Road sign reading “Tough decisions ahead” Spirit will often urge you to do the hard thing. For example, telling the uncomfortable truth or challenging status quo. Just be sure your steadfastness is born of spirit and not of identity or ego. (Your heart always knows the difference.) Unfortunately, what feels right doesn’t always feel good. [...]

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blurry eye chart with glasses superimposed Most of us have gotten used to some form of dysfunction. It’s one reason we stay in bad relationships or unfulfilling jobs and careers. We get used to the norm. But as previously stated, normal is often suboptimal. When a person gets corrective lenses for the first time, the [...]

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When life feels hopeless, the practice of acceptance can seem like a dooming proposition. However, acceptance is often misunderstood.  It is not giving permission for misfortune to continue. It is not resigning yourself to misery. It is not giving up.  It is rooting yourself in the strength of your soul. Only then can you take [...]

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Much of life is lived in the “in-between.” In between the highs and lows, in between the big events. At times, it may be considered mundane, but even the mundane is worthy of appreciation. The task is to find moments of inspiration within those periods. A resurfaced memory. A show of genuine affection. Uncontrollable laughter. [...]

happy woman smiling Imagine inviting a guest to your home. However, upon their arrival, you lock the deadbolt.  This is the relationship many of us have with joy. We say we want more. We try to attain it. Yet, the incessant striving is a barrier to actually experiencing it. Consequently, we miss the ways in [...]

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