There’s an old saying that goes, Hindsight is 20/20 and surely we’d all agree that it’s far easier to understand something after it has already happened –after we have lived through it and have gotten to the other side. the toxic relationship we should have left sooner (or never been in to start) the test…

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The other day as Mike and I were sitting on the couch watching the news, we happened to catch each other’s eyes and had one of those soul eye gazing moments. “Your eyes are just so beautiful,” he said, breaking the eye trance we found ourselves in. Not one to take compliments, I admitted, “I…

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  It’s no accident that Dante began The Inferno, his allegorical journey through Hell, “Midway upon the journey of life / I found myself within a forest dark”.   In books and movies, the middle is the most exciting part – it’s where all the action and intrigue, all the surprises, twists and drama happen.…

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  Life isn’t fair.   Most of us struggle with this basic tenet of life. We don’t always understand why some people get the good end of the stick of life and reap all the benefits, while the rest of us are stuck watching. We expect the good to be rewarded, the talented to be…

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  The holidays signal a time of celebration – a time when we gather with family and friends, when we share in life’s blessings and each other’s company. And, as I spent time with my family over Christmas, as I took part in various holiday traditions, I questioned if we really need a holiday or…

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  Quick question.   Can you name 3 things that didn’t go well today?   ________________________________   ________________________________   ________________________________     If you’re like me, you’re probably like, …wait – I only get three? For most of us, listing what could have gone better is second nature. It’s pretty easy to identify what didn’t…

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    “To be what you must, you must give up what you are” -Yusuf Islam     Here’s a little-known secret about success:   It has nothing to do with your skills, education or experience. It has nothing to do with who you know and how long you’ve been doing it.   If you…

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  Tell me if this has ever happened to you: For the millionth time, you’re mulling over something troublesome – maybe it’s a belief you’ve had that’s turned out to be false, or it’s an opportunity you’ve missed, or it’s some level of lack where you feel you’re not measuring up or doing enough –…

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  Ever have one of those tough-as-hell weeks where it feels like the world is unloading both barrels at you – where things fly at you at such an unrelenting speed that you feel like life is pushing your limits simply to see where your breaking point is?   We all have moments, days or…

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  If I asked you to name your top 5 character strengths – those qualities that reflect the very best of who you are – would they easily roll off your tongue or would you feel stuck for words?   Don’t worry. Researchers estimate 1/3 of us have no idea what our character strengths are…

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