My Top 9 Excuses For Not Being Around Much Lately (Part 3…)
Allrighty then... I know you have been waiting for it. The characters have been developed. The plot has thickened, and here we are at the climax and conclusion of my dramatic list of excuses for neglecting my blog. If you missed Part 1 or Part 2, take a moment to get up to speed. If you have been hanging on the edge of your laptop, here it is. There is even a moral to the story. I don't disappoint. Excuse #3: I got stuck in my car for 10,000 miles. Really! Summer kind of exhausted me. I was all purposeful ...
My Top 9 Excuses for Not Being Around Much Lately (Part 2)
Thanks for joining me. If you missed part 1, click here for a quick catch up. As you may know, I have been quietly neglecting my blog for a few months and felt it was important that you understand the completely compelling reasons for my absence. I know you have lost sleep over this. [caption id="attachment_2360" align="alignnone" width="610" caption="Photo Credit: Buckingham Fountain by Kim Bauer; Copyright 2011"][/caption] Excuse #6: Chicago is “my kind of town.” At least I am trying to convince myself and my kids of that because we might have to move there since my husband has been ...
How Little We Know, How Eager to Learn—Life Lessons from Sir John Marks Templeton.
The underlying goal of my writing is to find people, places and things that are fabulous and share them through a very personal lens with my readers. I look for “take home value”…concepts, ideas or products that you can put to use immediately. Fabulous things and places are abundant. Discovering legitimately fabulous and inspiring people is like finding a needle in a haystack. I often resort to the history archives to find worthy role models. One unblemished exception, and possibly one of the greatest influences in my life has been Sir John Marks Templeton who holds a special place in contemporary ...
My Top 9 Excuses for Not Being around Much Lately (Part 1)
If you follow my blog with any regularity, you may have noticed I haven't been posting much over the last 4 months (okay, 6). I thought I owed you an explanation and it basically comes down to a list of excuses. Excuse #9: Nature called (as in Breckenridge) and I really needed to focus my energy on our Christmas picture with it being June and all. So, we made a pilgrimage to Colorado but instead of driving we flew because our dog died which was really, REALLY sad. [caption id="attachment_2331" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Photo Credit: Kim Bauer; 2011 All Rights Reserved"][/caption] I know ...
How to Help Teens Recognize and Tame Perfectionism
[caption id="attachment_2420" align="alignnone" width="337" caption="Photo Credit: say no to peer pressure by 13morbidmouse13-d330u3u"][/caption] The teenage mind is quite possibly one of the most complex systems on the planet. Just because we managed to survive our own teen struggles, doesn’t necessarily leave us well prepared to help our kids. Teens today face pressures we never dreamed of—college entrance exams, peer pressure from social media, lack of worthwhile role models and mentors, a sense of entitlement, schools that are not necessarily “safe”, and hints of even global instability. When my daughter recently told me that she is struggling with being “too critical of herself”, ...
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