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Decisions

When we think about decisions, it’s either you make them or someone else makes them for you. If you think about them some more, you may find that the decisions are usually made with either fear or love. Ask yourself if you’re making the decisions based on fear or love. That may help you be mindful about the choices you make.

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Board game

A table of four people, four character figurines, one die, one board game. When was the last time you played a board game? In a world overloaded with technology and noise, it can sometimes be a treat and retreat to be able to participate in a good old fashion board game. Today I had an opportunity to say goodbye to my long-time client. We ended our last session with a family-friendly board game, Q’s Race to the Top. We took turns. We laughed. We rubbed our bellies in circles and pat  ...

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Every one is your teacher

Every one is your teacher, whether you know it or not. Yes, the crying baby is teaching something about you, perhaps how you react in times of stress or what it feels like to not be in control. So does your roommate, the cashier, or the homeless person near the freeway. Each person is a teacher to us and that makes each of us a student of one another. Each person invites us in to feel a certain way. Sometimes we repulse. Sometimes we don’t even realize what we’re feeling.  Life  ...

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Be okay with right now

Oftentimes, we are lost in thoughts, imagining a life far off into the future, where things are much better, which can often create anxiety or worry OR we are stuck in the past, replaying those happy memories or painful memories, which often can create regret, sadness, or stress. How about right now? I surely don’t know what will happen five minutes, five days, or five months from now. What I do know is that I can control this moment right now as you’re reading this. So  ...

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