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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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Fight Excess-ivity

Don’t be fooled into thinking that the more complex something is, the better it must be. It’s “fake thinking.” Simple is so much simpler.

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No Coincidences

Crazy coincidences may be random acts…or, as I like to believe, spiritual “hellos” that let us know we are not alone. Keep your eyes open to the magic.

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What Are You Going to Do About It?

The message has been heard…change is needed. Now trade in your messages of protest for actions that touch those in need and help them achieve the success that everyone wants.

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Forget Media Filters…Trust Your Own Truths and Do Your Own Research

Trust but verify as you watch the news and draw conclusions about the presidential race. The media has abdicated its role as unbiased reporters to create its own messages.

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The Importance of Choosing to Live Your Life

Inspiration from oldsters who choose not to forfeit their life in the name of protecting it. Great lessons for all.

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In the Blame Game, the Blamer Always Loses

It’s tempting to blame others when things don’t work out or if you’ve made a mistake. But in the blame game, the blamer always loses.

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What Rucksack Will You Carry Today?

Release the burdens you carry with you each day. Most are a choice. It’s easy to make a different choice.

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You Won’t Catch COVID from Saying Hello

A simple smile and hello when walking past someone always feels good…even in the era of coronavirus. Not only that, it may even help protect you from it.

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My Favorite Kitchen Time-Savers

I challenge those who say they have no time or money to cook healthy food. My favorite kitchen time savers.

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Celebrating the Goodness in Humanity

Let’s celebrate the many examples of generosity and sacrifice that are blind to racial, religious and gender issues, and work each day to build our society.

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Taking Good Care on My 60th Birthday

Some people might have gone to a neurologist. I went on a hike and fixed my tingling hands and feet. Thoughts on entering my seventh decade

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Stop Hoping…Start Changing

If we want change, protesting is not enough…and hoping is not enough..  It is on each of us to be the change that we want …in our lives every day.  What can you do to make th...

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Save Yourself First from Coronavirus…and Beyond

Simple and cheap ways to reduce our odds of transmitting and contracting the coronavirus. Yes…you…can

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Words of Inspiration at an Impossible Time

Words of inspiration for these very challenging times from wise sages of the ages.

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Why Can’t We Just Be People?

If what we want is unity, then why the extreme focus on labeling and segmenting groups? Why can’t we just be people?

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What World Have We Created for Our Children?

We birthed innocent children and too many grew into lost, aggressive destroyers Where did we go wrong?

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Contradictory Policies Undermining the Return to Life

The contradictions in COVID-19 policies are increasing frustration and undermining our need and ability to be personally responsible for all aspects of our lives.

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I Flew During a Pandemic, and It Was Just Fine

What is it like to fly when coronavirus still hangs over us? A little creepy, but mostly quite lovely. No lines. No waiting. And right on time.

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There Is More to Do Beyond Masks for Safety…Do You Love Yourself Enough?

If we really want to beat COVID-19, we must add to our list of “community obligations” taking steps to improve our own health.

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The Importance of Herd Immunity

Excessive use of hand sanitizers and other germ-killing/avoidance strategies is not helping our bodies prepare to fight COVID or the next novel illness.