How To Use Failure As A Teacher

Of the many things I wish I had learned younger and better is how to use failure as a teacher, instead of considering it a personal weakness. Let's face it, from the moment we enter school, and sometimes before, the last thing we want to do is “fail” . “Fear,...

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Your Life As A Movie

If you pictured your life as a movie, would it be easier to see the patterns and decide exactly what you needed to do to get to the best, most satisfying resolution? When we watch a movie, we expect conflict. In fact without it, the movie would be boring with no real...

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Making Way For Changing Traditions

One of the hardest parts of any change is making peace with traditions. Traditions are a wonderful way to mark the various holidays and occasions. But often, people forget that as their lives change, it is reasonable to expect that the traditions will too. Traditions...

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How To Live An Inspired Life

Spencer West, Maria P. and you, living inspired lives, or at the least, the potential to do so. Rarely do we link our life stories with those who have gained international, or even local attention. We see our lives as separate and with nothing in common to those...

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Kindness, Never A Small Thing

If you have ever doubted a kindness you have given as some small thing, I invite you to reconsider that idea. I should have awoken happy today. I was going to attend my first “regular, non therapeutic” yoga class. A milestone in my journey to heal my back. The sky a...

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One simple method to foster positive thinking

I'm not exactly sure when or why I started the bedtime tradition of “best part of the day” with my children. It became a great way to connect with them, and help end their day on a positive note. I didn't realize it then, but what I was fostering in them, was quiet...

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