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Listen Less, Talk More

Listen less and talk more.  No really, I know what you’ve heard.  You’ve been told to talk less and listen more, and this is very good advice when we are communicating with other people. But the conversation I am talking about here is the one you are having with yourself! I know you and I know the …

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Practice Makes More

One of the things I heard a lot as a kid was, “Practice makes perfect.”  I think this is an idea that people came up with in order to inspire work ethic, to help us produce something great, perhaps even extraordinary.  I remember going to a concert of a local artist as a teenager and …

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The Benefits of Meditation

Whenever I start to feel unsettled, uneasy or stressed out, it’s usually because I have gotten away from my morning practice that includes meditation. Or maybe I’ve been going through the motions, but not really quieting my brain. If you haven’t made meditation a part of your daily practice, I HIGHLY recommend you start today! …

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The Burden of Baggage

My aunt passed away recently and like any other human, she left all of her worldly possessions behind.  My mom is a co-executor of her estate and was left with the task of figuring out what to do with it all.   I’ve watched my parents over the past several weeks, spending many hours each day, …

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Give it All Away

“How Much Should I GIve?” I get this question a lot. “If I just love him even when he doesn’t deserve it, isn’t that giving too much?  I feel like I’m excusing his bad behavior and I’m not okay with that.” “If I give love and it hasn’t been earned, that isn’t fair.” I get it.  …

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