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A Voice For Unplugging

I came across this video earlier this morning and thought you all might enjoy it. It's a fine rant about unplugging and enjoying what's going on in the present moment. (note: some strong language). It's easy to get caught up in the Social Media buzz train, but until we step back and look around we may forget what it is we are missing... Unplug for a moment to look around at your family and friends, to look around at nature and … [Read More...]

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A Long & Happy Life – Eleven Ways

Everywhere you go in the world you'll find that people just want to be happy, I know that sounds like a given but being happy can often take work and a plan. Think about your own life, are you happy often, sometimes or rarely? … [Read More...]

Breaking Patterns | Unfolding Leadership

Arduously Breaking Patterns

  A Phoenix of Opportunity - Breaking Patterns It will come as no surprise to most that our lives consist of intertwined pattens of behavior. When I awoke this morning I stumbled my way downstairs saying hello to the cat … [Read More...]

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Where Is Your Forgiveness?

Forgiveness is not at this moment in Earth's history a concept that holds much value, at least not much value with most people. In country after country new laws are passed daily criminalizing some action some group doesn't like … [Read More...]

Where Did The Present Go?

Where Did The Present Go?

Is Time Speeding Up? Unless you live somewhere where technology has yet to penetrate it's likely a day won't go by where you aren't reminded to Be in the Present or Stay in the Present. It seems that in windows of every bookstore, … [Read More...]

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How to Procrastinate

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How To Just Be -Teaching Kids

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Just Show Up

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Light In Your Soul – Stars In The Sky

Sometimes soul, human soul, flashes across the sky at night in a gorgeous display of color and wonder. But you have to be graced with eyes that see such moments. Those #moments when we find a sense of human flair in nature's artistry are rare … [Read More...]

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Creativity and The Four-Lip Monster

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Turn Every Sign Post Into A Bike Rack

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Showing Kindness Is Hard… Think About It

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Take A Moment To Consider Simplicity

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