Moving to Moderation

HBR article "In Praise of Extreme Moderation" spoke to me this morning. This is an article that will resonate with every one of us regardless of where we fall; moderate or extreme. It calls out the new norm of practicing extremism in all that we do. It calls out the โ€œnewโ€ need to do everything... Continue Reading →

Seeking Normal – Day 20

Day 20 prompt: At what point in your life are you in striving and how far away is being content? Entire prompt: Joel Osteen notes, "We spent all this time striving and and now can't be content where we are or with what we have achieved. Enjoy where you are right now." My answer: We... Continue Reading →

Seeking Normal – Day 19

Day 19 prompt: Author Janet Mock noted, "None of us should reach for normal. Normal is so basic." What is your opinion? My answer: Well this is a fun prompt. I am not sure how I feel about this as I have tried it so many ways and normal feels resolved, normal feels calm, normal... Continue Reading →

Seeking Normal – Day 16

Day 16 prompt: What is your level-set? Why? The prompt is a long-one this morning so I set the question above and offer the entire prompt here. Admittedly I do not like the way I originally wrote the prompt so I am revising as I rewrite it below. ๐Ÿ™‚ Everyone's normal is predicated on their... Continue Reading →

Seeking Normal – Day 14

Day 14 prompt: How do other people affect your normal? How do you control those affects? Do you choose who's in your life and what role they play? My answer: Other people affect our lives in all roles we play. While we would like to believe that we can control everything, we know better, and... Continue Reading →

Seeking Normal – Day 7

Day 7 prompt: Is your normal the same as someone else's? Why? How do you separate the expectation? How does someone else's normal inspire, intimidate or disappoint you? My answer: I like this prompt as much of what makes something normal is that it is what everyone else has, does or is. The very act... Continue Reading →

Seeking Normal – Day 4

Day 4 prompt: What is the normal I am longing for? My answer: This one is easy. I long for a day that I am not ridden with anxiety that I cannot define. I long for a day that I end the day feeling inspired and not exhausted. I long for a day when I... Continue Reading →

Seeking Normal – Day 2

I love this one as my husband often says I am being "extra" or going too far in my humor! I think it is a compliment. ๐Ÿ™‚ Day 2 prompt: Consider the antonyms for normal, abnormal, exceptional, odd, out-o-the-ordinary, strange, unusual, extraordinary. Are they better or worse than normal? Do they describe you? My answer:... Continue Reading →

Seeking Normal – Day 1

Last year we published a prompt journal called "Seeking Normal" after a journal entry I had written about my journey to get back to normal after losing my Mom. It was in that journey that I began to understand that this "normal" I was searching for likely never existed. My original post can be found... Continue Reading →

Seeking Normal…

Get your copy today!! Link at the bottom of blog When pontificating on the theory of Normal one day I needed to get it out of my head and out on paper and from that intention this journal entry was created. Normal.  What is this word?  Is it a verb, is it a noun...letโ€™s dissect... Continue Reading →

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