Posts Tagged ‘overcoming obstacles’

339: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – The Other Side Of Vulnerability

Vulnerability. Everyone seems to be talking about it these days. Or maybe it’s just the circles I run in. The truth is, vulnerability is a gift. However, many people are scared to death of vulnerability, and for some, rightfully so. What I’ve learned, and what I’m sharing is that vulnerability can be many things, and…

337: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – Boy Erased! Was It Enough? – Joel Barrett

Boy Erased, starring Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and Joel Edgerton, explores the story of the son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents. Based on the memori and true story of Garrard Conley, the film takes us on the…

335: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – Curious George, Curious Rick, Curious You!

I used to love reading Curious George when I was a kid. Then, somehow the stars aligned and I married a guy named George and he always invites me to be curious, rather than jumping to assumptions, or conclusions. Thanks hubby. I’ve also learned in my own life explorations, that curiosity serves me or sucks…

333: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – The fine art of PERMISSION

Have you ever found yourself asking for permission? Of course you have. The better question is, have you ever found yourself not giving yourself permission? Yeah! The permission to do something you really want to do. Or, the permission to say what you need to say. And better yet, the permission to make a mistake…

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331: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – The Annoying Demands of Perfection

Nothing is perfect. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing. But we all know that, yet we pursue perfection and allow it to drive us batty. It’s such a waste of energy that could be put to better use. Which begs the question, “If perfection doesn’t exist, how could we better use our energy, than pursuing perfection?” Here’s two…

329: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – Let The Unexpected Be Yo Friend!

I know the future, I never encounter anything unexpected, and I am fully in control of what is to come. Yeah right! But don’t we wish that were true? Alas, the unexpected is inevitable. So why do we fight it, cringe when it shows up, and then wail and moan as we deal with it…

327: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – 3 Simple Confusion Busters

I’m never confused. You’re never confused. We’re all never confused. So why do we need to call Confusion Busters? Because we’re all lying! And, we all hate being in a state of confusion. Or at least most of us do. Those of you who enjoy confusion probably also have a thing for getting dental work…

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323: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – Do you know these people?

I realized, through all the crap that is going on in our country and the world, that I know these people. People who don’t love themselves, let their egos get in the way, and they forget what it means to be human. Do you know these people? I’m sure you do, and sometimes we all…

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321: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – Uncloseting My Truth About Risk

I’ve been really risk averse the past few months. In fact I haven’t been eating my own dog food. I’ve been letting the bullshit of my thoughts steer me clear from making bold moves in my life and my business. So there you have it. My true confession. Well not all of it. Today I’m…

314: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – You Created This Sh*T

I know some of you are probably going to balk at this. Go ahead. Balk, balk, balk. But the truth is, most sh*t in life is short-lived and self-created. Think about it. When stuff happens, it was because of something you did, or allowed yourself to blow out of proportion, and then when it was…