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February 12, 2016
From the series: Life on Dog Hill Things are hopping here on the Hill. In the last few days I’ve had a new roof, skylight, gutters, and downspouts installed, and the wood floors on the main floor are being refinished as I type! Additionally, I’ve found a plumber to make faucet upgrades in the bathrooms; […]
February 4, 2016
I guess itstarted in childhood. No doubt when I was challenged by two cousins, an aunt, and an uncle — all of whom were no more than four years older than my six-year-old self — to climb the big oak tree. I climbed, limb by limb, stretching my reach further than I thought possible and […]
January 28, 2016
From the Series: Life on Dog Hill “Alexa, give me a quote,” I commanded my Amazon Echo. Without hesitating, she responded with this one. Knowledge is no use unless put into practice. by Anton Chekhov We acquired Alexa early last year and, as I mentioned in a previous post, she can be rather entertaining. She […]
January 21, 2016
You’ve been pursuing a goal — a dream — for a long time, but you aren’t getting the results you hoped for. You feel frustrated to the point that you’re second-guessing yourself. You worry that all the nay-sayers in your life will laugh, whack you on the back and say, “I told you so!” You […]
January 15, 2016
When people learn that I’m a life coach, I’m often asked about the most prevalent issue standing in the way of personal and professional success. Hands down I believe that shifting just one mental concept can make the biggest difference in anyone’s life. What is it? Self-love. There are so many aspects to self-love that […]
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January 8, 2016
It’s hard for me to believe that I first started blogging on SheilaCallaham.com in April 2011. Even harder to believe that what began as a chore has become a much-anticipated element of each week. Another year of blogging — forty-six new pieces — and now I come to my favorite part. Reviewing reader analytics and […]
December 10, 2015
Chasing your dreams is serious business. I know because I’m a life-long dream chaser. To be honest, for the most part, I’ve been a dream considerer. You know what I mean, day dreaming about the what ifs, but not taking action to set myself on the course of manifesting the desire. It’s such an easy […]
December 3, 2015
In my house, football just ended and our youngest son went straight away into wrestling. In the spring, he’ll end the school year playing lacrosse. While many parents worry about their children participating in school sports, especially in middle school, when kids are still learning how to take good class notes and study for exams, […]
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November 19, 2015
Did you know thatthe Hallmark Channel is alreadyplaying holiday movies all day, every day? While I try to hold off on becoming too festive until the week of Thanksgiving, I cut myself some slack this year and started a little early. In fact, last Sunday I snuggled up in bed to watch three of these […]
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November 12, 2015
Twice this week I almost said yes when I knew the answer was no. I labored over the what ifs and hows. I thought of a million and one ways I could make a “yes” work, but every solution left me feeling the same way — stressed and overwhelmed. That’s because behind every yes […]