Muse pops bubble wrap

Writer: Ahh!! Quit!
Muse: What? Am I annoying you?

Muse pops bubble wrap

Muse: What? My bubble popping is annoying you?

Writer: Yes! I’m trying to rebuild my website. You keep popping bubble wrap and you’re driving me nuts!
Muse: Ah, I see. So my actions are causing your reactions.
Writer: Now you get it.
Muse: Absolutely. E=MC2.

Muse pops a roll of bubble wrap

Muse: I don’t have a bubble popping addiction…it’s just fun!

Writer: You’re not going to stop, are you?
Muse: Theoretically, no…

Muse claws bubble wrap

Muse: How many bubbles can the claws on one paw pop?

Writer: (Facepalm.)

Angela Breidenbach, speaker/author

Angela Breidenbach, speaker/author

Coming this summer, Grace Under Pressure Radio with Angela Breidenbach debuts on iTunes! Watch for the announcement with details on special gifts for subscribers and reviewers.

Grace Under Pressure: Becoming a woman of courage, confidence, and candor. This weekly radio show will delve deeply into discovering your strengths, uncovering your unique purpose, and ability to inspire others.

Suggest topics you’d like explored specific to courage, confidence, and candor. Always handled with transparency with discretion. There’s a way to say things and there are times when things don’t need to be said. Transparent discretion means we’re real, we’re honest, but we’re guided by wisdom and grace.

Coming soon: you’ll be able to nominate a woman you think embodies courage, confidence, and candor to be featured on Grace Under Pressure as an honor, blessing, and inspiration to other women…


Excellent tool for Bible studies and small groups.
Victim to Victorious and Build Better Relationship talks
and retreats blossom from this book.

About the book: Gems of Wisdom: For a Treasure-filled Life
Gems_study_cov_rev_RGB[1]To Order: (Pending due to website crash. So sorry for the inconvenience.)

Gems of Wisdom goal is to empower and educate while encouraging personal growth, healthy lifestyle, and intentional living by uncovering the unique purpose knit into each person’s DNA. Often self-defeating behaviors (our pirates) stop us from overcoming victimhood. Now you can battle those pirates so you are no longer a victim, but victorious! Fill your treasure chest with the gems of wisdom mined from life’s difficulties and overflow those treasures into the lives of others. Welcome to your treasure hunt! May your treasure chest be filled to over flowing.~Angie

Topical Outline and Presentation Suggestions

Gems of Wisdom Topical outline is available for individual talks or women’s retreats ranging from luncheon to full week long retreat lengths. A favorite topic is: Victim to Victorious.

Chapter 1 What’s Fair? (Gemstone: Tanzanite- Pirate: Injustice)
Chapter 2 Acceptance (Gemstone: Moonstone- Pirates: Magical Thinking & Denial)
Chapter 3 Opalescence (Gemstone: Opal- Pirates: Ownership)
Chapter 4 Courage (Gemstone: Obsidian- Pirates: Fear & Short term thinking)
Chapter 5 Reframing (Gemstone: Garnet-Pirates: Rumination, Destructive Scripts & Assumptions)
Chapter 6 Forgiveness (Gemstone: Bloodstone- Pirates: Martyrdom, Anger & Unforgiveness)
Chapter 7 The Secret of Being Proactive (Gemstone: Zircon- Pirates: Ignorance, Emotion & Reactivity)
Chapter 8 The Adventure of Confidence (Gemstone: Spinel-Pirates: Worry & Perfectionism)
Chapter 9 Mercy (Gemstone: Aquamarine-Pirates: Unreasonable Expectations)
Chapter 10 Self-Care (Gemstone: Amethyst- Pirates: Fatigue, Busyness & Chaos)
Chapter 11 Paradigm (Gemstone: Mother of Pearl- Pirates: Self-Defeating behaviors Frustration, Helplessness, Pessimism & Negativity)
Chapter 12 Radiance (Gemstone: Sunstone- Pirate: Shame)
Chapter 13 Courtesy (Gemstone: Jade- Pirate: Impatience)
Chapter 14 Consideration (Gemstone: Alexandrite- Pirates: Arguments, Confrontation & Logic (I have to be right regardless of the outcome)
Chapter 15 Teambuilding (Gemstone: Tourmaline- Pirates: Power & Control)
Chapter 16 Filtering (Gemstone: Iolite- Pirate: Misconceptions)
Chapter 17 The Secret Treasures of Education and Knowledge (A chest full of wise gems)

Gems of Wisdom Theme Song

Written by: Laura Krzyston Performed by: Zechariah’s Son