To See the Light Again

Some days just can’t be helped. No matter how hard we try, bad days come. The good news is they go again too. Yesterday must have been the worst day I’ve had in a really long time. Sages say to live as if this day […]

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The Journey’s Way

Plans are a wonderful point of orientation, but like any roadmap, they change over time. New roads are added. Old ones turn to dust. Anyone with an outdated navigation system will tell you not all roads lead to Rome. Sometimes they take you down dead ends […]

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Quieting the Complaining Mind

Between the hours of two and four in the morning, my mind enters the Fret Zone. I worry, complain, argue and fight about the weirdest things. It is as if all the frustration from the day comes tumbling into one pile of yuckiness. And if […]

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The Curative Nature of Kindness

“You may be sorry that you spoke, sorry you stayed or went, sorry you won or lost, sorry so much was spent. But as you go through life, you’ll find — you’re never sorry you were kind.” — Herbert V. Prochnow Kindness has its own special […]

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The Floodgates of Gratitude

Gratitude makes us happier. So how can we get more grateful to get more happiness? Here’s how it works: joy and gratitude are related. The more grateful you are, the more joyful you become. And because you are joyful, you increase your level of gratitude […]

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A Measure of Strength

Being ill can bring you down and make you wonder if you will ever feel good again. It is in those moments when gratitude sets in for the times you did feel good. I am certainly not an advocate for feeling sick, but there are […]

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The Shattering Power of Gratitude

Gratitude can rock your world. It’s the cousin of joy. No, on second thought, it’s the Siamese twin. You simply can’t have one without the other. Yesterday a sales lady caught me cradling some high-end shampoo as I walked to the checkout counter. I was […]

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Going into the Full Release

Letting go is one of the hardest things for us to do, especially if we are highly attached to the way we think things should be. Whether we like it or not, we have expectations about things. You might argue that you do not, but […]

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Your Life’s Inventory

There is nothing more powerful than cleaning house. And I mean really digging down deep into those closets and drawers. Taking inventory of your belongings is a lot like taking inventory of your life. What do you need? What can you cast aside? Treading lightly […]

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The Act of Self-Forgiveness

“What a stupid thing to do!” “How could I have done that?” “I’m soooo embarrased!” “I’m such an idiot.” We have all said these things to ourselves at one point in our lives. The negative self-talk in which we engage only serves to make us […]

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