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Women, life, happiness
  • Do you NEED a relationship to be happy?

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    October 9th, 2014Keryl PesceFamily and Relationships

    dreamstime_11513655I’ve had recent conversations with two women who recently experienced breakups. Both are devastated, scared and on an immediate course to find a replacement to help them feel better. Who can blame them? It doesn’t feel good to be rejected or be alone. So the typical response is ease the pain and do it as fast as we can.  Often our first line of defense is to fill the gaping whole with someone new. Loneliness averted. Pain eased. So far so good. Until it isn’t.

    While I understand our desire to avoid or lessen the pain of rejection or loneliness, what concerns me about the answer these women seek is the instability of it. If our happiness and peace of mind are continue »

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    January 31st, 2014Keryl PesceLife in general, Stress and Guilt

    When I think back as far as I can remember on the self esteem/self worth bandwagon I rode, I realize what interesting (read wacked) turns many of us take.

    When we’re little, we’re often told we can do and be anything we put our minds to. Most of us were regularly told how smart and capable we were and praised consistently for small achievements like tying our shoes, learning to properly write the number 5 and even coloring between the lines (mostly). These days, we even give 5-year-olds diplomas for graduating Kingergarten. ???

    Then we scurry off to grade school and beyond where all of a sudden, continue »

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  • A Case for Changing Your Tune – Special Post for Tunigo

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    April 29th, 2013Keryl PesceFun stuff!, Stress and Guilt

    Hey there! I recently wrote a fun post for the music site Tunigo and thought I would share it here with you:

    “Life’s a bitch and then you die” they say.

    What I want to know is, who is the dimwitted “they” and why would they start such an ugly, self-defeating rumor? Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not perfect and ashamedly admit the phrase has stumbled its way out of my mouth a time or two (along with some colorful words that would turn a truck driver’s head). And anyone on the outside looking in would fully (click here to read the full post on Tunigo)

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  • When Life Piles it On and You Wonder Who’s Holding the Shovel

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    March 5th, 2013Keryl PesceLife in general, Stress and Guilt

    So life's a real Bitch (capital "B" intended) lately, you say. You're doing your thing – keeping out of trouble (well, most of the time – a little might be fun), working hard, taking care of everyone around you – demanding boss, incompetent co-worker, whiney girlfriend and even whinier boyfriend. Everyone else gets what they need except you. The only one who showers you with unconditional love, affection, attention and adoration is your dog. And even SHE has crap you have to clean up.

    What's the deal? Is life supposed to be (Excerpt from post for Girlfriendology. Click here to read full post.)

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  • You don’t need a Search Team to find Happiness at Work!

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    November 13th, 2012Keryl PesceLife in general, Stress and Guilt, Work

    Whether it is a boss who is borderline psycho (OK, hands in the air – who’s had one of those?), a company which doesn’t show its appreciation for your hard work, a co-worker who barely deserves the right to be called a “worker” or the conditions or functions of  your work sucking, there are ways you can be happier at work.

    In a nutshell, you’ve got two options. You can either change your circumstances or change you.

    Let’s address the first option.

    Change your circumstances:

    1 – Follow your passion.

    Take 30 quiet minutes away from distractions (I know it may be tough, but figure it out) and do some blue-sky thinking. Temporarily set aside continue »

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  • The Five Biggest Relationship Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

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    September 7th, 2011Keryl PesceFamily and Relationships, Life in general

    Relationship mistakes? Who me? Yes, you. Yes, me. Yes, all of us.

    If you've made relationship mistakes in the past, well, welcome to the club. I think we all have. Oh well. Move on. It doesn't matter so much that we've screwed up in the past, what matters is that we learn what works, what doesn't work and have the presence of mind to stay alert and not fall into the same old patterns and keep making the same mistakes. When relationships ain't going so hot, we all like to think it's the other person, but let's face it, it takes two to Tango, so let's make sure you're not contributing to the drama.

    Here are the five biggest relationship mistakes you don't want to make, in reverse order: continue »

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  • 7 Ways to Avoid Thieves of Confidence and Grow Your Self Esteem

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    August 9th, 2011Keryl PesceLife in general, Stress and Guilt

     

    Who doesn’t love a confident (not cocky!) person? Who doesn’t want to BE a confident person? We all do. As a matter of fact, balanced confidence helps us succeed in all areas of our lives – work, relationships, health, success, the whole kit and caboodle of what we want out of life. So what makes a person self confident? There are those who believe you either are a confident person or you aren’t. You know what I say? Bull. We all have the capacity to become self confident. Did some of us continue »

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  • “Hello brain, it’s me, your body talking – give me a break!”

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    July 7th, 2011Keryl PesceHealthy Living, Life in general

    Health is a reflection of the relationship you have with your body.  ~Terri Guillemets

    If your body could talk, what would it say to you? "Thank you for feeding me healthy foods and exercising me. I feel great. I look great. Oh, and thank you for  the importance you place on getting plenty of sleep so I can rejuvenate myself. I've shown my appreciation by removing those bags under our eyes."

    While it may not use the same 26 letters you and I do, your body does in fact communicate with you on a daily basis. Let me ask you,  continue »

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  • “I’m giving 100% in a relationship and only getting 25% back.”

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    June 13th, 2011Keryl PesceFamily and Relationships, Life in general

    Well if that ain't a pretty crappy return on your investment. If it were money you were investing, you'd be broker than a bikini waxer trying to make a living in the 70's. (Boy, hair styles certainly have changed, haven't they?)

    So it's not money we're talking about, but the fact is, your emotions, your time and ultimately your life are far more valuable than any bank roll. So if you're investing in a relationship that's a losing proposition, well then continue »

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  • Why Playing Hard to Get Won’t Work . . .

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    May 27th, 2011Keryl PesceBook Reviews, Family and Relationships

    and other relationship myths you'll see an entirely new light after reading "The Case for Falling in Love" by Mari Ruti, PhD. Trust me. You'll never view love or so-called failed love the same again.

    You know I'm an avid reader, and when I agreed to review this book, I did so because I figured it would be an appropriate topic for you. I mean, who doesn't want to love, be loved, let go of past failed romances and understand the complicated web we call intimate relationships. This book could single-handedly take the place of any book on relationships you've ever read. Yes girls, ditch the old guides.

    Not only is Mari's book continue »

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