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The Not-So-Good Opinions of Others

A couple of weeks ago, I received from Hay House one of its ongoing insightful emails based on the lessons of ascended master teacher Wayne Dyer. Because I’ve immersed myself in so much of Wayne’s work through the years, I … Continue reading

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Coping with Post-Holiday Blues

A trail of brown needles leads out to the curb where the Christmas tree, once fragrant and green, lies wilted and dying. Unplugged are the brightly colored lights and, along with the treasured decorations, boxed up and stored away. Gone … Continue reading

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Family Holiday Gatherings: How to Thrive, Not Just Survive

Relationships are the doctoral program of life lessons. And nowhere is that more apparent than at the annual family holiday gathering (also known as the dreaded yearly oral exam). Let’s face it, spending time with family can be tricky any … Continue reading

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Grief Takes No Holidays

For those experiencing sorrow—whether through death, separation, divorce, illness, job loss or relocation—the glittering commercialism and unrelenting cheer of the holiday season can be stressful. Facing any holiday or special occasion with an empty chair at the table can make unbearable … Continue reading

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The Holidays: Here They Come, Ready or NOT!

Somewhere around September when the weather changes, the kids go back to school and the leaves begin to wither, it starts. By Halloween it’s gathering momentum and by Thanksgiving, it has us in a full-body press. “It” is The Holidays, … Continue reading

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The Double Blessing of Failing

With a common definition of “not succeeding,” it’s no wonder failing gets a bad rap. However, if you look farther down the list of definitions, in most dictionaries you’ll find an alternative meaning that I consider more accurate and constructive: … Continue reading

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Why Waste Your Life in Anger?

Given that each of us has a limited number of minutes to live in this particular lifetime on this particular planet, renowned poet, Mary Oliver, asks in her poem “The Summer Day,” “Tell me, what is it you plan to … Continue reading

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Wherever You Go, There You Are…AGAIN!

It would be downright funny (if I weren’t in so much pain), that I received this week’s particular refresher life lesson on the heels of last week’s blog post “Your Quality of Life Is in Your Hands.” Here’s the back story … Continue reading

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Quit Yer Lollygaggin’

Opportunity knocks on your door every day. If you take too long to answer the door, Opportunity, like any visitor, will move on to a more hospitable host. Everything in life has a natural rhythm—from the timing of good comedy to … Continue reading

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Step Boldly in the Direction of Your Dreams

Perfectionism is the single greatest cause of procrastination. Despite the desire for everything to be awesome, what perfectionism most often produces is a stack of discouraging, unfinished, “someday maybe” possibilities. If you keep waiting until everything is perfect, you may never start … Continue reading

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