The Gift of Criticism

December 28, 2017

Guest post by Jackie Gartman Ah, the holidays. It’s the time of year for candlelit caroling, cocktails by the fire, and a fresh round of criticism from your family, your pals, and even those old and unavoidable frenemies who pop up at events and parties. Whether it’s your aunt raising an eyebrow at how you […]

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NOT cool!

January 5, 2016

Ever since I became a wellness advocate for doTERRA essential oils I’ve been getting weird vibes from some of my business friends. They don’t outright accuse me of being crazy… They just say things like… How do you have time for that? I didn’t know you were into network marketing. Or they tell me stories […]

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The Surprising Reason Why You Should Get Happy About Being Jealous

October 5, 2015

Perky. Is the only way to describe the Master Coach on the other end of the phone. And happy. I remember she was talking about “Fun Fridays” during a coach training calls six years ago. “I take Fridays off to have lunch with friends, get a massage, whatever feels fun to me,” she was explaining […]

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How to Spot a “Hate Screener” (Haters Masquerading as Nice)

July 27, 2015

A few years ago I hosted a telesummit (an online conference around a certain theme). This was a huge step into the discomfort zone for me. It required inviting a bunch of people I admired and interviewing them while thousands listened in. Enough said. As if that wasn’t painful enough, I actually LOST MY VOICE […]

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The Great Rejection Hoax

March 5, 2014

Early last Saturday morning I was outside with my kids when I noticed my new neighbor running by. I watched as he and his little boy ran over to the house across the street. The little boy who lives there came out to greet them and they all bounded off together. I immediately thought to […]

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An Open Letter to the NE Portland Tire Slasher

August 21, 2013

Dear NE Portland Tire Slasher, You have been busy slashing tires in my neighborhood since May. Hundreds of tires, 50 to 60 a week. Last week you got my neighbor’s Subaru. Those are pretty impressive numbers. I hear you use a contraption that leaves holes that people don’t notice right away. Clever. Slashing all those […]

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Worried About Being Judged? It Might Be Apology Energy

October 22, 2011

I went to drop the twins off at preschool the other day. Anthony had been throwing up the night before but he seemed fine in the morning so I decided to take him. I mentioned this to Lisa, one of the preschool teachers, and she seemed uncomfortable. She told me there was a new policy […]

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