Archive for April, 2012

I’m Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea, And That’s Okay

April 17th, 2012 by Laura Longley

I’ve been dealing with some situations over the past several days where others have been angry or upset with me. I get a visceral reaction to others being upset with me: my heart races, I feel like I want to throw up, and my mind immediately goes to what I did wrong and how I…

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Others Provide a Mirror for My Own Issues

April 15th, 2012 by Laura Longley

A couple of days ago I met with the intuitive healer I’ve been working with. Most of the session revolved around my family of origin including my sister, my father and my mother. My mother and I are leaving in a few days to take a trip together for two weeks. I was told that…

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Maintaining Appropriate Boundaries Requires Contemplation and Trust

April 14th, 2012 by Laura Longley

Yesterday I had an opportunity to decide where to set my boundaries and how to react to a situation where they were crossed. This situation involved my ex-husband. He and I have not had an easy relationship since our divorce many years ago, but have to maintain some sort of contact because we have a…

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Who Am I When I’m Part of a Group?

April 12th, 2012 by Laura Longley

I recently attended a weekend goddess retreat with about 35 other women.  I was really excited to go to this retreat because I have been struggling to find or create a group of like-minded women where I could develop some strong relationships. This was an ideal opportunity to meet some other women who are similar…

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I Never Met a Self-Improvement Program I Didn’t Like

April 11th, 2012 by Laura Longley

A couple of years ago I was telling my therapist at the time about some book I was reading or an online program I was doing to improve my life.  I don’t remember specifically what it was or how it was supposed to make my life better, just that I was excited about it.  He…

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For Best Results, Quit Trying So Hard

April 10th, 2012 by Laura Longley

I am an expert at making things happen.  All my life I have been really good at deciding what I want, figuring out the steps to get there, and then doing it.  Over the past several years I have become aware that there are things in life – frequently the most important things – that…

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When I am on the Right Path, the Universe Supports Me

April 9th, 2012 by Laura Longley

In the past week I had several occasions to tell my story of making a mid-life career change.  In each telling I shared how once I paid attention to the messages I was getting about being in the wrong career, support for making the change showed up. I have been aware for some time that…

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A Very Inspiring Award

April 8th, 2012 by Laura Longley

As I was reading comments on yesterday’s blog I was surprised and extremely gratified to find that that I had been nominated for an Inspirational Blogger Award by Brenda.  Wow!  What a wonderful and unexpected honor.  Brenda, I am so pleased my blog speaks to you, and that we have connected here on our journey…

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

April 7th, 2012 by Laura Longley

My next door neighbors have two miniature greyhounds.  I’m sure they are very nice dogs, but they bark. Every time they go out into the backyard.  My computer is in the kitchen, which is at the back of the house, so I spend a lot of time there.  My bedroom is also at the back…

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Fear of Flooding in the Basement (aka My Subconscious)

April 5th, 2012 by Laura Longley

I have an unfinished half-basement in my house.  I guess I would actually call it more of a cellar.  In Seattle a lot of the basements are what are called daylight basements where one side is actually above ground.  That isn’t the case with my basement, it is all underground.  The walls are all cement,…

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