Tanktimus the Encourager

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  1. Tanktimus the Encourager

    Boundaries Gonna Ranger: The Ranger Border Guard Mini-Challenge Part 1

    Here is our week 1 quest.
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    Ye Olde Ranger Guilde Halle: General Chatter

    Rangers! I haven't seen a guild hall thread this alive during zero week in a long time, not since the hype died last year. Many rangers have come home from their hiatuses, and we are all glad you have returned. And so we find ourselves on the cusp of week 1. Over the years we have fought various foes that have kept us from our goals. This week we fight another one, one I have never mentioned in a battlespeech before. This is perhaps one of our most insidious, devious foes. It is a parasite that gloms on to something good and twists it for evil. In the past we have faced down and conquered the voices that tell us we can't do something. This week we face down the voice that tells us we can do everything. This is not the encouraging, believe in ourselves voice that helps us conquer fears to do new things. Rather, it's a virus that corrupts that voice. It tells us because we can do anything, we can do everything at once. It's the voice that takes Rangerbrain and turns it into something insipid and life-draining. It tells us never to say no. It feeds our fear of missing out and tells us that if we ever turn anything down we will never do anything again. It tells us we are wrong and hurtful and selfish if we ever say no to anything. It tells us no one will like us if we don't do everything for everybody. It causes us to over commit and burn out. Instead of being a blatant lie (you can't do anything) it takes a truth (you can do anything) and twists it just enough (you can do everything) then intensifies it (you should do everything) to make it far, far more harmful than the outright lie. It makes you say yes to so many good things you have no time or energy to commit to the best things. I say to you, my brothers and sisters, we are worthy of saying no. I say to you Boundaries are good and helpful things that protect us from burnout. I say to you that you can say no, and you can learn how. Therefore I call you, not to do everything, but to do the best thing, even if that means letting go of other good things. Now it's easy for me to tell you to do this, it's much harder for you to learn how. Come join us in the Ranger Mini Challenge, where we will begin this process.
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    Mint and Dill and Cumin: Tanktimus Fights his Legalism

    I think you instinctively get most of the idea of raising an intuitive eater. Well who's bright idea was that? Glad to have you lurking
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    Darkfoxx 51: It’s (Almost) Cooler!

    Following!
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    iatetheyeti is moving at the speed of slug

    Welcome to dealing with American Baby Boomers.
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    Mint and Dill and Cumin: Tanktimus Fights his Legalism

    I'm just glad the headache happened on a day naps were an option. There is a chapter in the book about raising an intuitive eater. It suggests much of what you are already doing. The book might be worth getting if just for that chapter. Kids will self regulate. One thing it mentions is always have SOMETHING the kid likes at every meal, but don't be a short order cook, and you don't have to plan meals around the kid. Some pics of Enting eating are most welcome here.
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    iatetheyeti is moving at the speed of slug

    And the mystery of why that workplace is always short-staffed continues...
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    Cheetah does better today than yesterday.

    Oh no, this is one of the most popular, well known Brit-coms in the US, it's right up there with Are You Being Served? As a man who has been a pastor (Like vicar) of a local church (like parish) I sympathize so hard with the Vicar's attempts to avoid the Bucket woman and having her sing at him. Fortunately, I have been spared the attempts of anyone like Rose coming after me.
  9. You laugh, but due to the lingering influence of Puritanism (and let's be fair, pre Vatican II Catholicism) in the US there are Sex Ed programs that teach abstinence as the only viable birth control.
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    elizevdmerwe - Barking up a different tree

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    Cheetah does better today than yesterday.

    Might I reccomend the Bucket woman? Keeping Up Appearances. It always came on right before Are you Being Served on my PBS affiliate growing up. Also The Last of the Summer Wine is a good one.
  12. Tanktimus the Encourager

    TimovieMan on the Road to AwesomeDad™ - Pt. II

    I hope your daughter gets better soon.
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    The Road To Recovery

    As I said in the Guildhall, welcome to the Ranger Corps. I'll be following.
  14. Tanktimus the Encourager

    Ye Olde Ranger Guilde Halle: General Chatter

    Welcome to the Ranger Corps!
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    Mint and Dill and Cumin: Tanktimus Fights his Legalism

    Baby steps are best steps. Also, how did that family discover that baby going down the stairs like that the first time? Today is a good day. I woke up with a headache, but did the grocery shopping anyway. I put away the cold stuff, had lunch, then tried to nap the headache away. Hours later I put away the rest of the groceries. I had been taking ibuprofen all day but it didn't help much. When Sra. Tanque came home from work we went out to eat and I felt better eventually. @SkyGirl we saw the very version of Sense and Sensiblity you recommended. Sra. Tanque did indeed possess it as I surmised. I enjoyed it once the Heroine's moved away from Fanny, whom I did not prefer. It was also interesting to not how many of the actors in that movie went on to be in the Harry Potter movies.