by Patty Young

Stretch international cyber book club - Ch 6

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  • 21 February 2018
  • Author: Tracey Yokas
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A little ritual that goes a long way. . .

Notes on Gratitude

Last year, around Thanksgiving, I wrote a post about how I was feeling out of sorts and crying all the time. I had fallen into a hole of shoulds and the bully in my brain was having a field day with me.

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  • 6 April 2016
  • Author: Tracey Yokas
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Difficulty keeps the struggle away

A difficulty a day...

Months ago, I began to think in earnest about my notions surrounding struggle. Actually, what happened was that I asked myself why everything has to be so fucking hard. Why, with as much gratitude as I have for the changes in my life and my daughter’s life, was I finding it so hard, still, to be a wife and a mother and a friend and a writer and, well, just about everything.

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  • 27 October 2015
  • Author: Tracey Yokas
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What I'm reading and how it helps. . ., Part One: Answering a couple of questions

Just Finished

There's so much great stuff in this book I'm going to write two posts about it.

First, I want to employ Dr. Siegel’s help to address a couple of questions I received on the Just Finished post I wrote about empathy and Paolina Milana’s book, The S Word. I provided the following definition from the NAMI Family To Family material:  Empathy is “The intimate comprehension of another person’s thoughts and feelings, without imposing our own judgment or expectations.” The questions were specifically related to judgment.

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  • 26 September 2015
  • Author: Tracey Yokas
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Notes on Gratitude

To celebrate the Santa Monica stop of Brené Brown’s book tour, I’m hosting a contest!

Everyone who is signed up to receive my newsletter by midnight on Thursday, October 15, 2015 will have their name entered into a drawing to win a Brené Brown starter kit (photo left). If you've already subscribed, you don't need to do anything. The kit will include the following:

The Gifts of Imperfection, (paperback)
Rising Strong, (hardback)
One beautiful blank journal
One package of four UniBall pens (the best journaling pen ever!)
One package of twenty-four Crayola colored pencils

Having your name entered to win your very own Brené Brown starter kit is easy.

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  • 26 September 2015
  • Author: Tracey Yokas
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