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BE The Change You Want To See In The World

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When you think something is going wrong in your life you have three ways to respond. You can (1) complain (to yourself, or others) (2) blame (yourself or others) or (3) change (yourself). If life doesn’t go according to your plan or your expectations,…

Follow My Rules - Or Else!

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I'd like to share an undisclosed secret about myself, but only if you promise not to tell a soul. Promise? I used to have countless rules for other people to follow in order for me to be happy. That's right—rules for other people to follow…

The Gift of Health is Keeping Me Alive

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Here it is June, almost half way through the year. I know many of us make New Year's resolutions in January about being healthy. How are you doing? By the way - I did a little research - did you know that 45 million people a year go on diets…

Why are we here?

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Meet my Gregory.  He's my oldest child -- just turned 21.  This photo was taken at our celebration of his birthday.  I have two other children, Nicholas (18) and Jacquelyn (17).  So... 21 years (and 9+ months ago) I said to my husband, are…

Responsibility

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As a woman, all my life, I've coddled and placated people when things haven't gone right for them, saying things like, "I understand”, or “I know how hard it is". Until today.  I have reached my limit for being able to listen to the blame…

Foster Bold Dreams, Bolder Actions

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I've been reading The Everyday Entrepreneur written by Rob Basso.  Chapter 5 was one in which I found myself reflecting on things I have been working on or thinking about, and wanted to share. The chapter started off with pensive statements…

Think and Grow Rich - by Napoleon Hill

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This was a most amazing book. Andrew Carnie, of steel manufacturing fame, charged Napoleon Hill with writing this book. It was written in 1937, took 28 years to complete the research, and was the summary (I guess that's a good word) of the…

Happiness for Dummies: Hardiness (Chapter 6)

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I do marvel that Happiness for Dummies is not a "dummies" book, that it does have valid content that makes you think! Dr. Gentry described hardy personality in Chapter 6 of Happiness for Dummies-- people who are resilient, who are survivors.…

Learning: The Key to Enjoying Life

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I think I've finally got it.  I think I've finally figured out how to enjoy life.  I had an "ah ha" moment (thank you Jim Ryan for the terminology of Ah ha moments).  I think the key to enjoying life is learning. Here's some of my thoughts…