Tag Archives: awareness

(Issue #617) Appreciating in Front of Me


Too often we become distracted about what will be or what has been, at the expense of what is now.~~~~~ Posts on this blog have addressed the power of staycations. (Like here and here.) And before “virtual” became synonymous with … Continue reading

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(Issue #616) Create a Call-In Culture


On the way to clarity, we establish connections, and we enhance chances to establisha “Call-In Culture.”~~~~~ A previous post on this blog stated, While simple dichotomies may be deceptively simplistic, they can provide a starting point for conversation and movement. Each day … Continue reading

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(Issue #615) Have You Run Out Of Songs?


Like my hunt for an agent, if I stop listening and creating,I doubt the muse will start typing the next manuscript for me. ~~~~~ Ever feel like your creativity well has gone dry? It could be creativity for dinner menus … Continue reading

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(Issue #614) Personal Mantras


Reflective Skies Placid Seas Inner Voice Quiet, Please! ~~~~~ At a friend’s suggestion, I read about finding and/or creating a personal mantras. One site suggested one hundred mantras—and a four-point strategy to develop your own. You can check it out … Continue reading

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(Issue #613) Tao Te Ching: Perspective on Life with Integrity


Even the down times—those times when we seem confused and falling short of our goals—have lessons to teach. ~~~~~ Reading a translation (by Stephen Mitchell) of Tao Te Ching I was taken by seeming contradictions (to my mind) that Lao-tzu … Continue reading

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(Issue #605) A Blogger’s Retrospective for 2021


May you create, share, and savor powerful moments in the coming year and beyond. ~~~~~ Video recommendation for the week: A short gratitude video from me to all of you who have read, shared, and commented on my blog posts.  … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Deck the Chairs


NOTE: You can find more information about the mission of this page here This beaches holiday tradition (since 2013) has become home to many bright spots. You can find more information here. Enjoy your week. And remember to stop and appreciate your Community … Continue reading

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(Issue #601) The Hypothesis of Generosity


So, I pulled myself off the too-often-climbed-on ledge of self-righteous upsetand took a deep breath and waited.  ~~~~~ “Where are they?” Like most craftsmen and service people, when I made the appointment I was given a two-hour block as to … Continue reading

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(Issue #600!) A Thankfulness Alphabet


May you give yourself time to reflect on your list of thanks and appreciation. ~~~~~ When feeling down, doubtful, or disappointed, I find it helpful to remind myself of the good people, experiences, and things that surround me each day. … Continue reading

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(Issue #599) A Reminder About Our Non-Negotiables


Do not allow your non-negotiables to become negotiable. ~~~~~ I’ve written and spoken about the importance of recognizing and prioritizing the non-negotiables in our lives. Things like health, family, social connections, purpose, spirituality, boundaries, and limits. At times, though, we … Continue reading

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