Carolyn's Mistake. A blog about what I decided to do about a big expensive mistake I made.

A Mistake?

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As I was going to bed on a Friday night a few weeks ago, it was quiet, and my mind lazily drifted back over the day. My mind went back to an email I had received earlier in the day, outlining next week’s schedule for Courage Camp, a conference for Certified Daring Way Facilitators.  I love delivering …

If it ain’t working for you…

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If it ain’t working for you, it ain’t working for anybody! Dear Wives-who-are-lonely, I wrote to your husbands recently in a blog post…many, many people read the post to discover how 69% of divorces are initiated by women.  Over 2/3’s of divorces happen because wives say, “Enough”. I wanted husbands to have a chance to …

Weighing the cost of overfunctioning…

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My recent back injury taught me about the pain and discomfort when one set of muscles under function and another set of muscles compensate to overfunction. Underfunctioners often don’t realize that they are underfunctioning…they just aren’t awake in their life.  They don’t realize others are looking after the practical and emotional demands in the world …

Sorry…Not Sorry

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 I’m sorry. As Canadians we are notoriously known for being polite, with comedy sketches and internet pictures frequently mocking our excessive kindness and propensity towards apologies. We often read this as a favorable quality, this readiness to assume responsibility for a minor infraction or social inconvenience – but what does frequent apologizing really say about …

Life Lessons from Hot Yoga

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I’m trying hot yoga these days. It was a Groupon, and when it popped into my inbox on a very cold early winter day, it seemed like it was a good idea. Notice the past tense. Hot yoga is hard. Oh, it’s hot, all right. On days when it seems minus a bazillion degrees with …

Community–The value of “me too”

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Brené Brown was on the brand new Katie show last week…she was great in encouraging folks to dare greatly to be authentically themselves. Jenny Lawson, blogger and author…and sufferer of anxiety…opened the door to a candid look at her anxiety through her writing.  That took courage.  She didn’t want to create a “false history” that …

The richness of both/and living

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Life would be easier and simpler (though not better) living in an “either/or” world, rather than a “both/and” world. I may fail often, but I choose, as much as possible, as a matter of personal policy, to choose, “both/and” living. Lemme explain. I used to work in a rehab clinic helping people figure out how …