Relationships – You’ve Got To Know When To Fold ‘Em

July 31st, 2017

Many of us stay in relationships way too long, way past the point where there is any real hope that things will change for the better and provide us with the satisfying, sustainable relationship that we desire. It is often the fear of loneliness that keeps us in the relationship. Perhaps the dread of having to start the process over again of searching for and finding a loving partner. As the red flags in the relationship pile up, we sweep them under the rug. Perhaps we have outbursts of anger on a regular basis. Perhaps we have resentments simmering below the surface. Either way, we’re not happy. And perhaps we could be if we chose to cut our losses and move on. Not an easy decision to make but perhaps a worthwhile one in the long run.

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Let’s Stop Picking On Each Other

July 30th, 2017

Rather than give people the benefit of the doubt, many of us tend to assume the worst of people. We assume they are trying to hurt us. We assume they have another agenda. We look for flaws, inconsistencies, anything we can to attack or minimize person or the person’s position because it threatened us in some way or because it hit a raw nerve within us. Ultimately, this is not healthy for us as individuals, for us as partners in relationships, and for us as a society trying to find common ground.

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Pay Attention. Haste Makes Waste. Look Before You Leap.

July 29th, 2017

In the blink of an eye, our lives can change dramatically for the worse. Sometimes it’s not our fault. Sometimes it is. Sometimes we’re not paying close enough attention to a task, and a mishap with severe unintended consequences occurs. Best we take our time. Best we be vigilant and situationally aware.

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Why Should We Be Nice To Old People?

July 25th, 2017

Because it’s the right thing to do? Because it’s always best to treat others as we wish to be treated? How about…. Because one day, if we are lucky, we will be old and regret that we weren’t kinder to old people when we had the chance.

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What Can We Learn From Celebrity Suicides?

July 24th, 2017

Money and success can’t buy us love, happiness or inner peace. So, by all means, we go after our dreams. But we don’t set it up so our happiness and inner peace depend upon fulfillment of those dreams. We find ways to be happy and at peace with ourselves and our world regardless of the good fortune or strife in our lives.

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Do Things Differently. Surprise Yourself.

July 24th, 2017

Maybe eating corn flakes for breakfast every day for fifty years is a good thing. Maybe it’s not. Maybe variety is the spice of life. Maybe “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” Perhaps we should challenge our habits and routines by occasionally doing the unexpected, choosing an alternate path, and discovering the limitless potential of the universe to surprise us when we surprise ourselves.

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Don’t Isolate. Quiet Your Mind. Conquer Your Ego

July 23rd, 2017

When we isolate from others we are avoiding dealing with our problems and we are reinforcing our dysfunctional view of ourselves and our world. Best to engage in the world and learn how to effectively navigate the slings and arrows. Best to quiet our mind, free it of the noise tsunami that bombards us 24/7. Best to conquer our ego which thinks it’s us against them, kill or be killed.

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What Does Smiling Have To Do With The Law of Attraction and Self-Sabotage?

July 23rd, 2017

The Law of Attraction is essentially a request to the universe for help. If we send that request with a smile, we are increasing our potential to attract the cooperation and support of others. If we send that request with a frown, we are sending a mixed message and are, therefore, sabotaging our efforts. Best that our thoughts, our facial expressions, our body language, our words and our deeds all reflect our desire and commitment to the better life we are hoping to manifest.

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Respect The Boundaries Of Others

July 22nd, 2017

When we don’t respect boundaries and push forward in our desire to manipulate a situation and get the outcome we prefer, we end up creating resentments and pushing people away.

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We’re Not As Smart As We Think We Are. Trust, But Verify.

July 6th, 2017

A young man thought up this great stunt that would make his video go viral. He’d have his girlfriend shoot him in the chest with only a book between the bullet and his body, and he’d survive because the book would stop the bullet. Obviously. But the thing is, in less obvious cases, we all have the potential to be a dope and do something thoughtless, foolish, impulsive, without considering possible unintended consequences. Best we beware of our great thoughts and perhaps run them by others we deem to be sensible souls, before leaping into action.

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