How To Be Happy When Your World Is Falling Apart

It’s fairly easy to be happy when life is treating you well.  But what about when the s**t is hitting the fan, you feel like you have no control and nothing is going your way? Why how you think and feel about it all is your choice. You can choose to throw your hands in […]

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How To Totally Rock The Things That Scare You

A guest post by Laura Leigh Clarke If you’re like most people, you probably have things that deep down really scare you. Things that make you hang back, when you wish you could move forward. Things you’d just rather not think about – let alone discuss openly with people around you. Thoughts that crop up […]

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Radical Listening – 6 Strategies For Deeper Connections

Many attempts to communicate are nullified by saying too much. -Robert Greenleaf In a recent post, we talked about why you might be undervaluing your listening skills, and how that’s costing you. In this post, I’ll share some helpful techniques to improve your listening ability. But before you keep reading, check yourself: how important is […]

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7 Ways Listening Can Change Your Life

You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time ~ M. Scott Peck Are you a good listener? Maybe you are. But the odds are not good. Though we like to believe otherwise, most people, most of the time, are terrible listeners. It’s no mystery why. The real mystery is […]

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How To Shift From Misery To Miracles

Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.~ St. Augustine. Sometimes we feel in need of a miracle. Doesn’t have to be a big one…a little one would be just fine, since there is no order of difficulty in them. For some a miracle is an amazing experience […]

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How Chris Farley Changed The Way I Think About Wisdom

If you are looking for it, wisdom can come from the most unlikely places. Even really goofy, border-line stupid places. Sure, to satisfy your craving for wisdom you could consult ancient texts, visit a Tibetan monastery, or even consume large amounts of Chinese food simply to get to the coveted fortune inside those little brown […]

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5 Crucial Reasons to Carry a Moral Compass

This morning I took advantage of warmth and sunshine to do some early spring cleanup in my front lawn. A few dried-out clumps of tall ornamental grasses should have been cut back in the fall, and their long stalks have been blowing around the neighborhood all winter. It was time to take care of business. […]

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