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Your Smile is Your Super Power

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advice / awareness / creative inspiration / daily rituals / deliberate practice / enlightenment / findyourpassion / forgiveness / fun / Goals / how to be / how to live / inspiration / Living Intentionally / Living with purpose / Uncategorized

This morning I imagined what the 80 year old version of myself would tell me, if I asked her, “What do I do now?” “What should I focus on?” What wisdom would she have, nearing the end of her life? What would she have focused on today? She’d tell me to bike more, write more, film everything. Tell everyone I love how much I love them. Hug more, kiss more. Squeeze them tight. Use my creativity […]

Clearing All The Clutter for Clarity & Purpose

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beginners mind / Habits / healing / health / inspiration / life hack / live intentionally / mental diet / mindfulness / motivation / purpose / self transformation / Uncategorized

A few months ago I began stripping away all that no longer serves me in my life. What is that suppose to mean? Without boundaries, I let way too much in and life got way too crazy. I was tired, pulled in a million directions and honestly, I allowed it. Frankly, I didn’t know how to say no. I said yes to everything and everyone. It’s not a good idea. Well sometimes, in the beginning saying […]

Crucifying Ourselves & Rising From The Dread

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authentic voice / awareness / Creating Love / deliberate practice / empathy / enlightenment / Goals / life advice / Living Intentionally / mindfulness / self actualization / Uncategorized

Four weeks into The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity and I am drowning deep in dark emotional pain. Ugggghhhhh, I have protected myself from this real work for way too long. I knew it would be hard, I have avoided facing the truth about what I really fear for a very long time. Looking for short cuts, life hacks. . .rushing through self-repair is never really possible. And damn it, I knew that. I raise my […]

You are the Eyes of the World

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From Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay on Behavior and the wonderful expressiveness of the human body. Wise men read very sharply all your private history in your look and gait and behavior. The whole economy of nature is based on expression. The face and eyes reveal what the spirit is doing, how old it is, what aim it has. The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul. . . An eye can threaten like a loaded […]

Living Life to the Fullest

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A special meeting scheduled today with Caren Martineau, Founder of Bevival.com, a place that invites people to share their thoughts about the end of life, about death as we know it. I found this video on her website and felt compelled to share it. And as one great discovery leads to yet another, I know I will enjoy watching Jason Silva’s YouTube channel Shots of Awe.

From Gratitude to Forgiveness

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Now that we have this whole #gratitude thing down, the  morning daily ritual to be thankful for everything we have that’s been buzzing around the interwebs,  I make a wholehearted recommendation that we also keep a forgiveness journal. Mark my words, scientists will discover and the media will soon expose – FORGIVING OTHERS LEADS TO LONGER, HEALTHIER LIVES Join me if you dare. Every morning I will add one person to my morning gratitude journal that […]

Fresh vs Familiar

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To “see-saw” To change rapidly and repeatedly from one position, situation, or condition to another and back again. My mind is twisted in a knot this morning, it is see-sawing back and forth between wanting to rewind my mind, my attitude and my approach to life back to a time when the day  brought something new, inspiring and very fresh to . . . the comfort of this moment now, the familiarity and “security” of knowing how […]

Self-Awareness – Observing and Learning

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A quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson “We are by nature observers, and thereby learners. That is our permanent state.” Paul Coelho, author of “The Alchemist”  said something very enlightening on Tim Ferriss’ podcast “The Habits of a Master” interview about observing, listening and learning as we live our lives. He believes it is not so important to journal and evaluate every action we take. He believes if we think about our lives and contemplate our actions […]

A Difficult Question, Yet an Important One

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You aren’t you, are you? You’re just a few ripples of you. You’re a performer of stuff. Performing without thinking. What if? What if you could reset you? What if you were given the opportunity to step off the treadmill of  life for a year? How would you spend your time and redefine your hours and days? If you were provided with food, shelter and clothing and did not have a care in the world, how would […]