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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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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.

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Is It Time to Consider COVID a Treatable Disease?

COVID treatments are increasingly available and proven effective. It seems time to shift our view of COVID to a treatable disease rather than a death sentence.

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The Power of Quiet in Creating Change

Changing our world requires less chatter and more thought. We can’t see a new space when we’re busy talking and defending and accusing.

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The Joys of Scope Creep

How we helped unemployed friends and improved our home to create more positive energy throughout the house—all thanks to scope creep.

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Driven to Distraction

Strategic distraction is key to protecting yourself from the emotional distress that is part of daily life. Don’t let it eat you up. 

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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.