June 2015

"“We can choose to define ourselves (our smarts, our brand, our character) on who rejects us. Or we can choose to focus on those that care enough to think we matter. Carrying around a list of everyone who thinks you're not good enough is exhausting.” - Seth Godin (IreneCarr.com)

Blogger Seth Godin states: “We can choose to define ourselves (our smarts, our brand, our character) on who rejects us.  Or we can choose to focus on those that care enough to think we matter.  Carrying around a list of everyone who thinks you're not good enough is exhausting.” Amen to the exhaustion, yet I… Read More

Six Human Needs

Irene Carr: Human needs psychology states we ALL have the following needs: love, variety, certainty, significance, growth, and contribution. What differs between us is the importance or rank of each of these needs.

Human needs psychology states we ALL have the following needs:  love, variety, certainty, significance, growth, and contribution. What differs between us is the importance or rank of each of these needs.  For instance, if one ranks certainty over love, then unless that person is feeling safe, they won’t flow love no matter how much they… Read More

IreneCarr.com: We are half way through 2015, and I always take time to review if I am on track with my attitude and focus for year. I invite you to review your goals for 2015 from the objective stance of a reporter. What is your intention for today, the next six weeks, six months, six years? What is your attitude and focus? Are you making choices that are aligned with accomplishing your goal? Review, refocus and recharge!

This time of the year always reminds me of the benefits of running a marathon. Grandma’s Marathon celebrates it’s 39th year on June 20, 2015. In 2009 I ran Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, MN for the first and last time. I am not a runner, yet somehow running a marathon showed up on my bucket… Read More

Irene Carr: Deep listening heals and nothing else is required. Listening without the need to fix or defend or provide any type of response allows for understanding. When understanding arrives, compassion follows. Compassion has been said to be the highest form of love. Compassion has the ability to connect us to that “Peace which surpasses all understanding.” Blessed be!

Ahhh, summer time road trips!  Are you interested in connecting more deeply with your children or siblings?  Well, through happenstance, road trips are an excellent way to get cozier. I recently had the pleasure of taking a road trip with one of my brothers and my sister.  We went to Thunder Bay, Ontario to see… Read More

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