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Is Life a Struggle?

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As I listen to others around me, I hear a common theme that the nature of life is to struggle.   Do you believe that life is mainly filled with struggles?   What about the thought that we create our own struggles and life has little to do with our struggles? What Is Struggle The definition on Read More…

Emotional Clutter

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When we think of clutter, we usually visualize a packed or messy physical space.   Rarely do we give much thought to the emotional clutter we hold onto on a daily basis.   This undefined clutter actually blocks us from moving forward in what we want to do.  This clutter automatically says “NO” to life. What does Read More…

De-Cluttering Your Physical Space

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We all share many common threads in our lives.  Clutter is one of them.  Like it or not, we hold on to “things” that burden and weigh us down.   In this Universe, there is stuff hanging out taking up space and energy.   Time to recycle or destroy. Four possible areas where clutter accumulates:  Physical – Read More…

What Does Loving You Look Like?

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With all of the self-improvement books out there, the one underlying foundational advice is that one must love themselves.  Sounds great, doesn’t it?    Yet, how does one know how to love one’s self and if we don’t, how do we go about learning to love ourselves. I’m a self-growth junkie and consequently read numerous books on Read More…

People, Places and Things That Bother Me

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Do you ever get frustrated, annoyed or angry with another person?   Silly question…isn’t it.  We all react to people, places or things in our lives that don’t seem to work for us.  Some things that bother me: The bus ride that made me late for a client’s meeting,  having to wait on line,  healthy food Read More…

Is Peace Possible (cont’d)

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I’ve spoken to several people since writing my last post “Is Peace Possible?”.  The responses varied from blank reactions, in agreement with me, or “be a realist and that peace is not possible.”   Where does the truth lie — in our own beliefs around the possibility of peace in the world and our willingness to Read More…

Is Peace Possible?

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I was trying to write a post on another topic while listening to a new CD I purchased by Zade.    An impossible task…I must write about what I’m experiencing right now. I happened upon this wonderful artist by chance on a Public TV station that was showing: “One Night in Jordan…A Concert for Peace.”  Was Read More…

Don’t Take Anything Personally

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How many reactions do you have a day about other people’s behaviors, words or actions?   How do you react if someone walks ahead of you through a door and just let’s the door slam into you, or a family member who gossips about you.  I know I spend too much time telling myself stories about Read More…

Creating Boundaries

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I’m reading a book that resided on my bookshelf for a while – “A Pace of Grace:  The Virtues of a Sustainable Life” by Linda Kavelin Popov.   I like to wander over to my bookshelves to see what book talks to me.   I saw this book, but didn’t pick it up and instead starting reading Read More…

Happy For No Reason

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As you know from a previous post, I’m an avid book reader…actually book junkie.    I usually have open several books at a time and I love doing this.    Last week on my bookshelf, I picked up this great ‘feel good’ book:   “Happy for No Reason:  7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out” by Read More…