Life As It Is

My Secret Weapon

The Reticular Activating System (RAS) is a small part of our brain with a most important job. It is the gatekeeper that weeds out sensory...
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But It’s Not in the Manual

Scene: The Pearl, an advanced, residential course in the More To Life program, Elohee Center, Sautee, Georgia. 23 in attendance. Peggy Jarrett and I had...
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Impatience

Waiting. I’m not really a big fan of waiting. Especially when I have a To-Do list that will now take much longer than I had...
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The Gift of the Shift

Scene: chatting with Erica Hitt Ostaszewski, about a year ago. She used that phrase to describe how she felt after one of More To Life’s...
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YOU OWE ME!!

Indeed. My parents owe me – after all, they had me, now they owe me happiness and a college degree. My children owe me –...
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Boundaries vs Walls

Brene Brown has a YouTube video exploring Boundaries and Compassion, which I highly recommend seeing – maybe several times. I’ve experienced what I’m like when...
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Claiming mySELF

Why is it so easy to come up with all the things that are “wrong” with me, that I need to fix/heal/get over? And at...
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On My Own

Just before walking in the bush with year-old lions, the Ranger warned, “Do not go off on your own. Lions regard solitary animals as easy...
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