Ep055: The Lesser of Two Negatives

The toilet paper battle raged in Donna’s home. After being caught tissue-less, she challenged her rogue/paladin partner to pick one of two “crimes” against clean bottoms.

You decide which charge was the lesser of two negatives. Or if there was a third consideration–one that wasn’t a “crime” at all.



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The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


Ep049: Making Adjustments for the Holidays

The holiday season throws most of us off kilter. Typical routine activities are suddenly fraught with glitches. Our once quiet and relaxing weekends are stuffed with activities that require more energy than we possess. Instead of wishing the holidays were over, learn how to make adjustments for this special time of the year.



What are some things you do to make the holidays less stressful, and more meaningful? Share your thoughts in the comments.


My Leaky Tub Put My Goals at Risk

Don’t you hate it when life gets in the way of achieving your goals? Or I suppose the better question to ask is this… “Don’t you hate it when you LET life get in the way of achieving your goals?”

In this week’s goal setting tip, I share a home maintenance situation (the subject line give you a clue as to what it is) that is trying to steal my attention… it’s trying to divert my focus from what I planned to accomplish today.



What do you do when life throws distractions at you?

  • Do you let them completely derail your goal achieving progress?
  • Do you close the closet door on them so you can focus on something else?
  • Or perhaps you’re like me and you keep ignoring the situation until you finally HAVE to deal with it.

I’d love to know how you’d handle similar situations.

Ep029: Shiny Object Syndrome – Send out the S.O.S.

Shiny objects… what are they and how are they impacting what you accomplished yesterday and what you hope to accomplish today?

In this week’s episode, I talk about the distractions that steal our attention from tasks or opportunities that we’d previously chosen and committed to focusing upon.



It’s time to stop letting “shiny objects” break down our spirits and steal our enthusiasm for our own success. What are some shiny objects you’ve pursued (and how did it work out for you)? I’d love to read your stories in the comments box below.

Ep020: Quitting is Not an Option (or is it?)

Sometimes I get tired of hearing people say, “Quitting is not an option!”

I get tired of hearing and reading the motivational quotations that urge me to continue traveling on whatever path I’ve taken to whatever destination I thought I wanted to reach.

Sometimes I believe that quitting IS an option. Sometimes I think quitting is the BEST option.

And that’s the topic of this week’s episode of Reflections of a Recovering Ugly Duckling.



If you’d like to have support for a goal or a project you’ve started and stopped in the past, please join my Facebook group Start Today and Continue Tomorrow. We are all about cutting ourselves some slack, staying true to our own agendas, and returning to past goals as we can. I’d love to have you join us.