BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


Category: practices

How’s Your Swagger?

How’s Your Swagger?

The Boy (nearly 4-year-old-grandson) loves balls and any sports that use balls. His favorites are football, baseball, basketball, and soccer. His endless energy and enthusiasm for playing ball outlasts his parents and grandparents. Two weeks ago he began basketball class with fifteen other kids his age. They proudly donned their jerseys, which hung nearly to […]

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Impostors and Rusty Water

Impostors and Rusty Water

I got a heap of inspiration this week from Cathy Heller. I found her by chasing a few rabbit trails. She’s a mother, songwriter, podcaster, and a whole lot more. At first, her manner seemed a little slow and deliberate and I wasn’t sure I had the patience to hear her out. But she kept […]

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Foundation check

Foundation check

I’m thinking impatience should be a virtue — then I would certainly be virtuous! Most of my friends would be virtuous as well. But, alas, that’s not how the world works. Impatience can be a motivator, often, though not always. Sometimes it just causes us to take shortcuts. I’ve been thinking lately about the importance […]

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Perception Matters

Perception Matters

I’ve just finished reading The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday. He writes about perception, perspective, choice, change, focus, action, courage, reality, process, success and failure. Obstacle gives concise organized words to my self-discovered principles. At the end of the book I was hoping to find a form […]

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Pathfinding

Pathfinding

I’ve had two rounds of house guests in the last two weeks. A good time was certainly had by all. I love sharing my home with others, but life gets rearranged while they’re here. This is absolutely not a complaint — just a statement of what happens. People sleep in every available space, bathrooms are […]

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