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Relationships

People say, ”I’m in a relationship.” or  “My relationship is messy.” Defining the word relationship on its very face may seem straightforward, but try to define relationship in a single sentence. What is a...

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Simplicity -Basic, Solid Stuff

Simplicity, basic, solid stuff.  Not the layers of complication and fuss, and the added expense that clutters and confuses and obscures.  Simplicity is a plain, old, red apple, pencil and paper, a walk in...

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The Desolate State of Deep Depression

Is it possible to give another individual a map or a set of directions out of a state of depression? Depression is a hideously recognizable place.  It’s the flat, colorless, shadowy, bitter, wilderness of...

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Go Beyond -Consider

Consider for a moment, if you will, all that I am about to put forth – but the request is not in considering my words, they are in looking at yourself and your own...

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Pay Attention

Pay Attention. Do you turn the corners in your daily life and find surprises? Do you understand the signs that are popping up along the way? Navigating my world requires more than simple memory...

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I Made a Mistake

Oops, sorry, I made a mistake!  I was wrong. My bad. Please forgive me; that was my error.  Simple straight forward statements but not heard enough. Simple yes, but not always easy, and incredibly...

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Validation

In defining the term validation, words like approval, justification, and acceptance pop up. Some people I know almost never seek outside validation.  Self-validation is a term that Merriam-Webster offers and defines as  “the feeling...

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The Traveler

Taking a journey to improve oneself sounds brave and noble and exciting.  Striving for growth, clarity, and wisdom requires the traveler to pass through terrain that exhausts and frustrates and even depresses the mind...

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Reframing One’s View

Reframing and adjusting one’s view on life is a conscious practice.  Perspective determines the state of one’s contentedness. Happiness cannot always be achieved and isn’t always appropriate, but one can certainly be content in...

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How Changing I to We Improves Life

A collective approach to life seems key to happiness. The concept of self in meditation is an interesting point to consider.  In my experiences in the almost two years I have been practicing daily...