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Grow a Simple Life

Grow a Simple Life

It takes intention & persistence to focus on the beautiful and the good, and to grow a simple life in a world that seems to be only getting more complex. It isn’t simple to stay simple,

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Happiness Keys

Happiness Keys

It’s not easy to be happy when so many people are facing difficult times. Sometimes it’s even difficult to admit to being happily thriving when you know others are barely surviving.

But one thing the world needs right now is for us to hold a Frequency of Love, which partly means being willing to share our happiness, even in the midst of sadness, despair, anger, worry, fear.

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Find your essential spark.

Find your essential spark.

Have you lost your spark of inspiration? The world needs our light more than ever, but it can be overwhelming and confusing to find joy and passion in the midst of so much world trauma.

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Reveal Your Inner Treasure

Reveal Your Inner Treasure

There is a treasure in you…a deep quiet that surrounds
all the shiny objects stored in the crevices of your life.

Here, in this still center is where the adventure begins
…revealing the diamond that is the essence of You.

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A new (spacious) normal

A new (spacious) normal

One thing is certain. Things are not as they were. Normal is taking on a new definition, and life is moving in ways we barely recognize. Fear can still be felt in the air, but also hope and the blossoming of the earth. Here, in this new normal, we are given a choice....

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An Antidote for Fear

An Antidote for Fear

I've been a bit silent on the corona conversation, watching and integrating, sifting through facts and opinions, sharing some of the more meaningful perspectives while I continue to cultivate what I want to say. Honestly, it seems like most everything has been said,...

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Meet. Play. Be Love.

Meet. Play. Be Love.

When Happy People Get Depressed, Part 3 Another inner-conversation from last month’s dip into depression...& an antidote for just about everything! When Elizabeth Gilbert went on her epic journey to three countries to rediscover her passion, she began from a place...

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Welcome, Depression

Welcome, Depression

When Happy People Get Depressed, Part Two This being human is a guest house.Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness,some momentary awareness comesas an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all!Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,who...

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Don’t Give Up

Don’t Give Up

When Happy People Get Depressed, Part One I woke this morning to a wet pillow, an ache in my chest, and tears falling silently from eyes not yet opened to the new day. My first thought is: Ahhhh. What a relief! For awhile, I just lay there, allowing the emotions to...

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Your Love Matters

Your Love Matters

“The page awaits, pretending to be blank.” It’s the beginning of a new month, and I’m sitting with a blank page and so many ideas that my brain has gone into overload. The ideas are circling and layering on top of one another so fast that I’m losing any thread of...

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The Inner Joy of Tidying Up

The Inner Joy of Tidying Up

I’m sitting in the middle of a clutter-clearing project with everything I own piled in a room waiting for me to decide what to keep and what to let go. Have you ever been in the middle of one of those clutter messes? Marie Kondo might invite me to go through the pile,...

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Set a New Year Evolution.

Set a New Year Evolution.

Every New Year brings a dialogue about why resolutions don't really work, and many (including me) prefer to simply choose a single word or short phrase, a mantra, to inspire us forward. I call these 'NY Evolutions' because I allow them to change as I grow. I also use...

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New Year. New Moment.

New Year. New Moment.

#Happy2020 I woke up in the wee hours feeling a bit discouraged that I wasn't feeling a bit more...well, different. Like the Promise of 2020 was being shouted out in so many ways, and here I am feeling it's just another day. Then I read my daily inspiration from...

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