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Common Threads

Through my years of working to help people realize the power that they have over their lives, I am repeatedly surprised and saddened to see their frustration at being “victimized” by the world around them. But magic and lessons happen every day. I see the magic in all of our everyday lives and share the lessons. I hope you enjoy my tales and share them.

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To Be Inclusive, You Must Really Be Inclusive

Stop racism, gender bias, religious battles and political divides by remembering that we all are simply people—fascinating, unique, complicated, incredible people.

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My Big Lesson In Life: Power vs. Force

If you want to be powerful, be quiet. Force makes a statement but creates more harm than long-term good. Far better…calm power

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Trust Your Body

Every part and system in our body plays a vital role. Simply removing or suppressing them because they’re “broken” puts your health at risk.

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The Key to My 33-Year Marriage—Not Making Plans

Goal-setting and planning is a double-edged sword. How not planning has led to success in my long and loving marriage.

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Don’t Pre-Worry

Don’t bother worrying about things you can’t control, especially the weather. What to do instead…

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To Learn…Really Be With Them

Lessons in politics from My Octopus Teacher: Miracles happen when you close your mouth and open your eyes.

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The Courage to Say “I Made a Mistake.”

It takes courage to admit to a mistake…especially when it’s a public one. The price of pridefully staying the course is even greater.

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Take a Walk Down Memory Lane with Me

How your first kiss can help you feel better in times of angst and strife.

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Even Nomads Need a Home

Without clan and connection, we are lost—vulnerable, defensive and in survival mode. The importance of home for emotional health.

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Will You Have Regrets When the Pandemic Is Over?

Make 2021 the year of no regrets by making sure your “shoulda-wouldas” from the quarantine are completed. What’s on your list?

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Don’t Be Afraid to Live Your Life

Hiding from life in the name of safety is not living life. It’s time to prepare to return to getting out and living your life.

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Your Anger Is Dangerous

The more stressed and angry you are, the higher your chances of getting sick. Try this exercise to stop the stress and increase the joy.

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Have You Joined the Puzzle Trend?

Puzzles are one of the hottest crazes of the pandemic. They ease stress and anxiety for young and old alike.

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Do You Know the Definition of Happiness?

A lot of time and money are spent searching for happiness. The truth is a slight shift in perspective can open the floodgates to happiness.

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Family Photo Fun This Thanksgiving

Retelling stories from the family photo album can rekindle the warmth and love of Thanksgiving even when you’re at a distance.

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REAL Social Responsibility

If you really want to be socially responsible, lose weight, eat healthy, strengthen your immune system and talk to your doctor about taking zinc and vitamin D.

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Happy Hallmark

You never know where you will learn lessons in life… even from escapist movies like those on the Hallmark Channel.

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A Vital Teaching Moment

How we respond to the election results will mark the path of our future. It’s time to break down barriers and work together for our country.

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Nature Always Prevails

When the world seems overwhelming, it is comforting to know that we have faced challenges before and overcome them. Nature always prevails.

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Commitment and Courage Required

Facing the challenges ahead will take commitment, courage and compassion by all. Lessons learned from marathon racers.