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Chapters

I tend to view life as a book. Each page is like a new day …one that I get to start it out as whatever I want it to be. A culmination of pages make up a chapter. The thing to remember is that a bad chapter doesn’t…


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The Right Relationship

Having been married and divorced I learned the hard way that love is not about finding the right person but creating the right relationship. It’s not about how much love you have in the beginning but how much love you build until the very end. This…


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Stay close to anything that makes you glad you’re alive

The New Year brings about tons of resolutions and setting of goals for the coming year. But the New Year is also about taking the time to reflect on who and what is in your life. Of course you can look at what’s missing. But before…


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Happiness

Happiness is a state of mind. I have an alarm set on my phone for 8 am everyday which reminds me to ask myself “what makes you happy?” Every morning at 8 AM it would sound off and I would look at my phone and ask…


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Losses

As I look back its clear that a number of the losses I’ve experienced in my life were not really a loss at all. I say that because out of a “loss” something wonderful, enlightening or beautiful happened. Granted during the time of the “loss” I was…


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Assumptions

It’s interesting how the human mind works. We have a need to justify everything, explain and understand everything to feel safe.  If someone tells us something we make assumptions. If they don’t tell us something we make assumptions to fulfill our need to know and…


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It’s About What You Do Not What You Say You’ll Do

Do what you say. Simple right? Not so much. A lot of people have a hard time living up to their word to themselves as well as others. It’s where a lot of stress and discontent come into play. I could write for days about people…


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Dwelling on the Past

One of the hardest things I had to learn was buttoning up the past. Past hurts, not so great experiences and just plain ol’ bad experiences. For a while I would just rehash them and that was as much fun as getting a daily root…


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Bring Your Own Flowers to YOUR GARDEN

My personal view is that our minds are like gardens. We need to tend them, plant the seeds we want to grow, weed people and situations out of them and feed our “soul.” Too many people – and I am going to say women, wait…


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Finding the Good in GOODBYE

Ah, my favorite topic. The art of letting go. You know, it’s just that – an art form. I’ve perfected the art form by literally going through **it with people who said they loved me/family/friends/so-called friends over and over and over and over again. It…


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