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Friday, March 3, 2017

Live Lighter by being ultra-concerned with what other people think.

Just kidding! But seriously, what was your reaction to the title? Were you like, “No way!  That won’t help me lighten up! That makes me tense up!” Did you sense immediately upon reading it that “being ultra-concerned with what other people think” is definitely not the path to living lighter? Worrying what other people think is a recipe for heaving living. How...

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Live Lighter by applying Rule #6

If you’ve spent much time around me or my writing, you know I live and breathe by Rule #6. I kinda have to if I want to maintain my sanity. I learned about Rule #6 in one of the top five personal development books I’ve ever read. “The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life,” Here’s the story as told by the author, Ben...

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The “You don’t deserve to live lighter,” Lie.

I tend to take myself and every day situations rather serious if I’m not careful. Hence the 14 day challenge. I don’t mean to be so serious. It’s just that I’m naturally… An over-thinker. An over-reactor. An over-obsessor. An over-analyzer. An over-achiever. An over-pleaser. Or at least I am all these things in my head. Which constantly has me trying...

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

I’m doing a 14 day “Live Life Lighter” Challenge. Want to join me?

Listen to the blogcast (audio version) here. Forget about the sky, Chicken Little- my face is falling! It’s true. I’m getting more lines than college-ruled notebook paper and there’s nothing I can do to stop the printing. I blame it on gravity, pulling things ground-ward while I stand and sit. It gets worse when I lay down. My pillow presses up against my...

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

I refuse to be Hate’s host.

Blogcast: Listen to the audio version of the blog here.   I was on the phone with the nurse for the second time in an hour. I was panicked. Maybe she knew it… or maybe she was panicked too. “Take him to the ER,” she said with conviction. My son had a temperature of 104. His stomach had violently sent the Tylenol right back...

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Friday, February 10, 2017

The surest way to get where you want to go.

Listen to the “blogcast” here. A lot of pain and frustration rises from two specific places. 1) Knowing what we want to do, yet believing we are not capable of doing it. 2) Not knowing what we want to do and believing we are not capable of figuring it out. We often focus on “knowing” or “not knowing” and miss the bigger problem of believing “we are...

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

The best kept secret to “having it all.”

Listen to the audio version of this post here. I’ve turned some sort of imaginary corner. Imaginary because I can’t see it and have no marked day that it happened. But something has happened nonetheless. I hadn’t planned on writing about it because it’s difficult to describe. But that’s a writer’s job. To put into, as few and concise words as...

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Friday, January 27, 2017

The non-cheesy secret to a life of hope and joy.

Listen to the audio version of this post here. I’m beginning to learn the secret to hope and joy is not what I once thought it was. It’s not about comparing yourself to those around you. It’s not about staying super busy just to prove you can. It’s not about blaming your boss, or spouse, or circumstances, or God. It’s not about hiding under...

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Can too much “Jesus” talk be a bad thing?

You can listen to the audio version of today’s post here. Yesterday, while I was taking down my Christmas decorations (Yes, on January 20th, please don’t judge me), I listened to a new podcast. The God Journey is comprised of two friends chatting it up in a laid back style about religiosity that doesn’t work and Relationship that does. On yesterday’s episode, Wayne...

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

You can’t believe everything you hear.

You know that thing you’ve always heard is true about you? Maybe it’s not.   My son started 6th grade at a very unique school in the fall. They follow the college model. Students attend class two days a week to get instruction, receive assignments, and take tests. They work at home the other three days to follow up their learning. It gives a...

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