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Just Right or Perfectly Wrong?

Rachael smiles, remembering her plans to open her own florist shop three years ago. Excited by what she’d learned in just four months at Tom’s House of Flowers, she eagerly leaped for her dream. Sh…

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Are You Ready to Seize the Day?

When you are inspired to do something, whatever it is in you that calls to be expressed, answer the call. Be bold; cross the threshold into uncertainty with the joyous anticipation that you are in fac…

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3 Things Never to Do if You Love Someone

I recently read a beautiful thought: "We judge others by their actions, and ourselves by our intentions." So true! In our own mind, we are often justified in what we say and do, but the truth is, rela…

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Letting Go of Toxic Expectations

Susan Spira shares how our pre-programmed expectations can affect our lives. The personal power and courage to have the best life possible are all nicely wrapped up in our package called self. Know…

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Don’t Give Up On Your Resolutions! Persist, Don’t Perfect

While the stars in Hollywood are rehearsing their acceptance speeches, many of us back home, standing on our scales, or prone on our couches are rehearsing our concession speeches—to our new year’s r…

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6 Ways to Make Resolutions that Stick

January is a complicated month. At first blush, it's like new love. There's that wonderful, wind-beneath-your-wings feeling, that promise of a fresh start, a whole new you, an open door to the possibi…

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Experience the Unknown, the Very Essence of Life

The present contains the fullness of the world and the fullness of spirit at the same time. But the present is elusive. We all lead our lives by remembering the past and anticipating the future. Th…

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Do You Expect People To Read Your Mind?

If she flies across the country to surprise me on my birthday, I’ll know we really are best friends. If he reaches out to me and shares the details of his challenges when times are tough, and if he…

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The 6 Secrets for Relationship Success

My wife and I were having breakfast last Sunday at our favorite spot, after our morning walk with our pooch. We got to talking about what successful relationships were made of. I was delighted that sh…

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Do You Expect Too Much From Your Mate?

Whether you realize it or not, everyone in life has expectations from their relationships…it’s normal to want something from the people in our lives. It’s also healthy to be in reciprocal relationship…

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