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Train Your Brain!
Theme for the Week of March 14: Your Mind and How to...
Hurry Up and Wait
What do you do when you can’t do anything about an uncomfortable...
Where Do You Draw the Line?
Do you like surprises? Your answer probably depends on what the surprise...
Why? Just WHY?!?"
Have you ever heard the expression, “Mind your own beeswax,” or used...
Choose the Stream
We have all seen televangelists or motivational speakers. Some of them seem...
Rewards and Consequences
Whether or not we are aware of it, the Universal Law of...
You Only Live Once?
Do you believe you only live once? When I was a child...
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
One of the best-loved fairy tales, and the first feature-length film Walt...
What are you for?
In the days when I was building my Centre I noticed there...
Use Your Inside Voice
A few years back it was popular for parents to remind their...
Not Choosing Is Choosing
Have you ever had a decision to make in your life and...
Stop Trying To Be Yourself
Are you still trying to find your “purpose?” The problem is not...
Being Centered Through Mindfulness
Do you find yourself becoming increasingly agitated as the United States moves...
Snarky, Snide and Sarcastic
We all have our unique ways of expressing ourselves. We can also...
Who Are You Listening To?
What is really important in your life? I mean, with all that’s...
Why Rituals Are Important
Do you have sacred rituals in your life? Unless you are practicing...
What's Your Daily Practice?
Did you enjoy watching the 2016 Rio Olympics? In spite of the...
Similar and Different
Have you ever met someone, thought how similar you were, but then...
Ever ask yourself that question? Perhaps you’ve tried relationship after relationship, but...
The Small Stuff
It’s the little things that make a difference in our lives. We...
Casting Stones in Judgment
How do you feel when someone judges you unfairly? Probably pretty lousy,...
The Blessing of Limitations
Recently I’ve written about having problems as part of experiencing our humanity....
Light a Candle
How tired are you of the negativity, outright lies and blatant disregard...
There is Power in Disempowerment
Do feel like you live from a place of power, meaning you...
I Love You - Now Change!
Have you noticed how we hold celebrities and spiritual leaders to a...
Are You Missing Out?
Do you like to “people watch?” Considering the amount of time I...
What's Your Vision?
Do you have a “vision?” One of the most important tools we...
I Didn't Mean It!
Ever say something and before it’s even out of your mouth you...
How often during the day do you ask or hear, “Why?” “There...
We Are More Than We Know
Has anyone ever told you that you should live up to your...
Can We Save the World?
I admit it. At times it’s just overwhelming to me. I don’t...
You Talking to Me?
How many times have you heard that line in a movie or...
Okay, so first of all, the graphic here is a kinda true!...
Guidance and Responsibility
Theme for the Month of May The Global Vision: Spiritual Guidance and...
Would You Like to Prosper in Life?
Theme for the Week of April 25: Kinship With All Life Affirmation: ...
Theme for the Week of April 18: Consciousness Creates Reality “We believe...
Do You Want to Be Alone?
Theme for the Week of April 11: You Cannot Disconnect From Life...
Theme for the month of April The Global Vision: Kinship With All...
Will You Accept or Except?
Theme for the Week of March 28: Identify Yourself With What You...
Is The World Getting You Down?
Theme for the Week of March 21, 2016 Don’t Bring Me Down: ...
Your Personal Experience
Theme for the Week of March 7: A Personal Experience of the...
What Is the "God Within?"
Theme for February 22: The Highest God and the Innermost God: One...
Theme for the Week of February 15: Through the Prism of God’s...
Finding Your Voice
Theme for the Week of February 8: Discover Your Voice “We believe...
Expressing Life to the Fullest
Theme for the Week of January 25: Individual Expressions of an Infinite...
Creating Your Perfect Relationship
Are you happy with the relationships in your life? Or, do you...
Suffer No More
How is this even possible? We see suffering all around us. But,...
The Global Vision
Are you ready for 2016? The New Year, like a lot of...
Coming in 2016
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Focusing Our Attention
Have you ever wondered why positive thinking doesn’t always seem to work?...
Accepting Our Good
Is there something lacking in your life right now? It could be...
Are you easily distracted? I am if I’m not holding an almost...
Have you changed your Facebook profile picture to the French flag? Many...
Mushrooms and Manure
Do you seem at times to be doing a lot, but accomplishing...
Our thoughts become things. Most religious and spiritual beliefs teach this concept...
Affirming Our Good
Do you use affirmations? Or, do you understand what they are and...
Getting Everything We Want
Can we have everything we want? I’ve often said that we can...
Being For Something
Are you against rape, child abuse and racism? I wouldn’t be surprised...
Making Mother Smile
I used to frequent a very special beach on the Jersey Shore...
Relentless Positive Action
Have you ever heard the term “relentless positive action.” Positive action I...
Give It Up
Are you a quitter? Do you give up easily? Actually, that might...
Can I Trust You?
Are you a trust worthy person? I’m sure you probably are. I...
How easy it is for you to change your opinion? It can...
Snap Outta It!
Are you longing – even pining – for that one thing that...
Giving Away Our Power
Is your life affected by the actions of others? More specifically, are...
Have you been told to just “be yourself?” What does that even...
A Dance With Life
A Dance With Life Are so excited to get to work that...
Celebrating Our Failures
There is a danger about living our lives in a positive way....
Why Did This Happen?
I originally wrote parts of this week’s blog shortly after Malaysian Airlines...
How Big Is Your Package?
Do you like to receive presents? I think most people would say...
How Vulnerable Are You?
Seeing people with their noses buried in their devices is something I’m...
The Illusion of Companionship
Are you reading this on your mobile device? Over half of my...
Stop Tolerating Your Life!
In my last blog I wrote about accepting people as they want...
"Just who do you think you are to tell God what to...
Here It Comes – Will You Survive?
I appreciate that you read my blog and take an interest in...
The Southern Belle Primer
Why do you care what other people think of you? As a...
Do you ever get mired in a situation or conversation and then...
Can You Say "No?"
How skilled are you in saying “No” to a request or opportunity?...
What's Your Problem?
Has anyone ever asked you that? I remember my grandpa Jack yelling...
Facts and Opinions
Have you ever been told you “need to get your facts straight?”...
Do you get enough rest? Perhaps you’re a working parent with two...
Are you just a secretary? Mechanic? Waitress? Just anything? Those are such...
Are all of your expectations met? I mean, all the time? Probably...
Were you happy to see 2014 end or was it so terrific...
What Are Your Traditions?
What sort of traditions do you have? While we experience our personal,...
How Difficult Is This Anyway?
Do you notice how some people can make the simplest things into...
Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding!
Do you have a “Cardinal Rule?” I do and I broke mine...
The Prism of Your Soul
Do you like it when people pigeon-hole you into category assigned you...
THE TRUTH ABOUT SPARE THE ROD AND SPOIL...
THE TRUTH ABOUT SPARE THE ROD AND SPOIL THE CHILD By NIRVANA...
Yes, Precious, It DOES Matter
There WILL be a spiritual component to this writing … I promise...
Years ago Jack Nicholson starred as a devilish character in the adaptation...
Using Methodical Madness to Our Advantage
Do you ever create a “To Do” list, or what I like...
"The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is...
"The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself " Franklin D...
Why I Don't Eat Onions
When I was a small child growing up in a prairie village...
Where Is Your Focus?
Have you ever noticed just how quickly our moods can change? For...
Thank you Malala
This past week the Nobel Prize took the bold step of granting...
Who Supports You?
Are you one of these persons that everyone calls in a crisis?...
For What Are You Grateful?
Are you able to experience gratitude on a daily basis? I’m not...
All is Well
A week ago, a friend and I drove up to see the...
When I was a farmer, I used to spend every spring planting...
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