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PLANTING THE SEEDS (REVISED)
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PLANTING THE SEEDS (REVISED)

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” -Robert Louis Stevenson In previous articles, I’ve talked about planting the seeds, so to speak for any task or endeavor. For example, if you have writer’s block, I’ve suggested that keeping writing “I don’t know what to write” over and…

PATIENCE – REVISITED
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PATIENCE – REVISITED

“Patience is not passive, on the contrary, it is concentrated strength.” -Bruce Lee How hard or easy is it to have patience? For me personally, it’s one of the most difficult acts to do. Whether it’s waiting for a package delivery or sitting at the airport, I always find myself getting antsy, especially if things…

TOO EASY…TOO GOOD?
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TOO EASY…TOO GOOD?

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” -Leonardo Da Vinci Are all things that are easy in life too good to be true? In the form of rewards, perhaps. In the form of payment over something, be it a job or otherwise, maybe. After all, as the saying goes, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”

PASSION VS OBSESSION (REVISED)
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PASSION VS OBSESSION (REVISED)

“An obsession is a way for damaged people to damage themselves more.” -Mark Barrowcliffe I’ve always believed that two key elements to conquer any difficult endeavor of life are passion and determination. But is there such a thing too much passion? Can you ever love something (or someone) so much that it comes a hindrance…

MINDFULNESS REBOOT
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MINDFULNESS REBOOT

“Mindfulness isn’t difficult. We just need to remember to do it.” -Sharon Saltzberg In previous articles, I’ve discussed how a state of mindfulness is not just a mental or psychological exercise. Done properly, it can also have a number of physical benefits as well. After writing that article, I got a couple of questions asking…

INSIDE ANXIETY
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INSIDE ANXIETY

“Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere.” -Traditional Proverb What is anxiety beyond the usual textbook definition? A friend of mine once said it felt like her “body, mind and soul were on a perpetual rollercoaster of fear, violent shivering and a…

TODAY’S TOPIC? YOU TELL ME!
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TODAY’S TOPIC? YOU TELL ME!

“Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.” -Bernard Baruch This is something I’ve done before a few times and still feel it’s never enough. I’m talking about listening. Yes, I’ve posted and reposted this article a few times. And I continue doing so periodically because I…

GOD’S IDENTITY CRISIS
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GOD’S IDENTITY CRISIS

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” -Albert Einstein If you take a look at any of my articles that allude to a higher power, you’ll notice a common phrase: God or the universe. Yesterday a reader asked me if I was trying be diplomatic. The answer is no.

RELAXING VS BEING LAZY
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RELAXING VS BEING LAZY

“Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.” -Mark Black In previous posts, I’ve written about how important it is to not let a goal become an obsession. Indeed, any goal needs focus and attention. But it also needs an amalgamation of hard work and then taking the time to acknowledge the hard…

ACCEPTANCE IS NOT DEFEAT
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ACCEPTANCE IS NOT DEFEAT

Accepting is NOT defeat, it’s adding layers of intimacy with the universe or higher power and getting more acquainted with them. -Kyle Higgins, Mental Health Counselor Does acceptance of something that didn’t go your way a form of defeat? This is something my counselor and I recently talked about in a grueling session. For new…