Tag Archives: joy

5 Warning Signs That I Should Avoid a Barista Career

I almost did it again … pour ground coffee into the brew basket without a filter. If there is anyone out there who never messed up using today’s convenient, fool-proof coffee makers, you deserve a medal. I’ve realized I need … Continue reading

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The Gift of Creativity

Christmas is a time to give creative gifts, something children intuitively love to do. On a December morning when eight years old, I received monumental inspiration. I had recently learned from my big brother how to make ash trays out … Continue reading

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The Gift of Presence

One fall weekend our family visited Bosque del Apache wild bird refuge near Soccoro, New Mexico, to watch Sandhill cranes, Canadian geese and wild ducks launch off the winter migration refuge ponds at sunrise, honking as they headed out for … Continue reading

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The Gift of Empowerment

Empowerment works in three ways. When we empower someone, they feel validated and worthy, that validating energy also surges through us, and empowered people tend to pass it on to others. David’s story demonstrates how the gift of empowerment from … Continue reading

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The Gift of Insight

As a college sophomore subsisting on loans, I was thrilled when my boyfriend, Ron, suggested we go Christmas shopping together. He wanted me to try on dresses so that he could choose one for my present. I found a dress … Continue reading

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Say Yes! to Life

I’m increasingly determined to say Yes! to life on a higher level. I feel an inner push to express more freely, don’t you? If we hold back, we choke off life-energy. When is the last time you indulged in enthusiastic … Continue reading

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6 Centering Techniques from the Cat Sitting on my Keyboard

I sat down to write a blog post and our cat arrived with his own version of inspiration. Purring. Begging for scritches behind his ears. Rubbing against my right hand as I tried to move the mouse. Pawing at the … Continue reading

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Tildy’s Musings: We meet Tildy.

Tildy McWallen ran her life the way she ran her mouth – full speed ahead. It isn’t that she wanted to; it just sorta worked out that way. Her Momma reminded her constantly. Don’t. That’s all she said. Just Don’t. … Continue reading

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Self-talk rules my day

Do you ever listen to your Self-Talk? You know, that pesky thinking machine that churns repetitive thoughts around in circles. If you’ve learned to maintain positive self-talk, congratulations! Many people are stuck on the track of “I’m not good enough.”  … Continue reading

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Why it takes so long to get things done

Some days, no matter how ambitious I feel, it takes me foreeeeeever to get things done. On a recent Saturday morning, I made two salads and one dessert for an evening dinner with guests. I’ve made these recipes for years, … Continue reading

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