MarieTrout

Walking through the blues.

“Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone…. That Is Where The Magic Happens!”

Posted on January, 25th 2013 by Marie

Here is my morning reality: It is 6 AM, I am fifty years old I bend my body in all sorts of very unnatural positions while listening to a militant voice that insists that I need to "breathe normally", while the sweat drips into my eyes, my knees shake and the supposed "firm grip" I am attempting slips miserably. ...

How I Make My Life Really Difficult

Posted on November, 30th 2012 by Marie

Here is just one example: I am hurrying to send an e-mail to an important person in my life (it can be business related or personal) and I read it through thinking it is ready. I push "send". As soon as the e-mail leaves my outbox, I realize that the wrong person was CC'ed, or a ...

The Dark Side of the Holidays – Or the Best Season that Money Can’t Buy!

Posted on November, 22nd 2012 by Marie

Some of us go into this season dreading it.... We have a sense of impending doom, when we think of the long to-do lists that loom, when we consider all the decorating, cooking, buying, giving and planning that goes into the season. Some find that the financial situation is so tight that being able to live ...

How Is Your Election “Hangover”?

Posted on November, 7th 2012 by Marie

Looking at the numbers from last night's election it would be easy to state that about half our country is jubilant today and the other half feels despondent. . Yet, looking at the exit poll numbers, it looks as if there is a third group that is equally large. People in this group might feel a kind ...

Can We Be The Change We Wish To See?

Posted on October, 8th 2012 by Marie

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="431"] The Scream. By Edvard Munch[/caption] - What do you see when you look at that person from the "other" political party speaking their "truth" at you like you don't have a single functioning brain cell? - What do you see when you look at the people from another religion who dress ...

Good Grief! I Am Falling!

Posted on October, 4th 2012 by Marie

Yesterday morning I was walking at 4:30AM. It was foggy and dark. A delicious time to walk in peace and quiet. The fog was like thick oatmeal and the dampness of the air was invigorating, sprinkling my face with a cool mist. I was lost in thoughts as I walked. I felt connected to all and nothing ...

Parenting Teens – Hello Fear, Shame And Guilt

Posted on August, 28th 2012 by Marie

A few years ago, one of my teenage sons looked at me with contempt and blasted the following remark in my face: "You just want me to do well, so you can brag about me to your friends. Well, I am not a piece of property you can shine up and show off!" Ouch.... And I did ...

Glass “Half-Empty” Blues

Posted on August, 16th 2012 by Marie

“I am just sick of negative people!” I overheard a person the other day that was complaining along those lines. And the more she complained the more the other person looked ready to run away. And many times we do this: we are not aware that we are sending into the world the exact thing ...

Decision Time

Posted on August, 4th 2012 by Marie

"If it ain't broke, why fix it?" "Better safe than sorry!" "The higher you fly the harder you fall." "Bloom where you are planted." "Better play it safe!" These are all quotes from our upbringing and beyond. Well-meaning parents, teachers, friends, partners have at times tried to protect us by helping us take the safe ...

“I Never Get What I Want”

Posted on July, 28th 2012 by Marie

 - "You are always late !" - "I am always the last to know!" - "You never listen to me!" Do you recognize this way of communicating? You probably know a few "Always and Never" people. You might even occasionally use this kind of black and white language yourself. We all feel the need for strong and powerful ...

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