Category Archives: Overcoming Obstacles

No Help In Worrying

I know that worrying is a waste of time.Regardless I find myself doing too much of it. I am grateful for a reminder to loosen my grip on worry. It is nothing more than a bad habit. If a problem … Continue reading

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Riddle: “Who Am I?”

The following ‘riddle’ was written by an anonymous writer. The answer did not automatically come for me when I read it, but the solution made perfect sense once I got to the bottom. I encourage you to give it a … Continue reading

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Remember Your Reflection

How some one sees me is only one view. Each interpretation of the person I am is different. None is completely accurate, not even my view of myself. Humility and gratitude are the best paths to self-awareness. I am perfectly … Continue reading

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Similar to a Blind Man

I’ve lived. I’ve learned. I’ve failed. I’ve succeeded. I’ve found myself. I’ve lost myself in others. I’ve been kind. I’ve been heartless. I’ve been loved. I’ve lost the love I had. I’ve been loyal. I’ve been unfaithful. I’ve been hurt. … Continue reading

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Better To Have Lived in Truth

There’s the little empty pain of leaving something behind – graduating, taking the next step forward, walking out of something familiar and safe into the unknown. There’s the big, whirling pain of life upending all of your plans and expectations. … Continue reading

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Living Takes More Courage Than Dying

Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a … Continue reading

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Darkness of My Soul

I’m coming up on an anniversary. In 2007 I spent five life-altering weeks at “The Meadows” where I went to finally come face to face with my childhood abandonment and trauma issues. Reflecting back I can see the experience with … Continue reading

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The Untethered Soul

Holding onto thoughts instead of thinking them and letting go… Recalling things that happened in the past and stewing about them… Trying to control emotions by holding on or pushing them away… Attempting to rewrite the past by obsessing on … Continue reading

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Years of Friction

It is not work that kills men, it is worry. …worry is rust upon the blade. It is not movement that destroys the machinery, but friction. Henry Ward Beecher In Colorado last week visiting my son, I was waiting in … Continue reading

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Allow Gratitude to Transform Your Life

We all know that being grateful and appreciative is very beneficial, but have you ever noticed that it’s often easier said than done? Sometimes finding the good in a trying situation can by pretty challenging. Yet, the benefits of maintaining … Continue reading

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