Is “Letting Go” Mission Impossible?
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    The past eighteen months have been perhaps the most challenging of my life. Early on, I believed the difficulties I was having had everything to do with outside circumstance, which — until then I hadn’t realized — dictated my happiness…or, lack there of. My situation; personally, professionally and financially appeared so incredibly bleak, I had the sensation that I simply wasn’t going to make it. … Continue reading

Are Your Expectations Limiting The Joy In Life?
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Resolutions are not my thing. I wrote in an earlier blog post, that I find lasting change is more about focusing on adding the positive than putting energy into taking away the negative. Exercise, for example, is an integral part of my health and well-being. Neither of which I have done much of the last 6 months. Rather than figure out the “hows and … Continue reading

The Latest Life Lesson From Top Dog In Charge
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Lately, my puppy Vito is my greatest teacher. Despite his penchant for cardboard boxes he’s a therapy dog in training, and last night was his weekly obedience class. My day ran long and I could see that I wasn’t going to have the half-hour to take him to the park first.  I decided to go right to class when my gut said…”go to the … Continue reading

Is Acceptance Keeping You Stuck?
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For last week’s Joy Blog I wrote about seeing ourselves as we really are. It’s one of the most important keys to the joy in my life...and I have a few things I want to let you in on... so brace yourselves my early-bird, vegan, gluten-free, juicing, yogini friends! I’m a meat eater. Steak medium rare, pork chops, bacon, chicken, fish, lamb…all of it. Love it. … Continue reading

Do You See Yourself As You Really Are?
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It’s kinda hard to imagine, but until a couple of weeks ago I didn’t own a full-length mirror! If I wanted to check out my look for the day I’d step up on the curb of my shower and open the medicine cabinet, so I could get a somewhat complete – albeit angled ‑view of what I was taking out into the world. Flash forward. I now have a trusty … Continue reading