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Am I good enough

Our insecurities come through at the most amazing times.  This past week I attended a convention of people in the wedding industry; planners, DJ’s event site people and of course Wedding Officiants.  As an Ordained Minister it has been my honor to perform ceremonies for many, many couples over the years, yet here I was …

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Rising above it all

Let’s face it, once in a while we all lose control of our emotions.  We all lose control of that wonderfully evolved person we have become.  It doesn’t matter how much work we have done to love everyone (from near, or perhaps far) the stuff of life sometimes just creeps up on us.  But there …

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Disappointment

We all face disappointment sooner or later.  The job we wanted goes to someone else, our children don’t behave as we would like them to, the relationship we thought would be “the one” vanishes in a cloud of acrimony.  We get used to these disappointments most of the time and move on, but sometimes disappointment …

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This time it’ll be different!

This time it’ll be different is a promise we make ourselves (and others) time and again, yet time and again things turn out the same way, or worse.  Why is this?  Because too often we attempt to make changes on the outside without making the corresponding changes on the inside.  Put succinctly; we continue to …

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And I Didn’t Even Know

We can take pleasure from things close to us, even certain experiences.  Take for instance the pleasure you get from seeing a child smile.  There is nothing artificial about a childs smile, so it rings in our hearts clearly.  We can recognize this reaction in ourselves, but too often we do not recognize that someone …

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The stickiness of NO

A few weeks ago I wrote a well received blog called “The Power of No.”  Yes, there is great power in standing in your integrity and saying no to someone who wants something from you which you are unwilling or unable to provide.  But let’s take a step back and find out why that word NO …

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Emotions

    I suppose it would be easy to get the idea from these posts that my goal is to eliminate all emotions from my life, but this would be untrue.  Emotions are a playground for our hearts.  Emotions are where we learn our life experiences, so emotions are very important to our growth.  They …

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