A Visit To A Jewelry Store

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I think that one of the most exciting times in a little girl’s life is her first visit to a jewelry store. Then again, I think that a lot of women never grow out of that feeling of excitement either! There is something magical about looking at all of the sparkling pieces glittering in the […]


How To Enhance Your Personal Happiness

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How often have you heard the cry “All I want is to be happy?” Sometimes this has been followed with,” Surely, that’s not too much to ask for?” Not too much to ask for. This suggests two things for me. That the person thinks that happiness is an entitlement and that it is someone else’s […]


Spring Cleaning Hard Work But Such A Great Pay Off

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Spring-cleaning: for some a chore for others a joy. I learned about this ritual at an early age. Now, the thought of spring-cleaning evokes precious memories. When I was a young child, back in the land of four seasons and none of them rain (Manitoba), the cold inhibiting days of winter were ushered out with […]


Discomforting Heart Burn

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Heart burn is what we call the discomfort/pain that is caused by the contents of the stomach as they travel up into the lower part of the esophagus, also known as the gullet. The burning sensation that is felt is due to the acidic nature of the contents of our stomach, which the gullet is […]


Living With Chronic Low Back Pain

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They tell me my diagnosis is pretty common, that millions of Americans suffer with low back pain. I’ve also heard that next to the common cold, missing work from low back pain is the biggest reason. With these two major known facts, I then wondered why getting the correct treatment for low back pain is […]


Cereal For Dinner Is That Normal

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What’s for dinner tonight? I bet it’s not Raisin Bran or Grape Nuts, but why not? Research shows that whole-grain cereal is an excellent source of vitamins and fiber, and is low in calories and saturated fat. But in America, cereal is supposed to be eaten for breakfast. It’s not supposed to be eaten for […]


Two Hearts Are Now One

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It is fitting that I should write this story on Valentines Day, for this is a story of two broken hearts; healed and mended, then melted together as one–in an instant. This is a story of True Love. Anyone who comes from a broken family understands the pain of divorce. I was twenty-seven years old […]


Editorial Advice To Listen Or Not To Listen

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Whether you’re an author publishing through traditional means or delving into self-publishing, you are going to want the feedback of a good editor or perhaps more than one. The difficulty for authors, especially those choosing self-publishing is when do you take an editor’s advice and make changes and when do you determine you’ve gotten enough […]


Breathe Life Into Your Writing

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Have you ever read a passage and felt the breath of life, then was too speechless to describe it? That’s writing at its best. The method for creating such a moment comes from the use of emotions. Emotions are one of the single most important, touching, impressive and non-intrusive writing tools. It is often not […]


The Legacy Of Alexander The Great

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Alexander the Great. The name alone inspires images of a man with a massive army at his back, his face laden with both the burden and the right to sweep the world and bring it under his rule. During his time, and for centuries afterwards, Alexander the Great, son of the infamous Phillip of Macedon, […]


Interview With Michael D Sellers Who Produced

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Interview With Michael D. Sellers, Who Produced “Karla” for MovieBank Studios The following is an interview with Michael D. Sellers, who produced (with the help of intrepid moviebank studios investors) the controversial film “Karla” for MovieBank Studios. The film depicts the crimes of the notorious Canadian husband and wife murder team of Karla Homolka and […]


Forgiveness

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One of the most debated subjects around the world is forgiveness. Somebody does something wrong, either against an individual, or against the society. To forgive means to pardon the accused with no resentment left. If forgiveness is complete, the act of offense is totally forgotten, as if it never took place. To talk about forgiveness […]


The Struggle

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What do butterflies have in common with the human spirit? Meet Maggie, a middle aged wife and mother who was about to find out. Maggie wasn’t rich like a millionaire or poor in a manner of being homeless. She was living an average comfortable life. It was made even better when a beautiful baby girl […]


How To Set Achieve Goals While Enjoying The Journey Learning Something That Can Serve You Long Term

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As you can see from the title, I’ve set myself a big writing challenge today! Have you ever set a goal and felt disappointed because you didn’t achieve it? Or set a goal and felt out of alignment with it immediately – or felt bad even if you did achieve it? Or have you ever […]


Reflections From A Third World Country

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I recently had the privilege of traveling to a third world country. I realize that using the word “privilege” when talking about an underdeveloped country may seem incongruous; however, it proved otherwise. I was part of a group of nineteen, along with my husband and 16-year old son, who traveled to Ghana, West Africa. Although […]


Alcoholism And Healing

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Jeffrey showed up at one of my 5-Day Inner Bonding Intensives to deal with his alcoholism and resulting relationship problems. His past two marriages had ended in messy divorces. His business was falling apart. Yet in the face of all of this, Jeffrey could not or would not stop drinking. Two things were immediately apparent […]


Addiction To Numbness

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Linda sat opposite me at one of my five-day Inner Bonding Intensives. She had decided to attend the Intensive because her depression, which had plagued her for years, was not being helped by medication or by the numerous forms of therapy that she had tried. As she sat opposite me, telling me about her past […]