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Perfect Vs. Perfectionism

 “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” ~ Anna Quindlen I love words and one of my favorite is ‘perfect’.  Brene’ Brown in The Gifts of Imperfection, says that there is no such thing as ‘perfect’.  I would offer the idea […]
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Perfect Vs. Perfectionism

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” ~ Anna Quindlen I love words and one of my favorite is ‘perfect’.  Brene’ Brown in The Gifts of Imperfection, says that there is no such thing as ‘perfect’.  I would offer the idea that […]
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What If God Were Benign?

 “There’s something that’s within you, there’s power within you, that is greater than the world.”   ~ Michael Bernard Beckwith  What if the events that transpire in our life are granted not in response to our wishes and pleas, but to our confident knowing (also known as faith)?  What if it isn’t God that thinks we’re […]
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Recognizing The Line

“Know the line.Know the line that is joy.Know the line that is coping.” ~Spirit, through  Anne Brady-Cronin Had your fill of stress?  Admit it, we all have times of stress in our lives.  For some of us, a low undercurrent of stress exists that is constant.  Even though it is normal in our society, it’s not necessarily healthy.  […]
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Do We Wait For Joy?

“We can become either enabled or embittered.  The difference lies in whether we are able to find meaning in our suffering.”  ~ Archbishop Desmond Tutu   I highly recommend The Book Of Joy (Douglas Abrams), which expertly details the reunion of the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.  The  amicable & loving conversations between the Christian […]
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Emotional Intelligence

By acknowledging, accepting, and working through your feelings, you can learn to turn “emotional” into “emotionally intelligent”. ~ Inc.com Dr. David Hawkins, a renowned physician; professor and psychiatrist, was a teacher of advanced awareness.  Abraham a collective consciousness, translated by Esther Hicks, is devoted to bringing clarity to our human condition (which, can often be confusing […]
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The Art of Self-Reflection

“Do the best you can until you know better.  Then when you know better, do better.” ~Maya Angelou Remember how, as a teenager, we thought everyone else had it all figured out except us?  Of course, most didn’t any more than we did.  As we live, we strive and from that we grow.  No one […]
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The Perfect Holiday Host

 Gezellig [heh-SELL-ick] adjectiveDutch:  A feeling, familiar and warm; comfortable and relaxing; friendly ambiance; cozy atmosphere; convivial; pleasant togetherness.(Perfection is not on this list) Oh, the glorious holidays!  There is gift shopping, grocery shopping, cleaning, decorating, baking, cards, parties and then on top of all that – you need to be the perfect host. The guests are at […]