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50 Random Things I Learned by Age 50

Turning 40 freaked me the heck out. But turning 50 feels just fine. I’ll officially hit the half-century mark five days after I’m writing this, so you may want to ask me again when the birthday is actually here – but at the moment I feel much more excitement than dread. The 40 mark can …

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Things Too Serious? Let This Little Angel Help

Complicated and serious. That seems to be the trend of life lately. Keep up such a severe stress level and this kind of intense thinking, and you’re going to get a headache. Or worse. There’s a good chance your head could actually explode. OK, maybe not literally. But it can sure feel like it is. …

Coronavirus Self-Care: Snap Out of a Bad Mood, Fast

Mood swings are not uncommon in the best of times, and they can be even more prevalent when we’re out of our normal routine. Like right about now. One moment the world is a beautiful sunshiny place in your magical backyard, but the next minute an annoying email can send you into an angry tizzy. …

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3 Quick Tips to Escape the Coronavirus Madness (or any chaos)

Even when the world appears to have gone mad, you don’t have to follow. With a few tweaks to your mindset and daily routine, you can escape the madness to live in harmony. No, I’m not kidding. You CAN live in harmony even when the world appears to be in chaos. Even when you’re stuck …

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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 …

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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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Eek! Mercury in Retrograde – WTH does that actually mean?

I just had one of those scatterbrain weeks where it feels like you’re juggling 800 different things – and 799 of them come down and hit you squarely in the head. Yeah, not good. Not very productive, either. Although, as I mentioned to someone, I can be a functioning scatterbrain. I guess the same way …

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Why your worst fears are primed to come true

Being eaten by a shark, getting fat, and being homeless and living under an underpass used to be my worst fears. But not anymore. I actually was homeless (by choice) when I ran away to New York City at the age of 18. So that one’s done and no longer qualifies as a fear because …

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How your emotions make (or break) your success

“Bad things always happen to me.” “I was born under a bad sign.” “What’s the point? Nothing gets better anyway.” Yikes! You may know folks that talk like this once in a while (or even all the time). They are definitely no fun to hang around. They’re giant vacuums that suck the life right out …

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A to Z Guide: Getting into a high vibration zone (and fast!)

You know those days. We’ve all had them. Those days that start off bad and just get worse. Perhaps you woke up cranky from lack of sleep. Then spilled your last cup of vanilla caramel coffee all over your morning journal. Then accidentally dropped your toothbrush in the toilet. Whatever the case, you’re ready to …