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Yes, My Dear, Your Opinion Does Matter

  “No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.”  PT Barnum Humans are inclined to want everyone to be the same. Why are we uncomfortable with people who are “out there” or who don’t fit into a box very easily? Why is it that those people are often the ones under criticism?… Continue reading Yes, My Dear, Your Opinion Does Matter

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YOU are Amazing!! And don’t you forget it!

You ARE amazing!! I finally began to believe that about myself after a few days of saying it out loud in front of the mirror. The year was 2008. For most of my life I'd felt "less-than" so it took a bit of making a firm choice and perseverance to follow this program.   I'd… Continue reading YOU are Amazing!! And don’t you forget it!

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Deepak Chopra: Movement to Prevent Suicide

Thrive Global has published a good read concerning suicide. Deepak Chopra, a spiritual leader and alternative medicine expert has launched a global movement to encourage and empower those who are struggling with their mental health to reach out. And to help them realize that they are not alone in their struggle. "Chopra wants to do… Continue reading Deepak Chopra: Movement to Prevent Suicide

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The Grace Experiment

I'm thinking that we all could show ourselves some grace this time of year. I originally wrote this article for the August/September issue of Women2Women Michigan Magazine (I'm the editor and write a column). I believe it is quite timely for now, during a time when we are so stressed, and demanding of ourselves. Read it,… Continue reading The Grace Experiment

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I’m a Warrior, Not A Worrier!

Today my friend's situation reminded me of the need for this card. There are a bunch of things pressing in on me and my brain is in a tizzy (southern expression for going crazy).    *I'm trying to get a seat belt installed before heading south. I had to cut it because my son became… Continue reading I’m a Warrior, Not A Worrier!

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We Can’t Give More Than What We Are

Without giving ourselves compassion,  we can't be compassionate. When we judge ourselves harshly, we can't be accepting. If we feel that our lives lack, we can’t give generously. When we feel that we are not enough, we can't lift up and applaud others. When we take ourselves too seriously, we can’t enjoy life. If we don’t love… Continue reading We Can’t Give More Than What We Are

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YOU are Amazing!! And don’t you forget it!

You ARE amazing!! I finally began to believe that about myself after a few days of saying it out loud in front of the mirror. The year was 2008. For most of my life I'd felt "less-than" so it took a bit of making a firm choice and perseverance to follow this program.   I'd… Continue reading YOU are Amazing!! And don’t you forget it!

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Wounding Brings Light

I have precious friends who have gone through some really hard, hard stuff this past year. Some of it will take a while to heal from. And while people say that kind of thing will make us stronger, it still hurts like all get out.   I found this quote by Rumi that made me… Continue reading Wounding Brings Light

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Be Kind

Mary Jo Rapini has such wisdom herself. This is so true! I love her words and how she "assigns" kindness such power. I used to have a poster in my classroom with "Be ye kind." on it. A good reminder. I think we often treat family members in ways we would never treat outsiders. And… Continue reading Be Kind

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The Great Recycler

Sometimes we just feel like garbage. I’m not talking about when we are ill, and our bodies feel like trash. I mean when someone degrades us, or we can’t accomplish something we have worked really hard at. Or when we realize that we have screwed up big time. Or we disappoint someone whom we love… Continue reading The Great Recycler