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Word Nerd: Pusillanimous

Pusillanimous means lacking courage and resolution and marked by contemptible timidity. Pusillanimous derives from the Latin pusillus (very small) and animus (spirit). Pusillanimous first started being used in the 16th century but gained prominence in the 1970's. Pusillanimous is an incredibly awesome word and while it is not where the derogatory definition of pussy derives… Continue reading Word Nerd: Pusillanimous

Affirmation Mondays

Affirmation Mondays 335 – We don’t appreciate pessimistic vibes around here. Kindly move along…

“We don't appreciate pessimistic vibes around here. Kindly move along.” ~ Ella Patrice Pessimism is a choice... We don't appreciate pessimistic vibes around here. Kindly move along. Pessimism is defined as a tendency to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen. With this in mind, pessimism is, in fact,… Continue reading Affirmation Mondays 335 – We don’t appreciate pessimistic vibes around here. Kindly move along…

Affirmation Mondays

Affirmation Mondays 334 – We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit…

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” ~ Aristotle Habits make the creature, the creature makes habits and each and every one of us is a creature of habit. By this logic, what Aristotle said makes perfect, obvious sense. We, each of us, are what we repeatedly… Continue reading Affirmation Mondays 334 – We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit…

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Word Nerd: Berceuse

Berceuse (pronounced ber-süz) is a musical composition usually in ⁶/₈ time that resembles a lullaby. Berceuse derives from French bercer (to rock) and ultimately from the Old French bers (cradle). A berceuse is a soothing, gentle refrain often set to a rocking rhythm usually in 6/8 time. Most berceuses are often simple in form, alternating… Continue reading Word Nerd: Berceuse

Affirmation Mondays

Affirmation Mondays 333 ~ It’s about living your life as if it really mattered, moment by moment by moment…

"It's about living your life as if it really mattered, moment by moment by moment."~ Jon Kabat-Zinn In a world filled with such needless pain, ignorance, and suffering there is a more optimistic way forward... "It's about living your life as if it really mattered, moment by moment by moment." There is something astounding in… Continue reading Affirmation Mondays 333 ~ It’s about living your life as if it really mattered, moment by moment by moment…

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Word Nerd: Pandiculation

Pandiculation is an all-over stretching and yawning, as upon waking or going to bed. Pandiculation derives from from Latin pandiculari, which is from pendere (to stretch). Pandiculation describes a natural process of yawning and stretching that our bodies do when we've been sedimentary for awhile in preparation for movement. If our bodies didn't pandiculate, they… Continue reading Word Nerd: Pandiculation