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  • Is Ambivalence Playing Havoc With Your Ambitions and Dreams?

    October 24, 2017

    “One cannot be prepared for something while secretly believing it will not happen.” ~  Nelson Mandela In the name of due diligence, you can second guess, worry, and belittle your dreams. This leads to major starts, stops, and crashes. Every time you have a dream of what is possible...

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  • Are Your Personal Prejudices Limiting Your Ability to Succeed?

    October 3, 2017

    How One Woman Walked Past a Series of Prejudices & Astounded the World Prejudice is defined as the holding of a belief without reason or true experience.  In times where our world is causing us to look at a variety of prejudices….it is timely to look at, feel and...

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  • Did I Do the Simple Things Well?

    September 19, 2017

    Defying What Keeps Us Small..One Act at a Time “The only thing that exists is quality….everything else that exists is what exists before quality exists“ Hilda Shipper Israel Admiral William H. McRaven gave an inspiring Commencement Speech at the University of Texas Austin in 2014. His wisdom inspired this post....

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  • Do I Expect People to be People – Or Am I Expecting People to Be Gods?”

    August 2, 2017

    Earning the Life & People Merit Badge Anticipation of perfect people in a perfect world is easily one of the greatest causes of disappointment and despair.  This applies equally to expectations of yourself and your expectations of others. Being human is part of being here; human evolution is about...

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  • The Five Formulas that Enhance Important Bonds

    July 4, 2017

    ‘The definition of boredom in a relationship is to decide you ‘know’ who someone is, what they want, and what they are capable of.” People are processes they have seasons. When you are with someone fairly regularly many assume that they know who someone is and what they can...

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  • Ending Mediocrity – the Crab in the Bucket Syndrome

    June 6, 2017

    Misery loves misery. Statements about what you can’t do, about your inability to succeed, achieve and see the bigger opportunity/silver lining are really statements about the person who is making them. Not about you. Simply put, their negative filter is an out-picturing of their own ‘can’t’ experiences. It’s Like...

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  • Our True Family is Often Not Blood Relations

    May 23, 2017

    Our Difficulties Often Clarify Where Our Important Bonds /True ‘Family’ Are “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.  Rarely do members of the same family grow up under one roof.”  Richard Bach The moments in...

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  • Manifesting Inspiration

    May 9, 2017

    Creating the Conditions for Inspiration to Flow “You got to prime the pump, you must have faith and then believe; you must give of yourself before you’re worthy to receive.”  – ‘Desert Pete,’ the Kingston Trio As a child, I remember watching the Miracle Worker many summers in Tuscumbia, Alabama...

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  • Being ‘Right,’ Does Not Equal Winning In Life or Relationships

    April 25, 2017

    Every time you catch yourself thinking or saying, ‘I would never do or say that’ – a warning light should go off.  Such perfection is an impossible act to follow Holidays often remind us of old bygones and unfinished business.  When you get behind 4 walls with people you...

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  • Is Feeling Offended Eating Your Pie?

    February 28, 2017

    How much energy are you stealing from your total pie by indulging in self-righteous offense? Do you ever find yourself feeling exhausted, even though you know you’re getting enough daily sleep and taking care of yourself pretty well?  Even in the best of health, every single one of us...

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  • What an Avalanche Taught Me about Character and Commitment

    February 7, 2017

    “Challenges Don’t Make Us, They Reveal Who We Are” On a frigidly cold and snowy day, I set out to travel from Bend, OR home to Eugene.  When I departed that morning,  I had no idea that the usual 3-hour trip would turn into a 14-hour ordeal complete with...

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  • Following Predictions As Cultural ‘Truths’ Hypnotizes And Poisons Your Divine Destiny

    January 26, 2017

    “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain; there is no Great and Powerful Oz.” Those That Say, Do Not Speak the Final Truth If there is something we have learned in the recent election (with both conservatives and left leaners….) is that those that predict do not...

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  • A Guide to Growing Stability when Life is Unpredictable

    December 13, 2016

    Acknowledging Artist:  Igor Morski If you’re grasping for the system to be stable, you are setting yourself up for personal hell (disappointment). We Live Through Cycles of Unpredictability A colleague of mine facilitated a support group on Death Row for years.  She began every group with the question: “Given...

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  • Finding the Path Through Uncertainty – Relying on What Brings Peace as Your Clarity

    November 5, 2016

    The Only True Question /Criteria is: Does This Give Me Peace? Once again, you are on the verge of something exciting, a new approach, a new relationship, a real shift in thinking. You are like a moth drawn to a flame. Your wings are fully extended and you feel...

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