Tag Archives: Gail Cawley Showalter

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A Thought from The Tough Old Bird

Yes, it’s that same old topic from the same Old Bird. You see I see it every where I turn. We are taught to be so polite that we fail to respect ourselves.

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Beauty & The Beast – Fairy Tales We Believe and Teach Our Daughters

Beauty & the Beast I’m rerunning an old post here. I could not let this pass-all this talk about a movie. There should be so much more concern with the fairy tales we tell our children. We talk about wanting our daughters to grow up to be self sufficient. We pretend we want them to […]

3 Ways to Be a Great Parent Without Overscheduling

I’m a tough old bird now and I probably see things differently than young mothers. No, I’m certain I see things differently. And I might remind you that hindsight is 20/20.

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How Chaos Can Shape Your Life Changes

Find the Message in the Chaos There is usually a message in the chaos. Not the chaos in Denver, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Portland, Oakland and New York after the presidential election. I’m referring to the chaos that comes to each of us. Internal confusion and racket in the brain drives me to tears. Conflicting thoughts, chronic […]

How to Live Courageously

Live Your Life Courageously This review of my book meant a lot to me because my personal life goal is to encourage and empower women. If my own experiences and life lessons can do that, I’m thrilled. This book is simple and an easy read. It is also loaded with lessons learned that can apply […]

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How to Find Meaning in Your Life

How to Find Meaning Do you feel that your life has meaning? I hope so. You see, I think every life has meaning, though the meaning varies greatly from person to person. I also believe that it is futile to figure it all out. People seem to like assigning events to God and giving him […]

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How to Make Wise Career Choices

Career Choices What should I study? What path should I take? I often hear these questions from women that I coach. Women, more than, men seem to have trouble thinking of themselves having a career. Some are coming out of a divorce and others haven’t found the job that was right for them. Still others […]

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Keeping the Bad Guys Away

Keep the Bad Guys Away Related posts: From a Man’s Perspective, Dating Do’s, Your Emotional Equal Many girls and women seem to be programmed to attract the bad guys, the wrong guys. By wrong guys I mean men who aren’t good for them. They know the situation isn’t good, but they keep trying to make […]

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I’m a Tough Old Bird

Tough Old Bird Recently a young woman told me she liked my radio spots, “but you’re not a tough old bird.” I laughed. The truth is I do have lots of soft spots and I can be seriously tough on some issues. One issue that I remain tough about is something all parents need to […]

How to Have a Strategy for Your Life

Have a Strategic Plan Related Posts – Difficult People, Why? (audio), Change Your Life Boundaries Are Strategic Businesses have strategic plans. A strategic plan is a deliberate and intentional plan for each step of a business or endeavor. I find that women are more likely to go through life letting things happen to them than […]