Forgive them for Yourself

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Forgiveness is good for your heart — literally. One study from the Journal of Behavioral Medicine found forgiveness to be associated with lower heart rate and blood pressure as well as stress relief. This can bring long-term health benefits for your heart and overall health. Gandhi was quoted as saying, “The weak can never forgive.…… Continue reading Forgive them for Yourself

Adding Sugar Makes Things Better

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Have you ever tasted something and thought, “Gross, this needs some sugar.” Then you add sugar and it make the next bite sweeter. What if you could add a litte sugar to a bad attitude? “Here, open your mouth?” Just pour sugar into the person who’s attitude is a bit bitter and sweeten them right…… Continue reading Adding Sugar Makes Things Better

It’s Friday

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We have been conditioned from an early age that Friday starts the weekend. Weekends are for freedom. Work weeks are Monday through Friday. When someone says I have a different work schedule and my Monday is a Thursday, the weirdness of their week seems unnatural to us. What would happen if we had no boundaries…… Continue reading It’s Friday

One day at a Time

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We have all heard the advice about taking days one at a time. It is the foundation of most twelve step programs. I am on a program of my own for the next twelve days as I prepare for hand surgery. A “pantser” is someone who, “flies by the seat of their pants,” meaning they…… Continue reading One day at a Time

Things to Do at Home: Speak to Plants

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Get a house plant, water it, feed it and talk to it. I love the Toby Mac’s song Speak Life. It refers to speaking encouraging words to others. Toby explains that every interaction between humans is either encouraging or draining. You have the power to speak life into a person. You can encourage them or…… Continue reading Things to Do at Home: Speak to Plants

You’re What?!

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I hear so many people joking, half joking, sometimes not joking at all that they are stupid, ugly, trash, unworthy or that they don’t deserve…what? happiness? success? Love? Whatever….y’all…As one who knows that sort of thinking is just a lie of anxiety or maybe even a manipulation of evil, I am so tired of hearing…… Continue reading You’re What?!

Want to Change the World?

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Change your perspective. The only constant in this world is change, death and the laws of physics. Though I am no scientist, what do I know. What I do know is there is no reality. There is only perspective. Want to change anything in your life, yes anything, try looking at it in a different…… Continue reading Want to Change the World?

When to Walk

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Photo by Sebastian Voortman on Every human should know when to walk away and you do know. It is hidden in that small voice that whispers to your good common sense. It is not easy to admit it to ourselves that our time at a place or with a person is done. Most often…… Continue reading When to Walk