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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 […]

Choose Thoughts Wisely

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Choose Thoughts Wisely

I recently took my grandkids to the playground, unfortunately it was full of goatheads, those really nasty thorns that flatten your bike tires, and pierce your shoes, your hands or knees or anything else unfortunate enough to come in contact with them.

We could have picked them out one by one, or tried to avoid them, but that takes a lot of time and energy—and we probably wouldn’t get all of them anyway.  The better solution? Just go play somewhere else. What a great metaphor for life, especially our thought life. […]

By | May 5th, 2016|Categories: Better Relationships, Finding Peace, Learning from the Journey, Manage Your Thoughts, Parenting, Ponderings|Comments Off on Choose Thoughts Wisely

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

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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 […]

Why Journal?

Your Journal is Your Friend

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I encourage people all the time to call friends to talk with them. It’s so important to have a place to spill your guts when you’re trying to figure something out or you need some relief from the emotions and chaos. My father died last week and I found myself waking in the night thinking about him. I needed to process and the world was asleep. My journal served me well. Writing from 4am to 6am got all that stuff out […]

By | November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Communication, Emotions, Finding Peace, Manage Your Thoughts|Tags: , |Comments Off on Why Journal?

Conquering the Inner Critic

Are You Tired of Your Inner Critic?

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Are you aware of your inner critic? You know … that voice in your head that tells you you can’t do anything right. Most of us have an insidious inner critic that sounds like someone from our past: Ma, Pa, teacher, pastor, coach, older sibling. Who does yours sound like? Mine is usually my Dad. For the longest time I didn’t even notice those cutting remarks as a separate voice. It beat me up for years before I recognized it WASN’T ME…until that night camping by […]

What’s Wrong With Waiting?

What’s Wrong With Waiting?

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There’s nothing like a car crash with a head injury to force a change in habits. I’ve had to slow down—a lot.  I didn’t realize the speed at which I lived life until I slowed it down a few notches.  It’s been different, but certainly not a bad thing.

My motto has become WWWW. Like WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?). Or www (world-wide-web) My motto is What’s Wrong With Waiting? I think I’ll start a movement. What’s Wrong With Waiting?  = WWWW

In the past I […]

The Upside of Emotional Crashes

The Upside of Emotional Crashes

The Upside of Emotional Crashes

I’ve lived a helluva life. In a little over a decade I’ve moved at least a dozen times, been in two car-totaling crashes, and been through two divorces. Those are the things I can quantify. The list doesn’t include financial crashes, computer crashes and emotional crashes. I’ve wondered what I’m missing that I require these hard lessons over and over. Is it just a string of bad luck? Did I sign up for this in some way? Is this just the way […]