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One more reason to shout “Hallelujah!”

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”–Melody Beattie It’s pretty easy to be grateful when the sails of […]

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“I am here to be electric. I am here to be alive.”—Tama Kieves

“I’ve known for some time that staring at objects while holding pictures in my head makes reality oddly responsive.”—Martha Beck Martha Beck, who I met one year at an author’s conference in Kansas City (we both had new books out), wrote an article for O Magazine about vision boards. As she said, “Some results are […]

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The perks of brazen gratitude, Part II

“You will look upon that which you feel within.”—Course in Miracles It’s Rave Monday, a practice I learned from the inimitable Michelle Dobbins on her Daily Alchemy blog. Giving shout-outs to all the good in your life, more than just a soppy exercise, changes your brain and rewires your neural transmitters. When someone shows up […]

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Why it’s time to subvert the dominant paradigm.

“You can never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”—my hero, Buckminster Fuller Psst! Over here! I want to let you in on a little secret. Despite what the $500 billion advertising machine incessantly insists, the world is wildly abundant. There is […]

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It takes a village to raise a child….and do lots of other things.

“Social media has sparked a revelation that we, the people, have a voice, and through the democratization of content and ideas we can once again unite around common passions, inspire movements, and ignite change.” ― Brian Solis I am so excited right now that it’s hard to even sit down and write this post. Why […]

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Your brain on gratitude: the perks of brazen thankfulness

“Gratitude is some seriously powerful stuff.” –Emily Wenstrom I just returned from the Cook Islands, a tiny nation of 15 spits of land, surrounded by millions of miles of ocean. The 15,000 or so people who live in the Cooks rightfully believe they are blessed, that God has given them everything they could possibly need. […]

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“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” – Thornton Wilder

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” 
– Oprah Winfrey My friends, relatives and anyone who follows my blog knows about A.A. 2.0. It’s a simple, two-step program for revolutionizing your life. The name comes from my […]

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