Life, Liberty, the Pursuit of Happiness - Freedom From Tyranny

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As Americans have gone about celebrating the 4th of July and their liberty and independence from what they considered tyranny and British oppression, I am reminded of the many ways in which humans continue to struggle with freedom in its…

Living Outside the Box

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  Living outside the box is a very revolutionary idea and not an easy one to accomplish. Its something I've found myself working on a lot lately.   What do I mean when I say living outside the box? I mean looking at what I…

Love and Worthiness Lessons from a Wild Boar

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Long ago and far away ... I had a visitation by a wild boar. Now who on earth makes goofy statements like that? Seriously? Sometimes I think I am the strangest person I know. Anyway back to my tale . . . Once upon a time back when…

Staying Calm and at Peace in the Face of Uncertainty and Chaos

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A very effective way to remain calm and at peace is through Meditation. When you can drop into a theta brainwave state at will, emotions are disconnected. You are calm, cool, and collected no matter what. It makes things easier to think, make…

It's Time for a (R)evolution

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How much have you changed over the years?  If you are a parent, do you listen to yourself and think, "I sound like my mother (or father)." That "truth" may make you smile or cringe depending on your opinion of your upbringing. You…

The Past is the past is the past is the past…. GET IT??????????

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(c) Diane Mickelson The past is over… done… gaput…  we don’t get do-overs….  We LEARN from the past… We DON’T, however, get do-overs.  So take what you have learned…. And apply it to the NOW.  It is interesting because I…

The Blame Game - Do You Participate?

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(c) Diane Mickelson Blaming sets up a situation in which it becomes difficult to move forward and puts resolution in the hands of others…. As we finally start understanding that the world outside of us is a reflection of the world inside…