Has Your Busy Life Become Your Drug of Choice?

Mar 1958_cocacola ad_by Bernie Fuchs

When I see the bins of crayons at the store and glimpse those shiny yellow school buses making their way across town, I know we’re it’s Back to School time. Going back-to-school meant unblemished notebooks. It meant freshly sharpened pencils that didn’t have teeth marks and still had a full pink eraser. And I have […]

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Ten Tips to Hasten Post-Fire Recovery

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The story I shared with you about my return to writing in a paper journal was only one story of bonfires. You see, I’ve built more than one of those blazes in my lifetime and I’m sure there are more to come. Building a bonfire to destroy old truths and outdated beliefs is worth it, […]

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Happiness Being Sabotaged? Build a Bonfire.

Howard Rogers

Last week I shared a little history of my personal experiences with journal writing, including the time my mother found and destroyed all the journals I’d kept from childhood through college. Even if you haven’t been in the exact same situation, I’m sure you can imagine why I was afraid to put my thoughts on […]

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Keeping a Journal Helps You Create a Life You Love

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“Writing in a journal reminds you of your goals and of your learning in life. It offers a place where you can hold a deliberate, thoughtful conversation with yourself.” –Robin S. Sharma When I read Little Women, I knew that I wanted to create like Jo March. That year, I asked for a diary for […]

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Isn’t It Time to Clear the Bird Poop from Your Brain?

Emmanuel Garant Window gazing

A couple of years ago, I took my first trip to Europe. JB and I spent a couple of weeks in the Netherlands while he worked and then we took some vacation time to explore. We traveled by train – first from Amsterdam to Brussels and then (through the Chunnel!) to London. After seeing the […]

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Want a Life You Love? Choose to Create It

Haddon Sundblom for Coca Cola 1940s

It Begins With Choosing to Create Your Day It was a typical Tuesday morning and I had committed to taking a bike ride at least three times that week. Monday had been rainy, and I knew that if a ride didn’t happen today I would find all kinds of reasons and make all sorts of excuses, and […]

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Strength Train Your Most Precious Resource

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It’s Your Attention. And you can strengthen it in just twenty-one minutes a day. When you decide that SOMETHING has got to change, no matter what that is, the process has to begin in your mind. And the gateway to your mind is to become more aware of what you focus on. Though in the […]

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It’s the Number One Most Needed Component
to Creating Lasting Change

John Fernie

You have an epiphany and it isn’t a happy one: it’s that moment when you’re standing neck deep in awareness and you just can’t ignore any longer. Maybe you’re at a routine visit to the doctor, when you’re presented with the blood test results that tell you in stark black and white that even though […]

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Choose to Pursue Your Happiness

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It seems like only yesterday we were celebrating a new year, yet here we are halfway through 2015. For those of us in the United States, the 4th of July Holiday celebrating Our Nation’s Birth and independence marks the down-slide side of summer. In fact, can you believe that Target already has their “Back to […]

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Dealing with The Voices in Your Head

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There’s a little voice inside your head – it’s unique to you, yet each one of us has one. Oh, let’s be honest, we all have more than one little voice inside us. Most of us have five. There are the voices of Wisdom and Intuition. That inner knowing that edges us to make decisions […]

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