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Podcast 134: Who Won?

Podcast 134: Who Won?

  Our minds are often focused on who won, whether it’s an argument, a contest, a competition, or some form of control. How can we...

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Judging Equitably

Judging Equitably

  Edit article "Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Are you truly equal-min...

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Happy Mothers Day to Moms in the Flesh -- and Spirit, Too!

Happy Mothers Day to Moms in the Flesh -- and Spirit, Too!

NOTE: This is a reprint of an earlier post I wrote in honor of Mothers Day. It is aimed not just at traditional mothers who have borne children after ...

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Sharing Your 5D Message

Sharing Your 5D Message

How powerful are you in conveying your most important life message and are you extending that message through 5D? For those accustomed to living an...

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Feeding the Body -- and the Soul

Feeding the Body -- and the Soul

“I get way too much happiness from good food.” – Elizabeth Olsen   Most of us know how happy a great meal makes us fe...

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Connecting to Essence and Life Purpose

Connecting to Essence and Life Purpose

The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross ...

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Time to Choose Happiness

Time to Choose Happiness

If you’ve been waiting for happiness to “happen,” it might be time for you to choose anew! It might be time to choose the happiness ...

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Suffering Loss or Garnering Gain?

Suffering Loss or Garnering Gain?

“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” ~ Norman Cousins Have you ever feared...

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Holidays and Favorite Things

Holidays and Favorite Things

“I love to laugh, and laughter is one of my favorite things. When you have a really good laugh, you feel great afterwards.” ~ Bill Eng...

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Preparing for Success

Preparing for Success

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”  ~ Seneca Are you waiting on elusive luck or preparing your own success...

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The Power of Stories in Our Lives

The Power of Stories in Our Lives

“Stories bring us from one reality to another.” ~ Trinda Latherow   Since early childhood, I’ve loved the power of st...

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What Are You Afraid Of?

What Are You Afraid Of?

“If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” ~ Dale Carnegie When people encounter me t...

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Mastering the Garden of Your Mind

Mastering the Garden of Your Mind

“Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds.” ~ Anonymous  What’s the c...

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Antidote for Limited Sight

Antidote for Limited Sight

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”  ~ Helen Keller When our vision is limited on the insid...

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Irma: Looking into the Eye of a Hurricane

Irma: Looking into the Eye of a Hurricane

What do you do when facing some of your biggest fears? With Hurricane Irma just hours away from approaching our Tampa Bay, Florida home, I became i...

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PEACE Makers: Being the Change We Wish to See in the World

PEACE Makers: Being the Change We Wish to See in the World

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." ~ Gandhi As each of us contemplates the seeming chaos and division around us, we're co...

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Is the Golden Rule Still Golden?

Is the Golden Rule Still Golden?

The Law of Reciprocity Remember the Golden Rule? It’s the credo we learned as children, reminding us to do unto others as we would have them...

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Soul singer Aretha Franklin struck a common musical and social chord in 1967 when she released her mega hit entitled, Respect.  In truth, we ...

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Reclaiming Your Reality

Reclaiming Your Reality

“By changing your reality, you change everything.” ~ Anonymous What does reality look like to you? I recorded this latest podcast a...

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World Speech Day: Thoughts for a Better World

World Speech Day: Thoughts for a Better World

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma  Gandhi If you had an opportunity to address the entire world, what ex...

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When Stubbornness is a Good Thing

When Stubbornness is a Good Thing

“It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.” ~ Albert Einstein Can...

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Authority or Influence: Which Will You Choose?

Authority or Influence: Which Will You Choose?

NOTE: The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Favorite Influence and Leadership Quotes. Have you appropriated the magic that arises fro...

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What a Wonderful World

What a Wonderful World

Outside the Welcome Center of Safety Harbor, FL Arts & Music Center “What a wonderful phenomenon it is, carefully considered, when the hu...

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Reflecting on the Timeless Wisdom of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reflecting on the Timeless Wisdom of Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” - Martin Luther King, Jr. More t...

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Finding Your Billionaire Lifestyle

Finding Your Billionaire Lifestyle

My initiative is helping others to discover and develop their life, calling and their passions – not how to pursue a billion dollar bank account...

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Finding Peace on EArth

Finding Peace on EArth

What if everything you’ve ever been searching for has been hiding in your heart? It is. In a world fraught with dissension, confusion and ...

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Are You a Stereotype?

Are You a Stereotype?

Are you a stereotype? Conversely, have you been pigeon-holing those around you? We often relate to and relegate others to stereotypes. Why? Beca...

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Free, Alive and Identity-Wise

Free, Alive and Identity-Wise

“In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity.”  ~ Erik Erikson ...

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Politics, Polarity and Peace

Politics, Polarity and Peace

  “Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you l...

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Need Something Better? Become a Culture Creator!

Need Something Better? Become a Culture Creator!

“A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi If you’re anything like me, ...

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How Much Money Do We Really Need

How Much Money Do We Really Need

“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” ~ Henry David Thoreau Is money the true source of life and happiness? Have...

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