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Fasting

Fasting is when a person refrains from eating, drinking and/or a combination of both for an extended period of time. Various cultures, religions and people fast for many reasons. I do not have a particular affiliation, religious reason or driving force for the fast I just completed, but rather it’s a mix of things. First […]

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Radical Responsibility

The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention – Unknown We have often heard since childhood to “be responsible” and to “take responsibility” for our life or actions, but it seems to just get shrugged off. Responsibility (in the meaning that I am discussing) is “the state or fact of being accountable or to […]

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Sitting in the Sadness

For many reasons, both personal and global, my heart is heavy. I type this and I try to understand. The only thing that seems to help is writing. Journaling, blogging, and just putting words out of my head in some way. I understand that my sadness is for myself, for people close to me, for […]

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CLUTTER Crazy

I have spent much focused effort since last fall to clear clutter and downsize my life. THOUGHT I was doing well…until I realized I wasn’t. “Don’t put down, put away” is a quote I recently heard while listening to the audiobook “Making Space, Clutter Free” by Tracy McCubbin. She has a really insightful approach to […]

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Anger

What is anger? A punishment we give to ourselves, for somebody else’s mistake. – Unknown I never realized how angry I was, until I finally set out to SEE my actions (and feel my feelings). I realized I harbored anger, resentment, frustration and more, at a fairly continuous steady level. This is obviously not good […]

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Ambition

am·bi·tion /amˈbiSH(ə)n/   noun 1. a strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work.   2. desire and determination to achieve success. Though not always, the context in which people frequently refer to ambition sometimes gets a bit of a negative tone. It’s not inherently a “bad” word or […]

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My Little Dream House

I think a lot of little girls are shown the “Barbie Dream Home” and get this vision in their head of how they want it to look. Then as we get older, (boys and girls alike) do our best to express ourselves through decorating our bedrooms. Parents try to entertain this, within reason typically, and […]

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No Mediocre

How you do anything is how you do everything – Unknown This quote resonated with me so much. I really believe the truth of the statement and I think that is something that causes me intense frustration (at times) but also garners large amounts of success all throughout my life. Yes, there are situations in my […]

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Ikigai

In Japan, there is a term – ikigai (pronounced Ick-ee-guy) – which roughly means “reason for being”. It’s been featured in many articles, but just one was in Forbes, which you can read about here, and where I got the diagram/visual below. I found this fascinating when I was first introduced to it, because it’s […]

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Falling Out of Love

As sad as it may be, falling OUT of love often teaches us the most lessons. Falling IN love is where many of the great memories are made and “feel good” moments live, but falling out of love is where we are forced to grow, or at least consider the process of reflection and growth.  […]

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