Category how can I find peace?

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How to Have Peace

So many of us lack the patience to wait for God. We lack contemplation.
Myss writes in Entering the Castle, “Contemplation . . . nourishes your soul. It stimulates your relationship with the divine.”

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1 Way to Develop Resilience

We are programmed to think negatively. Unfortunately we anticipate tragedy. We are hard wired to shift in that direction. So it does take an effort to be a strong and resilient person. I think the effort is worth it.

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How A Christmas (Single Mom) Elf Finds the Real Joy of Christmas

“Joy to the World” was playing on the car radio, but I did not feel any joy in my world. It was five days before Christmas – the first Christmas since my divorce and the first one I would spend without my children.

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How Chaos Can Shape Your Life Changes

Find the Message in the Chaos There is usually a message in the chaos. Not the chaos in Denver, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Portland, Oakland and New York after the presidential election. I’m referring to the chaos that comes to each of us. Internal confusion and racket in the brain drives me to tears. Conflicting thoughts, chronic […]

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How Shame Steals Your Power

  Is Shame Stealing Your Power? Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough. – Brené Brown “Shame on you!” was something we said when I was a kid. Of course we had no idea, really, what we were saying or that we were putting the other person […]

Aristotle quote - We are what we repeatedly do. Success is not an action but a habit.

Habits Empower You

Habits Have Power I’m trying to create a few new habits. At my age (no, not telling you) it is no easy task. Benjamin Franklin was spot on when he said, “It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.” Have you considered changing a habit? You probably know what it is you […]

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Keeping the Bad Guys Away

Keep the Bad Guys Away Related posts: From a Man’s Perspective, Dating Do’s, Your Emotional Equal Many girls and women seem to be programmed to attract the bad guys, the wrong guys. By wrong guys I mean men who aren’t good for them. They know the situation isn’t good, but they keep trying to make […]

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How to Handle “Alone”

Spend Some Time Alone   Related post: Creativity in Solitude You may have noticed by now that I say a lot about being alone, solitude, or simply being by yourself. There is a good reason for this-no there are many good reasons for this. I’ve had forced time spend alone and I’ve learned the true […]

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Issues at Work

  For Audio Click Below Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years she knows a great deal about child development and how to handle kids. She is […]

Do You Live with Regrets?

  Click HERE for Audio Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years she knows a great deal about child development and how to handle kids. She is […]