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Adios for a While

On this last, beautiful day of 2011, I’m saying goodbye to you, my dear readers, for a while. There’s a book to be written. There are personal assessments to be done. And in order for them to be done to the best of my ability, I need to disappear—sink into that thoughtful quiet space of […]

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What Do You Mean, I Can Plan My Future?

From my podcast of the same name. It’s hard to take responsibility for where you’ve ended up.  Do you have to?  On the other hand, is it really possible to affect your life tomorrow? What do you imagine yourself doing five years, ten years from now?  What would your dream life look like?  And why […]

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What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

From my podcast of the same name. What things would you like to tell your younger self, if given the opportunity?  I’ve often thought I would never want to re-live my life again—heavens, no!—but I would like to have had some timely advice for things I was experiencing.  I wonder, though, if I would have […]

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What One Character Trait Do You Want To Pass On To Your Child?

Today’s post comes from my podcast What One Character Trait Do You Want To Pass On To Your Child? We’re asking the question: If you had to choose one character trait to pass on to your child or children, what would it be and why?  If you don’t have children, what trait are you aspiring […]

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Training in Joy

Such wisdom from Pema Chödrön in her book The Places That Scare You.  Happiness (true happiness) seems scarce around the holidays.  We don’t like to admit it, but it’s true. So, I thought this tender reminder might help us a bit. Isn’t that wonderful? I’m feeling a little weathered right now, and I’m uncertain about what my […]

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