Living On Purpose One Rock At A Time

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I just got back from Colorado where I spent a week relaxing, re-energizing and revisiting the key values in my life. The lodge where I stayed is called Peaceful Valley, and it has a chapel on the premises. I’ve been to Peaceful Valley and to this chapel many times over the years. The chapel is […]


You Are Magic

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“Magic (ma-jic): an extraordinary power or influence seemingly from a supernatural source”. The attempt to define magic is difficult at best. It is used more as a word to define, than one that can be defined. The same can be said for who you are. We attempt to define ourselves, yet no adequate words exist […]


Life With Katie My Child With Cerebral Palsy

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I am guessing if you are reading this article you either have child with Cerebral Palsy or know someone who has this condition. If you do not know what Cerebral Palsy is, I will tell you in layman’s terms. It means brain damage. The damage can be either so minor that it is hardly noticeable […]


Life According To Mike

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About 15 years ago a good friend of mine died, he was 45 years old. He had cancer. Although we didn’t meet often, I lived on one side of Australia and he on the other, but when we did there was no stopping us. We used to laugh a lot and talked for hours on […]


Inspiration From The Passion Of Waves

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Watch the waves. Watch small waves, and watch the large waves. Watch them coming in, on the shore untiringly. What do we see? We see the passion. We see the energy. We also wonder about the purpose of the non-stop motion of the waves. Waves have the undying passion of meeting the shore. They never […]


Get Rich Quick

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How often do we receive this message each day in our email or blasted to us over the airwaves? Too many to count and so much so that we become numb to the message. Here is exactly how to get rich quick. Count your blessings. What? You have no blessings? Oops! Think again! Everyone can […]


Make Their Day

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“Use every man after his desert, and who shall ‘scape whipping? Use them after your own honour and dignity: the less they deserve, the more merit is in your bounty.” – Hamlet, William Shakespeare When was the last time someone made your day – or you made theirs? In the national bestselling book, FISH!, by […]


What Was The Best Part Of Your Day

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My son’s bedtime ritual (like that of many young children) is written in stone. After reading a book or two, we snuggle into his bed and compare notes about the day. I ask him if today was a good day and being a cheerful fellow he always says “yes”. After reviewing the highlights of the […]


Tips To Increase Your Self Esteem And Confidence

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Whenever one is beset by a situation that he or she is unsure of – facing someone admired, having to perform in front of an audience, or simply talking to others – he or she is facing a goodly amount of stress. Confident people are usually able to face these situations without blinking; but the […]


Inspiration

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What does the word inspiration mean? I look at the word and break it into two parts: “in” and “Spirit.” To live an inspired life, then, means to be “in Spirit” all the time – to be in tune with the magnificent presence of the Higher Self within you. Where in effect, the mind is […]


Four Enduring Truths

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There are enduring truths about ourselves that we sometimes don’t see or remember. What are they? They are truths that were recognized thousands of years ago, and have stood the test of time. Here are a four of them, and some ideas about how to use this knowledge. Enduring Truths About Self Interest We are […]


Finding Your Voice

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“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action.” – Martha Graham When I opened my mouth to sing, my voice caught in my throat. The phlegm and irritation of a passing bronchial infection was still there. My voice was gravelly and strained from several days […]


Would You Rather Fly Or Be Invisible

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Recently one of my son’s favorite TV stations conducted a survey of children. They asked kids which superpower they would rather have: the ability to fly or to be invisible? To me it seemed to be a no-brainer–to fly most definitely! First of all, I think the ability to fly offers a lot more opportunity […]


The Beauty Within

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It’s not easy in today’s society to truly feel beautiful. We as women are bombarded everywhere we turn by images and voices telling us we are imperfect creatures. Millions of dollars are made by various companies and advertisers telling us WE can achieve perfection via the purchase of some “beauty” product; eating or NOT eating […]


Take Back Your Personal Power Stop Being Blamed And Start Creating An Incredible Life

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Have you ever had a person in your life who literally thrived on playing the blame game? You know the ones that are constantly belly aching that it’s your fault? Then you actually believe them, so you play the game of fixing all of their problems! You become the rescuer? I did! I didn’t realize […]


The Art Of Self Improvement

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There’s no doubt about it: Self Improvement is big business. No matter where we look we seem to see men attired in business suits and fancy haircuts. Sporting dinky little ear-piece microphones, they speak to us as though we were attending the annual general meeting of their multi-national self-development business which, I suppose, isn’t that […]


Child Victim To Survivor

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Child Victim to Survivor! The innocence of a child, will not allow their mind to comprehend what terror is being put upon them during abuse. They can no more think killing their abuser than they can a fly. It worsens when the child knows the abuser, because they have a love and trust that is […]


Communication Difficulties And How To Overcome Them

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Many people have problems with their communication and in this article I am going to describe ways in which to overcome these speech difficulties. My name is Stephen Hill and I am from Birmingham in England. From the age of four I had the speech impediment known as a stutter. I attended many different types […]


The Concept Of Positive Thinking

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THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING In todays world, more and more people speak about the power of positive thinking. It is a concept that has a very high view of human nature and ability. Its advocates teach that the human mind has the power to turn wishes into reality through optimism. In other words The […]