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So, You're Afraid...Now What? Befriending Fear to Disrupt Its Grip Whenever It Wants to Stop You

In the mood to befriend fear today? Because the truth is, that fearful voice in your head is for you in a way. Think about it. Imagine it. Then step on into the game we’re about to play. Befriend fear. Now. Try It. After all, we each have our own version of Aunt Agnes Who Made Us Nervous, Professor…


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Unexpected News on How the Pendulum Swings as We Humans Find, Lose, and Seek Balance: It's All Good

Balance was in the house, and then . . . In terms of finding and losing life balance, 2018 was a study in change for me. The first three quarters of the year were golden—all good things—everybody thriving. Then, the fourth quarter stopped me and mine in my tracks. First, my elderly mother had major…


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Unwanted Advice: Here's What to Do When It Happens to You

Ah, unwanted advice. It's a staple of living--assuming you don't live on a desert island. We’re all connected to well-meaning others with thoughts, feelings, and opinions about what we should or shouldn't do. Sincere loved ones and friends who just totally get it wrong. Yikes. Maybe any given bit…


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Keeping Your Head Clear and Your Heart Strong with Non-Judgment In Challenging Times

We all experience challenging times. They’ve been part of life’s journey since forever. And these days we’re all increasingly connected through our smart devices. So, besides whatever complexities we may be managing, troubling news and tragedies of all shapes and sizes can come at us 24-7. And they…


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Reflecting on My Mother's Death and the Magnificent Mystery at the Heart of Everything

Folks who know me well know the past several months have been tough for my little nuclear family. My goal now is to mark and honor my beloved mother’s recent death as the explorer of all things human that I am at my core. Doing so moves me forward in a way that feels real to me now. Feature Rather…


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Are Roses Still Red? Are Violets Blue? (An Ode to Modern Love--Here and Now--For 21st Century You)

I re-connected with a friend from my early twenties last week. Talk about modern love stories! History. Memories. Trauma. Drama. Resignation. Beauty. He moved me with personal and familial tales of love, loss, anger, and acceptance. Plus, plenty of mystery. Truth is, there’s little that’s more…