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Ghosts From the Past, Who You Gonna Call?

Ghosts are those long-ago incidences of mistreatment, oppression, outrage, and fear that still haunt you. For the offender, they manifest as guilt. For the offendee, they are blamed for poor self-esteem, living in victimhood, and a catch-all for life’s hardships. Who you gonna call? You can’t change the past but you can change your attitude…

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Finding More Beauty in Life

My Panda Express fortune cookie said, “You see beauty where others see only ordinary.” Hmm, that’s true. I find beauty in both the ornate and the simple. And when I raise my awareness by choosing joy, appreciation, and looking for the best in others, the more beauty I find. When I align with this higher…

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Weaving the Fabric of Life

When I was a kid, I wove potholders out of nylon loops on a metal frame. I gave my grandmother a zillion of them and she still “oohed” and “aahed” over every one. The weave of your life is also created with the same care and attention. Hold the fabric of your life up to…

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You Have the Ruby Slippers

Dorothy: Will you help me?Glinda: You don’t need to be helped any longer. You’ve always had the power.Dorothy: I have?Glinda: Just close your eyes and tap your heels together three times. You also have always had the power. The power of the Ruby Slippers lies in your thoughts. Every thought you think, every word you speak,…

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Am I Guided?

Happy birthday to Creating Joy and Wellness. In this first year our tribe has nearly doubled. Much gratitude to you all, I’m continuously inspired by your comments and encouragement. Am I Guided?  Absolutely! Everyone is guided. Surely, you’ve had instances of uncanny coincidences or déjà vu. Divine guidance is the knowing in your heart, the tug of…

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Grab the Bull’s Eye of Self-Esteem

I recently read that the measure of your self-esteem is the distance between who you are and who you want to be. Grabbing self-esteem is your bull’s eye; anchored and unwavering. Who you are? Is true authenticity & being comfortable in your own skin. Is the balance between self-importance and self-doubt. Is outgrowing the need…

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Wait For It

As a 60s Child I used to thrive on instant gratification. Today I see the bigger picture and know there is a Divine plan unfolding for my highest good. As a Type A personality I’m not famous for letting go of control but I’m learning that everything happens not at my pace, but at the…

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Play Like a Dog

As a former marketing person, I love clever catchphrases, my favorite being “play like a dog.” Instant rapture! The wild abandon, the power of physical exertion and breathlessness, the ultimate output for the irresistible draw of stick. Have you ever played frisbee with a zealous pooch? Then you know that boundless, exuberant, inexhaustible and unbridled…

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Swamped? Take the Long Way Home

We’ve all found ourselves in a perfect storm when work, family and general life converge and leave you feeling swamped. Stress puts up blinders to critical thinking. Fear robs you of trust in your abilities. But when you disengage, even briefly, you break the cycle, deflect the frenzy and dread and regain your power and…

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You Are a Glowing Holiday Ornament

Like a holiday bobble you generate a luminescent orb around you. I call it your energy field. Scientists call it your biosphere. Others call it your aura. When I starting seeing this etheric field it served as a constant reminder that I am a being of energy. Because our thoughts are also energy, these mind/body forces…

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