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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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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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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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Failure to Thrive

You cannot get sick enough to help sick people get better.You cannot get poor enough to help poor people thrive.It is only in your thriving that you have anything to offer anyone. ~ Abraham Hicks Do you think that sometimes (or oftentimes) we hold ourselves back because of others around us?  Is it ok to […]
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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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Finding Grace

“The act of staying present will heal you.  Obsessing about how the future will turn out creates anxiety.  Replaying broken scenarios from the past causes anger or sadness.  Stay here, in this moment.”~ Sylvester McNutt III Doesn’t it seem like grace is something supernatural? Like, perhaps, it is reserved for only spiritual leaders?  Or something […]
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The Contemplation of Death

For God’s sake, do not be afraid of death.  Try to learn what it’s saying to you.  Death is not a morbid thought.  Death is the greatest teacher of all of life.~ Michael A. Singer There is no one living on this earth who does not want to live.  No one leaves this earth that […]