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Happiness Killer — Focusing on rain in paradise

One of the tried and true ways to sabotage your happiness is to focus on what’s missing in your life. You know, when you are in the most beautiful place in the world and you focus on the rain or the cloudy sky.  Still not relateable?…


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U=I-R

Society bombards our senses with images of what’s “right” what’s “beautiful” etc. Coupled with these images are the images/expectations we have of ourselves and what we envision our life to be like. When I was married, I already had the image of what the next…


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Weapons of Mass Consumption?

As I sit here on the couch with my favorite pup I am amazed at how the TV is all about pushing something – images or a product. I’ve turned it off because my head hurts. Its either copious commercials or reality TV – I…


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Earning vs. Unconditional Love

I just happened to come across a passage in Dennis Prager’s book titled “Happiness is a Serious Problem.” The passage knocked me on my ass; but as I think back on it….it’s completely understandable. Dennis states, that a study done in 1995 by the American…


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Value Growth — And You Will Value Just About Every Situation

Lessons…boy o’ boy do I have plenty. But WE all do….really we do. Every experience, situation  that we go through has a lesson weaved in it. How does one determine if there is a lesson? Ah, that is the million dollar question. The only thing…


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Enjoying the simple things…

Tonight, I had dinner with my friend Alex and he suggested that I not “neglect” my journal entries so, Alex…here we go. The day started out as it normally does — Chance waking me up at 5:45 AM, glancing over and taking a look out…


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Loving the DIVA Within

When people hear the word DIVA they immediately think of a materialistic, high maintenance, over glamorized, fake, vacuous, bourgeois woman. But that is not the connotation I want women to think. A DIVA is not a woman who is perpetually late, who only cares about herself, what…


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Are Women of Color Dying to Be Loved?

  By Yvette Schmitter What will it take to save us from ourselves? Can the love of a man drive a woman to endanger her own life? Coverage of the AIDS epidemic has focused mostly on men and their families impacted by the disease. However,…


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