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You Don’t Need to Stay Stuck – 5 Ways to Get Unstuck

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Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.

— Bo Bennett

Everybody gets stuck occasionally.  By its very nature, being stuck is uncomfortable.  It feels like being out of control because we don’t choose being stuck.  Sometimes, we don’t even realize that we’re stuck until a significant amount of time has passed.

That’s what happened to me.  This last weekend was a holiday weekend for me.  I had been looking forward to three whole days of catching up on sleep, relaxing reading, and studying.

Then, the weekend came… and I couldn’t seem to get any Continue reading » You Don’t Need to Stay Stuck – 5 Ways to Get Unstuck

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Stay Here, Now!

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Originally published on December 16, 2009.


Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.

— Dwight David Eisenhower

Last year, after Randy Pausch died of pancreatic cancer, Primetime aired Diane Sawyer’s interview of Randy, his family and friends. Much of the footage was of conversations that took place prior to Randy’s death. In addition to the phenomenal courage and the deliberate way that the Pausch family planned for and dealt with Randy’s death, one interchange between Diane and Randy’s wife, Jai, has stayed with me.

Diane and Jai were talking about how Jai was making it through each day. Jai replied that in therapy they had discussed how we humans tend to project into the future. When she watched Randy and kids play, she would go to Continue reading » Stay Here, Now!

What – Me Worry?

For those who believe, no proof is necessary.  For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible.

— Stuart Chase

Here at BouncebackCafe.com, Ellie and I focus on providing ideas, skills and techniques for helping you to live your best life.  One of the things that I’ve found is that each person is only as open to trying some of these ideas as they are hopeful about their future.

Each and every day, we are bombarded by messages about ourselves, the world around us, the future, opportunities, problems and a million other things that we’re not even aware of.  Without even thinking about it, we choose which messages to accept as true and which we reject as false.  If you’ve been overwhelmed by negativity, it’s hard to try new ideas.

The Chicken or the Egg?

This raises an interesting question.  What determines which messages Continue reading » What – Me Worry?

Stay Here, Now!

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Creative Commons License photo credit: cloneofsnake

Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.

— Dwight David Eisenhower

Last year, after Randy Pausch died of pancreatic cancer, Primetime aired Diane Sawyer’s interview of Randy, his family and friends.  Much of the footage was of conversations that took place prior to Randy’s death.  In addition to the phenomenal courage and the deliberate way that the Pausch family planned for and dealt with Randy’s death, one interchange between Diane and Randy’s wife, Jai, has stayed with me.

Diane and Jai were talking about how Jai was making it through each day.  Jai replied that in therapy they had discussed how we humans tend to project into the future.  When she watched Randy and kids play, she would go to Continue reading » Stay Here, Now!

Cup o’ Inspiration

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Take a short break and consider the following:

“One can dream of something more horrible than a hell where one suffers; it’s a hell where one would get bored.”

Victor Hugo

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