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Little Things Matter! A Lot!


For want of a nail the shoe was lost, For want of a shoe the horse was lost, For want of a horse the rider was lost, For want of a rider the battle was lost, For want of a battle the kingdom was lost And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.       […]

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Don’t Take Yourself Seriously Part 3: Keep Your Promises


I can’t tell you exactly how you’ll discern your Self from your self and how you’ll finesse the balance between your ego-self and your True Self . But one guideline I find helpful is to always honor the promises you make to yourself and others. When you honor a commitment you make, you strengthen your awareness of […]

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Don’t Take Yourself Seriously Part 2: Ego, Maslow and All That


      While you shouldn’t take yourself too seriously, you must take your Self seriously.   I’m talking about the distinction between your (lower case s) self and your (capital S) Self, aka your True Self or Spirit. (If you’re curious, I discuss Carl Jung’s distinction between the larger Self and the ego-self and […]

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Don’t Take Yourself Seriously Part 1: Angels Fly Because They Take Themselves Lightly


  “Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.” That’s lesson #4 in Regina Brett’s Life Lessons and a good thing to remember when you’re fighting resistance, especially perfection-induced resistance. You know the “I can’t write that, it’ll sound stupid” or “I’ve got to get this right, right now!” thinking that freezes your creative […]

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Writing Life Lessons: When All Else Fails, Use Chocolate


“Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.” “When in doubt, just take the next small step.” “You can get through anything if you stay put in today.” These are lessons in Regina Brett’s article “45 Life Lessons and 5 to Grow On” published in The Plain Dealer, Columbus OH back in 2006. Apparently, the […]

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