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Tips Through a Chaotic Life

Life gets hectic.

Sometimes swirling out of control, standing in the midst of stress and hundreds of to-do’s twisting around me. Facing a major move, loss of income, menopause, children moving in and out of our home, all I wanted …

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Digging Up Emotional Artifacts

Baggage.

We all have it, and we don’t want to talk about it. Yet most of us struggle with it everyday. We hide it, complain about it. Constantly looking at all the things still hurting us after all these years?…

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The challenge of forgiveness

I recently came across a link showing an indigenous tribe who DID NOT discipline their tribe members with ridicule if there was any wrong doing, but with praise instead. The accused person would stand in the center of a circle …

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Happiness Quest: Don’t Worry, Be Happy

I have been pursuing happiness  my entire life.  Years have passed as I contemplated happiness and it once stressed me out thinking about it.  To communicate my dissatisfaction with this feeling, I’d have full on conversations with myself. They probably …

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Happiness Quest: The Power of Now

Major life choices such as religion, education, sexuality are all predetermined for you based on the ideas, morals and traditions of those in charge of your upbringing.   As small innocent children we are thrown into a world predicted and determined …

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Numbing Vulnerablity to Cover up the Shame

One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.                ~ G. K. Chesterton

The shitty things that happen in my life usually precede a spiritual breakthrough of sorts. I attribute it to my desire to be …