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Month: February 2015

9 Tips for Starting Your Day the Meditation Way

9 Tips for Starting Your Day the Meditation Way

How do you start your mornings? Do you have a specific routine or ritual that you follow? For many years, I have been a morning journaler. I started the habit when I first discovered The Artist’s Way¬†by Julia Cameron in 1997. Since then, few mornings have passed without my scribbling down some thoughts and ramblings in my journal. Around that same time, I began to hear a lot about meditation. My main exposure to it was at the Unity church…

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Someday Isle: Where Dreams Never Come True

Someday Isle: Where Dreams Never Come True

Do you remember learning the days of the week when you were a little kiddo? Then you got to school and learned how to spell them. That Wed-nes-day was a tough one. Since that time, I have lived my life by those seven days of the week, but the day that has gotten more mileage than I like to admit is Someday. Try as I may, I cannot find that eighth day on any calendar, even though the Beatles sang…

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Do you wanna walk home with me?

Do you wanna walk home with me?

Have you ever encountered a quote that just won’t leave you alone? Maybe it’s not deep or profound but somehow it just gets under your skin. A year or so ago, such a quote crossed my path. We’re all just walking one another home. –Ram DassRam Dass. If you are of a certain age or belief system, you may know of Ram Dass — the former Harvard professor turned spiritual teacher, the author of the early 70’s classic, Be Here…

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How to Cash Your Checks and Change Your World

How to Cash Your Checks and Change Your World

When you were a kiddo, did your grandma or favorite aunt ever send you a check for your birthday or Christmas? HOLY DOLLAR BILLS! What was the first thing you did? Well, once you jumped up and down and squealed about having some money of your very own to do with as you pleased, you probably started bugging your mom or dad to take you to the bank. You could hardly wait to cash that check. I moved away from…

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Beyond the Purchase, Commitment

Beyond the Purchase, Commitment

Do you let yourself off the hook? Sometimes I do, but I almost always regret it. I’m sitting at my computer on Monday evening. A couple of days ago, I committed to a 21-day blog challenge, which just happens to start today. It’s 10:10pm, and here I sit staring into space, yawning, and wanting to jump into my jammies and go to bed. Nothing stopping me, right? Wrong. I committed to a 21-day blog challenge. I owe somebody a blog….

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