BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


Welcome to BECOMING BETTER

Want to improve yourself and your life? This site is for you! My Tuesday blogs are about the process of continual improvement. I don't write about big things -- like accumulating wealth or achieving corporate success or staying ahead of the neighbors -- but rather about small things like reading more books or improving my piano playing or writing more lyrically or taking tiny steps toward new habits. The ponderings and insights you find here will guide and encourage you to become better than you were yesterday.

Show up. Do the work. Claim your life.

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Do you want to do things on your own and yet, you can’t quite pull it off? This condition afflicts many of us, in bigger or lesser ways: maybe it’s a problem you can’t seem to solve maybe it’s a habit you’ve had for a long time maybe it’s things you “ought” to do — […]


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Need help?

Do you want to do things on your own and yet, you can’t quite pull it off? This condition afflicts many of us, in bigger or lesser ways: maybe it’s a problem you can’t seem to solve maybe it’s a habit you’ve had for a long time maybe it’s things you “ought” to do — […]

Posted: May 21, 2019
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Dinner Questions

As I traveled, I was witness to many lively conversations. I jotted the questions in my notebook so I could share them with you and because they caused me to ponder: Why are there locks on the river? Doesn’t water just level itself out? How can there be a difference in height from one part […]

Posted: May 14, 2019
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The WOW report

As I promised, I kept a WOW journal while I traveled. Every night I jotted a few things in a tiny notebook — the best things of the day, the surprises, the joys. To be honest, I listed more than three items most days. I promised to share some of these moments with you, though […]

Posted: May 07, 2019
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How’s Your Hearing?

While traveling with a friend a few years ago, she suggested I get my hearing checked. It seems¬† I often didn’t hear what she said to me, though I was unaware of the issue. Upon my return I made an appointment with the audiologist. The tests showed significant hearing loss in both ears. I was […]

Posted: April 30, 2019
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Anticipation

Anticipation is a curious thing. We look forward to a special time, experience, or event with hope and excitement and expectation for how it will play out. I’m thinking particularly about vacation and travel because I’ll be on a major trip when you read this. Some people enjoy the planning almost more than the trip […]

Posted: April 23, 2019
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