In Need of a Coach? – Better Twogether, LLC

Better Twogether

Good morning, friends! As I reflect this morning, I’m so grateful to serve as a Women’s Leadership Coach. What a blessing it is to help women take…

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A Legacy

Dream Desire Achieve

The Word Professor

My gift
Bows and arrows
I barely possess
Strength of my quiver
A thousand words
Engraved on scrolls
Enchanting
A legacy

Copyrights © dreamdesireachieve 2017

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#WorldMentalHealthDay

Peace from Panic

Speak out. Open the conversation. Raise awareness. End the stigma.

As a mental health advocate, these are phrases I’m passionate about promoting.

The stigma surrounding mental illness remains strong. But it’s beginning to lessen, as more people talk about their challenges with a mental health condition.

Today, October 10, 2017, is the 25th anniversary of World Mental Health Day. The World Federation for Mental Health founded the day in 1992.

The theme for this year is Mental Health in the Workplace.

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When I heard what this year’s theme is, I immediately thought of the interaction between an employee and her employer that went viral earlier this year:

Madalyn:

Hey team, I’m taking today and tomorrow to focus on my mental health. Hopefully I’ll be back next week refreshed and back to 100%.

The response from Ben Congleton, CEO Olark:

Hey Madalyn, I just wanted to personally thank you for sending…

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Today’s Featured Blog…The Dire-Diarist!!

Here’s a new blog I’m following and I think you will learn to love her too!

The Dire-Diarist

500 followers. WOW.

When I first thought of writing the blog thanking my 200 followers for being so kind to me, and finally posted it, I thought, I won’t have to worry about writing another one for a very long time. But life and the people here are very kind and encouraging to be honest. I may still be far away from where I want to be, but I really think, if I ever go there, these 500 people backing me up will be my backbone, the foundation of my confidence and the reason I love doing this more than anything. The prospect of writing my next blog, the thought of assembling the simplest of words and weave it into my humblest opinions has become for life rendering than anything that I have pursued in my life until now. It is the occurrence of this event, so much sooner than…

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I Keep On Fallin’

Being Lydia!

I wish I was quoting a line from my favorite Alicia Keys’ song. But unfortunately, I mean it in the literal sense of falling.

First of all, there is the reoccurrence of my vertigo but far worse than I have ever had it before. I can now feel the world spinning around me when I am lying in bed, walking, going from standing to sitting (not just the other way around) and just about any way you can think of. Often I feel like I am either going to fall down or pass out.

A few years ago I was diagnosed with Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Try to say that three times fast LOL! It is when crystals in the ear are out of place. The treatment for this is to basically shake them back by flinging then head back quickly and turning it abruptly in the direction of the affected…

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The mystery ship.

Lucky Otters Haven

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Credit: Unknown photographer.  This haunting photo is very similar the way the old battleship appeared to me as a child.

I have a vivid memory of myself as a mosquito-bitten, golden-tanned and skinny little girl of seven and eight years old happily playing and exploring on the the tidal flats of  East Brewster, along Cape Cod Bay in Massachusetts, where my parents had rented a vacation beach cottage for two weeks during two consecutive summers in the late 1960s.

The sandbars and  network of warm tidal pools and rivulets left behind by the retreating tide stretched far, far into the distance–so far that the deeper water where the sand was never exposed was only a thin royal blue line against the horizon and sometimes was not visible at all  (I read recently that the Brewster tidal flats actually can extend up to two miles at low tide).

I played out…

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I Am Enough

Tripping Through Treacle

‘You’re really good at taking care of us, Mum’. A simple sentence, but when my little boy said it to me after he fell and cut his leg, I felt absolutely amazing.

The number of times I’ve felt like a crap Mum, because I can’t run around with my children any more or because I’ve made them pasta for tea yet again because it’s the easiest thing for me to make, is in its hundreds. I guess it is all part and parcel of being a spoonie parent, due to my Multiple Sclerosis. But my son’s comment just goes to show that the simple act of having a pack of baby wipes so that you can easily wipe off dirt and gravel from your child’s scuffed leg is what really matters to them.

I think every parent feels the ‘guilts’ and I have written about it before. But…

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Cadavre exquis, anyone?

Cyranny's cove

Anyone wants to play with me?

I was brainstorming about what to do in The Cove today. I wanted to do something new, something special, and something that would be somewhat interactive… And I had this idea, that might not work, but hey! Won’t work anyway if I don’t try first, right??

So, you might have heard about cadavre exquis before. (Exquisite cadaver, exquisite corpse or rotating corpse in English) It is the exercise of writing a piece of story, and giving just the last sentence, or the last few words to another person, who writes another part, and so on. You then put all the pieces together to get a weird, yet interesting tale.

I tried it with poetry in the past. It is fun and surprising… And I was curious to know if some of you Lovelies would come out to play??

If so, just email me by…

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Today’s Featured Blog…Matters of Living!

Matters of Living

Laziness is like a bug that slowly eats away at life, leaving less and less behind. I am really fed up and want to be done with it. The lethargy and bad habits it creates are not easy to beat but also not impossible. I would like to believe that, with some sincere time and effort, things can be put back into place and laziness will not have as much control over me.

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