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Life is FOR you!

Life is FOR you!

If you’ve been with me for any length of time you know the nature of chaos I have lived with in all of the upheavals in my life. In case you haven’t been around, here’s the short list: I’ve moved 42 times, been in 3 car accidents (two of them car-totaling, and 1 with head injuries), navigated empty nest, lost two lifeline friends, I’ve had two estranged children (reconciled now), lost my father, lost my health (recovered now), divorced twice, didn’t receive my half of […]

By | October 4th, 2016|Categories: Emotions, Fear, Finding Peace, Grief, Live Better, Looking Forward, Your Future|Comments Off on Life is FOR you!

Wrap It In Love

Wrap It In Love

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I’ve discovered a new practice for neutralizing life’s jolting incoming missiles. You know the ones I mean, errant thoughts or comments from others that seemingly come from nowhere and before you know it you’re bummed out, angry, flustered, or crying. If you want to neutralize them here’s my secret: wrap it in love.

I like to wrap the harsh/painful thoughts in love in the same way I would wrap something in bacon, or chocolate, to make it more palatable. If this “thing” is going to come into […]

By | July 7th, 2016|Categories: After Divorce, Creating Your Happy Life Again, Forgiveness, Live Better, Reclaiming Your Power|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wrap It In Love

Using Upheaval for Good

From Upheaval to Uplevel

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That’s my new slogan:

From Upheaval to Uplevel

as I’m settling into a new way of doing life…

I’m not sure where I got the idea that life was supposed to be a steady incline that got better and better over time, but boy was I misinformed. One of the problems with believing that (other than it simply isn’t true) is that when things didn’t go the way I thought they should, I continually beat myself up. I thought I must be doing something wrong, I’m not smart enough, wealthy […]

By | June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Balance, Creating Your Happy Life Again, Emotions, Finding Peace, Learning from the Journey, Live Better, Manage Your Thoughts, Moving On, Your Future|Comments Off on Using Upheaval for Good

The Secret to Finding Yourself

The Secret to Finding Yourself

I’ve known for nearly two decades that I was in turmoil. I’d been in it so long I’d come to think that turmoil is just the way life is. What I didn’t realize is how lost in the weeds I’d been until I recently found myself in a peaceful meadow. Like the noisy refrigerator in the corner of the room, I didn’t really notice the clamoring I have been living with until it turned off. Are you interested in finding yourself, too?

After so long, I’d gotten used […]

Listen to Your Heart

Is It Time to Listen To Your Heart?

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Have you noticed how quickly life moves these days? Is it just because I’m older, or maybe busier? I’ve heard that life is like a roll of toilet paper (going faster at the end) but I’m a little shocked that it goes this fast. Time to hang on tight cuz things are moving.

In a lot of ways speedy movement is good news. Just like they say about Colorado weather. If you don’t like it this 5 minutes, wait a few and it will be entirely […]

Have You Lost Love?

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Have You Lost Love?

That’s kind of a silly question isn’t it? If we are older than about one day, we have lost love of some kind. Or at least it feels that way.

If you feel like you’ve lost love, and want it back, this article is for you.

Although I would have pushed back on anyone who tried to tell me this in the past, I have come to know that we cannot lose love. Why?

Love lives in us, not outside us.

Life events, upbringing, along with evidence we’ve gathered to the […]

A Life You Love

A Life You Love

Play, Relax Breathe

 

Dreaming A Life You Love

How much time do you spend thinking about what it will mean to have a life you love? For me, it’s been hard to think about having a more fulfilling life when I don’t think it can become a reality, but as I’ve allowed myself to dream more these days I sense the energy changing. Doors are opening.

Is it time for you to dream again?

A good practice is to spend time each day thinking about what you would like your life […]

5 Ways to Make Your Mornings Magical

5 Ways to Make Your Mornings Magical

 

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We all have those days where we have to dash off to something or other but is that the majority of the time for you? Or just once in a while? I think mornings are the most precious part of a day and I’ve got some ideas to make your mornings magical. When we’re out and about early enough we can enjoy the world waking up slowly, like the rising sun. At the start of a day there are only a few things demanding attention […]

Transitions – Insights Do Come

Transitions – Insights Do Come

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I’ve experienced many transitions. So have you, even if you didn’t recognize it at the time. Having just come through another one, I’m gaining all kinds of new insights. The loss part kind of sucks. The in-between stage was dismantling with all the fears that brings. The new beginning part is starting to make sense of it all.

I remember the first major transition I went through, which culminated in ending my marriage of 30 years. I didn’t have any idea what was happening to me then. At the time I’d been […]

A Season of Discontent

A Season of Discontent

 Season of Discontent

Discontent is hard to live with. Discontent with life. Discontent with partner. Discontent with work. If you are one who is in such a season, it seems all the world is tugging at you to be a certain way, to keep up the facade of normalcy, to ignore the fire roaring inside you that would cause you to scream and run away to a simpler life, to tend the fire burning inside. You need down time to ponder the changes going on inside you. You simply […]