Courage to Question

How Are You Living Your Dash?

by Connie
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Cemetery gravestones of old were succinct. They cut to the chase; noting the name of the departed, birth year and year the soul transitioned. The two dates were separated by a dash chiseled into the rock.  This hyphen represented the person’s life. A whole lifetime reduced to one glyph (-) carved in stone…one uncomplicated dash. Which brings [...]

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Which of These are You Most Afraid Of?

by Connie
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Halloween is a holiday observed on October 31st in 15 countries, worldwide.  A traditional Halloween celebration includes a combination of costume parties, trick-or-treating for candy, touring haunted houses, sharing scary stories, and watching spooky movies. It’s a holiday which preys on our most primal fears.  The arrival of Halloween got me thinking about topics most [...]

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What Are You Doing To Draw Your Dream Life To You?

by Connie
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One of my favorite quotes is by the Jesuit priest and geologist, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: ‘What would you do, if you knew you couldn’t fail?’ I like the directness of the quote.  It really cuts to the chase, doesn’t it? If you’re uncertain what you want to achieve, do or try, just ask yourself [...]

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Is Your Relationship Living in the Past?

by Connie
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I’ve got two friends in separate relationships.  One’s a guy and the other a girlfriend but they’re both at what I call ‘relationship crossroads’. Typing these words, I hear The Clash singing ‘Should I stay or should I go’ in my head.  Yep, who among us hasn’t asked themselves that question? Uncertain of their next [...]

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3 Things to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

by Connie
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What do you do, when you don’t know what to do? How do you find your chosen path when there doesn’t seem to be one? How will you pick the right path, when too many options appear? When faced with these questions throughout my Life, I’ve found the best solution is to ‘Stop, Look and [...]

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Are You Antsy?

by Connie
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We really aren’t that different from even the smallest of creatures around us, are we? When it comes down to it, isn’t our nature essentially the same? We may look at bugs and birds as minute, insignificant things. If you dared you could ask, does your life mimic theirs or vice versa? Along with wondering [...]

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Three Questions that Can Change Your Life

by Connie
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A fresh year is upon us.  How exciting is that? Hopefully, you’ve dedicated at least as much time to thinking about your hopes and dreams, for the coming year, as you have to where and how you’ll be ringing it in.  If you haven’t devoted time to clarifying your wishes and goals for the New Year, [...]

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How To Toss The Ball

by Connie
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Since the season for parties and celebrations is upon us, I wanted to share my favorite conversation starters, with you.  The point of ice breakers is to get an exchange of dialogue going among a cluster, or group, of people.  Think of a discussion between you and another person like playing a game of catch, [...]

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Six Questions to Assess the Health of Your Relationships

by Connie
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I’ve long believed that it’s best to maintain long-term relationships, genuinely knowing the other party.  After all, if your partner or friend isn’t emotionally healthy and (for the most part) stable, they’ll be bringing all their drama into your relationship, too.  I’ve discovered ways to evaluate the people that I’m in relationships with, based upon [...]

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Manifesting Smokey the Bear

by Connie
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My husband, Steven, and I chose to celebrate our wedding anniversary hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. It was a perfect late-October day; the sky was crystal blue, the sun was shining warmly down upon us, the leaves in the trees and on the ground were every color of the fall spectrum. Everything [...]

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