It’s been quite a year, non? That question is an understatement. Well, at least for me and the majority of my readers.
It could seem like the year is ending with uproar and confusion. Added to that is a year ahead which holds more questions than answers. How do we handle the situation? The question, “Now what?” makes complete sense in a state of affairs that is full of uncertainty.
There really is only one constant: Change. Much of what we’ve heard around the world is…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on December 22, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments
Have you got anything bugging you this week? I mean something, or someone, that has just gotten under your skin? This time of year can bring out and up all sorts of “stuff,” for lack of a better word.
Our challenges are unique and often very personal. What may appear to be a huge obstacle in my mind may be a mere trifle for you. However, having said that, I am brought to the reason for the title of this blog, “Big Girl Panties,” as in “Bitch, put on your big girl panties and…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on December 16, 2016 at 1:32pm — No Comments
Do you beat yourself up when you make mistakes? It’s not uncommon, so don’t begin beating yourself up now for previously beating yourself up!
We are taught to put ourselves down. “You shouldn’t have done that,” “little girls should be quiet,” “little boys don’t cry,” and the list goes on. While traveling around the country I hear parents constantly – and often in raised voices – chastising their children for what they’ve done. In airports, hotels and onboard airliners too…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on December 9, 2016 at 4:03pm — No Comments
(Revised and expanded from the original, published in December 2, 2011)
Do you have a problem telling people “No?” It seems many of my friends or acquaintances feel over-scheduled or stressed-out because of the demands they have put on themselves. Like attracts like, so I too fall into that category more often than I would care to admit.
Please note that responsibility for this situation does not fall on the demands placed on us by others, but rather those that we place on…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on December 2, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments