What Does Mindfulness Have to Do with A Runaway Car?

by Bonnie Hovel 2. July 2010 21:05

I had lunch by Lake Union in Seattle yesterday with a friend and after driving back across Lake Washington to Bellevue, I had, to put it mildly, a frightening experience!  I stopped to get the mail before driving up the steep, winding hill to our house.  I stepped on the emergency brake, got out of the car, picked up the mail and turned around just in time to see my car charging off across the busy street near our house by itself!  I evidently had not put the car in parking gear and the emergency brake wasn’t pushed down far enough, so it followed the path of least resistance.  Miraculously, I wasn’t hurt, nor was anyone else and even my car survived the ordeal.

Things happened very rapidly and yet this incident took on the unearthly sense of a slow-motion movie over which I had no control, but none of these impressions stopped me from trying. There was lots of traffic!  My husband, who heard the commotion of my yelling at drivers to stop, bellowed down from our deck, “Stay there!”  As usual, and much to his dismay, I disobeyed, running to the street to flag down the cars in hopes of getting them to stop while my vehicle proceeded to cross the road as if it had a mind of its own, rolled into the bushes and finally halted just before the rear wheels followed the front wheels over an embankment. 

People can be so incredibly nice when there’s a crisis. Our neighborhood gardener and his assistant came running to help while my husband sprinted down the hill to the rescue and the man who had been the first driver in the line of cars witnessing this entertaining but upsetting event, who led the pack in screeching to a halt before continuing on down the street, made a U-turn and came back to see if he could help.  I’ve seldom been the recipient of empathy such as I felt from him.  He speechlessly listened to me ramble on in my shocked state and watched me in wonderment with an expression of kindness that said more than words could offer. And this empathy was given even though I had endangered lives and cars other than my own in this process. I have a clear memory of his facial expression and his thoughtfulness in the midst of the chaos felt good.

About this time, I looked at the car with its engine still running and was afraid to get inside it to shut it off because I thought it might rock over the embankment and slide the 150 feet or so down into the nearby lake, adding more chance of danger to the occurrence. My husband, however, has that inborn ability, seemingly limited to men, which allowed him to immediately determine that my car was secure on its perch.  He climbed inside and promptly backed it out of the bushes. There isn’t a scratch or nick to be found.  Upon later examination, I found a few sprigs of evergreen brush clinging to the front bumper but no damage. What a relief!  Even though my car is three years old, it still feels new and I was concerned about damaging it.  The adrenalin rush from this experience lasted several hours, but I finally recovered. It was a weird and unsettling experience. 

I now have a “system” I’m imposing on myself, with a little help from the men in my life--my husband, father and son. When I stop to get the mail I will put the car in park, set the emergency brake and turn off the ignition!  I've decided if I could become a comedienne, one of my jokes would be "You know you're getting older when...you're more afraid of telling your children what you've done than you are of telling your parents."  I called my 90-year-old father before I told my 42-year-old son to report this experience.  I guess I’m afraid my son will think I’m "losing it”.

The most revealing insight of all relates to “mindfulness”, which I've been studying recently.  I participated in a workshop on the topic and learned that it involves being attentive to your moment-to-moment sensory experience in a gentle, non-judgmental way.  It is supposed to lead to a deep sense of inner peace and calmness.  I must say in this runaway car experience, I was anything but calm.  Looking back at my reactions I can see I was in a hyperactive state such as I’ve experienced rarely in my life.  But I certainly felt alive and “in the moment”.  I believe my emotional brain was more in control than my executive brain and am asking myself if this is a good thing.  I think my emotions actually helped me react instinctively and quickly to alert drivers to stop before crashing into my car.  They certainly helped me appreciate the kindness of strangers and the incredible resourcefulness of my husband. 

The biggest lesson I believe I’m learning from this experience, other than how to prevent it from happening again, is that I need practice obtaining clarity about which things I can control and better engaging my rational mind in a way that might keep me from being overwhelmed in a moment of crisis. I could have been better at realizing the impermanence of the situation – a goal of mindfulness that helps one make it through unpleasant experiences without so much suffering.  Awareness of impermanence also emphasizes appreciation of the natural ebb and flow of events.  A difficult event may seem to last forever but the rational mind knows it won’t.  Increasing this awareness could give me freedom to react in a less stressed way by allowing myself to experience the feelings without so much internal resistance. 

My teacher, Shelly Young. M.A., LPC, CAC III, described mindfulness as “extraordinary attentiveness and radically accepting the internal experience NOW”.  I had the first half mastered – the acceptance is something I need to improve.  She also taught us that external passivity is not the goal; to the contrary, the less resistance or stress we experience internally, the more energy we release to be efficient in the way we function.  This is an important point about mindfulness, since many of us picture instead a yogi or monk, meditating with legs folded and eyes closed against the realities of everyday living.  The picture painted by my studies is instead related to having tools to apply to situations as they happen, practical tools, easily attainable by all.

One thing I know for sure is that I don’t want to purposely engineer events of this type to improve my reactions.  They are fortunately infrequent happenings in my life and I want that to remain the case.  However, having this experience has inspired me to have a more regular practice of mindfulness!

For more information about Mindfulness, here's a link to Shelly Young's website:  http://mindfulnessnow.com

Tags:

Comments

10/12/2014 2:35:30 AM #

MAC Cosmetics

Once I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new feedback are added- checkbox and now every time a comment is added I get 4 emails with the same comment. Is there any means you can take away me from that service? Thanks!

MAC Cosmetics United States | Reply

11/20/2014 2:15:01 AM #

MAC Makeup Cheap

I discovered your weblog website on google and examine a number of of your early posts. Proceed to keep up the very good operate. I just extra up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. Looking for ahead to studying extra from you later on!?Mac CosMetics outlet

MAC Makeup Cheap United States | Reply

9/15/2017 8:30:25 AM #

Pasquale Mennenga

I think this <a href="beddingstock.com/.../a> will fully complement you article. PLease continue publishing helpful topics like this. Regards, from Beddingstock, a company whose into selling <a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/141842631201

Pasquale Mennenga United States | Reply

9/16/2017 4:43:49 AM #

NicePHPScripts.com

i am very picky about baby toys, so i always choose the best ones;

NicePHPScripts.com United States | Reply

9/19/2017 8:39:39 AM #

crack bandicam 4.0.0

Good, this is what I was browsing for in yahoo

crack bandicam 4.0.0 United States | Reply

9/20/2017 2:06:21 AM #

ergfirnolikz

Wow! Thank you! I continuously wanted to write on my site something like that. Can I take a fragment of your post to my blog?

ergfirnolikz United States | Reply

9/22/2017 8:44:54 PM #

automatic link exchange script

I discovered your blog web site on bing and appearance a couple of your early posts. Keep up the good operate. I merely additional increase your Rss to my MSN News Reader. Looking for forward to reading much more from you afterwards!…

automatic link exchange script United States | Reply

9/27/2017 7:12:48 AM #

Jordan Schirtzinger

Quite interesting. I think you made beneficial and legitimate points on this writing. Certainly with you totally and am grateful I had to be able to see this.

Jordan Schirtzinger United States | Reply

9/27/2017 8:45:05 PM #

Gayla Buchanan

I have already been looking into for some time for just about any quality content with this particular place . Searching in Google I finally came across this site. Reading this article info So i am delighted to express that I offer an incredibly ideal uncanny feeling I found out exactly what I want to. I most definitely will guarantee to never ignore this website and offers it a glance constantly.

Gayla Buchanan United States | Reply

9/28/2017 12:19:32 PM #

Anamaria Thrune

I always keep listening to the news bulletin discuss about receiving endless online offer applications therefore I have been completely researching the greatest online site to find one. Can you advise me please, in which could i get some?

Anamaria Thrune United States | Reply

9/28/2017 3:11:20 PM #

Mack Ciolli

I would just like to express I am a beginner to blogs and site-building not to mention I much like this site. Possibly I am going to bookmark your blog post . You actually should have contain remarkable web content and reviews. Bless you for sharing your blog.

Mack Ciolli United States | Reply

9/28/2017 10:39:31 PM #

php news script

The next occasion I read a weblog, Hopefully that this doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. Come on, man, Yes, it was my choice to read, but When i thought youd have some thing fascinating to express. All I hear can be a number of whining about something you could fix should you werent too busy in search of attention.

php news script United States | Reply

10/16/2017 3:33:45 AM #

porno for pyros

*After study a few of the blog posts on your website now, and I truly like your way of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back soon. Pls check out my web site as well and let me know what you think.

porno for pyros United States | Reply

10/24/2017 10:02:27 AM #

pubg free cheat

This helps. Thanks!

pubg free cheat United States | Reply

10/25/2017 8:29:02 PM #

instagram hack tool v3.7.2 password

instagram hack tool v3.7.2 password United States | Reply

10/28/2017 9:28:46 PM #

mathtype 6.9b key

Hello, glad that i found on this in bing. Thanks!

mathtype 6.9b key United States | Reply

10/31/2017 3:01:06 AM #

nhlsupercard2k17cheat

This is great!

nhlsupercard2k17cheat United States | Reply

10/31/2017 12:37:54 PM #

Erick Canedo

Dear Catlover and/or curious reader, I am working for my pet cats of http://mumcat.org and selling administrative and languages classes on http://mumcat.com. It is my life style and it feeds the cats. Originally I had only two kitties in a flat and had no particular intention to get further involved in the cat world. Did I exchange addictions? Shoe-cats? If you love cats or need virtual assistant for your website please visit my above websites. Thank you for taking the time and show us some love! You can contact me using my website contact form. Mumcat Org Cats and blogs

Erick Canedo United States | Reply

10/31/2017 10:43:38 PM #

game cheats }

This does interest me

game cheats } United States | Reply

10/31/2017 10:48:43 PM #

unlimited keys and diamonds }

This does interest me

unlimited keys and diamonds } United States | Reply

11/1/2017 1:33:28 PM #

RBsoft Mobile Tool 1.6 Full Version (Wrong Username Password

Very interesting points  you have  remarked,  appreciate it for  putting up.

RBsoft Mobile Tool 1.6 Full Version (Wrong Username Password United States | Reply

11/2/2017 12:09:50 AM #

AF tool Crack 2017 Mtk

Thanks for this site. I definitely agree with what you are saying.

AF tool Crack 2017 Mtk United States | Reply

11/2/2017 11:20:23 PM #

walking war robot hack

I  conceive this  web site   holds  some  real   superb   information for everyone : D.

walking war robot hack United States | Reply

11/4/2017 6:41:50 AM #

hackcr. com

I like this  website  its a master peace ! Glad I found  this on google .

hackcr. com United States | Reply

11/4/2017 1:55:13 PM #

dreams of desire download

I  truly  enjoy  looking through  on this  web site , it  holds   superb   content .

dreams of desire download United States | Reply

11/6/2017 8:33:17 PM #

How to videos

Enjoyed  reading through  this, very good stuff,  thankyou .

How to videos United States | Reply

11/13/2017 12:05:58 AM #

Stacey Miller

Do you like bitcoin and love money? Why not get daily interest payments. sign up for free invest to make money starts at $100 USD in bitcoin http://reselfment.com.

Stacey Miller United States | Reply

11/16/2017 1:08:29 PM #

aloha browser for windows 10

bing bring me here. Thanks!

aloha browser for windows 10 United States | Reply

11/17/2017 5:09:16 AM #

artlantis 6.5.2.12 crack

Enjoyed  examining  this, very good stuff, thanks .

artlantis 6.5.2.12 crack United States | Reply

11/17/2017 7:31:50 PM #

how to stop hair falling out in clumps

I have taken note that of all kinds of insurance, medical health insurance is the most marked by controversy because of the issue between the insurance coverage company's necessity to remain afloat and the buyer's need to have insurance. Insurance companies' income on wellbeing plans are extremely low, thus some organizations struggle to make a profit. Thanks for the tips you discuss through this site.

how to stop hair falling out in clumps United States | Reply

11/27/2017 10:40:25 AM #

Orlando Waisman

<p>Wait a minute, it’s possible to respect the flag AND understand what these guys are protesting about?! For real though, these are wise words from Rodgers.</p><div class="pd-rating" id="pd_rating_holder_3613479_comm_5776260"></div>

Orlando Waisman United States | Reply

12/4/2017 5:55:21 AM #

Delhi Escorts

You can definitely see your enthusiasm within the paintings you write. The arena hopes for more passionate writers such as you who aren't afraid to mention how they believe. Always follow your heart.

Delhi Escorts United States | Reply

12/6/2017 6:54:36 PM #

Matthew C. Kriner

Matthew C. Kriner United States | Reply

12/7/2017 5:03:59 PM #

Suzann Minister

I would really love to make a blog but.. I'm not sure what type of blogs get the most traffic? What kind of blogs do you surf? I mostly surf photo blogs and fashion blogs. Just getting a poll here thanks!.

Suzann Minister United States | Reply

12/8/2017 2:07:45 PM #

Jesus Rosaro

<p>Spot on with this write-up, I actually think this website needs way more consideration. I’ll in all probability be once more to read much more, thanks for that info.</p>

Jesus Rosaro United States | Reply

12/14/2017 9:28:51 AM #

Lane Cockrum

<p>Howdy! This post could not be written any better!<br />Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always<br />kept talking about this. I will forward this write-up to him.<br />Pretty sure he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!</p>

Lane Cockrum United States | Reply

12/16/2017 10:03:38 PM #

aimware csgo free download

Good, this is what I was searching for in yahoo

aimware csgo free download United States | Reply

12/18/2017 3:31:15 AM #

dbdata.dll fifa 17

I dugg some of you post as I thought   they were  very beneficial   invaluable

dbdata.dll fifa 17 United States | Reply

12/19/2017 12:56:46 PM #

natural weight loss

This wasn't the website I was trying to find but I'm glad I came across it. I realize it's very popular on the internet. Good job.

natural weight loss United States | Reply

12/23/2017 12:53:48 AM #

how to stop hair loss in 2 week

I think this website has got some real great information for everyone Laughing. "Morality, like art, means a drawing a line someplace." by Oscar Wilde.

how to stop hair loss in 2 week United States | Reply

12/26/2017 6:51:28 AM #

how to get free diamonds on choices without verification

Just   wanna  input on few general things, The website  layout is perfect, the  articles  is very    superb  : D.

how to get free diamonds on choices without verification United States | Reply

1/1/2018 9:17:24 PM #

how to regrow hair women

Interesting blog post. A few things i would like to make contributions about is that computer memory is required to be purchased in case your computer can't cope with that which you do with it. One can install two random access memory boards with 1GB each, as an illustration, but not certainly one of 1GB and one having 2GB. One should look for the manufacturer's documentation for own PC to make sure what type of ram is required.

how to regrow hair women United States | Reply

1/6/2018 6:41:30 AM #

Sophia AI

Want to Monetize Your Facebook Posts? http://bit.ly/Facebook-Monetization-Secrets

Sophia AI United States | Reply

1/6/2018 10:31:23 PM #

Bernice

Thanks for the hot tip Sophia!

Bernice United States | Reply

1/10/2018 10:05:06 PM #

Larita Aiona

<p>We work together <a href="csss.ca/comprar-cialis-online-usa-906e.pdf" rel="nofollow">best prices for cialis</a>  Better reports on business activity for the United Statesand Europe on Wednesday had encouraged investors to reduceholdings of safe U.S. and German government debt, and supportedshare prices – despite further evidence of a slowdown in China.<br /> <a href="www.countrytrust.org.uk/...-effects-6f9e.pdf" rel="nofollow">cipro antibiotic side effects tendon</a>  The Senate-passed legislation would tie interest rates onundergraduate subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford loans to the10-year Treasury note plus 2.05 percentage points, and plus 3.6percentage points for graduate loans.<br /> <a href="www.blackcreekwi.org/...s-online-pharmacy-1470.pdf rel="nofollow">viagra tablets available in chenna…</a>  Members of the Rural Health program team from the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury will provide free flu shots and VA services at the Union County Veteran Service Office, 500 N. Main, Monroe, N.C. Oct. 10, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.<br /> <a href="www.adamsweddingphotography.com/...lantin-8b66.pdf rel="nofollow">dilantin price comparison</a>  The European Commission, the EU executive, says its mind is still open on the topic, but it is under pressure to set a legal framework for state aid to nuclear projects after several member states, including Britain, sought its guidance.<br /> <a href="www.associationfuturum.com/.../...y-6710.pdf" rel="nofollow">3 week superdrol cycle pct</a>  And the one guy is Obama. The petulent child who says if I can’t pitch I’ll take my ball and go home. If hewere not a lame duck and planned on running again do you really think he would not, at least, try to reach a solution. Wake up, we have a problem and its name is Obama.</p>

Larita Aiona United States | Reply

1/12/2018 3:22:26 PM #

clientservices@peakperformancesalestraining.us

Very well written and well thought out article!

clientservices@peakperformancesalestraining.us United States | Reply

1/12/2018 4:09:43 PM #

Frederica Turano

http://google.us:<p>anyone else thinking Battlemechs……….? </p><p>(oh if only. ok I know they’re impractical, walking targets… but.. )</p>

Frederica Turano United States | Reply

1/12/2018 6:22:54 PM #

Stan Chuang

http://google.us:<p>I do consider all the ideas you’ve introduced on your post. They are very convincing and will certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are too brief for starters. May you please lengthen them a bit from next time? Thanks for the post.</p>

Stan Chuang United States | Reply

1/12/2018 7:10:30 PM #

Hans Huisenga

http://google.us:<p>Take control of non-public health with LG’s revolutionary Lifeband Touch Activity Tracker and HRM Earphone.</p>

Hans Huisenga United States | Reply

1/12/2018 7:10:58 PM #

Roman Apaez

http://google.us:<p>IMU for motion capture suits isn’t particularly new:<br /><a href="http://www.xsens.com/en/general/mvn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.xsens.com/en/general/mvn</a></p>

Roman Apaez United States | Reply

1/12/2018 8:39:48 PM #

Oscar Egnew

http://google.us:<p>Have y᧐u ever thoᥙght about wгiting<br />an ebook oг gᥙest authoring on other websites?<br />I have ɑ blog centered on the same ideas you disϲuss and wоuld<br />loνe to haᴠe you share sme stories/information. I know my audience wouhld<br />value your work. Іf you are even remotely interested,<br />feel free to shoot me an e-mail. <a href="curiouscuisinierblog.wordpress.com/.../" rel="nofollow">curiouscuisinierblog.wordpress.com/.../p>

Oscar Egnew United States | Reply

1/12/2018 9:56:34 PM #

Earnest Dewyse

http://google.us:<p>Google translate don’t know that language.</p>

Earnest Dewyse United States | Reply

1/20/2018 3:47:48 AM #

Herta Rase

<p>My spouse and I stumbled over here by a different website and thought I might as<br />well check things out. I like what I see so now i’m following<br />you. Look forward to going over your web page yet again.</p>

Herta Rase United States | Reply

1/22/2018 2:52:00 PM #

Delaine Muldrow

<p><strong>iphone6sケース バイマ</strong></p><p>内側の革もカウスキンだが、外側のカラーと異なるツートーンカラーを採用しているのもUNiCASE COWSKIN Diaryの特徴。ケースを開くと表情ががらっと変わるのが面白く、閉じているときに内側のカラーがチラリと見えるのも粋。向かって右手側にインナーケースがあり、iPhoneをがっちりとホールドする。あまりにしっかりはまっているので、iPhoneを取り外すのに少々苦労するほどだ。つまりiPhoneがケースから外れて落下する心配は、まずないだろう。</p>

Delaine Muldrow United States | Reply

1/22/2018 6:22:10 PM #

Louis Tillson

<p>Hey! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay. I’m undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.</p>

Louis Tillson United States | Reply

1/23/2018 6:57:54 AM #

btc

hello!,I love your writing very a lot! proportion we be in contact extra about your article on AOL? I need a specialist on this house to solve my problem. Maybe that is you! Looking ahead to peer you.

btc United States | Reply

1/25/2018 2:15:42 AM #

Beaulah Scheidel

<p>Hello: Whenever anyone tests positive for the hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), they are contagious and can spread hepatitis B through unprotected sex and direct contact with your blood and body fluids (semen).<br />Before you have sex without a barrier or condom, you need to wait. About one or two months after your partner receives the third vaccine shot, she should have her hepatitis B surface antibodies (anti-HBs or HBsAb) tested. If she has at least 10 mIU/mL of surface antibodies, then she is protected against hepatitis B and you can have unprotected sex without fear of infecting her. Until then, you must use a condom. Good luck.</p>

Beaulah Scheidel United States | Reply

1/25/2018 2:50:07 PM #

Brad Marchio

The Red Tea Detox is a new rapid weight loss system that can help you lose 14 pounds of pure body fat in just 14 days! It involves drinking a special African blend of red tea to help you lose weight fast! Try the recipe today!  Details here -> http://bit.ly/The_Red_Tea_Detox

Brad Marchio United States | Reply

1/25/2018 7:31:16 PM #

What is Karma

Hey there. Thanks for the interesting article!

What is Karma United States | Reply

1/26/2018 1:51:16 AM #

Ramon Luton

The Red Tea Detox is a new rapid weight loss system that can help you lose 14 pounds of pure body fat in just 14 days! It involves drinking a special African blend of red tea to help you lose weight fast! Try the recipe today!  Details here -> http://bit.ly/The_Red_Tea_Detox

Ramon Luton United States | Reply

2/1/2018 11:03:42 PM #

Tom Osterholt

Your article always include a decent amount of really up to date info.  Where do you come up with this?  Just saying you are very imaginative.  Thanks again

Tom Osterholt United States | Reply

2/1/2018 11:48:57 PM #

Genoveva Peat

I am usually to blogging and i truly appreciate your website content continuously. The article has really peaks my interest. I will bookmark your internet site and keep checking for first time information.

Genoveva Peat United States | Reply

2/2/2018 1:56:37 AM #

Thomasena Rabadan

You made some decent points there. I looked over the internet with the issue and discovered most people goes along with with the web site.

Thomasena Rabadan United States | Reply

2/2/2018 3:05:18 AM #

Parker Feusier

Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read anything such as this just before. So nice to uncover somebody with original thoughts on this subject. realy thanks for starting this up. this website is one thing that is needed on the internet, someone with a little originality. helpful project for bringing something new on the world wide web!

Parker Feusier United States | Reply

2/2/2018 4:04:15 AM #

Junita Goonez

Hi, have you ever before thought about to write about Nintendo or PS handheld?

Junita Goonez United States | Reply

2/2/2018 7:03:16 AM #

Robt Kyzar

The luxurious introduced is literally un; rrndividuals are automatically longing for many of the Hawaiian ideal. This skill unusual vacation spot is intended immediately to grow variation and simply dominance throughout tourist business enterprise. hotels promotions

Robt Kyzar United States | Reply

2/2/2018 7:51:36 AM #

Esteban Kinningham

my father have lots and lots of collectible coins that are very precious and rare`

Esteban Kinningham United States | Reply

2/2/2018 8:32:15 AM #

Darius Kipka

I agree using your thoughts here and I love your blog! I’ve bookmarked it so that I will return & read more sometime soon.

Darius Kipka United States | Reply

2/2/2018 9:20:03 AM #

Berry Worsell

One other issue is that if you are in a circumstances where you will not have a cosigner then you may really want to try to exhaust all of your money for college options. You will find many funds and other scholarships or grants that will offer you funding that can help with college expenses. Thanks alot : ) for the post.

Berry Worsell United States | Reply

2/2/2018 10:00:31 AM #

Virgil Peredo

This site is actually a walk-through its the details you wanted about it and didn’t know who to question. Glimpse here, and you’ll certainly discover it.

Virgil Peredo United States | Reply

2/2/2018 10:40:16 AM #

Hilario Harms

Outstanding read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little investigation on that. And he really bought me lunch because I discovered it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch!

Hilario Harms United States | Reply

2/2/2018 3:29:06 PM #

Abraham Hoiness

Oh my goodness! a wonderful write-up dude. Thank you However I will be experiencing issue with ur rss . Do not know why Struggle to sign up to it. Perhaps there is everyone finding identical rss dilemma? Anybody who knows kindly respond. Thnkx

Abraham Hoiness United States | Reply

2/3/2018 12:26:07 AM #

Diane Raspotnik

some hair extensions fit nicely to the your natural hair while others do not fit easily,

Diane Raspotnik United States | Reply

2/3/2018 3:08:14 AM #

Holley Letsinger

Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the pictures on this blog loading? I’m trying to find out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog. Any responses would be greatly appreciated.

Holley Letsinger United States | Reply

2/3/2018 5:48:19 AM #

Lilliana Varanese

Hello! Quick question that’s completely off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My weblog looks weird when viewing from my iphone. I’m trying to find a template or plugin that might be able to resolve this problem. If you have any recommendations, please share. Many thanks!

Lilliana Varanese United States | Reply

2/3/2018 7:40:14 AM #

Catheryn Lysher

food processors can really shorten the time it takes for you to prepare home cooked meals.

Catheryn Lysher United States | Reply

2/3/2018 8:36:09 AM #

Johnie Gile

I enjoy the comments on this web site, it really gives it that community experience!

Johnie Gile United States | Reply

2/3/2018 9:36:56 AM #

Rashida Castrillo

Exactly what I was searching for, thank you for posting.

Rashida Castrillo United States | Reply

2/3/2018 9:37:57 AM #

Wanita Brassell

Hi there,  You’ve done an incredible job. I will certainly digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I’m sure they’ll be benefited from this web site.

Wanita Brassell United States | Reply

2/3/2018 10:33:44 AM #

Vicente Remis

if you are in an apartment that is confined, then folding tables would be very well suited for you;;

Vicente Remis United States | Reply

2/3/2018 10:35:22 AM #

Silvana Mccreery

Fantastic blog you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any forums that cover the same topics discussed here? I’d really like to be a part of group where I can get advice from other knowledgeable individuals that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Thanks!

Silvana Mccreery United States | Reply

2/3/2018 11:31:55 AM #

Kathrin Menge

Characters perform humanly impossible feats like gracefully sliding out of a car in movement or hitting an incoming rocket with a revolver.

Kathrin Menge United States | Reply

2/3/2018 11:33:54 AM #

Prince Fritzman

It’s difficult to acquire knowledgeable people on this topic, but the truth is could be seen as guess what happens you are speaking about! Thanks

Prince Fritzman United States | Reply

2/3/2018 12:28:21 PM #

Stewart Isla

Heya I’m for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and help others like you aided me.

Stewart Isla United States | Reply

2/3/2018 3:15:17 PM #

Sam Tela

Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is fantastic blog. A great read. I’ll certainly be back.

Sam Tela United States | Reply

2/3/2018 4:55:08 PM #

Kai Huenergardt

paraphrase) ‘never sacrificed construction regarding feelings. ’ In any case, however some folks accuse your pet to be strictly attractive, Mozart in

Kai Huenergardt United States | Reply

2/3/2018 9:12:35 PM #

Exie Pioche

After study some of the blogs for your site now, we genuinely as if your technique for blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark web site list and you will be checking back soon. Pls consider my internet site likewise and tell me what you consider.

Exie Pioche United States | Reply

2/4/2018 10:07:55 PM #

Mp3skull

"When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four e-mails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove people from that service? Cheers!"  

Mp3skull United States | Reply

2/5/2018 12:30:52 AM #

Cristen Keogan

Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read something like this before. So good to search out somebody with some unique thoughts on this subject. realy thanks for beginning this up. this web site is one thing that is needed on the net, someone with a little bit originality. useful job for bringing something new to the internet!

Cristen Keogan United States | Reply

2/5/2018 5:07:56 PM #

Mp3fiesta

"I wish to express  thanks to you for rescuing me from such a issue. After scouting throughout the search engines and getting thoughts which are not helpful, I believed my entire life was gone. Existing without the approaches to the issues you’ve sorted out by way of your good post is a critical case, as well as the ones that might have in a wrong way affected my career if I hadn’t encountered your web page. Your own talents and kindness in handling the whole thing was helpful. I don’t know what I would’ve done if I had not encountered such a subject like this. It’s possible to at this time look forward to my future. Thanks a lot so much for this impressive and result oriented guide. I will not be reluctant to endorse your site to anybody who needs tips about this subject matter."  

Mp3fiesta United States | Reply

2/6/2018 8:13:01 PM #

free mp3s

"Oh my goodness! an amazing write-up dude. Thanks Nevertheless I am experiencing trouble with ur rss . Do not know why Struggling to sign up for it. Is there anyone obtaining identical rss problem? Anyone who knows kindly respond. Thnkx"  

free mp3s United States | Reply

2/8/2018 2:53:35 AM #

Heriberto Snyder

<section class="comment-edit"><a rel='nofollow' class='comment-reply-link' href='newenglandgamer.com/.../?replytocom=152216#respond' onclick='return addComment.moveForm( "comment-152216", "152216", "respond", "9123" )' aria-label='Reply to Brooke'>Reply</a> <span></span>                  <!-- .reply --> <cite class="fn"><a href='publicsale.ivyro.net/zbxe/publicsale1/149850' rel='external nofollow' class='url'>Brooke</a></cite>                         <time datetime="2017-03-26T13:43:35+00:00">March 26, 2017  at 1:43 pm </time>                                                </section><p>As effectively, all MLA members conform to authorized necessities and follow a buyer constitution which signifies that they’re qualified and competent to hold out all features<br />of the Locksmith trade.</p>

Heriberto Snyder United States | Reply

2/8/2018 9:01:37 AM #

skull music mp3 download

I likewise believe thence, perfectly written post!

skull music mp3 download United States | Reply

2/10/2018 10:15:58 PM #

Chang Malichi

<p>Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before<br />but after browsing through some of the post I realized it’s new to me.<br />Anyhow, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back frequently!</p>

Chang Malichi United States | Reply

2/11/2018 9:48:29 AM #

Hermine Bazzanella

LISK is very costly purchase now. NUCLEON is dealing for pennies and contains already been increasing for some time! presented by https://healthyworm.com/forum/index.php?topic=3

Hermine Bazzanella United States | Reply

2/11/2018 12:57:01 PM #

Learn How to Make Money Online

Don't struggle to make money online. Simply follow ur step by step blueprint. Making money online is getting harder and harder but with this little known trick you can start earning almost immediately. This actually works I have tried and tested the method myself and after 20 years as an internet marketer little golden nuggets like this are hard to find. Watch this short video to learn more and start earning today.http://bit.ly/-GoogleSniper

Learn How to Make Money Online United States | Reply

2/12/2018 12:41:59 AM #

Coin Pump Group

There’s tons of whales running the cryptocurrency exchange. Join me in the Donald Pumps crypto currency pump group so that we   become the whales! Join the telegram and discord groups and help tell your friends! https://discord.gg/4FtS4gX and https://t.me/TheDonaldPumpsTelegram

Coin Pump Group United States | Reply

2/12/2018 4:17:05 PM #

Pat Wohner

<p>Looking forward to reading more. Great blog.Much thanks again. Really Cool.</p>

Pat Wohner United States | Reply

2/14/2018 6:03:23 AM #

Bennie Huxford

<p>I all the time used to study paragraph in news papers but now as I am a user of net therefore from now<br />I am using net for content, thanks to web.</p>

Bennie Huxford United States | Reply

2/15/2018 9:10:58 AM #

Isabel Ornstein

<p>VH</p>

Isabel Ornstein United States | Reply

2/17/2018 10:20:21 PM #

http://www.becomegorgeous.com/blogs/western/guarding-your-child-against-playground-tooth-injuries-P40410

hello!,I really like your writing very so much! percentage we be in contact extra about your post on AOL? I need a specialist on this area to solve my problem. May be that is you! Looking forward to peer you.

http://www.becomegorgeous.com/blogs/western/guarding-your-child-against-playground-tooth-injuries-P40410 United States | Reply

2/19/2018 2:52:17 AM #

Ocie Cargile

Interesting birthday message my dear. These variations are perfect for the topic. Appreciate you for sharing this creative article.

Ocie Cargile United States | Reply

2/19/2018 4:26:31 AM #

GPU Mining

I am just starting to learn about all of this. Thanks!

GPU Mining United States | Reply

2/20/2018 9:30:36 PM #

Elisha Manzay

The new Zune browser is surprisingly good, but not as good as the iPod's. It works well, but isn't as fast as Safari, and has a clunkier interface. If you occasionally plan on using the web browser that's not an issue, but if you're planning to browse the web alot from your PMP then the iPod's larger screen and better browser may be important.

Elisha Manzay United States | Reply

2/21/2018 6:59:36 AM #

battle bay hack ios

Hello, here from google, i enjoyng this, i will come back soon.

battle bay hack ios United States | Reply

2/21/2018 9:09:56 PM #

Are Bitcoins Still Profitable in 2018 ?

You’ve probably seen a lot lately about Bitcoin…including speculation that it may drop in the future. There are thousands of new crypto-millionaires… But will people continue to get rich investing in cryptocurrency? Follow the link below to read the full report and find out what the future has in store…… AND how you can profit in the months and years to come. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/-cryptocurrency  Best regards

Are Bitcoins Still Profitable in 2018 ? United States | Reply

2/23/2018 12:16:59 AM #

Yan Pedde

I do accept as true with all of the ideas you've offered for your post. They're really convincing and can certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are very short for novices. May you please prolong them a bit from next time? Thanks for the post.

Yan Pedde United States | Reply

2/23/2018 10:07:52 PM #

Emmy Hanvey

Dead  composed   subject matter,  regards  for  entropy.

Emmy Hanvey United States | Reply

2/23/2018 10:12:05 PM #

Janine Herschaft

I've been surfing online greater than 3 hours lately, but I never found any fascinating article like yours. It's lovely value sufficient for me. In my view, if all web owners and bloggers made just right content as you probably did, the net will likely be much more helpful than ever before. "Oh, that way madness lies let me shun that." by William Shakespeare.

Janine Herschaft United States | Reply

2/23/2018 10:16:11 PM #

Essie Aardema

I really like your writing style, wonderful information, appreciate it for posting Laughing. "The superfluous is very necessary." by Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire.

Essie Aardema United States | Reply

2/23/2018 10:19:06 PM #

Cleo Wareheim

I like this post, enjoyed this one appreciate it for posting. "Money is a poor man's credit card." by Herbert Marshall McLuhan.

Cleo Wareheim United States | Reply

2/23/2018 10:22:28 PM #

Anjanette Yeast

I and also my friends were checking the great tips and hints located on the website then immediately I had a terrible feeling I never expressed respect to the web blog owner for those tips. All the young men are actually totally warmed to read through all of them and already have undoubtedly been making the most of these things. I appreciate you for actually being very thoughtful and then for obtaining certain notable topics most people are really eager to know about. My very own honest regret for not expressing appreciation to you earlier.

Anjanette Yeast United States | Reply

2/23/2018 11:45:28 PM #

Deshawn Fairall

I loved as much as you'll receive carried out right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish. nonetheless, you command get bought an impatience over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come further formerly again since exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this increase.

Deshawn Fairall United States | Reply

2/23/2018 11:50:04 PM #

Truman Stare

I think that this happy birthday wish looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

Truman Stare United States | Reply

2/23/2018 11:53:18 PM #

Lonnie Hartsch

This is beautiful! I like this birthday message. Have a marvelous day.

Lonnie Hartsch United States | Reply

2/24/2018 4:29:01 PM #

Anastacia Dimock

This is adorable! I really like this happy birthday wish. Have a beautiful day.

Anastacia Dimock United States | Reply

2/24/2018 4:42:14 PM #

Deshawn Fairall

This is pretty! I really love your happy birthday picture. Have a nice day.

Deshawn Fairall United States | Reply

2/24/2018 4:46:41 PM #

Janine Herschaft

OMG! Your birthday card looks fascinating! Appreciate you for sharing.

Janine Herschaft United States | Reply

2/24/2018 6:03:05 PM #

Javier Lendon

OMG! Your birthday card looks fascinating! Thank you for sharing.

Javier Lendon United States | Reply

2/24/2018 6:13:16 PM #

Teodoro Bellingtier

Interesting birthday message my dear. These pieces are really appropriate in the article. Thank you for sharing this nice article.

Teodoro Bellingtier United States | Reply

2/24/2018 6:35:46 PM #

Marissa Parizo

Gorgeus birthday message my dear. These pieces feel good in the article. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post.

Marissa Parizo United States | Reply

2/24/2018 6:45:34 PM #

Krista Singlton

Beautiful birthday image dear. These colors go nice together for the purpose. Thank you for sharing this beautiful article.

Krista Singlton United States | Reply

Sorry; anonymous posts or comments are not allowed.

About the author

Bonnie Hovel is a consultant and trainer and is the principle of GroupWyse, an Organizational Development firm based in Bellevue, Washington.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Washington.  Her passion is to “help those who help others,” including health care providers, nonprofit and government agencies and educational institutions. Services provided, examples of improvements made and contact information are available on her website: www.groupwyse.com

Bonnie also provides counseling and business coaching to individuals who wish to find meaning and balance in their personal and work lives. She guides clients through a self-examination process to select specific areas for improvement.  She incorporates proven psychological assessment tools into her coaching such as the Myers Briggs Personality Indicator (MBTI) and the Emotional Intelligence (EQ) In Action Profile.  She finds these tools valuable for increasing self-awareness and achieving balance and her clients agree.

“Reflection is looking in so you can look out with a broader, bigger, and more accurate perspective.”                   — Mick Ukleja & Robert Lorber

 

 

Tag cloud

    Month List

    Page List