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When Fear Triggers Your Response

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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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Love Your Life: Get Off the Fence

Love Your Life: Get Off the Fence

Want to know the first step to falling in love with your life?  Getting off the fence and deciding that you are going to do it.  I know it sounds simple, but darling, we often underestimate the power of decision. It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters […]

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No Need to “Foil” Easter

No Need to "Foil" Easter

Who can resist the joys of an Easter (or Passover) meal?  For those adhering to the strictness of Lent, it’s the feast to celebrate the culmination of the season.  It’s also the first opportunity for many families, scattered hither and thither to gather together since Christmas .   It’s a gathering sharing not only food, but […]

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Hoist Your Sails!

Hoist Your Sails!

The last couple of weeks, I’ve written about seeing your life as a ship.  In order to live the life of your dreams – the life you were meant to live – you lovingly and joyfully create a compass to guide you.  Though there are four points on a compass, this compass is made up […]

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Case Closed

Case Closed

Turn the Family Courtroom Back Into a Dining Room Who can resist the lure of the holidays? They are times filled with good food, and spent surrounded by the love and joy of our families.  For some, the opportunity to spend time with parents, grandparents, siblings, and distant cousins defines what Thanksgiving, Chanukah and Christmas […]

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It’s OK to Be Happy

I'm going to let you in on a secret that I learned:  it’s OK to step towards happiness.  In fact, it’s ok to actually BE happy.  Just like you need to create a peace agreement and accept who you are in this moment, you can decide that you are happy and are going to continue to step towards things that delight you.    Here are a few things to help you on your way.

I’m going to let you in on a secret that I learned: it’s OK to step towards happiness. In fact, it’s ok to actually BE happy. Just like you need to create a peace agreement and accept who you are in this moment, you can decide that you are happy and are going to continue […]

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Smoke a Peace Pipe

 In order to live in the zone, you have to accept yourself exactly as you are in this moment. Acceptance doesn’t mean that you are choosing to remain stuck; instead, you are choosing to end the argument with reality.

In order to live in the zone, you have to accept yourself exactly as you are in this moment. Acceptance doesn’t mean that you are choosing to remain stuck; instead, you are choosing to end the argument with reality.

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7 Ways to Deal with a Very Bad Day or Why I Spent 4 Hours in the Kitchen

You’re human and having a bad day is simply a sign that you are facing your challenges head on. Treat your soul with kid gloves with  these Seven Ways to Deal with A Very Bad Day.

You’re human and having a bad day is simply a sign that you are facing your challenges head on. Treat your soul with kid gloves with these Seven Ways to Deal with A Very Bad Day.

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How to Get Back on Path

So, what do you do when you realize you’re off course?  You do what you do when you come to a railroad track.  Stop.  Look.  Listen. And then you Go!

So, what do you do when you realize you’re off course? You do what you do when you come to a railroad track. Stop. Look. Listen. And then you Go!

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Are You Running Away from Your Gifts?

I know that your mind will attempt to talk you into stuffing your gifts, dreams and desires into a box and running away.   If you find yourself distracted from your intentions for the day, especially when they involve stepping towards your big dreams, take five minutes to still your mind and listen to your heart.  The quiet voice of your heart knows your why.

I know that your mind will attempt to talk you into stuffing your gifts, dreams and desires into a box and running away. If you find yourself distracted from your intentions for the day, especially when they involve stepping towards your big dreams, take five minutes to still your mind and listen to your heart. […]

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