The road demands sacrifice – Letting Go

December 7, 2010
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Marring to “The road” gives you a harsh mistress and unless you marry to her completely when you choose that lifestyle, the price you pay can be even higher than advertised.

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Death in Balance

October 3, 2010

What is death, why does it affect us so strongly and what can we do to better handle it? I have recently been faced with a death of a loved one and these, among others, questions are on my mind.

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Is there a gap between you and your response?

September 6, 2010
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Your response-gap is the space within which you evaluate events/stimuli in your life and respond as you see appropriate. If you don’t have, or are not conscious of, this space in your mind, you are living an robotic existence.

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Is youth the secret to happiness?

July 25, 2010
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There seems to be a secret kept by our youth that so many of us seem to have forgotten. They are happy, careful and joyful, why not us grown-ups? Do we have to “grow up” and be responsible? Does it work for all of us? If not, then should we be teaching the same principles to our children…?

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Un-comfort zones point to our true fears

June 19, 2010

Often our anxieties are not our true fears, but a trigger for other deep-rooted fears we hold. Look outside your comfort zone for your true fears. English Teaching is one such of mine.

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Behind the mask

March 31, 2010
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Sometimes when we separate ourselves from our normal day-to-day lives for an extended period we return only to find that things have changed – people, places, etc. But the change is not outside of ourselves, it is we who have changed and often it is difficult to maintain your “new” persona when confronted by the challenges that present themselves when you’re not the same as you once were.

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When is ‘less’ really ‘more’?

July 10, 2009

You’ve heard this before, “less is more” and sometimes we mumble to ourselves that “Yup, it sure is” and almost immediately we’ve moved on because in reality, we don’t actually think about what this represents.  I mean seriously, how can less be more?  Then there’s “too much of a good thing“.  Sure, why don’t I […]

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Infatuation: Flights of fancy

June 8, 2009

This is a bit of a random post, somewhat outside of the normal theme of my writings of late.  They’re usually a bit more structured and based on sky high principles of living a better life, but today, I feel like writing about a topic we all have to deal with:  infatuation

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Working to live vs. living to work

May 4, 2009

Are you living each day for your work? Have you misplaced the role that work plays in your life – that is as a facilitator. When you’re working overtime to pay the bills and feed you and your family, you’re trading in your most valuable asset – time – for stuff. Is it worth it?

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Why going on a diet sucks

April 22, 2009

Going on a diet, restricting what you can eat for the sole purposes of rapid weight loss isn’t a fun pursuit. Better to approach your diet in moderation, not restriction.

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