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Moving To Maui #4: In the Shedding Zone

Posted by Maridel Bowes on Thursday, March 25, 2010, In : Emotional Growth 

Outwardly, my storage dilemma is resolved. I now know more about sheds than I ever aspired to know and in the end, fate had its way. Would my friend, Sandi, and I rather dig a shallow shed grave and haul gravel to fill it for a shed base? Or perhaps heave 64 concrete pavers from Home Depot about, laying them upon a bed of crushed granite? Or would we simply like to buy the foundation kit for the darn thing and be done with it? (Except of course for putting said shed together) Okay then! The 8...


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"SoMe" Imitates Life

Posted by Maridel Bowes on Thursday, January 21, 2010, In : Emotional Growth 

Once upon a time I was desperately (borderline hopelessly) techy-challenged. I remember a teary conversation with my techy-blessed sidekick, Sandi, over the execution of the “Save As” feature. The tears were mine but by the end of the conversation, she may have been driven to them as well.

Then I published a book. Lots of people say, “I have a book in me,” which is kind of like saying, “I have a child in me.” Getting pregnant is the easy part. It’s the birth and its unending n...


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Quality Time in the Discomfort Zone

Posted by Maridel Bowes on Friday, January 15, 2010, In : Emotional Growth 

"Draw a circle and put your name inside," instructed Denise. "Then on the outside, put an X for everything you want to be, do, or have." I raised a frowning eyebrow. After a few months in her "Believe to Achieve" teleclass program, I'd successfully revamped old mind-sets about success, but where was she going with this? "That circle is your comfort zone," she said when we'd finished our task, "and everything you want is outside it!"  My eyebrows were no longer frowning and a cyber tomato had ...


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Three Ways to Have a GOOD "Crappy Day"

Posted by Maridel Bowes on Tuesday, January 12, 2010, In : Emotional Growth 

Yesterday didn't start out well. My housemate stayed home instead of going to work where he belonged (I relish my quiet mornings), then progressed to an unnerving phone call from a friend, and ended with a giant spider in the tank of my Waterpik 100. Nothing tragic or overwhelming, I understand, but it isn't the events themselves that constitute a "crappy day." It's how we feel. And I felt certifiably crappy.

Yet, yesterday turned out to be a good crappy day. It's not like I have some kind of ...


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