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Gambling Addiction & Suicide Prevention — 3 Helpful Tips

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Last week, my blog focused on distraction as the path of addiction.  This week I am continuing in that vein with guest blogger, Chloe Pearson, Read more »

Distraction vs Direction — The Path of Addiction

One of the greatest challenges in creating a joyful, peaceful and abundant life
is taking responsibility for what you do and how you do it.  As long as you can
blame someone else, be angry with someone else, point the finger at someone
else, you are not taking responsibility for your life.     Iyanla Vanzant

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Image courtesy of jesadaphorn FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Probably the coping mechanism used by most people to distract themselves from taking responsibility for their thoughts, words and actions is addiction. Read more »

Nothing or No One Remains the Same

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Image courtesy of Stuart Miles FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Last January I ushered in the New Year with a strong sense of impending change.  Since then, I witnessed one change upon another showing up in my daily life.   Read more »

Awareness & Consciousness Arise from Nothingness

Awareness transcends what it is aware of. It is as separate as light is from
what it shines upon. You are consciousness, and you can free yourself from
all of this
[pain and suffering] by relaxing behind it.     Michael A. Singer

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles FreeDigitalPhotos.net

I return refreshed from a month of gardening followed by a week-long yoga intensive. Each summer at this time, I treat myself to these occasions of being purposefully led through a transformational experience. Always my intention is the same — to awaken to my unconscious habits and to continue the work of liberating these deeply held patterns from my body. Read more »

Effortless Effort Untethers the Soul

The truth is, everything will be okay as soon as you are okay with everything.
And that’s the only time everything will be okay.     Michael Singer

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Image courtesy of Stuart Miles FreeDigitalPhotos.net

It takes great trust to be okay with everything and everyone.  Believing in the inherent goodness of all circumstances and people is challenging enough in today’s climate. Read more »

See with Intuition — not Illusion 

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes,
but in having new eyes.     Marcel Proust

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Image courtesy of Stuart Miles FreeDigitalPhotos.net

In my interpretation of Proust’s statement, having a new perspective alludes to using all six senses — intuition as well as taste, touch, smell, sound and sight — to deduce what is real. Read more »

Chaos and Contentment — Two Sides of the Same Coin?

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Image courtesy of radnatt FreeDigitalPhotos.net

As I virtually witness outer world chaos materializing into global terrorism and other seeming madness, like Donald Trump’s ascendancy to presidential candidate, I wonder where this is leading.   Read more »

Never-ending Construction

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Image courtesy of Toa55 FreeDigitalPhotos.net

In January, I felt within me a growing sense of impending change.  As each month unfolded, some event emerged to affirm this knowing amidst my uncertainty.  Such is the paradox of life.  

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Deep Listening — Breaking Through to Effortless Living

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Image courtesy of Ambro FreeDigitalPhotos.net

There comes a time in one’s wisdom journey where healing personal wounds is outgrown and replaced by a concern for the collective “woundedness” of our planet and humanity at large. These shared, universal wounds — poverty, pollution, oppression/terrorism, disease, etc. — are stored in the deepest grooves of the human brain, which overtime negatively alter our DNA and pass from generation to generation in their groundswell of enmity. Read more »

Keep On Keeping On 

One of the hardest decisions you’ll ever face in life is choosing
whether to walk away or try harder.     Ziad K. Abdelnour

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Image courtesy of marcolm FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Whenever life invites me to participate in change — which is pretty much every day — I am excited to dive into these new adventures.  For someone whose attention and energy can get distracted by “little shiny bits,” the beginning stage of any change easily draws me in.  Of course, these little shiny bits of inspiration are the drawing card for most of us. Read more »

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