Deanna Pledge, Ph.D.

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Blooming Blog

New Year's Resolutions?

January 1, 2017

Tags: New Year’s resolutions, change, small successes, choices, awareness

New year, new you? Many people make New Year’s resolutions; however end up feeling disappointed soon after New Year’s Day. The key to lasting change is to make small goals that will build over time that help you maintain the change. For most people, maintaining the new behavior long enough to make (more…)

Daydream...

July 7, 2016

Tags: energy, creativity, boredom, over-scheduled, tired, self-care, small successes, change

How is that done, you may ask? How do you keep going when you feel uncertain or tired?

Keeping up one’s energy is truly a matter of staying connected to your own creative direction. Granted, it doesn’t have to be what most people traditionally identify as creative. That connection can take the form of daily problem-solving or daydreaming. (more…)

Epiphanies

December 9, 2015

Tags: epiphany, optimism, change, childlike wonder, magic, connection, generosity of spirit

Epiphany probably has a million definitions. It’s the occurrence when the mind, the body, the heart, and the soul focus together and see an old thing in a new way.
~ Maya Angelou

The holidays often seem to precipitate the revelation of epiphanies - changes that allow us to see ourselves and others in a different light. Perhaps it is because many people seem to be more “open” around the holidays. (more…)

Daydreams to Reality

November 18, 2015

Tags: impossible, possibilities, change, obstacles, joy, reality, imagination

Nothing is impossible - the word itself says 'I'm possible'! ~Audrey Hepburn

Can you feel the joy from this quote? It exudes energy and uplifts the reader by thinking about the possibilities in life.

Looking at the possibilities in your life has been the focus in our last few blogs and I want to continue that trend today. Allowing yourself to think about the possibilities is akin to the daydreams of a child. (more…)

Transcending Place

October 22, 2011

Tags: power of place, transformation, change, perspective, coping, authentic self

When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves. ~ Viktor E. Frankl

Although the power of place and the situations in which we find ourselves are important factors in our mood, our creativity, and even our lives, none of these has to be the over-arching influence on how our lives are lived. As Frankl notes, sometimes we are challenged to make changes in ourselves. (more…)