Leave Proof You Existed

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“Everything is Everything.”
~The Tao of Wu

“I want to be remembered for something, anything.  I just want to be remembered.”, she said.

“What do you want to be remembered for?”, I asked.

“At least that I was here.  That I existed.  That I mattered.  That I made a difference. That I was worth something.” she said with melancholy.

“What would that look like?”, I asked. Continue reading

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The Person You Would Rather Not Be

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They are real.

You can feel them but you can’t always see them.

They lurk around the corner. Masterfully weave themselves into your life.  They are bold, ruthless, and take prisoners.

They will haunt you until they are stopped.

Are you ready to stop them?

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Inner Strength: Do You Have It?

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“We may get knocked down on the outside, but the key to living in victory is to learn how to get up on the inside.”
~ Joel Osteen

I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past.

It’s just that simple.

If you consider yourself a resilient person, then you know exactly what I am talking about.

You know what you have been through and know who you are because of it all.

Inner strength doesn’t come from external forces.  It doesn’t come from modeling others’ behavior or using words that others use to sound strong.

It doesn’t come from empty mantra’s or stickers on your fridge that tell you “It’s all good.”

Inner strength is earned and is the direct result of what you choose to focus on, what meaning it has, and what you are going to do about it. Continue reading

Practicing Patience When All You Want To Do Is Hold On Tightly

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“Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength.” ~Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

How do you practice patience when you want something to happen so badly that your heart aches?

How do you tell yourself to wait, when all you want to do is force the unseen to make itself known?

Patience is truly difficult to have some days, isn’t it? Continue reading

Are You Into Pain or Pleasure?

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You know what you like. 

It feels good, doesn’t it?

Are you into pain or pleasure?

Now, don’t get confused.

I’m not talking about anything sexual.

I’m talking about what the single driving force that controls all human behavior.

And, this force will continue to control you for the REST OF YOUR LIFE:

PAIN OR PLEASURE Continue reading

Eliminate Anxiety in 4 Easy Steps!

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We’ve all been there; gripped by the intense emotional and physical arousal that stops us in our tracks.

Your Heart pounds, it’s hard to breathe, you begin to feel really hot and start to sweat and the dizziness sets in.  You have to sit down because the nausea it hitting you.

This is anxiety and it can be bad.

And depending on how you respond to it and what you do when it hits you, anxiety can actually be useful and perhaps even beneficial! Continue reading

The Soundtrack of Your Life

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It seemed that it all came together within a matter of minutes.

Like finally putting on the perfect prescription glasses that allowed me to REALLY SEE clearly for the first time in my life.

Even though clarity has evolved for me in many ways, I needed to know the real deal about certain aspects of my life.

I finally understood the tracks that were playing on soundtrack to my life and EVERYTHING makes sense now.   And all it took was this…….
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