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When Friendship Fails: How To Move On

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Friends share our happiness, pain, success, and hard times, making those experiences much richer. But over time it is easy to get casual over who we travel through life. Life is about growing through our experiences and becoming a better person. The people around us need to support that growth or the friendship fails. There is a beautiful synchronicity to…

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The Two Habits You Need NOW To Succeed

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Remember when you had all your goals set at the beginning of the year, with your plans laid out how to accomplish them? Sometimes, between the first and second quarter of the year, enthusiasm starts to dwindle and progress slows, fades, or let’s face it — even stalls. What then? If those objectives you set at the beginning of the...
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Find Your Voice — Within

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When you have extremely original ideas, do you sometimes find it difficult to find support -- even from your most loyal friends? Do they leave you on the sidelines at times, rather than cheer you on when you speak up with your authentic voice? To find answers and strength, when our friends are missing -- go within. We sometimes look...
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Finding Hope — Logical or Not

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What gives you hope? What specific action do you take that makes you feel just a little more optimistic, a little more positive about your day, your life, and the world in general? Life deals us all tough times. What makes them most challenging is often the suddenness with which they occur. We have no time to prepare for an…

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It’s All About Love — and It’s All About You

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The answer in life, regardless of the question, is always love. As Elizabeth Kubler-Ross stated, “There are only two emotions: love and fear. All positive emotions come from love, all negative emotions from fear.”  Most frequently, though, you need to love yourself first.  Directing affection inwardly rather than externally can feel more difficult than showering others with affection. Love yourself...
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Use Your SUPER POWERS for Fulfillment & Happiness!

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How do you turn a day from ordinary into extraordinary, or transform a perfectly acceptable situation into a memorable occasion? The key to infusing your life with more transformative moments, bringing in greater levels of unadulterated delight, and experiencing pure bliss is as simple as infusing more of yourself into the day. We all have unique characteristics and talents that make…

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Living and Leading Your Life

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The world always looks for leadership, perhaps most vigorously when situations in life appear out of control. Regardless whether elections, world events, family turmoil, or workplace stress are causing the impact, leaders are relied upon to inspire and motivate. Yet many of these events affect everyone, including the leaders expected to provide guidance. Where does inspiration come from then? Leading your…

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Glass Half Full — Finding Joy

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Are you a glass half full type of person? I am. I think I live a charmed life. I can honestly say that I whole heartedly, sincerely, genuinely appreciate each day, regardless of what happens within it. And I think of my life as filled with loving friends, family, community, support – everything I want. But is it the whole…

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Qualities of a Good Friend

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Do you ever meet someone likeable and wonder "but would they make a good friend?" When we go through life with an open heart, it’s easy to accept people into our world, and to include them as our friends.  As the world gets more complex, my tendency is to open my heart more to engage in the straightforward acts that...
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