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Time to Blog

Well this one is wayyyyyyyyy overdue. My good friend John Daltrey who lives down in Tuscon, always sends me a reminder postcard that's it's been awhile since I last blogged and I think John has now sent two or three since my last blog. There's been so many things lately that have spurred me on to write a blog, but then I get caught up in day to day stuff and the thoughts pass. This whole swine flu thing has been so ... Read More

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Don’t Squeeze the Charmin

I couldn't think of a good name for today's blog and that's what came to mind. Holy smokes are people stressed!!! What the heck is going on? I can just feel the frustration out there and it only seems to be getting worse. WE ARE GOING TO GET THROUGH THIS. IT'S TEMPORARY. It's what we have to go through in order to get things straightened out. I know most of us don't like change, but we came here to do just that. To ... Read More

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Terrorist Attacks?

I got this message today from a dear friend of mine in L.A. I'm not one to send out alarmist messages but this message really struck me and I've been thinking about it all day. It makes so much sense, so I want to share it with you. If we listen to our inner voice, we won't end up at the wrong place at the wrong time, but the trick is to listen to the still small voice and not argue with it when it guides us to do ... Read More

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Well Hello February

Oh man, what a week. My mom went into the hospital on Tuesday and we were told if she didn't have surgery right away, we'd probably lose her by the end of the day. That began a roller coaster week of ups and downs with her health. She's so fraile and doesn't have alot of energy to say much but it's nice to just sit by her side and hold her hand. Up until Tuesday I was feeling swamped with all that's been going on ... Read More

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The Inner Child Is Alive And Well

If you've read my books, you know that when I have a life experience that I think might be helpful to someone else, I usually share it. I had one of those experiences yesterday that has to do with my inner child. For those of you not familiar with this concept, I and many others believe that there is a child within all of us. If that child is healthy and happy, you don't have to worry about the child causing problems ... Read More

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Are you living up to your potential?

I fee like blogging but don't know what to blog about. It's 2 weeks before Christmas and I'm feeling completely dis-connected from it. Christmas music helps and so does the snow. Unfortunately it's December 14th in Minnesota and it's raining. Like my friend says, "that's just not riiiiiiiiiiiiiight." The good news is that the rain will turn to snow soon and then it will seem more like December than April. Have you ... Read More

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Election Week

What a Week. Election night was so amazing. I'm so glad it's over and yet I've relived it over and over in my mind many times this week. McCain's speech was amazing. I agreed with many people this week who said if they had seen more of THAT McCain throughout the campaign, the election might have been alot closer. His speech was straight from the heart and I'm so grateful it was only him talking. It really felt like the ... Read More

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A Step at a Time

I love projects. Short projects. Not long projects (like writing books). I get bored quickly (Gemini rising) so I like creative projects that I can start and finish within a week. This week-ends project was making a reversible fleece jacket for my sister. I had never made one before and it sounded like fun so I decided to give it a try. I observed something about myself that seemed like a perfect analogy for what I've ... Read More

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We Can Do This

One of the best things that came out of 9/11 is that we pulled together as a nation and it felt great. I read somewhere this week (I think it was Karen Bishops Energy Alert) that we're going back to a time when we all worked together to help each other out. Like many many years ago when a snow storm hit and everyone got out and helped each other shovel. I remember those days when I was a kid. Everyone helped each other ... Read More

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Is Suicide the answer?

Today I talked to a very dear friend of mine who has lost everything in the stock market. He called to tell me that he bought a 9 millimeter gun and is having a hard time coming up with a reason not to end his life. I do know that feeling of total desperation. I hit that point myself just before sobering up from alcoholism. I too contemplated suicide but knew intuitively that it was not the solution. There are going ... Read More