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The Power of Saying No

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There has been a lot showing up for me in the past month, and I had to take some time and listen to what was happening.   I believe that every experience we have, every encounter with another person is meant to tell us something about who we are and what we’re doing in our lives. People enter our lives …

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How To Keep Yourself Motivated

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I believe we can all relate to the feeling of getting excited about something and the, “I’m going to do this!” attitude, and then after some time it turns to, “Meh, I’m over it.”   How many projects have we started and then stopped mid-way? Are short-term goals better for you, while looking at the long-term goals is difficult? I …

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You Teach People How to Treat You

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In the past month, I’ve had to examine the topic of, “Teaching people how to treat you.” I’ve had to look at what I’m letting into my life, and how I’m allowing myself to be treated.   How we are being treated applies to our personal relationships with those closest to us, our co-workers, and even the stranger on the …

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Free Yourself From Negativity

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Negativity is not only a sneaky habit that can slowly penetrate our lives and wreak havoc on our happiness, but we tend to let it stay a little longer than it should. I know I’ve had times in my life when I was negative about the people I worked with, and the people I had to interact with every day. …

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Why We Need a Little More Patience

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Driving in Northern California has tested my patience more than a few times.  Going the short distance to Costco in the middle of the day on a Tuesday shouldn’t be an hour commute, but due to traffic and other hold-ups, sometimes it is.  The other day I caught myself waving my hands and getting upset when a large truck cut …

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It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

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Have you ever been in a bad mood and someone cheery and smiley tells you “everything will be okay”? Am I the only one that sometimes wants to scream at this person?   I am usually a happy, even-keel person. That wasn’t always the case, but I’ve learned how to be more like my father and let things go. My …

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How To Live A Life With No Regrets

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Recently I saw a video where there was a chalkboard on a street in New York City, and it said, “What’s your biggest regret?” People were looking at the chalkboard, and then they started to write things such as, “Wasting time, not saying yes to things, staying in my comfort zone… “A woman said she did Plan B and didn’t …

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How To Find Your “Why”

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It’s now February 2016, and I hope we are all moving closer to our goals we set for ourselves just a short time ago.  It’s been a busy time for me as more job opportunities have sprung up, but I’ve also had to take a step back and ask myself why I’m willing to say yes to some of these …

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The Importance Of Setting An Intention

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Learning to set an Intention is vitally important in all areas of life. What are you trying to accomplish? What are your goals? Where are you trying to go? It’s all based around Intention.   If you’ve ever attended a yoga class, the instructor may ask you to set an intention for your practice that day. When I first started …