Four Dare To Lead.
Disagree: to have or express a different opinion Not everyone is comfortable enough with confrontation to engage in disagreements. And there is definitely an art to arguing. Here are the 3 tips on how to disagree with grace: Stick to the known facts and don't make it personal. Use 'I' statements, otherwise, you sound all-knowing … Continue reading (3) Tips on How to Disagree with Grace
I know, I know. You thought my taste test recipes were a thing of the past. And they are, but I found this lost blog in my drafts and decided to jump on the opportunity to publish it and give myself a break this week. Lemon flavor anything didn't use to be a favorite of … Continue reading Taste Testing Lemon Crunch Cake by Martha
Golf as a sport doesn't excite me much unless its the Masters Tournament. What does impress me about golf is the player's ability to focus and shut out all other distractions. It's an art I didn't recognize until a few nights ago when we (the Hubs and me) accidentally flipped on the TV and The Legend of Bagger Vance was playing.
I heard a term last week in Esther Perel's podcast Where Should We Begin that gave me great pause. "Wait, there's a term for that?" I thought to myself. Parentification is the process of role reversal whereby a child is obliged to act as a parent to their own parent or sibling. In extreme cases, the child is used to fill the void of the alienating parent's emotional life....WHOA
Who loves the Netflix original Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld? You can't see me but both of my arms are in the air...I'm writing this sentence with my tongue.
I spent Sunday poolside with a book. The sun was warm and the pool water was crisp. Abruptly, I gathered my things and left the pool....
A few days ago an old friend shared this meme on Facebook that read...