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Angel Whispers – Self-Determination

self-determination

Three universal needs motivate self-determination: competence, connection, and autonomy. Edward Deci and Richard Ryan introduced these ideas in their 1985 book, Intrinsic Motivation and Self-Determination in Human Behavior. They were trying to discover what motivated those driven by a need for growth, development, and personal gain. Self-Determination Theory proposes...

Angel Whispers – Disordered Affection

Defining disordered affection begins with the word affection. Affection refers to emotions or feelings. As they relate to the big picture, emotions express the greater good. The energy behind all my expressions comes from the core, or the seat of my soul. Each spirit has an intended path. Expressing...

Angel Whispers – Magic Moments

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Beckie and I have been busy finishing our garage conversion into my new workspace/gym flex room. We built a she-shed (garden) and a he-shed (tools). The effort instigated an inventory of stored items in the closet and the offsite storage. I found myself coming across items from my parents,...

Angel Whispers – Making It Up

making it up

Some people are almost impossible to read. Others don’t communicate well. For someone who loves real conversation, this type of person leaves me guessing. I have no choice but to start making it up (tee hee). During the dark-night period of my life, I noticed the tendency to create...

Angel Whispers – Key

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Here’s a shout-out to Jesse for sending the information that inspired this week’s whisper. Throughout my life I have held a focus and determination that keeps me in the game. At times, the behavior has cost me. You might say I have a hard time letting go once I...

Angel Whispers – Secrets

secrets

In the year 2000, I discovered the existence of an older brother, given up for adoption at birth. A shocking secret held for more than 50 years surfaced, and a search began. We found my brother 11 years later, closing one chapter and starting a new one. This makes...

Angel Whispers – Endings

endings

Endings matter! Like most of you, over that last few years I have experienced some serious endings. Life has changed and there’s no going back! Most might agree that endings are hard because they demand we let go. Endings are important because they shape our memory. I question how...