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Yes, My Dear, Dreams Really Do Come True!

Either you believe that dreams can come true or you don’t.  If you don’t, there is nothing I can say that can change that and I’m not even going to try.   It took me a really long time to figure out dreams.  I knew that I had plenty of them and more than that, I knew that I wanted them NOW!  I can’t tell you how many times I felt […]

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Has Life Got You Feeling Overwhelmed?

We all have those moments, (or even days) when we are feeling overwhelmed.  We all have so many things going on in our lives and there seems to be so much coming at us.  Some days it feels like the entire Universe has all the sudden slipped into some strange, unannounced and unpredicted warp speed.  We have schedules that seem impossible.  People that are intolerable, and you feel like if […]

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Do You Let Procrastination Rule Over You?

I remember when I first wanted to really start my art career, it seemed liked I was struggling with procrastination almost every day.  Now that I have my art career going, it seems like I am struggling with procrastination almost every day.  You would think that this would get easier, but for me, it hasn’t. Actually, that is a good thing!  I have learned that through my times of procrastination, […]

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Prove Them Wrong

  For many of us it all started at a very early age… people telling us what we should do with our lives.  Most of us have had a dream of doing something only to have someone come along and step all over it telling us all the reasons it won’t work.  While at the same time telling us what we should be doing instead.  This drives me crazy!  I […]

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Are You A Morning Person?

There was a time in my life when I was not at all a morning person.  I dreaded waking up in the mornings and I was miserable.  As soon as I would wake up my mind immediately went to dreading all the things that I had to do.  I didn’t want to go to work.  I didn’t want to be around certain people.  I didn’t want to do this and […]

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Nurture What Is Good For You

  I suppose we all have things that we like to do, even knowing that it probably isn’t the best for us.  However, without giving it much thought, we continue doing them.  What if you stopped doing the things that aren’t good for you and started to nurture that which is good for you? I know a lot of people that are really good at procrastination.  They have worked many […]

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Choose People Who Choose You

Generally, we all have people in our lives that we may not choose. For example, there is that precious co-worker that drives crazy on a daily basis. Or perhaps it is that family member that you can’t help but wonder how the two of you ended up in the same family. Those are not the people that I am talking about. The people that I am talking about are the […]

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It’s Never Too Late

If you are like most people, I’m sure at one time or another you have had thoughts like, ‘I wish I had done this’ or ‘why didn’t I do that?’.  My biggest one is something will happen and then a week later I will think, ‘dang, I should have said…’.  In cases like that, there usually isn’t much you can do and so you learn from it for the future, […]

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Hold On To The Good

I have a friend that is always talking about her childhood.  She talks about how mistreated she was and how bad she always felt.  Every once in a while, she will recall a happy memory of when she was a child.  One day I asked her why she didn’t just let go of all that bad stuff and hang on to all the good stuff.  After several seconds of her […]

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What Are You Thinking?

Do you have trouble controlling your thoughts?  One of my all-time favorite Buddha quotes is: “Your mind is like a nervous monkey, you have to learn to control it.” I know this is sometimes so true for me. Sometimes I get a thought in my mind and it drives me crazy. I get hung in the ‘what it’s’ and the ‘can’t’ and the always prevalent ‘you should’s’. Sometimes it is […]

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