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Love vs. Fear: The Experiments

I know, I know. You've heard the concept of love versus fear about a trillion times, so I'll just let Oprah boil it down briefly: "Every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love o…

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How to Learn from Your Whining Spouse

If you've ever been in relationship, trust me, you've experienced this: The In-Bed-Sick boyfriend or girlfriend... Perhaps your hackles are already raised. You're envisioning your man, lying in …

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4 Tips for Launching Your New Business Idea

Launching is about following my intuition and my feel-good instincts. I know how to market, it's what I did for many years. But, when I started asking the question "Does that feel good?" The answer…

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Don’t Think You’re a Leader? Here’s Why You’re Wrong

For as long as I can remember, I've been telling a story that doesn't serve me. The story is this: I'm a behind-the-scenes person who gets her kicks from supporting others. In other words, I'm not a l…

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The Simple Mind Trick That Transforms Lives

Whether we realize it or not, our lives revolve around stories and have done so since our cave-painting days. Picture it:†Cave people hunkered down around a blazing fire situated in the middle of t…

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Should I Get a Hysterectomy?

Bright and early Monday morning, I head to the doctor to discuss my proposed total hysterectomy. The doctor wants to talk with me to find out if he will tackle the procedure or, due to my case histo…

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Dear Women, Enough with the “I’m Sorry”

  By Melanie Bates I went to the grocery store a few weeks ago. I needed a package of Almond Joy pieces and some celery. (Donít judge.) I had taken one of those little mini carts, just i…

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Do You Feel Heard?

By Melanie Bates Do you ever just feel like no one hears you? As if you're floating under the Pacific screaming "SHARK!" and the rest of the world is sunning themselves on the beach and watching th…

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The Arctic Tundra Of My Soul

I havenít had much to say. Maybe youíve noticed. More likely you were busy fighting with family over the turkey neck, making popcorn garland interspersed with bright red cranberries and hiding your ki…

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Fairy Feces: A New Way to Set ‘Resolutions’

Maybe itís the Virgo in me, but I actually like New Yearís ďResolutionsĒ in a sense. I also enjoy taking the hundreds of books off of my book shelf each year, caressing them gently with a dust cloth, …

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