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Shine a Light to Take Action on Your Fears

Tom Lovell in the light

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”–Dale Carnegie If there is a feeling I know intimately, it’s fear. As a child, I was afraid of the dark and slept with my closet light […]

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Dealing with The Voices in Your Head

Fredric Varady for Canon Nylons

There’s a little voice inside your head – it’s unique to you, yet each one of us has one. Oh, let’s be honest, we all have more than one little voice inside us. Most of us have five. There are the voices of Wisdom and Intuition. That inner knowing that edges us to make decisions […]

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Owning Your Story is a Choice for Healing and Happiness

Owning Your Story Heals and Makes You Happier

I never tire of the gloriousness of being human. The downside of this glorious human experience is that a part of doing such means we are going to experience discomfort and pain. The secret to allowing ourselves to BE who we desire to be in the world is owning your story. I love that science […]

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Shared Ritual Is You Choosing Love Over Fear

Edwin Georgi for English Woman Magazine 1958

We have a ritual on workdays. JB comes home from work, we open a bottle of wine, and we sit out on the deck and talk about our respective days. This is harder on him than I; he is an introvert around people all day and I am the extrovert who works alone at home. […]

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Because Self-Sabotage Is Fear

Self-Sabotauge is Fear

Why, when we are on path to something that we deeply desire, do we get in our own way? Why, when we are making real progress towards our goals do we engage in self-sabotage? What is the deal? You know what I mean: We set a goal to lose weight or get in shape. We […]

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Decide to Make Your Dreams Your Reality

cosmo_1958_edwin_georgi

When I confess that I love my daily life, inevitably I hear from someone deep in the muck that retort with a sarcastic “must be nice.”  That it’s easy for me to say the path to happiness is becoming smitten with yourself because my life is easy. That I can write about being enchanted with […]

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When Fear Triggers Your Response

Romance Novel Cover by Joel Malmed

Each of us has an instinctive reaction to perceived danger. Physiologists call this the flight-fight-or-freeze response. When we are in a situation that feels like a threat to our safety, security or life, the primal part of our brains (amygdala aka “lizard brain”) kicks in and triggers our hormones and body into the appropriate response. […]

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Flowers, Vision & Faith: A Love Story

Porches and Flowers

When my ex-husband moved out of our house after seventeen years there together,  one of the first things I did was head to a local home improvement store to buy flowers. Though that was almost a decade ago, I can still clearly see the gold and bronze mums I purchased. Planting them allowed me to […]

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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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