Saturday, March 7, 2015

Dealing With Doubt

Doubt is like this demon inside us looking for an excuse to break free and take us down. It undermines our goals and destroys our self-confidence. I'm sure you've heard it whisper things like: "Who do you think you are?" "You've got no business trying something so foolish." "You'll never make it."

I'm not an expert of dealing with doubt, but there are some things I try to do for myself to quiet that voice.

- Don't measure yourself by someone else's success. That's their life path. This is yours.
- Shields up. Guards in place. This is especially important when you are in a crowd of people.
- Ignore the chatter and rumors around you.
- Don't allow yourself to be swept away by the negative emotions of others.

I found this article today that is definitely worth reading. Perhaps you will as well.

Doubt Destroyed My Confidence: 5 Steps I Took To Fight Back

:) Caitlyn
www.caitlynwillows.com


Monday, March 2, 2015

Naming Groups of Animals

The gems you find when cleaning up your office. :)

This list is not all-inclusive. I can't guarantee with 100% accuracy to its correctness, and some of them I might even question, but it's a list I found years ago and stuck away for informational purposes. I thought it would be fun to share.

A PRIDE OF LIONS
A GAGGLE OF GEESE (on the ground)
A SKEIN OF GEESE (in the air)
A MURDER OF CROWS
A SCHOOL OF FISH
A LEAP OF LEOPARDS
A POD OF SEALS
A SLOTH OF BEARS
A GANG OF ELK
A COVEY OF PARTRIDGES (AND QUAIL)
A FALL OF WOODCOCKS
A WEDGE OF SWANS
A PARTY OF JAYS
A COLONY OF PENGUINS
A RAFTER OF TURKEYS
A BUSINESS OF FERRETS
A CRASH OF RHINOCEROSES
A SIEGE OF HERONS
A GAM OF WHALES
A HOVER OF TROUT
A HUSK OF HARES
A LABOR OF MOLES
A BALE OF TURTLES
A DULE OF DOVES
A SHOAL OF BASS
A DRIFT OF HOGS
A TRIP OF GOATS
A CHARM OF FINCHES
A SORT OF MALLARDS
A TIDINGS OF MAGPIES
A CAST OF HAWKS
AN OSTENTATION OF PEACOCKS
A BOUQUET OF PHESANTS
A CONGREGATION OF PLOVERS
A PADDLING OF DUCKS
AN UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS
A BUILDING OF ROOKS
A RICHNESS OF MARTENS
A BEVY OF ROEBUCKS
A HOST OF SPARROWS
A KNOT OF TOADS
A DESCENT OF WOODPECKERS
A MUSTERING OF STORKS
A DRAY OF SQUIRRELS
A SPRING OF TEAL
A ROUTE OF WOLVES
A SHREWDNESS OF APES
A SOUNDER OF SWINE
A MURMURATION OF STARLINGS
A PARLIAMENT OF OWLS
AN EXALTATION OF LARKS