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Dangers of Complacency

Dangers of Complacency

By Anonymous

“The arrogance of success is to think that what we did yesterday is good enough for tomorrow.”  ― William Pollard

In the past year I have grown a lot personally and professionally. I accomplished some significant goals; achieving one year of sobriety, graduating from a professional fellowship program and joining the board, getting into the best shape of my life with regular yoga, and getting out of an unhealthy relationship. Everything was going really well and really smoothly and what I didn’t realize is how periods of great achievement can lead to a dangerous path of complacency.

Complacency is defined as ‘self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies’. It’s a common trap to fall into when life is going particularly well.

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Tomorrow

Tomorrow

It’s 5 in the morning and I’m sitting on the tarmac in Sacramento.

Bound for Maine.

She called me nearly two weeks ago and left a message saying she just wanted to hear my voice. Everything was fine, she offered, knowing that I would worry otherwise.

My grandmother.

I meant to call her back.

I wanted to call her back. To hear her voice... Read More

Expressed Gratitude = Happiness

Expressed Gratitude = Happiness

By Laura Braden

Every now and then a song, video or article crosses your path that stops you in your tracks. It captures your heart, imagination or attention, and it helps you see the world a little better … and a bit brighter.

Last week, I stumbled across a video that gave me goosebumps because it struck me as universally true.

The concept was relatively simple: a study proclaimed that expressing gratitude literally made you happier. Seems obvious enough, right?

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Uber Is Now Cheaper – And Lyft Is Coming To Sacramento

Uber Is Now Cheaper – And Lyft Is Coming To Sacramento

By Laura Braden

Uber Updates…

Great news for fans of Uber (Facebook, Twitter) – it’s now a whole lot cheaper to look a whole baller.

Check out GOTG’s original review on Uber here.

As of today, Sacramentans can now utilize UBERx, which is the company’s cheaper, hybrid car service. Fares are 16 percent lower than the average taxi, and sample fares include…... Read More

Sacramento, I Love You.

Sacramento, I Love You.

By Jennifer Snyder

Cross-posted from Jennifer’s People + Places + Things blog. See the original post here.

Strangely enough, I have really fond memories of hanging out in malls as a young girl. I remember spending full days at Sacramento’s Downtown Plaza, filling bags with sweets at the candy shop, buying cheap jewelry at Claire’s, spritzing ourselves with an obscene amount of fragrance from The Body Shop, sitting on the soft, crushed velvet couches at Z Gallerie and dreaming of the day when I would be old enough to own a fancy purse from Wilsons Leather.

We lived in the suburbs of Sacramento at the time, but when we headed Downtown for the day we’d wander much farther down K Street than we were supposed to (sorry, parental units…it’s true)... Read More

Ready or not…

Ready or not…

Lack of control.

Change.

Endings.

Three things that leave me spiraling.

And yesterday, I was faced with all three.

At once.

As of the end of this month, my job with AllParenting will no longer exist.

There is no longer a need for my position.

Gulp.

When I heard the news, I was relatively calm.

My brain understood immediately.

But later, when my ever inconvenient heart got involved and disbelief kicked in, I dissolved into sadness*.

It’s funny how you can love something and be so invested in it and then suddenly, it’s just over.

I’ve been with AllParenting since its beginning. Since we were all hired on to help shape and give voice to an entire site... Read More