Your Experience Is Your Own. The Other Person Has Their Own, Too. Here’s How Both Thrive:

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I will not attempt to control another’s experience.

I got to live this the other day, and I tell you, I am having a completely different and much more elevated experience of relationship. If you have ever questioned your long-term compatibility with your spouse, a friend, or even your children, then read on. Read More

Perception and Experience

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When your loved ones are seeing through a lens of frustration and negativity, do you help them see another way by sharing your perspective of optimism and light?

How does that go for you? For myself, I have noticed that as a species we seem to have an underwhelming appreciation for being offered a way out of wallowing when we didn’t request it.  (Myself included. How about you?) In the past I’ve used some helpful approaches to keep me sane in this situation, but the other day I learned one that blew my mind, leveled me up, and elevated not only myself but my relationship. Read More

Wholeness

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Photo credit: see Annapurna Living

Love yourself. Don’t wait for someone else to love you. Don’t wait until you lose weight, find the love of your life, or get that dream job. The time is NOW, just as you are. You are enough. If you hold ANY story that gets in the way of you loving yourself, let it go. Rewrite your story.

–Carrie-Anne Moss, Fierce Grace Collective

Happy New Year:

Resolve to know that you are already whole.

Much, much love to you.

Blessed be. Read More

Decadence and Joy

I’ve always been crazy but it’s kept me from going insane.

— Waylon Jennings

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Neutral Is Not Negative

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You may have gathered this by now, but my natural response to people and situations is one that’s positive. Sometimes, annoyingly so:

The water softener finally bit the dust, and we woke up to water spilling all over the floor? Well, gee, isn’t it great that we were home and able to stop it before the whole thing emptied?

Unexpected strangers come to the door to share scripture just as I arrive home inside to a surprise dog accident and intensely barking guardians? Hey, isn’t this a perfect reason to stay outside, in sub-freezing temperatures, for a gracious and very short interaction?

The budget took a hit by installing a new septic drain field? Yes, but isn’t it awesome that we only had to put in a new mound system, the tanks and lines didn’t need to be replaced?

Things could always be worse. And yet… Read More

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