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Faith Is Like a Muscle. You’ve Got to Exercise It to Make It Stronger

Me: I don’t trust my own voice. My Heart: That is an extremely common problem to have. You don’t want to stand out. You don’t want to look like a fool. You don’t trust yourself. Me: I don’t see the value of what I have to say. I consider that others have already said something …

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Where to Find the Comfort You’ve Been Seeking

My Heart: Are you looking for comfort? Me: It would help, yes. My Heart: What troubles you? Me: The central issue of why I’ve avoided being connected with you, my heart. My Heart: The avoidance of connection with me for so much of your life. Me: I remember a period of time when I felt numb. I couldn’t feel anything. My Heart: You …

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What’s on Your Mind? What’s on Your Heart?

These conversations with my heart can seem like “Dear Diary” entries. I especially enjoy the interactivity of the back and forth conversations. What’s on Your Mind? What’s on Your Heart? My Heart: What’s on your mind today? Me: I’m annoyed. My Heart: That’s interesting. I ask you what’s on your mind, and you mention an emotion you’re …

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What Is a Blessing in Disguise — A Reflection on a Chinese Fable

A recent conversation with my girlfriend about things in the past sparked our interest in the subject of blessings in disguise. We discussed our previous misfortunes in love and relationships, in financial losses and missed opportunities. In times of sorrow, our pain and suffering blinded us from recognizing the silver lining of the seemingly unfortunate …

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What Is AWAI About – A Writing Exercise from the Accelerated Copywriting Program

What is AWAI about? AWAI stands for American Writers and Artists Inc., which is a company that trains people to make a living as a writer. You can work remotely. You can design your life and have the freedom that you’ve suspected could be possible for you. At least that’s the idea. There is, as with …

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What Is Proverbs About – Learn and Apply Wisdom with The 5 Year Proverbs Challenge

What is Proverbs about? The Book of Proverbs is a well-known example of wisdom literature, which is a literary genre where we can learn wisdom from. What is wisdom about? Wisdom can include the following: • Discernment / Understanding / Insight; • Knowledge; • Good judgment; and • Correct application of knowledge. When you and I learn …

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What I’ve Learned from 4 Times I Got Pulled Over by the Cops

I don’t envy cops. They’re in a line of work that I can so easily imagine isn’t enjoyable for them. There’s the physical risk involved. Their lives are at risk. There’s the social stigma. Regular citizens avoid them even if those citizens have nothing to hide and nothing to be afraid of. And there’s all …

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5 Options for How to Use Your Imagination

Children, in certain ways, are much wiser than adults are. Children understand the importance of playing and having fun. They are more accepting of themselves and others. And they know how powerful the imagination is. Somehow, somewhere those wise practices and attitudes typically get lost during the transition from childhood to adulthood. What if you …

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Mapping the Future: Mike Dooley’s 3 Steps for Creating Change

I’ve been watching a webinar series by Mike Dooley. The previous post “Miracles Happen Every Day. Here Are Some of Mine” was me working through the first worksheet. The exercise there was to help me admit that miracles have happened in my life before and that miracles can keep on happening, too. The second worksheet …

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Miracles Happen Every Day. Here Are Some of Mine

I struggle with identifying miracles that have happened in my life. I also struggle with doing personal development exercises, including this one from a Mike Dooley webinar. “What’s your miraculous story? When have you experienced a transformation that completely took you by surprise or wildly exceeded your expectations — a miracle that was sparked by a situation …

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How to Apply Learned Optimism: A Sample Disputation Record

In a previous post, I gave my review of the “Learned Optimism” book by Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology. I explained what learned optimism is, and I recommend that you go to the review so you can familiarize yourself with the concept and what’s involved in applying it to your life. ==> Click here …

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What Is an Overdose About – My History of Non-Fatal Overdoses

What is an overdose about? Over a period of 19 years, I overdosed multiple times on multiple substances. Wanna know what the silliest part of it is? Each time was an accident. I thought I could handle larger amounts and not suffer any consequences. The possibility of overdosing didn’t enter my mind at all. Using and …

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Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail and the Word of the Year Alternative

New year’s resolutions are well known for not working out. How many don’t work out? At least 4 out of 5. And the ones that fail typically don’t make it as far as the end of January. Even with the odds being against you to this extent, people still set new year’s resolutions anyway. Setting …

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Why Being a Grandparent Can Be More Fun Than Being a Parent

I’ve seen it. Perhaps you’ve seen it, too, The proud grandparents. Happy that they made it far enough to have grandchildren. A reward for keeping their own children alive long enough? A chance to relax and not feel so responsible for how a younger generation turns out? Whatever it is, grandparents get the opportunity to …

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What Is Happiness About? The Elusive Search for Something Real

Does anyone remember the Peanuts book “Happiness Is a Warm Puppy”? It contains a series of “Happiness is …” statements accompanied by Charles M. Schulz’s illustrations. Here are some of the statements from the book: “Happiness is an umbrella and a new raincoat.” “Happiness is a pile of leaves.” “Happiness is sleeping in your own …

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Why These Types of Freedom Are Unhealthy… and What You Can Do About It

Isn’t freedom a good thing? How could freedom possibly be unhealthy? Isn’t freedom something that we need more of, not less? All good questions, and I will address each one of them. I’m here to challenge thoughts that have held us back, including me. Certain types of freedom are unhealthy. I’ll explain why that is, …

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What I Learned From When I Was In Over My Head and Bouncing Off the Bottom

Dear Friend, Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were forced to get clear and to take immediate action? Yes, and probably more than you realize, too. You likely don’t give yourself the credit that you deserve. You’ve been backed into a corner before. You could have given up, but you didn’t. …

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Personal Learning Plan Template: Your Path for Intentional Growth

Dear Lifelong Learner, You are too important to leave your growth to chance. The sooner you accept that and do something about it, the better off you’ll be. Success, especially sustained and lasting success, requires a plan. A plan that you’ll apply and adjust as necessary. As with many other things in life, it helps …

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The Genius Equation: You’re Closer Than You Thought to Revealing the Genius That You Are

This post contains affiliate link(s). An affiliate link means I may earn advertising or referral fees if you make a purchase through my link. When it comes to this topic, I couldn’t help but think about the tagline or slogan that shows up in Scotiabank’s marketing. “You’re richer than you think.” The concept is quite …

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How to Find Your Inner Strength – and Why That Matters

This post contains affiliate link(s). An affiliate link means I may earn advertising or referral fees if you make a purchase through my link. Depression. Obesity. Laziness. Premature death. What do all these things and others have in common — besides being global epidemics? They are symptoms of a greater problem facing all of humanity. …

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About Me

The purpose of this website is to create a learning space to discover who we truly are and the unlimited potential that we each have within, and also to convert these discoveries into definite actions and results. Personal development programs / courses, books, retreats, metaphysics, and quantum physics are among the various modalities which facilitate …

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