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Is there a bright side to COVID-19?

No doubt the world can feel a little dreadful right about now in the midst of the coronavirus scare. But it’s up to you if you stay trapped in that dread – or rise above it with a positive attitude. One way to get into the groove of a positive attitude is to look on …

Top Tip to Avoid Coronavirus (that goes beyond washing your hands)

There’s one thing that’s spreading faster and is even more infectious than the Coronavirus – fear. We’re at the stage where we’re reading headline after headline carefully crafted to get clicks and spread our panic. We’re getting emails from every other company and their brother, perpetuating the panic even further with tips, tricks, statistics and …

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Spiritual Practices to Kill Time at an Airport Layover

While many view flight layovers as a time-wasting pain, you can turn them into a blessing. Or at least a tolerable situation. All you need is the right attitude – and the right activities to keep you in a high-altitude state of being. Here are some spiritual practices I tried during my most recent flight …

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Ready to snap, relapse or binge? Try this cool recovery trick instead

We’ve all met the straw that breaks the camel’s back. It’s typically an incidental, tiny-little thing that sends us into an emotional explosion. If we’re really lucky, it’s accompanied by some type of behavior that leaves us needing to: Apologize for lashing out like a wicked banshee at the nearest person Borrow money to pay …

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Learn to decompress before you explode (or otherwise make a mess)

The other morning the strangest thing happened. Instead of merely fantasizing that I had a full day of absolutely nothing to do, I made it happen. I rescheduled my appointments. Moved assignments into another day. Worked out and showered at my own pace. Then was in the bedroom decompressing by 11 a.m. It was just …

How to Have a Great Day EVERY Day

What to do if you wake up scattered and cranky Relax into your morning. Don’t scramble out of bed and go bounding into your day like a headless chicken. Just don’t. Keep your phone OUT OF SIGHT. Don’t tap into the chaos that awaits on your smartphone the moment you get out of bed. Wait …

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Spiritual Solutions: A radio show and a way of living

A big, happy thank you! goes out to super creative and talented William Duke, who is the host of a radio show called Spiritual Solutions. He graciously invited me to be a guest on the show in December, and we had an enlightening chat indeed. The show airs on alternate Mondays on WIOX Roxbury 91.3 …

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How to create your own commitment ceremony

We did it. After about 10 years of being together and having to continuously explain what “perpetually engaged” meant, my beau and I finally made it official. Yes, we did the big thing: we got married in our own special way. While we still didn’t go the traditional wedding route, we did one better. We …

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Want proof of angels working in your life?

If you ever want evidence of angels working in your life, all you need to do is think of all the times you should have been dead. Anyone like myself who drank until their head nearly exploded can usually come up with a handful of should-be-dead times right off the bat. Like the time I: …

Are you ready for letting go and moving on?

Is this something you’ve been wanting to say and do: Hello Baggage, It’s time to start a brand new decade without you. Are you dragging yourself into the next decade saddled with fear, doubt and resentments? Or bounding enthusiastically into your next stage of success? What if you made this YOUR DECADE to start fresh, …