“One of the best things a teacher ever did for me was say “I don’t know the answer to that but I’ll do some research.” It modeled a more honest intellectual discourse. You don’t have to pretend like you know everything & you don’t always need to have or share an immediate opinion.” — Clint Smith
We see a lot of pressure in our culture to give the impression we already know everything. Pressure to never be wrong.
It can be so easy to freeze up, hold back, based on the fear of getting it wrong.
I will always do…
David Kessler is one of my favorite thought leaders on grief.
His email today included a PDF of a recent interview with WSJ’s Elisabeth Bernstein.
“We were able to discuss some topics that have been on my heart and I hope that you will find them helpful.
Do we all have PTSD?
What is the 6th Stage of Grief?
Is Anger a part of grief?
How can we best help someone else who is grieving?
How do we talk to children about grief?
Does the grief ever go away?”
Sometimes when free time hits, but I’m feeling blue or downhearted, it can be extra hard to remember what activities bring me joy or at least comfort.
When I’m feeling good (or don’t have as much free time) it’s easier for me to remember what fun activities I like to do to relax or recharge.
So I made a “fun menu” to visit when I need it.
I update my fun-menu occasionally — this time around, I added doodles.
Into it? I invite you to make one for you. You can start small. Doodles optional.
The word “yet” can have a lot of power.
We can change
“I’m not very good at that”
“I’m not very good at that yet.”
We can change
“I’m not getting it.”
“I’m not getting it yet.”
Adding a simple yet is a soft but powerful reminder that we are capable of change, that how we are in a given moment isn’t a fixed position.
How can you use the word “YET” for good today?
Some things take time and practice. Be kind to yourself along the way.
Image text: “Tip: schedule a relationship chat once or twice a month. Name it something playful that makes you both smile. Ours is named “Fondue for Two” (started back when we watched Glee.) Reminds us we are on the same team and takes the weight off when we see it on our calendars.
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What an impact certain sounds can make!
Today I discovered I can set my phone to play from a spotify playlist as an alarm, instead of one of the pre-set chimes.
I was delighted to notice how different it felt to be alerted by an energetic song I like, rather than the now-annoying old chime I’d been using. (I use my phone alarm many times throughout the day.)
It’s wonderful when a simple change can make a big impact, isn’t it? If you have a simple-change suggestion to share, please do!
*I realize I may be late to the party on this change, but I’m letting go of the unhelpful thought of “why didn’t I do this sooner.”