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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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You Are Blessed With Possibilities

  We have all had people in our lives that had called us names or made us feel less than we are.  Unfortunately, most of us have that little voice in our heads that takes the place of all those other people when they aren’t around.  It is all those little negative things that other people say to us along with all the negative self-talk we carry around with us […]

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What Are You Waiting For?

It seems like everyone is waiting for something. It may be a new job or taking that dream vacation. We seem to find ways to procrastinate by using excuses like, “the time isn’t right” or “I’m waiting for the right opportunity”? Why do we do that? When we do, we end up just waiting our lives away. What are we waiting for? Why don’t we go out and create that […]

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Are You Paying Attention?

  We have all had those days when all the problems and obstacles seem to be so overwhelming and all we want to do is just hang our heads while we hope and pray that all the things we are dealing with will just go away.  Actually, it is at these very specific times that we should have our heads held high and making sure that we are paying close […]

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Just Give It A Try

How many times have you wanted to do something and immediately your mind starts to create a lengthy and sometimes elaborate list of all the reason why you shouldn’t or can’t do it?  We have all been there more times than we can count.  I can’t help but wonder why we do this.  Are we just beating others to the punch and telling ourselves all the reasons why we shouldn’t […]

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