Thursday, March 12, 2009

8 Ways to Self-Acutalize

I found this link via one of my Twitter followers. I'm always looking for things to improve my life which means improving me as a person. I'd never heard of this guy before but I clicked the links and liked what I found so I'd thought I'd share it with you.

Abraham Maslow’s 8 Ways to Self-Actualize

Abraham Maslow’s 8 Ways to Self-Actualize

1. Experience things fully, vividly, selflessly. Throw yourself into the experiencing of something: concentrate on it fully, let it totally absorb you
2. Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth): Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
3. Let the self emerge. Try to shut out the external clues as to what you should think, feel, say, and so on, and let your experience enable you to say what you truly feel.
4. When in doubt, be honest. If you look into yourself and are honest, you will also take responsibility. Taking responsibility is self-actualizing.
5. Listen to your own tastes. Be prepared to be unpopular.
6. Use your intelligence, work to do well the things you want to do, no matter how insignificant they seem to be.
7. Make peak experiencing more likely: get rid of illusions and false notions. Learn what you are good at and what your potentialities are not.
8. Find out who you are, what you are, what you like and don’t like, what is good and what is bad for you, where you are going, what your mission is. Opening yourself up to yourself in this way means identifying defenses - and then finding the courage to give them up.

Happy Thursday. I'll be back tomorrow with some layouts.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Daylight Savings Time

Well, I'm not a fan if you must know. My body isn't a fan anyway. It takes me about a week to adjust so the first couple of days are a bit hard. But I love how it stays light out later. I hate when we fall back in the winter and it is dark so early. But getting up in the dark is worse. Luckily that isn't an issue for me in my life right now, but I bet it'd be a bummer for all those other people. So now the sun is staying out later in the day and the days are growing longer. Spring is just around the corner! I love taking naps on spring days. Heck if you know me you know I love taking naps ANY day! lol I'm a girl who's very fond of her slumber. lol I'm disappointed that the only really good snow I've seen was in California! We've only got about 2 dustings this winter and one day of flurries. The bugs are going to be out in full force come summer. I saw a hornet circling the bird feeder the other day. And it's MARCH! But I'm ready for spring. I'm ready for nice days and just slightly cool nights. I'm ready to not need a winter coat. I'm ready to get out doors and start walking to help the weight loss. I'm down almost 20 pounds! Woo Hoo!!! I need to get my routine back to normal. Breath in the fresh (allergic) air! Smell the flowers. Enjoy the sunshine. I love watching all the birds in Nana's yard. What are you looking forward to this spring?

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Tag, You're IT!

So my friend Tracy tagged me about a MONTH ago but I was busy going on vacation to notice, or get around to responding. She's got some cute lo's on her blog so check here out Here!

Rules: It's harder than it looks! Copy your own note, erase my answers, enter yours, and randomly tag 10 people (including me). Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be real... nothing made up! If the person before you had the same first initial, you must use different answers. You cannot use any word twice and you can't use your name for the boy/girl name question.
Have Fun!!!!!

Whew... Here goes:)
1. What is your name: Susan
2. A four Letter word: Sexy
3. A Boy's Name: Sean
4. A Girl's Name: Stella
5. An occupation: Stylist
6. A Color: Salmon
7. Something you wear: Socks
8. A Food: SUSHI!
9. Something found in the Bathroom: Shampoo
10. A Place: San Francisco
11. A Reason for being late: Slept in
12. Something you Shout: STOP!
13. A Movie Title: Shaft
14. Something you Drink: Sangria
15. A Musical Group: Santogold
16. An Animal: Swan
17. A Street Name: Sixth Street
18. A Type of Car: S550 (A Mercedes of course! lol)
19. Something Scary: Snake
20. Ice Cream Flavor: Sherbert

I tag:

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Let's Catch Up!

So I dropped off the face of the earth again. Not really. Just about the time I was getting back into the swing of things after my trip to Sacramento I got side tracked again. Have you ever woken up with stabbing pains? Like straight up and out of a deep sleep? Well a week ago Monday I did. At 4am none the less. The pain wasn't to bad and so I went back to sleep. But at 7am when I shot out of bed again the pain was horrific. Felt a little nauseous. Got the cold sweats. Couldn't figure out what the h*ll was happening. But the pain subsided just a bit and I crawled back into bed, took a muscle relaxer and thought that would be the end of it. Not so much! About 9:30am I shot up again. Now those muscle relaxers are not strong but they will knock me out for a good 4 hours and it had only been 2 1/2. I thought well maybe I'm having a heart attack. Does my arm hurt? They say your left arm will hurt or be numb. Nope, I can feel my arm. Stabbing stabbing stabbing. So I thought maybe this is it right? And so I told God, fine I was ready if that was the case. I had some other random thoughts in there that now I don't recall and a little later I thought "OK, so if I'm dying why is it taking so long?" That's about the time that I decided again that I was having a heart attack and maybe I should call an ambulance.
Well I chewed some baby aspirin and the paramedics gave me some nitroglycerin and for a moment I thought it was better. But then it started with the stabbing again and my blood pressure was like 174 over 100. I don't know what that means but I do know that is high. Dying would have been much easier I thought. lol Anyway, after some test and an ultrasound they decided that it was my gall bladder and so I had that taken out the next morning and sent home later that same day. Nana always complains about her hospital bed being uncomfortable and now I know why (although she has a nicer mattress than I did). So there you have it. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Nothing much else going on except recovering. It's amazing how after surgery you have NO energy! The slightest physical exertion can be exhausting. Still having a little of that but I'm moving along just fine. It did help me lose 9 pounds in a week.

I promised some other news and realized I was a bad blogger and never told you. Well I got on my first online design team at Scrapperie Kit Club. I'm officially a Tres Chic Girl. Sandi does some beautiful kits too so I am super excited! I meant to blog about that while I was in California and totally forgot. Check out their kits. You won't be disappointed!

So I think that it is for now. I need to do some overhaulin' on the 'ol blog here but that's a few days away. Gotta get the laundry caught up first.