Always Well Within

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Month: March 2015

Do You Know Your Personality Type?

"Whatever the circumstances of your life, the understanding of type can make your perceptions clearer, your judgments sounder, and your life closer to your heart’s desire.”  – Isabel Briggs Myers. Read more to learn about your personality type and how to optimize it.

Whatever the circumstances of your life, the understanding of type can make your perceptions clearer, your judgments sounder, and your life closer to your heart’s desire.”  – Isabel Briggs Myers

I’ve finally learned how to optimize my strengths, improve on my weaknesses, and enjoy my quirks by getting to know my personality type.  But first, I suffered far too many years from “square peg-round hole syndrome.”

I initially took the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator – a highly popular personality test – on a lark in my early adult years.  But I didn’t let the results penetrate my thinking, decision-making, or life choices.

Instead, I embarked on a career as a non-profit director, a choice far better suited for an extrovert, I feel.  I constantly dodged all the extroverted demands of the work like public speaking and networking and stumbled through others like team leadership.  Although my actual skill set applied to selected elements of the work, I often felt ill-at-ease, knowing I wasn’t fully living up to the desired expectations.

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Live and Love Right Now

Live and Love Right Now (Sakura)A few nights ago, I slipped on our wet steps while removing a colorful rain boot and simultaneously leaning over to move a pair of shoes.  In an instant, I fell over and rolled down 4 steps, landing on concrete.

Having tumbled down an entire staircase once before, at least 20 steep steps but probably more, I palpably recalled the sense of increasing velocity that occurs with each inch.  Fortunately, this time just 4 steps flew by till I thumped onto the concrete laying heavily on top of my left wrist.

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Great Links for a Good Life {03.08.15}

Dew - Great Links for a Good Life

Welcome to my occasional collection of exceptional posts from around the web, inspiring resources to help you live the best possible life, and sometimes a book or two.  Enjoy!

I hope you find something here that brightens your day and inspires you heart! I would love to hear which articles resonated for you. 

And, if you have a moment, please help me by sharing the goodness on your favorite social media sites.  I appreciate your support.

Be happy, be well!  With love, Sandra

Solopreneur Stress: 6 Successful Women Share Their Best Anti-Stress Strategies

Soloprenuer Stress

If you’re a struggling and stressed solopreneur, I want you to know that overwhelm, overload, and over-stressed doesn’t have to be your modus operandi.

You can become so numb to stress that it begins to seem normal so you just keep going.  Sound familiar?  But gradually, chronic stress can diminish your joy, test your relationships, and erode away your health.

Although stress is not a disease itself, it is considered the #1 operative killer today. According to the American Medical Association, stress is at the root of more than 60% of all illness and disease.

Not good, right?

So how can you turnaround your stress response?  I invited 6 successful women who I admire – my own mentors, colleagues, and friends – to share their personal stress stories and anti-stress tips with you.  Since every one of them is so amazing yet so unique, I’m sure one or more of their stories and solutions will resonate for you.

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