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The two magic words, a review

“Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it.”—Thaddeus Golas As our world is being rearranged, as the old ways are crumbing, it’s wildly important to be exceedingly kind to yourself. To repeat, again and again, the two magic words: “It’s okay.” If you haven’t taken […]

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It’s all a gift

“We can be scared, we can be angry, we can be hopeful, we can be sad. We can be all these things and have company in it. –David Wilcox I’m home from my magical trip to Canada and decided to read a few of the comments. One, that I felt compelled to answer immediately, seemed […]

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You can’t make an elephant purr and other reasons to give up resistance

“Don’t surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn’t true anymore.”–Cheryl Strayed  Yesterday in the posse, my really wise friend Cindy made the above comment about the futility of resistance. It says it all. When we continue to beat ourselves over the head trying to make that elephant […]

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Anatomy of a guilt trip

“The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude towards the problem.”—Captain Jack Sparrow My dysfunction of choice has always been guilt. Maybe you’ve been on the same hamster wheel? The one where you obsessively worry about all the things you could have, should have, why didn’t I? do better. I wrongly believed […]

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Why it’s perfectly okay to have a negative thought

“What if right in that moment, it was quite beautiful the way it was?”—Grace Bell Every thought is temporary until you decide to invite it in for martinis and offer to make up the guest bedroom. Left unopposed, a thought, like a lightning bug, will blink right off, flit away, never to be seen again. […]

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The two magic words that can change your life forever

“Resistance is futile.”—The Borg from Star Trek Sherlock Holmes, if he were to get involved, would probably surmise that I learned the magic words I’m about to dispense from one of the speakers at the Rotterdam I Can Do It! Conference. And he’d be right about one thing. I did learn these words at the […]

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