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How Not To Keep Your Dad Alive

On Friday August 21, I got a call from my mom that she’d taken my dad to the hospital. While he wasn’t having a heart attack, doctors were afraid one would happen at any moment. After a major stroke in 1995 and a major heart attack in the early 2000’s, it wasn’t unexpected. My dad is 76 years old. I’m …

The Problem With Happy

What if seeking happiness is just another way of making ourselves miserable by not being present? Yesterday, everything gelled. Things came easily and in a flow that felt almost magical. I said the right things at the right time and connected with the people I saw. Today, it’s like nothing came out right, and everything was off. Yesterday I felt …

The Rubberband Effect

If you’ve ever tried to make a little or a big change in your life, you’ve probably experienced what I affectionately call the Rubberband Effect.  A change in diet?  Exercise?  Self limiting beliefs?  Relationship?  Just getting up earlier? You start in on making a change, and if you’re like me, you’ve at least once in your life felt the Thwack! of …

Highly Sensitive Introvert-Bounce Forward - Seth Godin's 2015 Inaugural altMBA-EVa Rubim

After Drinking from the Firehose: Seth Godin’s 2015 Inaugural altMBA

It’s been about three days after the last drink from the firehose of information we were promised in Seth Godin’s 2015 Inaugural altMBA course, a 31 day sprint of learning what it takes to make big change in the world.  I’m still letting the sediment settle so I can get some perspective on what just happened. But maybe that’s the …

It All Starts With a Tomato Plant.  Day 1

It all starts with a tomato plant. A Paul Robeson Heirloom variety, to be specific. This is my experiment. My reminder that I am here to grow. That I can touch and taste and smell the fruits of my labor. My plant could die due to some unforeseen event. It could be eaten by worms. Or pooped upon by one …

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Keep Energy Vampires On Their Side

There is one almost fail-safe way to brand energy vampires and un-invite them to your life.  Set boundaries. For those of us who are highly sensitive, Energy Vampires can make a huge difference in our level of physical, mental, and emotional energy levels.  Severe drops in energy can appear to come “out-of-nowhere,” but if there aren’t health reasons for them, Energy Vampires …