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Savour Life

I went through a very busy period last year.  I was quickly moving from one task to the next, always rushing and often trying to do more than one thing at once.  It was stressful and tiring but I kept … Continue reading

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You Can’t Know!

When my daughter was little she used to say “I can’t know” instead of “I don’t know”. It was very cute, “Where’s your teddy bear?” – “I can’t know!” However, over the years I have come to realize that in … Continue reading

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Lighten Up

This year I have been reading Pema Chödrön’s Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion.  I try and read one of the teachings each morning before I get up. Number 29 struck home so deeply that I … Continue reading

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Focus on What You Want

Back in July 2011 I wrote a blog post about Setting Your Intentions.  The general idea was to focus on what you do want and not on what you don’t want.  Sounds simple enough, but it is very easy to … Continue reading

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Illusion

I recently read an email from my sister-in-law where she mentioned her “baby food processor”.  When I jokingly wrote back that I wasn’t even going to ask why my babyless sister-in-law had a baby food processor, I found out that she … Continue reading

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Are you excited?

My 15 year old daughter is always asking me if I am excited about things that are coming up. Even though I am usually looking forward to whatever it is that she is asking about, I can never quite bring … Continue reading

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Preconceptions

Preconceptions … we all have them, about everything – that guy looks mean, she looks smart, that course will be hard, that jacket will be expensive.  We form a judgement “in advance of adequate knowledge or experience” – the definition of preconception. … Continue reading

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Me and My Shadow

Up until a year or two ago, I had an idea or a mental image of how I should look that was nothing like I actually looked.  I had it in my head that other people all looked pulled together, … Continue reading

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Choose to be Happy

We recently watched a movie called Small Apartments.  It was pretty offbeat but I’m really glad we watched it because at the very end there was a real nugget of wisdom in the form of a man’s advice to his younger brother: Franklin, What are … Continue reading

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Incremental Change

Change can be overwhelming.  We look at where we are and where we want to be and the gap can seem huge and insurmountable.  That’s why, many times, we don’t even try.  We can’t.  The change appears so big that … Continue reading

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