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My Top 10 Life Lessons Learned in Half a Century

I woke up one day and…voilà! I'm 50 years old. In the words of the Talking Heads, "How did I get here?" Born in the middle of the night, two weeks late, I violently entered the world at nine and…

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What to do with Lingering Fear

I've been thinking about my hair a lot lately. Trying to decide if I want to go shorter, or keep it longer so I can throw it into a ponytail when I'm in a hurry. I've also been thinking a lot about cl…

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How to Stop Judging Your Eating Habits

Ok, let's be honest - we're all a little masochistic at times when it comes to judging ourselves. When we're going through challenging experiences, we often make them worse by piling judgment on top o…

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The Truth about Character ‘Flaws’

On Saturday night, I was sitting around the house in my pajamas watching Battlestar Galactica - yes, that's how fabulous my life is - and I decided to call one of my oldest friends. I love talking wit…

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How Do We Become Strong and Confident From Within?

First, be one with yourself. Accept yourself. Love yourself. Society conditions, educates, and “civilizes” each of us in such a way that we begin to condemn ourselves. For example, society…

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Stop Obsessing Over Self Improvement. Accept Yourself!

I recently had the honor of meeting author Robert Holden when we both spoke at the Hay House IGNITE event in San Jose, CA. Robert is someone whom I’ve admired for quite some time. It was wonderful to …

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Wisdom from Jeremy McDonald

Remember you are your happiness and you are everything that you are looking for right now! It took me a very long time to discover that no one can give me happiness except me. No one can make my dr…

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What Do You Need To Be Happy? (Hint: You Already Have It)

I am a firm believer in the concept that understanding an idea intellectually is not the same as internalizing it—that is, understanding it on the level of the soul. Time and again, I've read self-hel…

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Feeling Overwhelmed? 5 Tips to Help

Feeling overwhelmed? You're not alone! It's a natural response to the ever-increasing demands on our time. Even with all of the great technology and time management tools we have, 24-hours can still s…

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Know Yourself, Accept Yourself

If you're very self-critical, you can often times find yourself apologizing to others about the way you are. It can be demoralizing when who you are doesn't match up with who you want to be. But the w…

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