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Challenging Season: How to Ensure You Survive It

Surviving a Challenging Season

So, you’re having a bad day. Or maybe a crappy week. Or maybe experiencing a series of days upon days of a funky blue feeling you just can’t shake. And you’re tired of it, so tired of your heart hurting and general malaise. So tired of that sense of ennui and melancholy hanging around you. […]

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Happiness Being Sabotaged? Build a Bonfire.

Howard Rogers

Last week I shared a little history of my personal experiences with journal writing, including the time my mother found and destroyed all the journals I’d kept from childhood through college. Even if you haven’t been in the exact same situation, I’m sure you can imagine why I was afraid to put my thoughts on […]

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Stop Beating Yourself Up Over Past Mistakes

Case of the Footloose Doll James Bingham 1958

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson […]

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I Believe: on Faith and Other Intangibles

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Merry Christmas, darling. I know that by the time you read this, the packages have been unwrapped, the latkes of Hanukkah are a memory and you may be contemplating putting away the holiday decorations. Our holiday celebration was un-traditional and very low-key this year: just the two of us enjoying some quiet time. We slept […]

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Change and Comfort Can Coexist

Change and Comfort CAN Co-exist (Image by Richard Johnson)

When it comes to creating change, most folks will tell you that you have to move away from comfort and into discomfort in order to make it happen. You’ll see phrases and quotes like “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone…” “Move out of your comfort zone. “ “You can only grow if […]

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For Those Times When You Backslide

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Creating a life you love is really about finding pleasure in the day-to-day living. To seek the gems in the midst of the craziness that sometimes accompanies us in this life. It also involves feeling the gamut of feelings. We focus on those sweet feelings, the joyful ones, the exhilarating ones. But in order to […]

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Create a Life You Love with The Three R’s

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It seems like only yesterday we were celebrating a new year, yet here we are in the sixth month.  One of the laments I hear from clients is they feel we’re half-way through the year, yet they haven’t made enough progress on any of their desires for the year. It can be easy to just […]

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Let’s Shed the Shame of Ordinary Desire

Art by Andrei Markin

The year 2010 was filled with more changes than most folks would ever desire in a decade, let alone a single year. One of my biggest contracts ended early, which necessitated a career shift in February. I was no longer in the role of daily parenting. My mother was diagnosed with cancer. I met a […]

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‘Cause Life Isn’t Certain: 9 Traits to Cultivate

Gypsy by Gene Pressler

We make decisions each and every day. We choose what to put in our cup in the morning (tea or coffee? Lemon? Sugar? Cream? Caffeinated? Decaf? Herbal?) and what shoes to put on our feet before we walk out the door. We make bigger decisions, too. Like where to invest for retirement, what car to […]

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The Season’s of Transformation

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Though there was fresh snow on the ground this week, Mother Nature is also showing proof that we are edging our way to spring. Literally overnight, bright green leaves from the bulbs I planted in October are beginning to burst forth into the world. Winter has been challenging here in the Midwest. The abundance of […]

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