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Want To Find More Joy In Your Life? Be Grateful!

Want to find joy in your life? Love? Happiness? Self-worth? Inspiration? Kindness? Compassion? Wholeness? Peace? Then be grateful! Gratitude is “THE KEY” to a joyful, more fulfilled life. When you are in gratitude, you are in the present moment. Gratitude makes you stop and take a breath. You might not even realize it but when […]

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A Letter To Love – A Poem by Me

I am reading the book Writing as a Path to Awakening by Albert Flynn DeSilver. One of the writing exercises is to write a poem. I thought, a poem? Writing a poem is going to help me with writing? I haven’t written a poem since my creative writing class in high school. But when he prompted […]

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Words I Would Say To Don

The loss of someone will always be with you. You learn to deal with it eventually, but the grief comes up at the most unexpected times even years later. It may be while you are riding in a car and a song comes on that makes you remember that person. Or when you are watching […]

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Ordinary Moments Are Our Spiritual Practice

In his book, The Four Purposes of Life, Dan Millman says “True spiritual practice is not separate from our daily life but rather its very substance.” When we realize that life happens in ordinary moments, then we are not searching for the extraordinary. Instead we are enjoying each moment like it is a scared gift […]

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Tom Petty and Heartbroken

Tom Petty was one of my all-time favorite musicians. His music always touched my soul. The news of Tom’s death was a complete shock. I was very lucky to have seen him 3 times in the last month. At all the shows, he and his band, The Heartbreakers, were having so much fun on stage! […]

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How You Do Something Matters More Than What You Do

In his book The Four Purposes of Life – Finding Meaning and Direction in a Changing World, Dan Millman writes about satisfying work. His view on the subject can be applied to a paid job, volunteer work, doing something you are passionate about like painting or hiking, raising a family, mowing the lawn or anything […]

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My Daughter’s First Music Video – Blinding!

Just wanted to share my daughter’s first music video and the lyrics to her song, Blinding. I think she is brilliant!!! “Jumping out the plane, free falling Don’t know where I’m going Living in the present, appalling Think I may have just found my calling Make it good, make it crazy Live full out and […]

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