Peace & Calm

50 Shades of Gray (Hair)

50 Shades of Gray (Hair)

So last year, I decided to stop dying my hair. I know, I know, I hear your gasps, and I feel you scrolling to look at my picture. Yes, my hair is now mostly white and I’m still in my fifties. Before I made the decision, I posted a question on facebook, what is the...

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Monsters in the Shadows

Monsters in the Shadows

As children, we often conjured up monsters in the darkness of the night. These monsters were so real to us that we were unable to go to sleep, we called for our parents to rescue us and we even shook in our sheets. What we now know as adults is that there were no...

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Holiday Intentions

Holiday Intentions

Holiday Intentions What the heck just happened? Have you ever thought these words to yourself? It’s the end of a day, or you’re walking out of a meeting, or you just tucked the kids into bed, and you wonder how the time passed so quickly … And you think to yourself:...

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PEACE BEGINS WITH YOU!

PEACE BEGINS WITH YOU!

Peace is the Beginning, the Middle and the End In times of stress, struggle or unexpected mishaps, it seems that we are seeking peace as the end result.  We want a peaceful circumstance, a peaceful resolution, and a peaceful mind. As Mohandas Ghandi said, “There is no...

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GET THE FUNK OUT!

GET THE FUNK OUT!

Sure, being in a funk happens sometimes. Circumstances come about, stuff happens, people say things, life takes an unexpected turn, and suddenly we're on a downward spiral. FUNK is in our experience. And here's the deal... FUNK is a mind job. FUNK is a head case. It...

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Change is in the Air

Change is in the Air

It’s January 19th, it’s a new year, and tomorrow we will have a new president here in the USA. No matter how you feel about the president, we can all agree that we are in for some changes. Change is inevitable. Change happens around us all the time. It is our ability...

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Hiccups, Snags, and Whoopses

Hiccups, Snags, and Whoopses

OOPS, I did it again. What's the deal with me hurting myself lately? First my back, and now my shoulder. What the heck? Is this a sign that I need to rest? Do I need to contemplate something? Is there a message here for me? I have to admit I believe that all...

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Lose the Busyness ~ Gain Your Life

Lose the Busyness ~ Gain Your Life

Lose the Busyness ~ Gain Your Life

Do you ever have too much on your plate? Are you overbooked, overworked, and overextended? Do you run out of hours in the day before you run out of tasks and activities to do?

Yes, I can hear you snickering and sighing, and I can even hear your brain rattling in your head as you shake it ‘yes’ with great force. And I can almost hear you thinking “this is normal”. Well, although this might be the norm, it is far from where a normal, in-touch individual should set their sights. And yet…… Read More

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The Nut Roll Pat Down and Intentions

The Nut Roll Pat Down and Intentions

What an interesting experience I had at DFW airport this week. At the security checkpoint my bag was pulled aside because of a “suspicious item”. It ends up the item in question was a homemade nut roll that my mom had given me to take home for Christmas. It’s a...

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There’s Lots Going On Here…

There’s Lots Going On Here…

If you’re anything like me, you’re pretty darn busy right now. This is one of the busiest times our business has had in a few years -- we have a big road trip coming up with our Grow Tour happening in just about two weeks, we’re working with authors for our next two...

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You Deserve a Break Today

You Deserve a Break Today

I don’t know if anyone else started to sing when you saw this headline, but I know that the old jingle from a McDonald’s commercial from the 70’s started playing in head as I was typing it. (See commercial) Now, I don’t have any intentions of going to McDonald’s and I...

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How are you feeling today?  How would you like to feel?

How are you feeling today? How would you like to feel?

”You could be one thought away from peace.” ~ Kristine Carlson Peace is defined as a feeling of ease and calm within, no matter what exists around you. A feeling doesn’t happen to you, it is produced within your mind. Your feelings are derived from your thoughts. The...

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Open the Door to Your Soul

Open the Door to Your Soul

Lies.  Fibs.  White Lies.  Half-truths.  Real Whoppers.  Is there a difference?  Many of us like to think so.  We rationalize why it’s okay to speak something that isn’t exactly true.  Sometimes we say things that are partially true.  We omit parts of the story.  We...

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Is Universal Peace of Mind Really Possible?

Is Universal Peace of Mind Really Possible?

People value things differently. Some people get a high from having fun, laughter, adventure, excitement and even danger in their lives.  Some people find learning, structure and knowledge provides them with a sense of power and certainty.  Other people value calm and...

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Feelings of Peace

Feelings of Peace

How are you feeling today?  How would you like to feel today?  Happy? Joyful? Peaceful? PEACE:  A feeling of ease and calm within, no matter what exists around you. A feeling doesn’t happen to you, it is produced within your mind. Your feelings are derived from your...

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I Lovingly Forgive Myself. I Am Free.

I Lovingly Forgive Myself. I Am Free.

“Judgment and blame are the weightiest thoughts of all, as they lack love.” Marianne Williamson “I forgive myself.”  Imagine saying these words and meaning them. Imagine truly being able to forgive yourself for things you have done or said in the past. Imagine truly...

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Is Universal Peace of Mind Really Possible?

Is Universal Peace of Mind Really Possible?

People value things differently.  Some people get a high from having fun, laughter, adventure, excitement and even danger in their lives.  Some people find learning, structure and knowledge provides them with a sense of power and certainty.  Other people value calm...

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Get Unplugged

Get Unplugged

When is the last time you truly ‘unplugged’? We’re talking no emails, no cell phones, no to-do lists, no regular day-to-day tasks and chores. We’re talking no brain cells set to ‘on’ and no where to go, nothing to do. We’re talking true and purposeful relaxation all...

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Breathing Through Discomfort

Breathing Through Discomfort

Tension is something that can sneak up on you gradually or it can happen in a moment. However your tension shows up for you, you can be sure that if you are experiencing tension in your emotional life, you will also experience tension in your physical body. When you...

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Create a Happy Holiday

Create a Happy Holiday

Happy Holidays to You! Across the world at this time of year, we find the holidays being celebrated in hundreds of different ways. Traditions have been passed down through the generations and we each have ingrained in our minds the practices that make for the perfect...

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