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A Wish

  I have a wish. Some say "it's too simple to do any good!" Others say "it's wasting precious time!" My wish is this: Be alone for awhile, with nothing in particular to do. Watch and listen. This could change everything. Everything....

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This Room. This Bed. This Body.

  Not long ago, I woke in the middle of the night and had trouble falling back asleep. It doesn't happen very often. When it does, I use one of the many techniques I've learned to help me drift off. As I began to feel myself sink deeper into my mattress, I wondered...

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A Holiday Gift

  Disaster breaks hearts. And that’s an opportunity. If we can find some grace inside a loss, the heart grows back with even more flexibility and strength. It’s hard to believe, but our own heartache offers us the chance to share the greatest gift we can ever bestow...

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Wisdom at the DMV

While getting a new drivers license at the DMV recently, I overheard a conversation. An older employee with soft brown eyes was encouraging an anxious 16-yr-old: “Just relax. Step away for a moment and try again”. The nervous teen took a deep breath and leaned forward...

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Slow Down and Stay Here!

If you're like me, there may have been times that felt like your life was passing you by. Does your mind continually race?  Do you ever wonder why you work so hard and feel very little satisfaction? Does the idea of taking time for yourself make you feel a pang of...

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Being Sick is the Best!

  I'm sick this week. Being sick is the best. Really. You don't think so? Do you hate getting a cold or the flu? I can't imagine why. When the time comes, don't argue with it. Embrace it. Studies show that the additional stress of being upset actually prolongs your...

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Cleaning the Clutter

I admit it. I’m not a fan of owning too much stuff. My sister dubbed me "Ruth" (short for "ruthless") the year we were cleaning out my mom's house. I prefer to think of myself as practical and clear-headed when it comes to deciding what to keep and what to purge. I...

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Loosening My Grip

I’ve just moved. It wasn’t the first time, but this time it was different. My first move was from my hometown in Pennsylvania to college. After staying around Philly for seven years, I left for California. Finally, in the early nineties, I settled in the Southwest....

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Come Back Soon!

How often do your thoughts drift from the present moment? Are you aware that this is the most common reason for negativity that can lead to sadness, anger and illness? When we begin to follow our thoughts, we are shocked to discover that we are usually anywhere but...

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Where Joy Resides

It can change in an instant. And it does. Mood. You can feel sad, alone or despondent one minute, and then, poof! Something shifts. It happened to me this morning. I awoke feeling sluggish and edgy - something quite unusual for me. I couldn't seem to shake it. As I...

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