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How Living in the Past Keeps Us Stuck
October 24, 2023

How Living in the Past Keeps Us Stuck

  Learning to let go of the past is a necessity for building a new future. - Janie J   Why do we do it? It seems like there are three places to be – the past, the present and the future. Our mind is often preoccupied with the past or future, but seldom the […]
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The Power of Just Saying, “No”
October 12, 2023

The Power of Just Saying, “No”

If you wish to live your best life, this quote from Yung Pueblo’s book is worth your time to ponder.   “One of the hardest skills to master is saying no to yourself so that you can rise up and unfold into a greater you:   -No to distractions or lack of consistency.   -No […]
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Run, Walk or Crawl
September 07, 2023

Run, Walk or Crawl

“Run when you can, walk when you have to, crawl if you must: just never give up.”  - Dean Karnazes This quote drives home the necessity of persistence, a key requirement for living the life you desire. We all encounter stumbling blocks. We all seemingly have to start over sometime in our life. We all […]
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How to Survive and Thrive after Divorce
August 31, 2023

How to Survive and Thrive After Divorce

First and foremost, you will need to change your mindset. Yes, change is hard. Yes, change is uncomfortable. However, learning to embrace change will do wonders for your life, especially when experiencing a divorce.   How does one embrace change when it seems your whole life is crumbling before you? Look at the bright side […]
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Decision Making 101
July 31, 2023

Decision Making 101

Have you ever thought about the process of decision making? Have you wondered why some people make quick decisions and other just ponder and ponder the situation until the issue is moot? Well, we are all different (which is a good thing), but there are a few tidbits that I have learned over the years […]
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Lies and Trepidations
April 20, 2023

Lies and Trepidations

We all tell lies. It’s the reasons behind the Lies that get us in trouble and lead to Trepidation.   Trepidation is the cause of much misery and pain, for it is the consequence of abusing the truth for personal gain.   Take this example: A farmer raises his crop or sheep, whatever the product, […]
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Rainbows
April 13, 2023

Rainbows - An Inspirational Poem

Rainbows are considered God’s gift to us, a little boost of happiness, as it were. The reason is two-fold.   Number one, a Rainbow only exists under a special set of circumstances: rain and sunshine. These two features seldom show up on the same day, so it’s a special occasion when they do.   Secondly, […]
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Why - An Inspirational Poem
February 14, 2023

Why? - An Inspirational Poem

  Why do things happen Just as they do? Don’t you ever wonder – What makes it true?   Perhaps choices made When we were young. Maye it’s not the outcome For which we longed.   Ne’ver the reason, This point is true. God knew the reason Greater than you.   Learn to rejoice In […]
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Observing Your Life in the Third Person
February 09, 2023

Observing Your Life in the Third Person

Want to experience monumental personal growth without years on the therapist’s couch? Then spend quiet time each day reflecting on your daily interactions with others in the third person. Pretend you’re a fly on the wall or an unbiased observer. How did that recent interaction with your family member or co-worker go? If it wasn’t […]
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Quiet Times
February 02, 2023

Quiet Times - An Inspirational Poem

Quiet times, Best of times. Feeling each other. So sublime. Never did I think, It could be like this. Now I know Such a place does exist. True happiness can be found. It’s in your arms, tender and true. Where you know me And I know you. Together forever We’ll always be. In each other’s […]
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