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Am I Beautiful?

I received this in my inbox this morning and had to share it with you "beautiful" women. You WILL find it inspiring and deeply moving at the same time. Please pass it on to every woman you know who could use a kind word, a springboard to her greatness...

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Top Five Picks for Whole and Happy Living

As I get older (and hopefully wiser) I have come to know how important it is to see and know ourselves as complex beings that require maintenance in all areas in order to thrive and be everything we're meant to be. Over a lifetime, I've learned keys to doing just that (not that I've mastered them all, but at least I try). I'd like to share some of those with you as we approach yet another year and opportunity to make life changes that serve us and our fellow mankind.

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How to Keep Going When Life Get’s Hard

Do you go through cycles of great emotional swings that take you from elation to the depths of despair in short periods of time? Do you wonder why you can't seem to keep things even-keeled and running smoothly? Do you wish you weren't constantly moved by your circumstances whether good or bad?

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A Woman’s Power to Change Things

As women, we naturally guide the heart-center and atmosphere of our homes. We feel more; we believe more; and we certainly create enthusiasm when we need to. And, unfortunately, we can also tear down every thing we’ve worked for with that same power when it’s influenced by negative emotions that don’t serve us. If you despair over circumstances or a difficult situation to the point of emotional compromise, your family feels it. They follow you whether you want them to or not.

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“Drive-by” Emotions

One of the most poisonous thoughts anyone can have is this: I can't. Have you ever considered how many times you've rehearsed that statement in your mind? You don't even have to say the words out loud or clearly identify them consciously for them to have a negative impact on your life. After a while the implication of not being able to do or receive something comes in the form of what I call "drive-by" feelings." Let me explain...

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Confidence or Vanity?

Do people tell you all the time that you are confident? Does being the center of attention get you revved up for your day or week? And one last question: Do you know the difference between being confident in yourself and being vain? I'm not here to answer those questions; that you have to do all on your own. Sorry. What I am going to tell you is my perspective on the topic and how your understanding of yourself can catapult you to new heights in your life.

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One White Duck

Do you ever just see yourself, your life, and your future as being a part of one big scene of camouflaged wilderness? You know...it all seems to blend in without uniqueness or boldness. I had an experience as I was looking out on the lake last night, and I valued it so much, I thought it worthy of posting. It's extremely dark in the area where I live.

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Take the Power

Hi everyone! I've been taking time to work out some family stuff recently and have not posted the usual daily article. I found a poem by Susan Polis Schultz that really spoke to me this week and wanted to share it with you. Be well-be beautiful-be happy.

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Emotional Milestones

Facing adversity is a part of life...sorry, that was sort of a DUH statement. It is in times of trial that we really see what we're made of. All of the bugs come out of the woodwork so to speak. And some of them can be big and ugly. I want you to think about how you handle hard events and emotional trial.

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Why Do I Get Emotional Ups and Downs?

Ah, those wonderful - and cursed - emotions, earning the right to compete with the most thrilling and frightening of roller-coasters. I'm not talking about the extremes that would land you a bi-polar diagnosis, no, just the ordinary ones that take you from one day to the next; the ones that may, on occasion, make you question your sanity but are benign...for the most part.

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How Do I Know I Need Help?

"The great blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach; but we shut our eyes, and like people in the dark, we fall foul upon the very thing we search for, without finding it." ˜Seneca (7 B.C. - 65 A.D.)

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What Motivates Me?

As I was "introspecting" myself, I really wanted to get in touch with what motivates me to keep going, to press through difficulties, to see the finish line...if there is one. The question is really an easy one for me to answer on some levels, but for the deeper issues, it's not quite as simple.

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Am I Attached To My Problems?

IntrospectiveSunday This is an interesting (almost disturbing) question that I just had to ask.  While in prayer/meditation last night, I actually asked if I could …

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The Courage To Be Me…The Courage To Be You

I've been thinking a lot about courage and confidence lately, so much so that it's having a positive effect on me and the way I'm dealing with new situations. You know that I really do act on the things that I talk about here...don't you?

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Introspective Sunday: What Is Your Question?

I guess this self-focus is really just another way of getting to know the real you. It's a good way to get to the bottom of any destructive behavior that might be popping up.

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