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Choosing to Make Time

Choosing to Make Time (Art: Coby Whitmore for Esquire)

Who has time to floss their teeth every day? Let alone use their electronic toothbrush for the allotted 2 minutes? And, honestly, who has the luxury of so much time that they actually remember to use sunscreen every day? Choosing to spend all that time with frivolous things? And is there anyone out there – […]

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Ditching Drama as a Lifestyle Choice

"The Angry Woman" for McCall

Do you know those people? The folks who seem like something is always happening to them? Flat tires, broken hearts, ecstatic love affairs (that then crash and burn into tragic moments)? It’s an endless parade of always being busy, always running out the door, always having things be better (or worse) than they are for […]

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The Voice of Logic is Sometimes Fear

Second Thoughts by Gil Elvgren

I would love to tell you that I am always the “Courage Whisperer”.  It isn’t that I’m fearless.  Or that I’ve completely mastered all my fears.  Or so sure of myself that I am no longer feel uncertain or vulnerable. Or any kind of mastery of fear. It’s just that, over the years, I’ve many […]

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Your Heart’s Desires: Make It Happen

Is it time to be a winner? Take action to make it happen!

We’ve been exploring a variety of facets around the topic of feeling around here lately: allowing yourself to feel, choosing how you want to feel, and using that as a way to create goals that are meaningful. Now, you may be poo-pooing me with the notion that “goals” sound rigid.  You may have set goals […]

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The Season of Gratitude

The Season of Gratitude

It’s that time of year again.  We’ve rounded the corner towards the holidays and the beginning of a new year.  In the United States, Thanksgiving is mere inches away. Amongst the advertisements for the hottest electronics gadgets, dolls that can talk, and the touting that a particular brand of broth will make your meals more […]

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The Masks & Disguises of Everyday Life

The Masks of Everyday Life

With Halloween around the corner, there was no shortage of topics for this week. I could have written to you about choosing love over fear, grabbing courage by the horns, or dealing with things that go bump in the night.  Those are all important topics, especially when you consider that there are times when just […]

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On The Subject of Fear


Tell me, darling.  What are you afraid of? For many people the obvious answers would be spiders, snakes and dark alleys.  Let’s face it:  these are things that we can avoid in most cases. In fact, we often make jokes about these types of fears because we see them as common amongst the human race. […]

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And the First Thing to Surface: Dirt

And the First Thing to Surface: Dirt

Life is a funny thing.  I went into my sabbatical with the primary intent of re-discovering my center.  I’m happy to report that I found not only my center, but so much more. I’d love to tell you that the moment my sabbatical began, the heavens opened up the sun shone brightly to illuminate my […]

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Quieting Your Inner Critic

Quieting Your Inner Critic

Before I began to change my life, I often wondered when it is that our Inner Critic is born. I knew that she doesn’t burst  forth with us as we escape the womb and begin our lives as beautiful, perfectly imperfect human beings.   Nor do I believe that she springs to life in our earliest […]

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Swing Into a Life You Love

Swing Into a Life You Love

I have spent the bulk of this past week virtually unplugged.   I’ve also been in bed before 9:30 almost every night this week, had a long lunch with a good friend, and lingered over a glass of wine while listening to work stories from my partner and his colleagues. At the same time, I’ve worked […]

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