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Taking Care Of Ourselves

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The holidays are around the corner, and I start to hear people say how busy they are; the stress of family visiting, and trying to get everything done.   How do we prioritize and learn to say no to some events? This time of year can be stressful for some people, and keeping ourselves healthy during the holidays can sometimes …

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How To Start A Gratitude Practice

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Why is it important for you to start thinking daily about what you’re grateful for? Think about all the “things” you have; can you think of one person who would trade you in an instant for what you “have”. When was the last time you thought, “I’m grateful for my life, my spouse, my kids, my job.”   Bringing your …

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Live With Meaning Podcast Up and Running

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I have to admit, this could have launched months ago, but for several of my own self-limiting beliefs, I wasn’t ready to put this out into the world. I had to put my big girl pants on and realize that what people had been asking me for, needed to happen – despite my fears.   I consider this a work …

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Four Steps To Help You Become A Better Listener

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Has this ever happened to you? You’re talking to someone and they turn to look at the television. Do you feel like you’re being heard? It’s hard to not wonder if they would even notice if you just stopped talking.   I had this happen to me recently and I literally stopped talking mid-sentence. It took the man who was …

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How To Look At Our Failures Differently

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We all have them – failures – big or small, we have all experienced them. Some were life changing and you consider them huge failures in your life, maybe you’re even embarrassed by them and don’t like to talk about it.   Other failures were less significant, but you still consider it a defeat.   What if we changed that …

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What Grief Has Taught Me

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The month of October usually meant to me that it was finally Fall, and everything pumpkin would fill me with joy. It was time for pumpkin lattes, pumpkin bread, and pumpkin pie. It’s also my birthday month, so that meant loving birthday wishes from friends and family.   But on October 24th 2014, life changed forever. My brother was in …

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The Divine In Me Sees The Divine In You

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Living in San Francisco, seeing a homeless person is a normal, everyday occurrence. They are on the street corners, sitting outside a restaurant, or in front of the drug store. It’s easy to walk or drive by without acknowledging that that’s a human being; a person with feelings and emotions.   Working as a police officer for twenty years, I …