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Nine Life Lessons Learned from My Dog

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I was going through old posts and found this one.  I thought you might enjoy seeing again. Smarty is almost six years old now and is still teaching me.  If you have a dog you understand. If you don’t have a dog, maybe you should consider getting one. A rescue dog is ideal as a teacher. […]

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Facing the Fear of Change: Big Risks Can Bring Big Rewards

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” ~Barack Obama

If someone said to …

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How I Turned Fear and Anxiety into Joy and Fulfillment

“The largest part of what we call ‘personality’ is determined by how we’ve opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness.” ~Alain de Botton

I know fear and anxiety. We’re old friends. When I was fifteen, and school was over, …

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Why Letting Go of Your Tight Grip Actually Gives You More Control

“Anything you can’t control in life is teaching you how to let go.” ~Unknown

I was growing impatient. I wanted an answer about something and it just wasn’t coming, no matter how hard I tried to prod it into happening. …

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Cynthia (Cindy) Mazzaferro: “Powerful Beyond Measure” on Thursday 8/31

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Cynthia Mazzaferro asks “Who doesn’t want to experience unconditional joy, love, and acceptance?” Would anyone say “no” to any of those things?  She explains, “When you start to believe in you, as this divine beautiful being that was born to play an integral part in this world, you raise your vibration, your understanding and come to […]

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How Our Smartphones Are Disconnecting Us and What To Do About It

“These days, whether you are online or not, it is easy for people to end up unsure if they are closer together or further apart.” ~Sherry Turkle, Alone Together

There was rarely a time when my partner didn’t have her …

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Life Is Short—Don’t Wait to Do What You’ve Always Dreamed of Doing

“Life is short. Say what you’ve wanted to say. Do what you’ve wanted to do. Don’t wait until the only thing you can say is, I wish I’d had the courage to do it sooner.” ~Lori Deschene

Lunch hour.

Escaping …

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What are YOUR character strengths?

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The University of Pennsylvania is the home of the Positive Psychology Center headed by Dr. Martin Seligman. If you are interested in the strengths and virtues that help you thrive,  this is a site for you. It’s a new and fresh way to look at human behavior. The site goes into great detail about what […]

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How Our Egos Create Drama in Our Relationships (and How to Avoid It)

“The ego is the false self-born out of fear and defensiveness.” ~John O’Donohue

I started a new relationship in December 2015, then moved countries to be with my Swedish partner in August, 2016.

The last year has been life changing …

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How to Dissolve Social Anxiety by Doing Nothing

“Your thoughts have to understand one thing: that you are not interested in them. The moment you have made this point you have attained a tremendous victory.” ~Osho

“What do you do when you go out alone to the forest …

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