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Morning Routines…Why Bother?

Mornings have always been my personal enemy. I believe the author Rachel Caine expressed my deepest feelings about mornings when she said. “Mornings are pure evil, from the pits of hell which is why I don’t do them anymore.”  Unfortunately, I cannot adopt the last part of this quote, so I needed to find a…

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Comfort Zone… Oasis or Self-Imprisonment?

When was the last time you uncomfortable? I’m not talking about sitting on a crowded airplane uncomfortable, I’m talking about a time when you’ve pushed to do something that feels unnatural or challenging? For many people, comfort is a source of pleasure. They sit inside their comfort zone. It’s a security blanket, a way for…

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The Pathway to Your Calling

Do you have a job, a career, or a calling?  Earlier this week, I posted an article that discussed the difference between a job, a career, and a calling.  If you haven’t been able to read that post, you can do so here.   It’s important to point out, that all are worthwhile endeavors.  If you…

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5 Myths of Meditation

Throughout the week I have been posting information related to the benefits of meditation. If you haven’t been able to see those benefits, feel free to see them here.   While there are many benefits to it, it is my opinion many people find themselves holding back from trying it because they have assumptions of what…

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How Mindfulness Impacted My LIfe

Mindfulness.  It’s a term that used everywhere today.  Chances are, you’ve seen an article about meditation and mindfulness within the past year.  So, is it a new gimmick or fad, or will it last the test of time?  Well, I can’t see into the future, but I can tell you from my experience, that it…

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Living Your Purpose

“You can retire from a job, but don’t ever retire from making extremely meaningful contributions in life.”   – Stephen Covey     Last week, I wrote about creating your purpose statement.  If you haven’t had the chance to read that post, you can so here.  I recommend starting their because today we are going to…

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Crafting a Purpose Statement

“Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how others should live their lives, but none about his or her own.”  – Paulo Coelho – The Alchemist   Last week my blog post discussed the importance of having a purpose and gave some insight into how to start reflecting on your purpose.  If you haven’t…

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Awakening to Your Deeper Purpose

What gets you up in the morning?  For some, this question is easy – they have a natural understanding of what they are put on this earth to do.  But for others, it’s much more difficult to identify.  But, this is probably one of the most important questions about life.  What is your purpose?  What…

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What Does it Mean To Be At Your Personal Best?

Do you compare yourself to others?  Many of us today find ourselves looking at what other people have.  We look at their relationships, we look at how good of parents they are, we look at how successful they are in our careers,  how much money they make, the way they dress, how fit they are,…

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Want Better Results? Start with Your Beliefs!

In the July 2002, an article was published in the New England Journal of Medicine  focusing on the power of belief.  The study was conducted by Dr. Bruce Moseley, a well known knee surgeon to determine whether patients, who suffered from Osteoarthritis, would report feeling better after Arthroscopic knee surgery than their placebo counterparts.  …

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