Archive for the ‘Maggie’s Mantra and Buda’s Tale’ Category

It has turned out to be a very unexpectedly gloomy St. Patty’s day here. I was slow getting started this morning, so when my husband texted and asked me to go to the gym with him on his lunch break, I jumped at the chance. Would you believe that when I looked out the windows

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Wow, it has been a long winter. My long weekend in Florida definitely helped revive my mental and physical energy. I am so thankful for the endless opportunities this life continues to offer me to grow, change, contemplate and utlimately (I hope) become a better person. I was recently reminded by a personal situation that

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How does the old saying go? “If you are snowed-in you can choose to be miserable or just go outside and make snow angels!” hahaha In life, we can choose to remain stagnant, fear change and focus on the negative side of life. Or… we can take chances, risk discomfort and summon courage to live

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Imagine keeping your eyes closed for an entire road trip. You would miss everything except where you started and where you finished. Unwittingly addicted to instant gratification, that’s what many of us do…focus on the end result and the future, missing out on the path we took to get there. Don’t get me wrong, setting

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Well, it’s the end of January which seems like a good time to check in on our New Year’s Resolutions progress, right? So…how’s it going? Here’s my story. I am calling 2014 “The Year of the Body”! That is supposed to serve as a constant reminder that I am being proactive in creating a greater

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What are you telling yourself? If you were your friend, are you supportive, encouraging, hopeful and enthusiastic? Or are you easily disappointed, discouraging, negative and anxious toward yourself? There are studies out there that say 90% of the thoughts running through our minds are negative, and mostly toward ourselves. Wow, how awful is that? So,

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Imagine…it’s the first warm day of spring; you and your favorite person hop into a convertible and start out on what is going to be an exhilarating celebration of spring. The top is down, the music is blaring, the sun is shining on your happy face, now all you need is the wind in your

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Do you know what your Life’s Vision is, at least for the next 5 years, 1 year? When we are operating without a life vision in place we often feel like we are on auto pilot most of the time, feel like we’ve lost our way or feel generally dissatisfied with our life. As humans,

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Oops I did it again…no, it wasn’t doing a load of laundry without the clothes this time.  In fact, I’m on my third successful load today already! But, I gotta tell you…when I heard my husband in the kitchen this morning, using an urgent, unusually high pitched voice, saying “oh no, oh no, what’s happening

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HAVE I CONVINCED YOU YET? Not to beat a dead laughing horse, but in case I actually did convince you to incorporate more laughter and humor into your life, but you needed a little help to start yourself off, I came up with some very obvious ( but possibly helpful? ) tips. SMILE…apparently it is

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