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7 July 2015
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The Gift of I AM

 “I AM, two of the most powerful words, for what you put after them shapes your reality” Unknown Words are incredibly powerful – they can build or destroy.  Negative words creep into our mind and hearts — before we realize it, we are creating negative thoughts and attracting an undesirable situation into our life.  If your […]


4 July 2015
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Emotional Intelligence And Beyond

Personal Intelligence, The Power of Personality and How it Shapes Our Lives is a book by John D. Mayer who is a psychologist that co-developed the theory of emotional intelligence.  In my search to understand emotional intelligence I happened upon this book and (new to me) term and concept that expands on the original theory. […]


30 June 2015
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Be Vulnerable

When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would not longer be vulnerable.  But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable. –Madeleine L’Engle As Americans it seems we have placed too much emphasis on independence as a culture.  I’m not referring to […]


30 June 2015
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Signs of Being Stressed!!!

In most of our everyday lives we try to complete as many tasks as possible in a day. Usually with many task left incomplete or not even started. You get comfortable with the duties of a job, only to have your boss add additional duties to the list. We tend to do the same for […]


23 June 2015
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Healthy and Unhealthy Ways to Manage Stress!!!

In a previous blog I discussed the signs/symptoms of stress.  While perusing the web, I came across this interesting article that discussed positive and negative ways of coping with stress. The article is on Helpguide.org titled Stress Management and written by  Melinda Smith, M.A. and Robert Segal, M.A. The article uses life stressors to make […]


22 June 2015
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Self Improvement
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The Warrior Reminder

The Warrior Reminder i am awake my mind is free i am creative i love myself my willpower is strong i am brave i practice patience i don’t judge folks i give, not to receive i don’t expect i accept i listen more than i talk i know i’ll change i know you’ll change i”ll […]


17 June 2015
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Self-Care for Parents

Parents are professional care-takers of their children but often fail at taking care of themselves.  Some parents even feel guilty if they spend any time honoring their own desires and passions.  They may spend all their energy investing in their children’s passions and interests even at the expense of their own well-being.  The truth of […]


6 June 2015
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A Dream Deferred!!!

Have you ever planned for something and/or envisioned something only to find obstacle after obstacle hindering you from achieving the ultimate end result? I recently encountered such an issue…the light at the end of the tunnel was very dim. Despite it all I continued to have faith and hope that I would eventually accomplish my […]

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