Is your Mindset Fixed?

October 2nd, 2014 by Maryanne Honeycutt

Having lounged with my favorite pairing of lemon sparkling water & a good book most of the day at the beach, I was ready to run, but as I rounded the last couple of blocks, my legs told me to stop. I didn’t. In fact, I ran a little harder which ended up in a […]

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Making Room

April 30th, 2013 by Maryanne Honeycutt

I didn’t know what a “clothing swap” party was, much less, what to bring or what I would find that evening. The idea behind the swap was in purging what you no longer wore or wanted from your closet, you could trade those items with someone else and both be better off than you were […]

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Be Purposeful

March 29th, 2013 by Maryanne Honeycutt

          “One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’ was his response. ‘I don’t know’, Alice answered. ‘Then’, said the cat, ‘it doesn’t matter which road you take.’ […]

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Your Calling

March 28th, 2013 by Maryanne Honeycutt

This is a contribution by Tara Sophia Mohr “Every calling is great when greatly pursued.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes It’s me. The one who keeps talking to you about that thing. That project. That possibility. I know you think you couldn’t be the one for the job, but honestly, if you weren’t the one for the job, […]

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Being Present

March 22nd, 2013 by Maryanne Honeycutt

          I didn’t know it as a child, but now I recognize the gift my father gave me by being present.  He had the ability to stop what he was doing and truly focus on others, and listen to not just words, but what was behind those words.  As a parent, […]

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A Blank Slate

March 19th, 2013 by Maryanne Honeycutt

A blank slate… what comes to mind?  Do you think of emptiness or perhaps a lot of work, or does a blank slate energize you with opportunity and creativity?  We often associate a blank slate with starting over, so perhaps your initial thoughts may be based on whether or not you want  a fresh start, […]

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There’s a Hole in my Sidewalk

March 18th, 2013 by Maryanne Honeycutt

This is one of my favorite poems right now, “There’s a Hole in my Sidewalk“ by Portia Nelson Chapter 1. I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost… I am helpless. It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a way out. Chapter […]

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My Forty-Six Joys

July 31st, 2012 by Maryanne Honeycutt

As my 46th birthday arrives tomorrow, I’m pretty amazed at what happens to myself when I really focus on what I am deeply, truly grateful for in my life, and what brings me joy – both big and small. It’s not simply that I was stuck at #32 on the list (with 14 more to […]

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The Power of Sellouts

May 2nd, 2012 by Maryanne Honeycutt

In the book Crucial Conversations, I’m reminded of the power of sellouts – you knew what was right but didn’t do it. They are the situations which seem small, almost insignificant, but they have a lot of power. I appreciate the William Shakespeare quote, “Nothing in this world is good or bad, but thinking makes […]

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April 20th, 2012 by Maryanne Honeycutt

In a meeting this morning, I was reminded of the “shoe” story… a marketing company sent two representatives to Africa to research the possibility of marketing shoes in that country.  One representative calls back to the corporate office and reports, “Bad news, nobody wears shoes here!”  While the second representative calls back and says, “Great news, […]

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