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As a Being of Power

As a Being of Power, Intelligence, and Love, and the lord of his own thoughts, man holds the key to every situation, and contains within himself that transforming and regenerative agency by which he may make himself what he wills. — James Allen, As a Man Thinketh  

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Begging for It

For years, I thought there was a plan or a purpose for my life. I thought that my life’s work awaited me and I just hadn’t been good enough to put it into action. Today, I realized that the universe has been waiting for me to want it. […]

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Adrenal Insufficiency Explains a Lot

When a battery is low, you can recharge it if it is designed to do so. The human body has been designed to recharge frequently. We are recharged through our food, rest, peace, joy, connection, etc. But what happens when you do all the right things, and you’re […]

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Does this Spark Joy?

Am I surrounded by things that support and enhance my life? Or are many of the things around me dragging me down, reminding me of poor decisions of the past? On the advice of a trusted friend, I recently read Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: […]

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Time to Reassess a Dream?

Are you a planner, dreamer, or both? What happens when you’ve worked toward a dream for a long time, yet it hasn’t quite come to fruition? Sometimes, we have to reconsider everything. It was a good dream at the time and the plan may have been perfect. But […]

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Autoimmune Survivor

I am an autoimmune disease survivor. What, you ask? We never hear words like that. Those who had cancer, receive treatment, and enter into remission are called “survivors” of their illness. It’s common to hear people refer to themselves as breast-cancer survivors, etc. Well, I now see myself […]

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When It’s Time to Say Good-bye

Our pets play and sleep with us. They comfort and love us, often for many years. We are often closer to them than to many of our human friends and family because they are always there, showing their love. (For example, see Tribble’s Job.) It doesn’t matter what […]

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The Wayward Path

I’ve been working on a young adult (YA) fantasy novel for off and on for some time, now. I was accepted into the Adventures in YA Publishing website’s First Five Pages workshop. The workshop publishes the first 1250 words of my novel on the Internet for comment and […]

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