TESTING, TESTING, TESTING

2019-06-05T11:11:37-04:00

Photo by Kristina Paparo on Unsplash By Marilyn Pellini I was five. They told me I had to go to kindergarten, but I did not want to leave home or my mother, even if for only half a day. I was not an only child, but it certainly felt that way since my brother was five and a half years older than I was. Mom did not work, so I had her all to myself from the day I was born, as my brother was already in school. My mom didn’t play with me all the time, but she did occasionally play cards [...]

TESTING, TESTING, TESTING2019-06-05T11:11:37-04:00

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS

2019-06-01T13:18:26-04:00

Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash By Joan Ridsdel “I discovered that a fresh start is a process. A fresh start is a journey—a journey that requires a plan.” – Vivian Jokotade I was wandering around the bookstore some time ago, taking my time to browse through the shelves of so many intriguing-looking books, when a woman about my height and age caught my eye. She seemed immersed in the book she was holding, oblivious to anyone around her. I was glad because I didn’t want her to catch me watching her. You know how it is when you look up and someone’s looking [...]

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS2019-06-01T13:18:26-04:00

THE VALUES DRIVEN- LIFE WITH STEPHANIE WILLETTE

2019-06-03T10:40:54-04:00

Photo by Heidi McClelland of  Heidi McClelland Photography By Kristen Domingue  When we met with Stephanie Willette, manager Ann Arbor Farmers market, we saw a woman who lives on purpose. Her conviction that drove every difficult choice clearly shines through, illuminating a life committed to values in not just thought, but also deed. Like so many of the women we feature on the cover of The Brick, Stephanie’s life showcases what’s possible when we organically follow our passion, one decision at a time—without needing to have an “end-goal” in mind. How it all started I did not think I would end [...]

THE VALUES DRIVEN- LIFE WITH STEPHANIE WILLETTE2019-06-03T10:40:54-04:00

BOOSTING YOUR SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO

2019-06-01T12:54:52-04:00

Photo by Christian Fregnan on Unsplash by Maria Sylvester, MSW, CPC Hello? Is the signal coming through? Can you hear what is essential to recognize in your own inner dialogue? Are you attending to exactly what your sweet, beautiful heart is calling out for amid the day-to-day rumblings filling your head? Just what, specifically, does it take for you to listen carefully to yourself? Have you ever really thought about this? How do you heed whatever noteworthy inner messages or intuitive callings you receive? If you can’t first hear yourself and attend to your own deep knowings, how can you expect [...]

BOOSTING YOUR SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO2019-06-01T12:54:52-04:00
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