Reflections on the Wisdom of Forty-Seven

Billy DeVorss

“Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.” –Jean Paul My forty-seventh birthday was this week. It passed without angst despite the fact that fifty seems incredibly close. Maybe I’m making peace with aging more than I was this time last year. Or maybe fifty just doesn’t seem as scary as it seemed. […]

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Shared Ritual Is You Choosing Love Over Fear

Edwin Georgi for English Woman Magazine 1958

We have a ritual on workdays. JB comes home from work, we open a bottle of wine, and we sit out on the deck and talk about our respective days. This is harder on him than I; he is an introvert around people all day and I am the extrovert who works alone at home. […]

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Optimize Your Energy: Repair Your Leaks

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“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.” – William James We have a few automatic timers in our house that turn lamps on to illuminate the early mornings and spaces where dusk turns suddenly dark. I’ve come to rely upon them, not only to light spaces, but to indicate […]

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You Are Worth Creating Sacred Space

Johnson Wax Ad 1956 by Marilyn Conover

“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.” ― Joseph Campbell One of the hardest lessons I’ve had to learn (time and again) is that my mind and soul need quiet and order to thrive. And I’m not just talking about the beautiful sound of silence. I’m talking about the […]

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Stop Beating Yourself Up Over Past Mistakes

Case of the Footloose Doll James Bingham 1958

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson […]

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You Can Choose Routines AND Awareness

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Remarkable routines allow you to get more done with your time. You can judge their efficiency by the sheer fact that you don’t have to overthink them; you just move through them with a sense of ease. Routines support your lifestyle and your dreams. They also nourish your spirit. If you find yourself struggling with […]

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Because You Can’t Go Back to the Old You

Lady in the Windo by Edwin Georgi

When I talk to a client that has been through an incredibly challenging time, the first thing they tell me they desire is to go back to who they used to be – or living the way things were. When we are dealing with pain or simply wake-up and realize we’ve been living on auto-pilot, […]

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Because Self-Sabotage Is Fear

Murder at Arroways by Eddy Chan

Why, when we are on path to something that we deeply desire, do we get in our own way? Why, when we are making real progress towards our goals do we engage in self-sabotage? What is the deal? You know what I mean: We set a goal to lose weight or get in shape. We […]

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The Power Getting Clear On Your Core Values

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What are your core values? The first time I really understood that question, it gave me pause. Sure, I knew my values! I had inherited them, right along with my love of reading and my deep appreciation for fried okra. Hadn’t I? Of course, that was during the years that I played the constant part […]

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Set Your Priorities By Defining Your Roles

Writing Down Priorities (Art from 50's Esquire)

When we feel like something in our world needs to give, the natural tendency for most of us is to decide that EVERYTHING needs to CHANGE. NOW. The thing is, darling, it’s impossible to focus on everything at once. Despite the modern tendency to life through multitasking, doing so actually kills your ability to achieve […]

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