Mueller Time: It Was Always Up To Us

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. ~Dr. Martin Luther King Sometimes when you get disappointment it makes you stronger. ~David Rudisha Best laid plans, right? I had already written this week’s pep talk – surprising myself with productivity earlier in the week – and then… Mueller time. Suddenly there was a … Continue reading Mueller Time: It Was Always Up To Us

5 Girls That Are Changing the World – and What We Can Learn From Them

Once young people know the problems and are empowered to act, they have great power to impact the world. ~Jane Goodall It takes a long time to become young. ~Pablo Picasso Sometimes a problem needs fresh eyes, you know? And who better to give fresh eyes to a problem … than a teenager. Our world … Continue reading 5 Girls That Are Changing the World – and What We Can Learn From Them

How I Lost My Identity and Found My Purpose

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. ~Lau Tzu Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. ~Zig Ziglar A life well lived is full of beginnings. We sigh, and smile, and coo, and nod approvingly when we hear … Continue reading How I Lost My Identity and Found My Purpose

Creating More Paths for Success: How Being Hopeful Makes it More Likely That You’re Going to Be Okay (And How You Can Become More Hopeful)

Once you choose hope, anything is possible. ~Christopher Reeve I dwell in possibility. ~Emily Dickenson Listen to the must'nts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn't, the impossible, the won't. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me ... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. ~Shel Silverstein. Well here we … Continue reading Creating More Paths for Success: How Being Hopeful Makes it More Likely That You’re Going to Be Okay (And How You Can Become More Hopeful)

Feeling Lonely? You’re Not Alone. Fifteen Ideas to Build Your Network

Friendship is a sheltering tree. ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge As you've probably gathered, this month is devoted to taking care of ourselves and each other. From unpacking the elusive concept of "self-care" to talking about why you should laugh as often as possible, this month is dedicated to making all of us stronger, healthier, happier activists. … Continue reading Feeling Lonely? You’re Not Alone. Fifteen Ideas to Build Your Network

Seven Ways To Use Humor – and Why You Should

“If you aren’t having fun, you aren’t doing it right.” ~Prof. Greg Scott “To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it.” ~Charlie Chaplin As you may have guessed, here at Small Deeds Done, February is all about taking stock of where we are and what we need to … Continue reading Seven Ways To Use Humor – and Why You Should

How to Not Be a Self-Care Failure

People who work hard often work too hard. . . . May we learn to honor the hammock, the siesta, the nap and the pause in all its forms. ~Alice Walker If you get tired, learn to rest. Not to quit. ~Banksy Ahhh, "self-care." It's all the rage, isn't it? It seems to be the … Continue reading How to Not Be a Self-Care Failure