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Fight Before You Flee

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New situations can be daunting; even when those situations are clearly for your own good. It can be scary to embrace change, to ride the waves of uncertainty and continue to forge on when you find yourself faced with new faces, new challenges and/or new surroundings. It can be tempting to flee what is new and go back to what is familiar. Even when what is familiar is what we have been hoping would change. When the change eventually comes it often comes with factors we did not anticipate, feelings we cannot quite articulate and...

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Is thiS Thing oN?!

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  Sometimes the problem is not you, it is what you are plugged into. A few years ago my dad gifted me a beautiful kettle. It was transparent with a blue light that comes on at the base on while it is boiling. As a committed tea and coffee drinker my kettle has spent a lot of time on. In addition to enjoying the hot beverage I also began to enjoy the boiling experience. Watching the little bubbles dance all around the transparent orb with the blue light highlighting the progress of the boiling was excellent....

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Inspiration Over Intimidation

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When you feel stuck, uninspired, lost and demotivated and you don't know what to do or how to get out of it start with step one: do not panic. Do not allow feelings of being last in the race, of being lapped and disgraced, or of being the only one not ‘making moves’ to assuage you. It happens. Sometimes you stand still for too long and negative feelings wash over you to the point where you feel like you are drowning. You’re not drowning. Breathe, focus on what is going right and keep the bigger...

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Sunshine in Every Season

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What you focus on grows. If you focus on finding the bright side of things, you will see the sunshine in every season. Whether it is a single ray or a full-blown sunny afternoon, your entire day will be illuminated. When you look to the light the shadows will fall behind you and your path and your heart will be filled with that light(ness) of being. The light will bring other things to light and you will find even more to be thankful for. What starts off as a silver lining or a ray of...

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Reclaiming My Time

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Have you ever experienced that awkward pause when money falls to the ground? There is usually a crisp tension in the air. It is unnatural. No matter how busy, tired, hot, bothered or rushed the person who drops the money is, they always take the time to pick it up. They stop what they are doing and retrieve their money. You just don’t throw money away. It is simply not done. Perhaps this is because money is finite. You only have access to a certain amount of it. No matter how large that amount is...

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Looking Forward to Looking Back

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Do you remember when you thought you might never breathe properly again? That it would always hurt? That you would always know exactly where your heart was located because of that incessant pain in your chest, lump in your throat and nausea in the pit of your stomach? Do you remember when you thought that life could not possibly go on? Heartbreak hurts. Whether it occurs in the form of the loss of a relationship, the loss of a person or the loss of something else one holds dear – it hurts. Initially it consumes...

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But Darling, What If You Fly?

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Is there a dream or a desire that you have had for as long as you can remember? Have you always seen a life that is bigger, better, fuller and more fulfilling than the one you currently have? Is there a skill or talent that you know is connected to your purpose and destiny? Have you been doing everything you can to connect the dots, advance towards the goal and achieve that thing which tugs at your heart? If yes, wonderful! This address is for those who know what they carry, who know what they...

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Someone Please Call 911 – Emergency

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Have you ever found yourself in an emergency situation? Did it seem like everything was falling apart and the sky was falling down? What did you do? How did you resolve it? Did you assume that you had literally hit rock bottom and your life was coming to an end? What happened next? Did you die? Did you survive? You most likely made it out alive didn’t you? Most of the events we categorize as emergencies are usually not quite emergencies. An emergency is defined as ‘a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate...

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Run Baby Run

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Are you looking back? Are you running forward? Did you answer ‘yes’ to both questions? Do you realize that looking back and running forward at the exact same moment leaves you stuck on repeat, like a scratched CD that keeps playing the same part of the song to the annoyance of all listeners. Yes, you can look back. Yes, you should run forward. However you should not look back to the detriment of moving forward. Do not look back to a particular point as if it were the most important moment you have or will ever...

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SOS: Save Our-Selves

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There once was an old fisherman who lived a very simple life. He was retired and did not have much, but he had everything he needed. He had his fishing pole, a few spare makeshift poles, a can of bait which he replenished often and a strong desire to help others. Everyone in his local community knew that if you did not have a meal you could approach the local fisherman, who would teach you to fish, fish alongside you and share a meal from the catch of the day with you on the dock...

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