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You: Stable and Strong

January 17, 2018

You: Stable and Strong

“They are tossed to drunken heights, only to be brought down into a
sludge of headachy despair; their arrogance gives way to humiliation
at the next curve of the switchback.” —Patrick White


It is easy to lose sight of yourself as the most powerful person in your life. Reinforced by the masses and the media, it’s common to forget your power to influence your life…

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Ditching the Life Jacket

January 10, 2018
Think for yourself. Cynthia Occelli


“Listen to the MUSN’TS, child,
Listen to the DON’TS
Listen to the SHOULDN’TS
Listen to the NEVER HAVES
Then listen close to me –
Anything can happen, child,
ANYTHING can be.”
–Shel Silverstein


Most people reading this post are blessed to live in…

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10 Things You Need to Know about Success

January 9, 2018


1. Only YOU can define what success means to you. Success is achieving something that is deeply fulfilling for you. It doesn’t have to include wealth, recognition or acclaim, though it can. The girl in the picture above looks pretty successful to me. 

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The Gold List Process: Create Your Soul’s Best New Year

January 4, 2018

I hope you’re having a beautiful New Year. I’m taking some time to work through the Gold List process I’ve shared with you.

I’ve never felt that cramming such important work into the hectic holidays was smart.

Instead, I sync the start of my new year with the Chinese New Year. This always gives me enough time to be conscious, present, and smart about what I want to work towards.

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Panning the gold from 2017

December 29, 2017

Every year I take this week to sort through the parting year. It’s a deep process, much like preparing to move out of a house.

This metaphorical house is full of things you’ve collected over the year and the stuff people, wanted and unwanted, have dropped off. Even the most organized and fastidious people can have a cluttered inner house. 

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Holidays, Relationships, and Reality

December 18, 2017

The last time I wrote about ending harmful certain relationships, I received a lot of negative mail from people who felt that one should stay close to family, friends, and business associates no matter how abusive, depleting, or toxic they are. Years and countless conversations later, I am stronger in my resolve:

Biology does not make a relationship, behavior does.

Most of us were taught that titles like “mother,” “father,” “best-friend,” etc. automatically call us to be obligated, emotionally intertwined, and unconditionally…

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8 Keys to Excellent Self-Care During the Holidays (and all year)

December 18, 2017



I know what happens when I neglect self-care and I know how easy it is to slip up during the holidays. I’ve done it many times and witnessed others do it countless times, too.

So today I’m opening my private journal to share the 8 keys I flawlessly follow return to—to take extraordinary care of me. Make them yours.

1. Morning Moments

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The Immense Power of Letting Go

December 12, 2017

The Power of Letting Go

What if you could free yourself from negative feelings, hindering beliefs, attachments to outcomes, and fear of the unknown? Learn to surrender what doesn’t serve you and to open a channel for positive solutions. Letting go is the personal secret to surviving the greatest challenges. Learn what letting go means in a variety of common life situations as well as in your most private moments. 




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