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Enlightenment of the Middle Ages: Spiritual Lessons I Have Learned in Midlife

I will be forty-eight this summer. Which means if I live to be one-hundred (which is an actual goal) I am squarely and undeniably smack dab in the middle of my life. Middle age has its petty annoyances. It also … Continue reading

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How To Be Courageous: Understanding Fear

Last week, a member of the “Your To Be List” Facebook Community asked a question regarding fear. Her fears were not unusual: health, aging, and finances — I think many of us can relate. In fact, I think we can … Continue reading

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Be Courageous: All Meaningful Paths Begin with a Single Step

The path to peace begins with unrest. The path to wisdom begins with unknowing. The path to love begins with loneliness. The path to a new life begins with the old. If we want to get to where we are … Continue reading

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When to listen to fear (and when not to)

If fear tells you not to step onto a pond that has just frozen over, it is a good idea to listen to fear. But if fear tells you not to set foot outside your door in the winter because … Continue reading

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How To Be Courageous: What I learned from letting go

My parents collected coffee mugs.  Lots of them.  For decades, everywhere they went in the world, from Topeka, Kansas to the Topkapi Palace they found a mug emblazoned with the name of their point of destination and brought it home, … Continue reading

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Be Willing to Let Go: 11 things I don’t need in 2011

The December 11th Reverb 10 prompt is from Sam Davidson, author of 50 Things Your Life Doesn’t Need.  He asks: “What are 11 things your life doesn’t need in 2011? How will you go about eliminating them? How will getting rid … Continue reading

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How To Be Strong: Resist Those Purchases that promise you happiness

These past few months I have been working madly to de-clutter our home.  Actually, not madly.  Mindfully.  Or maybe it is a bit of both.  I have been trying to find some breathing room within it, both literally and figuratively.  … Continue reading

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How To Be Understanding: Comforting your consuming emotions

We all have the experience with being afflicted by the ravages of consuming emotions: Guilt.  Envy.  Bitterness.  Worry.  Despair.  These are the emotions that feed on the goodness of our hearts, bit by bit taking from the heart’s abundant energy.  … Continue reading

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How To Be Celebratory: The release of our new video, “Sticky Notes”

I saw this video in my head long before it made it’s premier on YouTube.  The actors. The expressions. The movements. I knew just how it would unfold.  Just how it would be paced. I wanted to make a short … Continue reading

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How To Be Honest: I’m having a hard week. But I am still having beautiful moments.

No one, but NO ONE is immune to pain, suffering, and difficulty in life.  Even if you are feeling happy, hopeful, and trouble free, it goes without saying that at some point in time, trouble will come knocking at your … Continue reading

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