COACHING DENTISTS AND DENTAL PROFESSIONALS IN THE ART OF SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY
@Lori @SocialMediaDDS hahaha...was that a hopeful "right?"....We were gifted with five days of beautiful warm sunny weather and then today....cool (feels cold) and overcast. Oh well...I think I gave due appreciation to those five warm days! ;-)
1 week, 1 day ago on What are Your Favourite Summer Activities?
Hi @Lori ! My favorite summer activities include laying in bed as the sun rises and listening to the orchestra of birds that start my summer days...it is almost always the same composition with very little variation and it is beautiful. I love sitting in the swing by our fire pit in the evening after a day of work (either work on the farm or work at my office) and take in the aroma of the burning twigs and the beautiful scent of summer evenings. I love lemonade on a hot day. I love the sound of thousands of cicadas buzzing deafeningly on a hot summer evening. I love summer!!!
Well this is AWESOME news Sean!! And so well deserved! Sears is very lucky to have you on board...my wish for you is that every day on this new journey brings you great joy !
1 week, 1 day ago on I’ve Accepted a New Job with Sears
Good morning (USA) lovely Barbara ( @Late_Bloomers ). What a perfect post (ha ha...couldn't resist) I think perfection is an illusion and a concept that sets us up for disappointment if we are looking for it/ I feel that the illusion of perfection can create a level of motivation that keeps us on the journey...but to expect ourselves and others to be perfect is unrealistic and frustrating. Like you, I have tried and the irony (to me) is that it made me unhappy. I was too hard on myself etc etc. I LOVE life now because, while I still slip into old habits of being hard on myself, I am WAY more okay with just "being". And, I agree...I would MUCH prefer hanging out with the person who wears her bad hair days proudly and says what she thinks....THAT is real!
xoxo I always love your introspection Barbara!
1 week, 4 days ago on Do You Think You Have To Be Perfect?
This is fabulous @Lori Your brother has eloquently put into words what, I think, we all must suspect...that there is a powerful connection between the mind and the body...between emotions and the way we feel. Thank you for sharing Dr. Abbass's compelling video! I am trying to become more emotionally and physically aware of my responses in life and can see such strong "proof" of the strong correlation between my mood and my physical sense of well being (or not!) Thank you!!
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Do You Believe the Mind, Body and Emotions are Connected?
SUCH an important post for people to read. Those top five regrets resonate so loudly to me. I just finished reading (and am re-reading because it has moved me so) The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer (thanks to @Lori Gosselin )and it speaks to learning how to find our happiness/contentment by finding out who you really are...very compelling and aligns well with your post today!
xoxo (expressing my feelings)
2 weeks, 3 days ago on The Success Trap and Regrets of the Dying
@Lori I will definitely try to be there...The Untethered Soul is such a fabulous book! Thank you for arranging this online book club!
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Have You Read Any Good Books Lately?
@ginidietrich @SocialMediaDDS I'll honk outside your door....ROAD TRIP!!!
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Gin and Topics: Ryan Lochte is So Cute and Ellen has Competition
@ginidietrich @belllindsay @SocialMediaDDS Oh that is hilarious....now I want to go to DW and try it!
"My lash is going to come off".....SO funny...there is nothing more contagious than someone who is laughing uncontrollably. Great pick. Also....that independent toddler....a RIOT. SO glad I'm done with that phase. Fun fun fun G&T! Thank you!
I am so in agreement with you @margieclayman ! This is an issue that makes me crazy. So much so that I make it an obvious point to put my phone away when I am with cherished people so that I am not distracted and can give them my full attention. In full disclosure, I am a digital nerd. I post, I text, I email and tweet with the best of them. My adult children who live far away from me are in constant texting communication so that we have ongoing conversations. BUT, when I am with anyone in person, all digital forms of communication get put away and I am all theirs ( and I hope for the same respect from them). I confess that I have shared the occasional bonfire photo that I am experiencing with my sweetie but, generally, the rule is we are together....there is no room for digital intrusion.
Great post Margie!
1 month ago on Sorry, but I like my phone a little better than you
So....can it be correct to ask "How much further to Grandma's house?" if we are interested in finding out how much more time until we have arrived? ( I can be a real pistol, can't I?) ;-)
1 month ago on Write Right: Further and Farther
@Lori @SocialMediaDDS @BetsyKCross For the most part, I am usually in awe of them and find that they don't need much advice from me anymore. As a matter of fact, the roles have already started reversing as we now look to THEM for answers in areas that they have some expertise in. I like this transition as a parent. We are at a really balanced place in our relationship...we each respect each other's accomplishments and life choices and there is no need for dominance or superiority. We have become adults who can relate to each other on an adult level without pulling the "parent card".
1 month ago on Do You Give Unsolicited Advice?
@Lori @Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes @Sandi Amorim I have a new best friend...it is Audible.com ! I don't know why I didn't think of this before last month but it is just FABULOUS to listen to books that I have been wanting to read while I am on my long (1.5 hours each way) daily commute. I jumped in here because the last fiction book I listened to was Stephen King's 11/22/63! It was mesmerizing! @Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes I know you love SK AND I know that you are now in TX and so much of the book takes place there...there were rides where I stepped out of my car and I wanted to speak with a Texas drawl! Great book! And, my latest gem that I just finished was Lore's recommendation... The Untethered Soul.! What an inspiring book....so inspiring, in fact, that I also purchased the actual book so that I could go back and highlight passages to review. Excellent and motivating book!
1 month ago on Have You Read Any Good Books Lately?
I try very hard not to give unsolicited advice because I know what it feels like to get it. That said, I am not at all successful in my attempts to not open my mouth. I am particularly careful when I am with my adult children. The truth is that they have created fabulous lives for themselves and are doing just wonderfully...they really don't need me to butt in with my unsolicited advice....so....I try to stay quiet and only give advice to them when they ask for it. I think it makes for a more harmonious relationship when I wait for their request. I love the story about Natasha and helping her to remind people that she was not "shy"...she was Natasha! That is beautiful!
Oh boy can I relate! This long dragged out winter/spring is sapping the energy from my very core. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your gorgeous photography! You are a gifted woman, my friend! Hang in there...the sun and it's warm rays will wrap around you soon....
1 month ago on I’ve Been Waiting For So Long
@Lori @SocialMediaDDS @JohnCBader @AdrienneSmith I've been a subscriber of John's for awhile now...not sure how I "found" him (maybe it was through YOU) but I love his writing. AND he's a "local" guy so he must be okay!!
1 month, 1 week ago on Dear LFI: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?
@JohnCBader This is SO weird....I just signed on to @Lori 's welcoming porch because I was SO excited to share YOUR article...it had just dropped into my inbox and I thought "How perfect for @AdrienneSmith 's question!!" And, you beat me to it @JohnCBader ! What a lovely article and a moving story...thank you for sharing and I hope this helps you a bit Adrienne!
@Lori @SocialMediaDDS My dream always is at night...I never really thought about that as an interesting point! But it IS interesting! It's what makes my dream so much more disconcerting. Relative to that, I would think that having the dream venue change to bright afternoon would be a really positive sign!
I really like that bear dream story...it seems almost like Indian folklore...the bear and the man facing off and until the man can face his fears, the bear will always win, until, one day....
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Have You Ever Had a Recurring Dream?
Ah dreams....I love hearing about dreams. My sweet husband woke me up at 4 this morning after having a nightmare that he needed to talk about. I DO have a recurring dream but...it hasn't visited me in awhile...and for that, I am grateful. It always leaves me feeling so unsettled. I am walking in the neighborhood that I grew up in...in fact, I moved back into that house when my children were very young so, all together, I had spent 28 years there. In my dream I am walking through the city blocks and, while the layout of the streets appears familiar, the buildings loom over me much much taller than they are in real life. And, they are different than the bungalows that line these quiet streets in real life. I am completely lost and alone. There is not one single person there and I am extremely frightened and helpless. I always wake gasping from this dream. Not at all comfortable. My husband is a vivid dreamer and he has a recurring dream (not the nightmare that visited him last night) which he experiences a few times a year. It, too, is very unsettling to him. It is, for this man who has mostly crystal clear imagery in his dreams, vague and frightening. In his dream he is being chased. He doesn't ever see who or what is chasing him but it seems endless to him and, deep down inside of him, he knows that he has to keep running because if he stops, he will be killed. Isn't that awful? He knows that by stopping, his life will end. He wishes that he could "see" his pursuer in his dreams because that might help him work through the fear.
Anyway, those are two recurring dream experiences from our household ;-)
I love the interpretation that the change in your dream indicates that you are more empowered. I think that seems to be a pretty accurate possibility!!
Here's to empowerment!